(Topic ID: 299488)

Back box lights out.

By arsmith7

57 days ago



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    #1 57 days ago

    Just got my first EM. A Gottlieb Volley. Working well but none of the lights in that backbox come on. Any ideas? Where do I start?

    #2 57 days ago

    Check the 10 amp backbox illumination fuse which is probably near the coin box.

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    #3 53 days ago

    So I examined the fuse, it looked ok. I removed it and put it back. Unplugged all the Jones plugs and plugged them back in. Miracle... it worked. For a few days.

    Now they are out again and the unplug/replug everything doesn't seem to do the trick. Any other ideas what to check? Is there a way to get the schematic for this game somewhere?

    #4 53 days ago

    Pinball Resource has both the schematic and a copy of the manual.

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    #5 53 days ago
    Quoted from arsmith7:

    So I examined the fuse, it looked ok

    We don't look at fuses, we test them

    #6 53 days ago

    That’s fair but also it started working and went back out which seems unlikely to be the fuse

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    We don't look at fuses, we test them

    #7 53 days ago

    Clean the jones plugs good. Probably a flaky connection.

    #8 53 days ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    Clean the jones plugs good. Probably a flaky connection.

    Thanks. Best method? Just a wire brush to the male end?

    #9 53 days ago
    Quoted from arsmith7:

    Thanks. Best method? Just a wire brush to the male end?

    Yep. That's what I do. Don't have to go crazy just knock down any oxidation. Usually does the trick.

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