New user here! Usually I stick to arcade games, buying on craigslist to work on my collection. It's fun! But I had someone respond with an offer for a pinball machine that I just couldn't refuse, so I thought I'd try out pinball too. I mean, what arcade is complete without a pinball machine?
So I bought a Black Knight. It's pretty worn out but I think it's in good enough shape to be a good machine to learn the craft on. One of the flippers had a bad spring and I replaced that easily enough. The other problem has me stumped for now though. I plug the machine in, and it mostly lights up. The add credit button works even though the coin slots don't. Just about everything turns on except for some bad bulbs in the backboard and the table lights on the playfield. Not the illumination lightbulbs, but the lights that run under the playfield that let you know what kind of bonuses are active, that kind of thing.
I started by replacing some of the fuses, the ones I could find at radio shack. I'll be hitting an auto parts store to see if I can't find the other ones. I replaced the double A batteries in the backboard, just to be thorough. The previous owner said the game hasn't been played in years. I wanted to break out the multimeter and start checking all of my wiring connections but I haven't been able to find a decent wiring schematic online.
Does it sound like I'm on the right track so far? Anything else I could/should be doing? And does anyone happen to have a decent link to a wiring schematic?