Cue ball wizard blows fuse


By pblover

3 months ago


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    #1 3 months ago

    I have a Cue Ball Wizard by Gottlieb Premier 1992, that blows skill shot fuse F27 2a sb on 3rd ball with 2 ball multiball that happens every 3rd ball. Ive replaced driver chips, filter board parts, opto sensor board and both optos, and finally upgraded to a new driver board made by Rottendog Amusements. I've researched on line and have seen forum report of a software issue that I'm not sure was ever resolved. I can't find a software version on the machine setup and the roms only have 734 and rom type marked on them. I'm in need of experienced wizard.....

    #2 3 months ago

    I've never had that problem myself, but have heard someone had a perfectly playing machine for a long time, and then this error cropped up with nothing changed on the machine. Doesn't sound like a software problem, and I havn't found anything to confirm there is even more than one version of CBW software.

    The only other thing I found online was this:

    Quoted from RampShot11:

    I had the same issue when I first got my CBW, the 8 ball shooter coil (coil # 19300) started smoking and melted to the shooter assembly. It turned out the Driver board transistor was fried.
    I think it was Q10 if I remember correctly. Try to find Q10 on the driver board and see if it is fried. Anyhow, I ended driving up to Steve Young at PB Resource and purchased a new driver board for about 90 bux. So far so good with blowing a fuse once in 3 months.

    #3 3 months ago

    Inspect your grounds in the bottom of the cabinet. These can cause bizarre problems such as this. Much info available on line with illustrations.

    http://www.pinrepair.com/sys3/#gnd

    #4 3 months ago

    thanks wayout440 , I have experienced q10 cooking on the older board and had a number of
    Buzz 72's I replaced but without luck. so I went to the new driver board with heavier duty transistors.

    thanks paragon66x , Ill check out and beef up the grounds, something I haven't tried.

    #5 3 months ago

    Good luck, let us know when you solve it.

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