I have a Caveman Pinball (1982, Gottlieb) that seems to be working great besides one little hiccup. When the ball enters a hole to start up the video mode, and if the player controls the caveman on screen and goes back into a “cave” (or safe spot on the sides of the screen) the ball doesn’t launch back into the playfield to let them continue to play on the playfield (as it should). The video game screen freezes up, along with the table, and it makes me turn off the entire pinball machine. BUT, on the other hand, if the player lets the dinosaurs eat the player’s character, the game DOES kick the ball into the playfield and lets the player resume the regular pinball play (regular play when this happens is to lose a ball, but it does start up the next ball in the plunger area). I know the switches are detecting the ball when its in the video mode hole because the video mode works, and the solenoids work because the ball still is able to be kicked out when the video game player “dies” by being eaten by a dinosaur on screen. I’m guessing it’s a problem where a signal isn’t being sent to the pinball board from the video game boards properly when they go into the “cave” in the video game, but I’m no expert. I made sure check all connectors are pushed in fully. I did buy this in the last week. It hasn’t worked for me or the seller. I don’t know where to start from here.
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Thanks for your help!