This Capcom Service Bulletin applies to:
Pinball Magic, Airborne, Breakshot, Flipper Football, & KingPin Pinball

Back to all Capcom Pinball Service Bulletins

(Pinball Division is out of business)

K-008-5     RS232/COIN METER/NSM PTR/ PCB upgrade kit

Reason for kit

This kit is used for adding a coin meter, and a printer port to any CAPCOM Pinball game.

Parts list

RS232/coin meter/ptr PCB    Part #  A0019501

Serial data/ ptr cable              Part #  C-00198

Power cable                            Part #  C-00196

Spacers (4)                             Part #  PL00108-04

Screws (4)                               Part #  SC00121-08

Switch bracket                        Part #  MT00321-2

Schematics                             Part #  A0019501

Instruction sheet                    Part #  PM00140 rev 2

Serial numbers affected

All pinball games.  PINBALL MAGIC Serial numbers PB100001 through  PB10040 will require kit # K-011 which includes:   1 Door switch actuator  #MT00329, and 1 Switch bracket hole template #PM00143.

NOTE:            GAME  MUST HAVE (for Pinball Magic) SOFTWARE VERSION V1.04 OR LATER

Tools needed

Soldering iron and solder      

Philips screwdriver

1/4” nut driver

Cable ties


1. Inventory physical parts against parts list above.  Please contact your local  

    CAPCOM Distributor regarding any missing or damaged parts..

2. Turn power off to the game, and unplug it from the wall.

3. Open the coin door, and remove the playfield glass hold down bracket.

4. Carefully remove the playfield glass and set it in a safe location.

5. Locate the key to the backbox.  Insert the key into the lock at the top of the 

    backbox and turn it fully clockwise.  Lift up on the backglass and swing it out

    towards the front of the game.  Carefully remove the backglass and set it aside in

    a safe place.

6. Open the lamp insert panel by lifting the latch, and swing it completely open.

7. Raise the playfield to it’s vertical position.

8. Open the dot matrix display panel by pushing the two latches, located above the

    speaker enclosures, out towards the sides of the backbox.  Now lower the display


9. Connect the single end connector of the  serial data cable to connector J3 on the

    CPU  PCB.

10. Route the cable around the CPU board dressing the cable to existing cable with

      2 cable ties at the corners of the CPU PCB.

11. Route the cable through the bottom of the backbox and into the bottom cabinet. 

      Run the cable along the inside left wall until it reaches the coin door.  Make sure

      that the cable will not get pinched in the backbox, and there is enough slack to

      lower the backbox without ripping the cable off of the CPU.  Use wire ties to

      secure the cable every 6”.

12. Close and latch the dot matrix display panel and the backbox lamp insert panel. 

      Replace and lock the backglass.

13. Attach the RS232 PCB (with the screws and spacers provided) to the inside left

      wall.  Refer to figure 1 for the proper location.

14. Connect the serial data cable 14 pin connector (the other end was just connected    

      to the CPU at step 9) to connector J9 on the RS232 PCB.  Dress the cable every

      6” with cable ties.

15. Now connect the 10 pin connector on the same cable to connector J1 on the

      RS232 PCB.

16. If there is a cable connected to J5 on the diode PCB go to step 19.

      NOTE:  [Block diagrams for: games with a power connector on J5 of diode PCB 

      see page 4. Block diagrams for: games without a power connector on J5 of diode

      PCB see page 5.]

17. Connect one side of the power cable to connector J5 on the diode PCB (see

      figure 1), and connect the other end of the cable to J8 on the RS232 PCB.

18. Take the 4 pin connector with the single yellow wire comming from the serial

      data/ printer cable, and remove the wire from the 4 pin connector.  Splice this

      yellow wire to the yellow wire in the power cable just installed in step 17.

19. Remove the coin door switch and the 50v interlock switch from the bracket on

      the inside of the cabinet.  These are located on the bottom left hand side of the

      coin door opening.

20. Remove and discard the metal switch bracket.

21. Attach the new switch bracket to the cabinet in place of the one that you just


22. Place the interlock switch and the coin door interlock switch into the bracket, 

      connect the switches back up.

23. Remove the two hex mounting screws on the switch bracket.  Use these screws to

      attach the printer interface cable to the switch bracket.

24. There is a 12 pin male Molex connector that is part of the main wiring harness

      connected to J5 of the diode PCB.  Disconnect and reconnect this 12 pin

      connector to J8 on the RS232/coin meter /Printer PCB.

25. Separate the 12 pin male/ female Molex connector that connects the coin door to

      the main wiring harness.  Connect the male end to J2, and the female end to   

      P1 on the RS232 PCB.

26. To install a coin meter, attach the meter to the RS232 PCB at connector J7.

27. You are now ready to connect your NSM data printer 3000.  Refer to the reports

       section of your game manual for information on printer setup.

The followinging is a diagram for games with a power cable connected to J5 on the diode PCB.

The follow is a diagram for games with-out  a power cable connected to either J4 or J5 on the diode PCB.

K-008-5/PM00140 rev 2