-Not new to electronics, certainly not an expert just not completely green.
-First pin, paid $200, didnt do the most thorough homework before purchasing, guy was in a rush, of course, and I'm a sucker. Dont regret it tho, good little starter machine to get the hang of these things I feel, and if I trick it out and spiff it up, I'll have gotten my money's worth through having experienced it.
-Machine's in great shape tho, 9/10 BG, and 7/10 PF, and 8/10 Cab.
After first ball drains, wont kick out again, as if it doesnt register the drain. Switch is good, and obviously the solenoids good so i went through and reflowed ALL the joints on the logic board. Going to reseat the CPU when I get home from work today(where I'm writing this cuz now I cant focus on work..) and reflow all the joints on the power supply board. I didnt do that first cuz it fired up and almost everything else works on it so I figured it was getting the correct voltages everywhere.. haven't actually checked yet tho.
-The 1's digit on the l.e.d. display doesnt show at all. And the 10's digit flickers a little if u hit a bumper.
-The right spinner doesnt register points. I assume, perhaps incorrectly, that'll be an easy fix as the kickout is my primary concern.
-The tilt doesnt work, as in no voltage to either the plumb bob or the ring it would sway into.
I've got the Bally home edition fix it manual with all the schematics and logics thanks to Ken Layton, thanks Ken, and an oscilloscope arriving tomorrow. I was just hoping to reflow some would be cold joints to fix this thing without having to do a real deep dive, but it's looking like that's what's going to be required. Unless anyone has any other quick fix tips.. I also already went to a local electronics store and grabbed two or three of almost all the transistors and caps that may need to be replaced, so I've got those on hand as well. Hoping to not have to replace the CPU Mostek 3870 as having to do so would really piss me off and i would then defenitely be unable to justify the purchase to myself or my wife as its already a stretch to do so.. Any and all help, advice, or personal opinions of the purchase are welcome, thanks everyone.