Quoted from BC_Gambit:
FWIW I had some phone issues with my Dialed in; it would intermittently turn off.
It turned out to be the phone screen power connector underneath the playfield; manipulating this connector while the game was on consistently turned the phone off.
Upon investigation, one of the female pins inside the connector was not inserted fully (I think it was inserted backwards, as I was easily able to extract the pin by tugging on it gently, then to reinsert it I had to spin it 180 degrees and it finally clicked/locked into place.
After this, the connection seems solid.
FWIW, add that to the list of phone fixes! I always suspect connectors for intermmittent stuff like this.
Lately I've been getting more phone power cutting off during games...sometimes it comes back on in a few seconds, sometimes requires a restart. Last night was the first time I got to Armageddon..and I couldn't see what happens on the phone since it was off! Unfortunately...it looks like my power cables don't have that same issue you found. It would have been nice to "find" the issue and fix it!
Right now...phone power almost always gets cut off after a ball hits the phone scoop hard...so its probably some internal connection in the phone, or maybe the LED screen really just doesn't like a hard shock from the balls.
One idea...is to try and keep the phone more isolated from shocks from the playfield. Like maybe having some soft rubber ..something...under the black metal bracket. I don't mind if the phone "jiggles" a tiny bit as long as the phone stays on all the time. Like under these two screw locations (but under the bracket) ->
I'm assuming it would be easier to add shock absorbers in the above pic...instead of at the other bracket location here ->
Any ideas here? Opinions if stupid idea or not?
Until then...I'm liking this option ->
Quoted from Mageek:
I had numerous problems with the phone, Yellow Tint, Red Tint, Blank.... to the point where I put a switch in-line with the phone power so I could reset it without powering off the game. Since 1.7x I have had ZERO phone issues and have removed my reset switch.
@Mageek I know your phone issues were different than ours..but do you mind showing a pic of your switch solution? For me...ideally I would create a wire harness that is completely removable using the same power connectors for the phone ->
I know JJP uses molex .93 connectors for a lot of spots...but these connectors seem a bit smaller so I'm not sure exactly what size they are or what they are called?
Anyway, then I would run the wire to the switch through the bottom of the pin (using the mesh speaker panels on the bottom), then tape mount a switch right by the power switch ->
A nice flat type switch would be ideal. I would love to see what you had made for some ideas!