(Topic ID: 224136)

Cue Ball Wizard flippers

By United555

3 years ago

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    #1 3 years ago

    My CBW, suddenly reacts strange, first legt flippersrn was stuck, in the upright position, then I changed the coil and sleve, now the right flipper is going in the upright posisition when i turn the game on? (goes back when I turn it off again)
    What should I look for?

    #2 3 years ago

    It is definitely electrical since the bat moves back into position when you turn off the power to the game. I don't have access to schematics manual right now and I am at work. I can look into it more in a few hours when I have access to my manual. Start by checking some easy things. You had the playfield raised, so perhaps something was bumped or disturbed. Also check cabinet switches.

    #3 3 years ago

    Does it go back up by itself when you turn the game power on?....or do you have to start a game and use the flipper first?

    #4 3 years ago

    It goes up when I turn power on...

    #5 3 years ago
    Quoted from United555:

    It goes up when I turn power on...

    That means you have a dead short somewhere. One side of the coil is incoming constant DC voltage, the other is the grpund, or trigger. It could be a pinched trigger wire or a shorted driver transistor. Something is completing the circuit path to ground

    #6 3 years ago

    The game does not use electronic flippers.

    #7 3 years ago
    Quoted from Crash:

    The game does not use electronic flippers.

    If we are talking about the same game, Gottlieb Cue Ball Wizard....yes, it requires electricity from wires attached to this coil. These are electronic flippers.

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    #8 3 years ago

    Edit: it is only when I start a new game, this happens.

    #9 3 years ago

    I think he means that the flippers are not controlled via software and transistors like they are with fliptronics. Gottlieb System 3 flippers are still pretty archaic. Power is sent from a relay that’s powered up on game start, and electrically is routed pretty much the same way as they were back in the EM days.

    I think the first obvious place to look is at the flipper buttons on the side of the cabinet. Make sure the contacts aren’t stuck closed, or that a solder splash isn’t making a dead short.

    #10 3 years ago

    Problem solved!
    It was the flipper button, the contact was stuck closed!
    Thanks for the support!

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