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New question about IGT GK upgrade
« on: December 09, 2017, 05:43:53 PM »
Hello, Iím sorry for asking what I can imagine is a fairly common ďnew guyĒ question and Iíve searched though everyoneís old posts before Iím asking this: I recently bought a IGT Game King and I THINK itís one of the ďplusĒ models (a pic is attached).It has a LCD display and seems to run just fine apart from a subtle but notable hissing / static type sound constantly coming from the speakers, Iíd really like to upgrade it to some of the newer versions of software and maybe get GK 6.0 or 6.4. From researching everyone elseís posts in pretty sure I have the 3902 motherboard and need to upgrade to the 044 board to do this?Can anyone tell me exactly what parts I would need? (im lost in all of this Motherboard, backboard, chips etc) If so, is there anyone reading this that might have the parts for sale or can point me in the right direction?
It would be amazing if i could get something that i just pop into the old mother boards space but I live in Vegas and if thereís someone here that has the parts and would let me pay you to install them I would be more than happy to do so THANKYOU for any help, great site and Iíve learned a lot from this... which is still not nearly enough!Malcolm
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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 06:51:12 PM »
Iím sorry for asking what I can imagine is a fairly common ďnew guyĒ question and Iíve searched though everyoneís old posts before Iím asking this: I recently bought a IGT Game King and I THINK itís one of the ďplusĒ models (a pic is attached). It has a LCD display and seems to run just fine apart from a subtle but notable hissing / static type sound constantly coming from the speakers, Iíd really like to upgrade it to some of the newer versions of software and maybe get GK 6.0 or 6.4. From researching everyone elseís posts in pretty sure I have the 3902 motherboard and need to upgrade to the 044 board to do this? Can anyone tell me exactly what parts I would need? (im lost in all of this Motherboard, backboard, chips etc) If so, is there anyone reading this that might have the parts for sale or can point me in the right direction?
It would be amazing if i could get something that i just pop into the old mother boards space but I live in Vegas and if thereís someone here that has the parts and would let me pay you to install them I would be more than happy to do so.THANKYOU for any help, great site and Iíve learned a lot from this... which is still not nearly enough! Malcolm


Post a picture of your MPU board and we can tell you for sure that's what you have.  It's the board in the large metal tray under the monitor that pulls out.  Make sure the power is off when removing and replacing it.

Assuming you do have a 3902 board, you will need an 044 MPU board, a 044 backplane (the board on the back of the machine that the MPU plugs into), and the appropriate flash card for your 044 MPU.  The flash card has the game software on it.  You may want to consider Super Star poker as well, it has a really good variety of games on it.  You can see the list here:

http://newlifegames.com/nlg/index.php?topic=1634.msg8446#msg8446

One of our vendors will probably read this and contact you.  If not post a separate WTB post here in this section and I will move it to the Classified AD section for you.

And  :NLG_WELCOME: .

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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 12:46:24 PM »
Thankyou so much!!!!!!!


This really helps me get some kind of understanding of something which is akin to me learning Chinese.


A pic of the board is attached, do you think im right in assuming this is a "plus" model before i start ordering some spare parts such as bulbs?


MUCH appreciated!

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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 01:24:15 PM »
It is an IGT Game King cabinet - 17"

Board part number probably ends in 3902.

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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 03:12:41 PM »
The bulbs are the same plus or not.  I'm not exactly sure what the difference is between a plus or non-plus machine.  I think if it's the newer 17" cabinet, or the 19" panda cabinet it's considered a plus model.  That isn't a slot handle on yours is it?  Maybe that makes it a plus model :Tongue_Out: ?

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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 03:52:11 PM »
Oh ... I think a light bulb came on. Sometimes it burns.

The 17" 3902 Game King and I Game Plus (video slot) use the same cabinet. The I Game has an upper button deck where the GK doesn't.

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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2017, 08:12:04 PM »
And just like Tilt said, someone contacted me and is going to come over and upgrade it!


Again...thanks... great resource!!




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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2017, 09:23:49 PM »
Excellent!  Post some pictures when you get it all set up and running.

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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 02:15:40 PM »
Thankyou for the help!.


Yesterday someone from this board came over and put an 044 board in it along with super stars poker and I couldn't be happier with it or his work.


I wont name drop him out of respect for his privacy but if he wants to identify himself he can and ill certainly vouch for him.


One small thing though, Can anyone assist with how to remove this black panel (pictured) which covers the access to the top glass? I fully trust that he knew what he was doing and ive researched it online but neither of us could get it off - its solid and not going anywhere... It doesn't have tabs under it but there are three screws on the underside and recessed partially in? I dont know if somehow they may be holding it in place but didnt want to take them out incase they are holding something in that i wont be able to get out.


Anyone have any ideas???


Thankyou!


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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2017, 02:16:45 PM »
Anyone know what these screws hold?

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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2017, 02:45:27 PM »
Glad you were able to get your machine upgraded.  :applause:   To remove the front panel use there's two notches where you can lift up on the panel and move it forward out of the channel that holds it in place.  Once you have it clear of the channel let it drop down and off the machine.  It it's really tight you may have to use a screwdriver rather than your fingers to pry the panel up and out of the channel.  The screws hold a metal frame that the front panel is attached to and also holds the glass up.  You don't need to remove them to remove the panel.

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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2017, 03:42:15 PM »
The machine is missing the player tracking cover panel. Looks like someone glued the Formica on the player tracking bracket that the glass sits on.

You will have to hold the glass when the last screw is ready to come out.

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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2017, 04:00:39 PM »
Good catch Ken!  I didn't notice there wasn't a panel there. 

Yep, I guess he will have to remove the bracket then.  Be careful with the glass!  I would also look for a panel cover for easier access into the topbox.

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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2017, 04:05:03 PM »
Thanks Tilt .. and that reminds me.

I have brackets and mastercoms available for your machine if you would be interested.

Thanks,
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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2017, 06:00:18 PM »
So just unscrew the screws which are underneath and catch the glass on the last one?

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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2017, 06:03:42 PM »
Correct .. monitor removed first. You could have someone hold the glass up for you.

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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2017, 12:49:41 PM »
Genuinely appreciate the help!


So, Iím sure several will consider this blasphemy buuut...


Some of the chrome is scuffed and worn, so Iíve started vinyl heat wrapping the chrome in a black carbon fiber design. Itís only part done and Iíll post pics when itís done but vinyl heat wrap is easy to work with for a project like this and involves literally less than $8 of wrap (EBay) will cover all the chrome on this machine.


Iíll post pics when itís completely done!.




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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2017, 01:06:24 PM »
Looks really nice!  Look forward to seeing finished machine.

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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2017, 04:05:43 PM »
Dang!  That looks really cool!


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Re: New question about IGT GK upgrade
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2017, 05:35:31 PM »
Wow, that's a great idea.  Looks good!

 

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