The goal for my weekend is to try to get an EBD LE working. I picked this up a while ago from a guy retiring and moving to Florida and am just now really working on it.
History since I've had it: When I got it home it was working mostly correctly, but in the process of fixing things under the playfield it has started failing. One of the first problems was that the sounds were off from what was happening in the game. I had a different thread on that. I recapped the squawk and talk board, but I don't think that was the issue, but since I had the parts, I figured I'd go ahead and do it. I think it was a wiring issue, and might still be the root cause. I also put new pins on the expanded light board for one connector and replaced the IDC connector with a new one with the turficon (sp?) connectors.
This game has an Alltek universal solenoid driver board in it. It also has a Rottendog rectifier board as well.
Currently, the game will boot up, and I can start a game with the start button, but only the left flippers will work. The EOS switches for the left flippers have a huge arc when activated. If I push the pop bumper skirts the Alltek board will light some red LED's for different solenoids. I think that indicates a short? I took voltage readings on the Alltek board, and noticed that the 12 volt feed is coming in at 17 volts.
Also, once the game has booted, if I pull up on the two large sets of wires running from the playfield up to the the boards, the game will reset. This is why I think I have a wiring problem.
All fuses on the rectifier board are good (it has blown a fuse in there before) and all fuses under the playfield test good (a couple of them have also blown after fixing switches, etc). I did find one strand of one of the wires going to the right flipper solenoid that was touching the adjacent lug on the solenoid.
The rotating LED's on the Alltek board are good, with the #19 LED being lit green.
So, should I tackle the 12 volt issue first?