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atari spce riders

By dobo

12 days ago

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#1 12 days ago

I bought an atari space riders the other day and I'm looking for some advise. I cleaned it up and it looks really good now. I turned on the machine and it fires all the coils and lights off and on, off and on, off and on and then the speaker makes a weird noise. That's it. So then I shut it off. I don't know where to start with these machines and I see the mpu has a lot of traces that has been fixed with wires. I'm waiting for a manual I got on e-bay for the machine. But one thing I know the lights and coils work! I think it might be a quick fix but where do I start?

#2 12 days ago

Might want to start by checking out the test button (should be on the door). It might be stuck or shorted.

#4 11 days ago

This is a pic of the mpu. I have a video on what the machine does. When I would close the door or just hit the door button in and the game is on it would start to do this. I'm not sure if there is any sound in the video but just image all the solenoids turn off and on with the lights.

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#5 11 days ago
Quoted from dobo:

This is a pic of the mpu. I have a video on what the machine does.

The video did not post. All I got was a .png file.

#6 11 days ago

yeah I tried didn't work out

#7 11 days ago

Maybe this will work

#8 7 days ago

I think you said this starts after you push the test button? What does it do before you push the test button?

I'm guessing you switched it off at the end there? It appears to be resetting over and over. If the computer isn't working properly it will reset by itself about 4 times per second and try to regain control. (If you have a logic probe or a scope this can be checked at chip A10, pin 9.) It seems like that is what's happening.

Not sure about your tech level but all the power supply voltages will need to be checked, and then the board probably needs to go on the bench for repair.

#9 7 days ago

I have a space riders and ended up sending both the mpu and auxiliary boards to -ebay.com link » Atari Pinball Machine Cpu Board Repair Service He did a great job on the boards.

I also have a spare working auxiliary board if needed.

#10 7 days ago

no I turn the machine on with the door open and push the door switch in and then it starts doing that. So basically when you have the machine on and the front door closed. I ordered a manual for the game and I will start with that.

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