Greetings all! I am the new owner of a Gottlieb Big Shot that someone seems to have been roasting marshmallows in. I have no history of the unit and unfortunately bought it after viewing it in a dark shop. I have fond memories of these machines when I was a kid and don't mind to invest gobs of time to breath life back into this unit. There were obvious signs of a rodent residing in the past and I am unaware if that lead to the shorting wires and burnt wire insulation. Before I was going to commit into this project I pulled the head, playfield and all the pertinent fuses to test the isolation and power transformers.... both OK (whew). So here is my initial problem.. many wires heated up to the point of burning off the insulation. The worst case ones either were unsoldered on purpose or heated up to the point of melting the solder and were disconnected from their terminals. If someone could take some close up pictures that would help me reattach the wires properly would be appreciated. For now, I will unsolder the wires.. cover the damaged area in shrink tubing and re-attach. I could also use a picture of the main relay description strip, as just small bits are left. I am planning on debugging the main board as much as I can before attaching the playfield and head. As for a schematic.. don't have one and not in a hurry to buy one until I can get this machine out of the flat line stage. Being in Canada and having bought parts from Marco before... I found the transaction somewhat excessive and would not want to do a repeat for now. In advance.. thanks for any help you can give.
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