Captain Fantastic no power to flippers.

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Captain Fantastic no power to flippers.


By crujones4life

5 months ago



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  • Latest reply 5 months ago by HowardR
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#1 5 months ago

Hi. I start a game and everything works on playfield. Pops, slings, rollovers, drops, etc... all working. The flippers do not work at all. The upper right flipper is sitting in the bottom of the cabinet in pieces currently but shouldn't the other 3 flippers still work? Is there a fuse for just the flippers? Something else I should be looking for? This is so wierd... never had this problem before.

#2 5 months ago

I'm assuming the problem was after you took apart the the upper flipper? I would check for any wires associated with it.

#3 5 months ago

I bought the game with the upper flipper already in the bottom of the cabinet. The game was mostly dead. Made lots of progress but no power to flippers...not sure why none of them would work if one is not connected.

#4 5 months ago

The flipper power is daisy chained, it's possible it goes through the top flipper first and they didn't tie the two wires together when removing...

Check voltage at the coils to start

#5 5 months ago
Quoted from crujones4life:

not sure why none of them would work if one is not connected.

What does your schematic show?

#6 5 months ago

zacaj Ahh... gotcha. Yeah there are three wires just hanging down. I will check it out. Thanks!

#7 5 months ago

Twisting those loose wires together brought the left 2 flippers to life. Ordered new parts for flippers on the right side. Thanks!

#8 5 months ago

Right flippers still don't work...ideas?

#9 5 months ago

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#10 5 months ago

Inspect and diagnose that circuit with Alligator clip jumper wires.

#11 5 months ago

It's the same for both the left and the right flipper button. If you're not great at reading schematics start by checking the working circuit and comparing it to the non-working circuit. Do you have continuity at the button? Are any wires disconnected?

#12 5 months ago

I am pretty sure I wired the right side coil on bottom incorrectly. I just rewired it the way it was wired (which I believe to be wrong). I will report back.

#13 5 months ago

Yeah...no change. If someone happens to have this game and could send me pics of the wiring to the coils it would be most appreciated!

#14 5 months ago

I have continuity at the button and from the button to both right side flipper coils. So I am thinking it is probably wired wrong?

#15 5 months ago

Just found a pic. It appears that everything is wired correctly now...how do I check voltage to the coils? Do I need the press cabinet button when testing?

#16 5 months ago

Where would I start with jumper wire? Cabinet switch and flipper coil? Which lug?

#17 5 months ago

Well guess I did it wrong. Blew the 50v 10amp fuse. Guess I am done for the night.

#19 5 months ago

I will read through this carefully and report back. Thanks!

#20 5 months ago

So would I place one end of jumper on red wire that runs through cabinet? If so where do I attach it? Where do I start with other end? One of the right side flipper coils? Which lug? I am assuming I would have to press flipper button on cab or is this not necessary? The planetimming link made sense to me but still not sure what to do...

#21 5 months ago

Thanks to Howard for saving the day once again! I appreciate you taking the time to walk me through the issue. Problem was a burnt connection on Jones plug on the back of the relay board. Sanded everything down but wouldn't work so just added a jumper from bottom of female side to top of male side. All 4 flippers are working now. Thanks again!

#22 5 months ago
Quoted from crujones4life:

Thanks to Howard for saving the day once again! I appreciate you taking the time to walk me through the issue. Problem was a burnt connection on Jones plug on the back of the relay board. Sanded everything down but wouldn't work so just added a jumper from bottom of female side to top of male side. All 4 flippers are working now. Thanks again!

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#23 5 months ago
Quoted from crujones4life:

Thanks to Howard for saving the day once again! I appreciate you taking the time to walk me through the issue. Problem was a burnt connection on Jones plug on the back of the relay board. Sanded everything down but wouldn't work so just added a jumper from bottom of female side to top of male side. All 4 flippers are working now. Thanks again!

Glad I could help.

I don't have much experience with bad Jones plugs. Maybe some Bally EM owner(s) can chime in on how to fix bad connections there.

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