Hi all, I have a TAF that has been giving me some flipper troubles. The lower right flipper has been pretty weird, extra flips when pressing the button, sometimes dropping down unexpectedly. I made some adjustments to the button switches that seemed to work for a little while, the trouble came back and I was advised to re-seat multiple connectors, that worked well for a while then the problem came back again.
Everything really went downhill when I powered up the machine and the bottom Left flipper immediately went into the up position and the game would not fully boot up. I tried powering the machine up a few times and smelled a faint burning smell. I figured I was having a transistor issue so I swapped the Rottendog Fliptronics II board out with another spare Rottendog Fliptronics II board. The game works just fine now.
What could be blowing transistors on the Fliptronics board? I have some new flipper button switches on order, they are old and need to be replaced. I looked at many of the connectors in the backbox for burnt connectors or loose wires and did not see anything. Any advice on what could be causing this?