I'm having a really bizarre problem with my Big Indian that I'm restoring. I've bounced this off Mike O and pinhead52 and they're about as stumped as I am. Maybe someone else will have some ideas.
When I got the game it wasn't working, so I've gone through every relay and switch like I normally do. I don't have a ton of experience with player units so I want to make sure I have it back together correctly and also see if you can figure this issue.
What is happening is the game won't reset correctly. I've got a few reels that just won't reset no matter what I do. They all work almost correctly in normal play but reset is a different issue. I'm pretty sure I have all the switches on the reels correct. At 0 all switches are open. At 1 the inside and outside switches close and the middle switch which is the 9 position switch is open. At 9 they are all closed. I've checked all those and they are all correct. I understand the operation of reset. The Z2 energizes and resets the 3 and 4 player. When all those switches open it's supposed to drop out and Z1 energizes and resets 1 and 2. It drops and trip bank resets and the ball is shot up to the shooter lane.
I've checked all the switches on Z1 and Z2 and I've got 8 n/o and 1 n/c like they should be. It seems to me that if I press in harder on the armature then all the reels will reset so maybe I just need to re-gap a bit. But that's not my main issue.
The main issue is that all four reels have an issue where all the reels are carrying over properly except 1000s. What happens is that 1000 will increment properly until it turns over to 11000. So it will say go 5000 to 10000 to 11000 with no issue. When it goes to 12000 both the 1000 and the 10000 reels turn together. And this is on all four players so it can't just be a switch on one reel. Whenever I have this issue with a multiplayer I immediately suspect the player unit.
Here's what I have with the player unit. At ball 1 player 1 the inside switch stack is closed and the outer stack which is P5 has P5A closed which is correct according to the schematic. The ball in play shows 1 on the glass which is also correct. At this point the orientation of the wiper arm is at about 11 o'clock. The outside two fingers that are tied together are on rivets and the single finger which is from what I can determine the ball in play finger is on a rivet with 1 showing. If I step the unit four times I go to ball two. On the opposite side of the wiper arm there are two fingers which are tied together which seems to be correct.
Anyone have any ideas here? If it would help I can email you a short video to show you what is happening. I also want to point out that when the 1000s and 10000s reels are rolling together Z1 and Z2 are energizing which should never happen unless SB1 switch is closed, which it is not. I've checked that over and over. And if it was closed then this would happen with every reel and it is not. The game acts like it is trying to reset when it shouldn't.
I'm lost. Help!