(Topic ID: 304735)

72 Fireball Back Glass Lights Not Going On

By Fireball72

6 days ago



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#1 6 days ago

Hey All-
I am in the process of updating my 1972 Fireball Pinball Machine (just took out of storage). It fired up for the most part, after sitting for 20+ years. One of the flippers wasn't working initially, spent some time on that and is functioning as it should. Now the focus is the GI lights for the back glass - nothing is lit up on the back glass. Any ideas? Appreciate any insight anyone may have.

#2 6 days ago

Check your fuses.

Check your Jones Plugs. Clean/Scuff the male ends and re-seat.

Start there.

#3 6 days ago
Quoted from TwinDavid:

Check your fuses.
Check your Jones Plugs. Clean/Scuff the male ends and re-seat.
Start there.

And be careful when removing a fuse. Bally used fuseholders that can fall apart easily today. I learned that the hard way on my first Bally.

#4 6 days ago

Is it just the G.I. or also feature lamps such as ball count ?

Quoted from wolverinetuner:

And be careful when removing a fuse. Bally used fuseholders that can fall apart easily today. I learned that the hard way on my first Bally.

I had a fuse holder that physically held the fuse tightly but was conductively compromised. Best thing to do is replace all the fuse holders.

#5 1 day ago

Thank you all for your advice. The update is it is working as it should. I cleaned the jones plugs and gently took out the fuses then put them back in and it worked! Between those two items it fixed the problem. Thank you all the feedback - greatly appreciated.

#6 1 day ago

Bally fuse holders are notoriously bad. My recommendation would be to replace them.

Alberto

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