(Topic ID: 232397)

Bally gold ball solenoids

By wop3405

3 months ago

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    #1 3 months ago

    I just acquired a bally gold ball. Machine when turned on mpu flashes as it should and displays come on along with sound. Can add credits and push button to start a game but no solenoids fire at all. Can manually touch each target and sounds work and points add up. Any ideas on what I need to look at next? I'm new to trying to work on them. Thanks

    #2 3 months ago

    Do the flippers work but no other solenoids? If so then check the fuse under the playfield first.

    #3 3 months ago

    Flippers do not fire either nor does the ball kick out

    #4 3 months ago

    Does the flipper relay on the solenoid driver board engage in power up, you should here it click in.

    #5 3 months ago

    Not sure I'll start there. I'll update once I do

    #6 3 months ago

    Fuse under the playfield perhaps?

    #7 3 months ago

    Make sure both the balls are in the game

    #8 3 months ago

    Both balls in
    Play field fuse looks fine
    Do not hear anything kick on on solenoid driver board though

    #9 3 months ago

    Check connector at A2-J1 pin 7.
    That is the connection to the playfield for the +43V.
    A2 is the rectifier board on the bottom of the cabinet.

    Do you have 43V at the coils of the playfield?

    #10 3 months ago


    Sounds familiar to my issue. Mine was a cracked solder joint on the rectifier board

    #11 3 months ago

    If you have a meter, I think it is time to do some voltage checks.

    #12 3 months ago

    I'll check these and report back. Thanks again for the help

    3 weeks later
    #13 88 days ago

    Thanks for the help guys. It ended up being the gold ball kick out solenoid was burnt and had burnt a diode. Machine is now fully functional and being played regularly.

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