Captain Fantastic playfield lights

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Captain Fantastic playfield lights

By Ethomas

6 months ago

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#1 6 months ago

1976 Captain Fantastic. I've successfully rebuilt all flippers, drop targets, and pop bumpers and game was playing great. Ran into an issue where the game wouldn't reset from game over and adjusted the game over interlock relay. Game plays great again but none of the lights on the playfield light. Which switch in the game over interlock stack controls playfield lights? Thinking that has to be the culprit. Beyond that, where should I look? Thanks for any all have been a great help so far.

#2 6 months ago

Probably the switch that connects the blue wire to the white wire:
Capt Fantastic game over light switch (resized).jpg

#3 6 months ago

Thanks Mark. I cleaned up that switch and now I don't have playfield lights and a new ball won't kick out...uggggh! 1 step forward, 2 back with this silly game.

#4 6 months ago

Jumper that switch on the Game Over Relay with an alligator clip jumper wire. Make sure all Jones Plugs from PF to bottom board as well as bottom board to backbox are fully seated.

#5 6 months ago

This game has two separate fuses for the 6.3 volt lights.
Capt Fantastic 6v fuses (resized).jpg
One is mostly for the backbox and the other is mostly for the playfield. Could one of them be bad? If not, break out your multimeter and schematic and trace the 6.3 volts from the transformer through the switches towards the bulbs until you don't see 6.3 volts AC any more.

#6 6 months ago

I recall on the one I had, one of the pins on the Jones plug by the tilt bob got hot and deteriorated.

I don't recall if it was the G.I. only or both G.I. & controlled lamps

#7 6 months ago

If you mean all pf lights, look at the fuse and poor original fuseholders. If you mean controlled lights, look at the Game Over and Tilt relays.

#8 6 months ago

You guys are amazing! Bottom fuse holder by the tilt bob had a broken ear. Jumpered the fuse out and it lit up like Christmas. Soldered in a new fuse holder and the game is fixed (again...for now)!!! Thank you so much for sharing all of your knowledge.

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