Hey All. Brand spakin pinball newbie. Starting the hobby with a Bally’s Hotdoggin.
Issue - Only the Knocker Coil Fires.
Background - Turned the game on after sitting for some time and to my surprise it work. After playing for a few, shut it down, only to come back to a machine with a blown F4 on the rectifier. Isolated the issue down to J3 on the SDB. When unplugged, no longer blowing F4. After hearing a speaker hum, I decided to take it a step further and unplug the speaker wire (2 wire connector). Plugged in J3 and now I get the 7 flashes.
Note, In the process of troubleshooting blown fuse, I attached a missing ground strap to the backboard and saw a ton of the 330 ohm resistors smoke. All read fine but will be replaced.
Current State 1-
Test mode into solenoid test and the only coils firing are the knocker and coin lock.
Any ideas on what’s wrong? I saw in a thread to alligator clip SBD ground to transistor. Not sure what this truly tests, but only the knocker and coin lock fired.
Any and all help appreciated.