(Topic ID: 239710)

1967 Jolly Roger - won't start more than 1 player game

By Jakers

3 months ago

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#1 3 months ago

I've got a Williams Jolly Roger. Everything works on it except for the game will not start a 2, 3 or 4 player game. No matter how many times I push the start button it only plays a 1 player game. I've got plenty of credits on it. Where would I start to diagnose this problem? I'm fairly new to EM repair.

Also, when I switch on the game, I need to put a coin in for the game to light up and come to life. After this first coin is put in, the game stays on and plays until I unplug it. Is this normal for these older EM pins?

#2 3 months ago

Check the Coin SU unit on p. 18 of the manual: https://www.ipdb.org/files/1314/Williams_1967_Jolly_Roger_Instruction_Manual_no_schematics.pdf

Also, a thing or two here might be applicable:

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#3 3 months ago

I'll need to see a high quality scan of the schematic from (for example) Staples ($2) or Kinkos ($6)

#4 3 months ago

Hi Jakers
here https://www.ipdb.org/files/1314/Williams_1967_Jolly_Roger_Instruction_Manual_no_schematics.pdf on page-7 (ori-5) we learn that the Coin-Unit (How-many-Players-want-to-participate-Unit) is located on the Mech. Panel down in the Cabinet. On page-18 (ori-16) we see the Player-Unit - we see the Bakelite Plate and the Wipers. On the other side of the Unit there is a switch or there are switches actuated by a rod mounted on the wheel --- see the first JPG - it is the Replay-Counter in my "Shangri La". When my Unit is stepped up - stepped clockwise: Switch "blue 1" will be opened by rod "blue dot". Much the same the Player-Units work --- look out for a switch that opens when You manually step-up the Coin-Unit (please unplug the main power cord when manually stepping - Safety Reasons). See the second JPG - "encircled red" switch --- this switch must be closed when You have started a new game (its a ONE-Player-Game). Greetings Rolf

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#5 3 months ago

Thanks for these tips. I think I've isolated the problem to a gummed up Coin Unit Stepper. I tried moving it by hand to loosen it up but it still doesn't turn freely like the other steppers. Now to figure out how to remove and clean it.

#7 3 months ago

i would check the player unit since it is probably all gummed up.

4 weeks later
#8 78 days ago

Follow up: I cleaned the coin stepper and the player stepper. The game is working great now.

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