(Topic ID: 227075)

Atari Time 2000 Display issue (all segments on)

By waffen_spain

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Hi guys,

I lost access to my account for many many months, but I'm here again

I have what its my first Atari Pinball, sure it looks rad, love the art and the wide-wide-wide playfield

Pinball plays great, but displays are not showing the Score or credits, all the segments on both displays are ON, 8s everywhere.

Any clue of where should I start to look at? Im so lost with this pinball...

Nice to be here again, best regards to all

#2 2 years ago

Hi, advert lights moved, Game plays and advance bonus and all the stuff but displays only shows 0000000.

I took a pic

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#3 2 years ago

Probably a short, an issue with scoring data line(s), or failed chip(s) related to scoring.

I realize that's kind of vague, but you'll need to do some troubleshooting to narrow things doen. What have you tried so far?

#4 2 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Probably a short, an issue with scoring data line(s), or failed chip(s) related to scoring.
I realize that's kind of vague, but you'll need to do some troubleshooting to narrow things doen. What have you tried so far?

Any help is always welcome

I already used my fiberglass eraser to clean all 3 (CPU side, score display, credits display) contacts, and visually verified and reatached the flat data cable.

After watching some vídeos, I see displays should do a demo animation while Game is on Game over.

#5 2 years ago
Quoted from waffen_spain:

I already used my fiberglass eraser

Personally, I try to avoid using fiberglass erasers and sandpaper and use a pink rubber eraser instead. The material for edge connector contacts is pretty thin, and I prefer to avoid making it thinner. Most of the time, there's only surface coating/grime/corrosion, and it really doesn't actually need sanding--just cleaning.

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Personally, I try to avoid using fiberglass erasers and sandpaper and use a pink rubber eraser instead. The material for edge connector contacts is pretty thin, and I prefer to avoid making it thinner. Most of the time, there's only surface coating/grime/corrosion, and it really doesn't actually need sanding--just cleaning.

I agree with you, I did a gentle cleaning, just to remove the visible corrosion, then used a microfiber with contact cleaner to make contacts really dirty free.

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