(Topic ID: 329973)

Bon Voyage game won’t start in play mode

By Glenn742

2 days ago



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#1 2 days ago

I am helping a friend with his 1974 Bon Voyage EM pinball game. You can switch it on and them press the left flipper to light up the game and engage the lock relay. When you press the start button in the coin door, all the score reels zero out, the coin door relay engages and the ball in play lights up but it doesn’t eject the ball. Also none of the in game features work like flippers, spinner’s, pop bumper or register any points. I have checked all the coils for power, the fuses, cleaned all the contact points and confirmed that the relays works if activated manually. Can anyone offer any advice on where to check to active the play field and eject the first ball.

#2 2 days ago

Hi Glenn742 , Welcome to pinside!!

The Bon Voyage manual lists the startup sequence. Exactly how far is it getting?
https://www.ipdb.org/files/343/Bally_1974_Bon_Voyage_Installation_and_General_Game_Operating_Instructions.pdf

#3 1 day ago

The pinball database has a paginated schematic of this machine. On page 5 of 5 there are 2 normally closed switches in series that need to be checked that would disrupt playfield power.
Reset relay switch with R-W & Y-B wires.
Game over relay switch with Y-B & -B- wires.
Clean, inspect, and adjust switches if needed.

#4 1 day ago
#5 1 day ago

By following the installation and start up manual it looks like I am having trouble between steps 2f & 3. I am thinking the issue is either in the reset relay or score motor. I am trying to print a schematic of the score motor or find some info on the normally open and closed positions of the switches and their location. This is awesome information everyone thanks.

#6 1 day ago

For more help from me, I'll need to see a high quality scan of the schematic from (for example) Staples ($2), Fedex ($6), or Office Depot
And not the paginated one on IPDB

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