Having a weird issue with my TFTC. It has to do with the diode connected to the micro switch that fires the solenoid that kicks the ball into the shooter lane. When I got the game a few months ago the diode was disconnected but did not seem to affect game play. when I attached it, any auto save (engore!) balls would not be fired into the shooter alley. They'd just sit there until ball search kicked them out. So on start up and throughout the game the balls were ejected fine, just not any auto save/Engore balls.
I thought maybe the diode was bad so put a new one on today and also installed a new micro switch from Marco. With the new diode connected I get the same thing. So for a normal drain (when auto save is no longer enabled) it will shoot the ball into the shooter alley/lane; connect the diode and the ball sits there after a drain (when auto save is still on) until ball search kicks it out. I'm not sure if this also will happen during multi-ball as well.
Disconnect the diode and all works again. So, IDK. I reckon its been working like that from way before I took possession of the game (re-import from Spain). Not a show stopper, and the game plays fine, but something is flakey if connecting the diode causes this problem. I have asked around on the TFTC forum and got some good info, but this is possibly an issue that might have affected other DE games as the shooting mechanisms are similar. So figured it can't hurt to ask the DE group. Thanks. Cyrus