(Topic ID: 150545)

Creature Optos not working

By yyyyyikes

3 years ago

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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by MeNaCeFiRe
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#1 3 years ago

Hi All,

During a game a few days back the optos on the right-lane and lower-right
kick outs stopped working. They don't work in test mode and therefore the ball
is not getting kicked out back into play.

Is this a common, simple to fix problem?

Thanks in advance.

#4 3 years ago

thanks taxman,

yep - i pretty much thought the same thing as you. i reseated everything i could think of - and yes i had just the day before rebuilt the flippers so have done some work underneath, moving the board next to them - which i think controls the motors for the creature. everything was working though....but....who knows?

there's a board (when raised) bottom left of the playfield which has a led which doesn't light - i haven't yet checked the manual, but is this an opto controller? and should the led be on?

i tried tracing the wires but couldn't find where they were going - i'll have another look tomorrow.
also i'll check the connectors you're talking about tomorrow. need to sleep on it.

#5 3 years ago

well....i repeated what i did originally (i.e. wobbling around the connectors) and guess what?
works now.

cheers all.

#7 3 years ago

ok so, cheers taxman...
after a few plays the same thing has happened and no amount of wiggling nor wobbling is helping this time.

do you think it is just the J1 connector? i don't have a spare board from other machines to test with.

#9 3 years ago

yes, you're right - there's no led on the opto board.
i'll have a go at this, i've got a few other boards to solder (bigger, more expensive ones)
which i've been putting off for ages. only done one before and that worked out ok so...

thanks again

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