FIRST POST!!! Wanted to get into pinball. Was going to build a VP cab but figured lets get into the hobby from the beginning. I'm not scared of EM, but I want to take my time in understanding everything before really tinkering. I bought a 1966 Central Park for 100 bucks the other day. Barn find but looks to be complete. Outside needs help but the playfield and underneath guts look pretty good. Came with all the manuals, game info and two sets of schematics. All the plastics are 100%. Figured at that point it's been cared for. Lady said it's been in her family for 50 years, and it worked when they put it in storage five years ago. I brought it home, gave it a tuneup kit, cleaned and waxed. Figured it was time to plug it in and see what happens!
The machine turns on. All lights seem to work on playfield and in backglass. The scoring motor does not reset the score reel. However, the replay reel resets itself to 0 but keeps chugging along - never stopping. I didn't want this to last long so I took a video...
I attached two pics of the schmatics. I can upload more too. I'm assuming once the diagram reaches "BALL RELEASE" the startup sequence is complete. Correct?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to wrap my head around the schematic diagram. I have a feeling it's the (DB) Reset Relay but I wanted to see what y'all thought first before even looking. Could be more simple. I will post restoration pics soon on a different thread. I think I'm doing good work on the plastics and playfield stuff. It was looking rough...
Anyways, I attached two more pics of the cab and the playfield. Lemme know what you think about the cabinet or the startup problems. Any tips or advice will be gladly received.
Hope we can get this working together. Soon I'll buy a volt meter. Also read I should get an adjustment tool and a flexstone.