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Alien Poker delayed response


6 months ago

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#1 6 months ago

Read somewhere that resistors should be pulled off the cpu/driver board and jumper wires put in place to speed up response, esp when trying to use right flipper button to roll rollover lanes?
I have put up with this slowness long enough and remembered seeing something somewhere on this problem?
If someone would be so kind to post a link if they know what I am talking about...
Thank you...

#4 6 months ago
Quoted from Grizlyrig:

You will also see ToddTuckey in his youtube videos showing you that he does this update to all his machines and that a staple from a regular old paper stapler is a perfect fit.

Exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks Mike.

#8 6 months ago

The problem I am having is slow switch responses. If a ball rolls thru one of the top 4 rollovers too fast, it won't register. If it's slower it does. This is the first Williams game that used the right flipper button to roll the top 4 lanes. It will roll much faster if the game is not registering other actions.
The right flipper works as it should when flipper button pressed so not a flipper switch contact issue.

Drop target will always drop when hit of course but if I hit a lit JOKER standup, it's hit or miss. Doesn't always register.

Pin switches are so unresponsive now for some reason.

Am I having a different issue than the one I'm trying to remedy?

#10 5 months ago

My boards have the "newer" zero ohm resistor on them (brown with the single black stripe in the middle).
So does this mean if I remove these resistors and replace with staples or jumper wires nothing will change response wise on my game with the switch
detection speed?

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#12 4 months ago
Quoted from kbliznick:

correct. They are already jumpers, not really resistors.
Check to see that your switches aren't installed with one of the switch blades reversed. Almost all solid state Williams pins up to system 9 had the leaf switches assembled backwards with one gold contact facing the correct direction and the other one with gold contact facing outwards and the non plated rivet facing the other gold contact instead. Makes for a crummy connection. Flip the switch stacks (super PITA!!) or buy new switches. Might be easier to replace with micro switches.

Thanks. Will check that now. You have me curious!

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