Para Para Paradise

Konami (2000-2001)

Known Hardware🔗

Firebeat

  • Para Para Dancing (GQ977)
  • Para Para Paradise (GQ977)
  • Para Para Paradise 1st Mix Plus (GQA11)
  • Para Para Paradise v. 1.1 (GQ977)

Viper

  • ParaParaParadise 2nd Mix (GQA14)

Known Parts🔗

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Repair Manuals🔗

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Repair Tips🔗

Foam Cushion Replacement 🔗

The foam cushions on the rear support poles often get beat up. Usually, the covers are intact but scrunched up on the bottom of the pole or around the remaining cushion. The foam itself can easily be replaced with Self-Stick pipe insulation from Home Depot (available here). Note that the linked insulation is for a 1" diameter pipe and ParaParaParadise has almost 2" diameter pipes. I got around this by cutting one insulation length in half down the center and using it to fill in the extra spots. If you are careful, the pipe insulation will stick properly to itself giving you a snug fit and a perfect sphere. Make sure to trim the insulation to the length of the covers before applying.

Replacement Screw Specifications 🔗

If your screws are missing or rusted, these are the exact replacements you will need:

  • Deck surround LED screws - Truss head black oxide M4 0.7mm thread pitch 20mm length screws [1]
  • Front purple floor cover screws - Truss head black oxide M6 1.0mm thread pitch 12mm length screws [2]
  • Bass plexiglass
    • Outside surround screws - Truss head black oxide M4 0.7mm thread pitch 20mm length screws [3]
    • Inside grill screws - Truss head black oxide M4 0.7mm thread pitch 12mm length screws [4]
  • How to play panel - The top two screws are longer than the rest as they screw into the cabinet itself instead of just the access hatch wood.
    • Top screws - Truss head stainless steel M4 0.7mm thread pitch 40mm length screws [5]
    • Rest - Truss head stainless steel M4 0.7mm thread pitch 20mm length screws [6]
  • Start panel screws - Truss head stainless steel M4 0.7mm thread pitch 20mm length screws [7]
  • Monitor glass top/bottom, marquee side and top metal holder screws - Truss head black oxide M4 0.7mm thread pitch 20mm length screws [8]
  • Top spot front cover screws - Truss head stainless steel M4 0.7mm thread pitch 8mm length screws [9]
  • Ring light/sensor screws - Truss head black oxide M4 0.7mm thread pitch 8mm length screws [10]
  • Vertical support bar top and bottom screws - I've seen both bolts and truss head screws used on various cabinets. Depending on the look you want, its your choice what to buy.
    • If you want bolts - Hex head stainless steel M8 1.25mm thread pitch 25mm length bolts [11], washers [12], lock washers [13]
    • If you want screws - Truss head stainless steel M8 1.25mm thread pitch 25mm length screws [14]
  • Purple side trim side screws - Truss head black oxide M4 0.7mm thread pitch 20mm length screws [15]
  • Outside side light tower metal trim screws - Truss head stainless steel M4 0.7mm thread pitch 20mm length screws [16]
  • Inside metal trim screws - Flat countersunk stainless steel M4 0.7mm thread pitch 8mm length screws [17]
  • Marquee box screws - Truss head black oxide M8 1.25mm thread pitch 30mm length screws [18]
  • Top back cable cover screws - Truss head black oxide M4 0.7mm thread pitch 20mm length screws [19]
  • Speaker holder screws - Truss head black oxide M8 1.25mm thread pitch 20mm length screws [20]
  • Top ring marquee box screws - Truss head black oxide M8 1.25mm thread pitch 20mm length screws [21]
  • Top ring metal back cover screws - Truss head black oxide M4 0.7mm thread pitch 8mm length screws [22]