(Topic ID: 3593)

8 ball won't shoot on cue ball wizard

By Bullet29

8 years ago

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  • 15 posts
  • 11 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 38 days ago by undefined24
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#1 8 years ago

Sorry to start with the same old line, but just started pinball, and just started this forum. Played for over 50 years.

Just purchased cue ball wizard and the 8 ball was shooti g but now has stopped. Read somewhere that it has it's own fuse. If so where is it, and if not any ideas.

Please have patience on this old player
Thanks in advance

#2 8 years ago

Welcome to the Cue Ball Wizard owner's club! It's very exclusive, not many are privileged to own such a fine piece of Gottlieb engineering! On page 56 of the manual, it says F27 2A slo-blo is for the ball shooter. I believe this is a 50v solenoid line.

#3 8 years ago

If the fuse is good. I'm not familar with the game, but there must be a switch that tells it to shoot. Check that first. Then make sure the coil is good: wire isn't off etc. If still no luck might be the transistor.

#4 8 years ago

Thanks so very much,dirtrider,and hawkeye11. I will explore both ideas this weekend and post my results.it's so nice to be able to talk with people with the same interest.once again, Thanks in advance

#5 8 years ago

Just wanted to say thanks about cue ball wizard. Used your tip and now it works.

Thanks again

#6 8 years ago

Just wanted to say thanks for your help with pinball wizard, all works good now.

Thanks again

#7 8 years ago

So...... What was it?

#8 8 years ago

I was just about to ask the same thing?

1 year later
#9 7 years ago

Apologies if I've missed it elsewhere in this thread, but just where is F27 located? I can easily find the fuses on the main power supply and under the playfield up to F26, but can't find F27!


1 year later
#10 5 years ago

Bringing this old thread to life. Helping a friend with same problem...Someone let me know if the cue ball has its own fuse and where is it...


2 months later
#11 5 years ago

I have the same problem. Fuse is good. Mosfet was bad, but I replaced it. I checked the ground from the fuse and it is grounded. Solenoid is good, it is not getting any power, during the game or in test mode. Anyone have any other ideas I could explore?

1 month later
#12 5 years ago
Quoted from billsfanmd:

Bringing this old thread to life. Helping a friend with same problem...Someone let me know if the cue ball has its own fuse and where is it...

Hi Guys,
Yes the 8 ball shooter has it's own fuse, it's F27 and it is near the prop rod hole closest to the front of the playfield. F27 is the only fuse that is all by itself. It is all the way to your right by the edge of the underside of the playfield. It is kind of hidden behind a bundle of wires so you might have to move the bundle a little to get to it and or see it. I'm sure I do not have to remind you guys to unplug the machine. Also, I had the same issue when I first got my CBW, the 8 ball shooter coil (coil # 19300) started smoking and melted to the shooter assembly. It turned out the Driver board transistor was fried.
I think it was Q10 if I remember correctly. Try to find Q10 on the driver board and see if it is fried. Anyhow, I ended driving up to Steve Young at PB Resource and purchased a new driver board for about 90 bux. So far so good with blowing a fuse once in 3 months.

4 years later
#13 5 months ago

Anyone have any more ideas for this problem? I cant find a Q10 on the driver board and hope that someone has found a solution.

2 months later
#14 84 days ago

I am missing the 8 ball and the lower play field wire that hold the ball in the top part of the game. Does anyone know where I could get one? I have try on Marco but they don't have it.

1 month later
#15 38 days ago

My local game store has one of these machines, and the 8 ball won't shoot because the F27 fuse always blows very quickly. Any idea what causes the fuse to blow repeatedly? I didn't see that addressed earlier in the thread, thank you!

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