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Bally Amigo - Weak Flippers, Play Field Light Issues

By mattbirk

1 year ago


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#4 1 year ago

First thing I would do is replace that entire fuse block with something like this:
https://www.radioshack.com/collections/fuse-holders/products/radioshack-chassis-type-4-position-fuse-block?variant=20332271493

That will fix your light problem and prevent any future fuse holder issues.

#11 1 year ago

Biggest issue new solderers have is putting solder on the tip. You want to heat up the joint and apply solder to that. When you put it on the tip, the solder melts but the joint isn't usually hot enough and you get a cold solder joint.

Best advice I can give for replacing those fuse holders, is to unplug all the jones plugs from the bottom board, take out the bolts holding it to the cabinet, and remove it . Place it on a bench, or sideways across the cabinet (with the playfield removed).

This will allow you much better access to the spot where you need to solder and keep you from having to stand on your head while trying to solder inside a box. The few minutes that it takes to remove it and put it back are well worth it.

#14 1 year ago

The only things needed to complete the circuit to your playfield lights are the fuses (which you already fixed), the Lock relay and the jones plugs. The Lock relay has one switch that closes to the GI for the backbox and a different switch that closes to light the playfield. Since your backbox lights and your playfield doesn't, that switch is your most likely suspect.

As to your start up problem. Are you sure you have credits on the credit unit? The credit unit should be on any number except zero, unless you have the switch bent or jumpered for free play.

What happens when you engage the credit or coin relay manually with your finger?

#18 1 year ago

First, make sure your outhole switch is clean and closes with a ball in it. If it looks alright, does the outhole relay energize?
If the outhole relay energizes but the ball doesn't kick, clean switches on Outhole relay. If the outhole relay doesn't energize make sure your zero position make/break switch is closed on your bonus unit. If that doesn't work, you'll have to look at the score motor switches or jones plug connectors shown in the schematic.

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#25 1 year ago

Yes, Put the correct fuses in as marked. Also, I wouldn't bother messing with the flippers until you get everything else working. Flippers are the last thing I work on. Otherwise it's kind of like fixing the windshield wipers when your car won't start.

#28 1 year ago

When a ball enters the outhole, it closes the outhole switch. That switch should close the Outhole Relay. Then a switch on the outhole relay will close energizing your kick out coil but all these also run through score motor switches as shown:

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#32 1 year ago

In order to complete the circuit to the outhole relay, a make/break switch on the Bonus Unit should be closed on one side and open on the other, when reset to the zero position. Try placing a jumper wire on this switch and see what happens.

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