(Topic ID: 66279)

Earth Shaker Switch 36 On Ramp Bypass?


By nvu4prod

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

Fired up good old ES up and got the report error that switch 36 on ramp bypass is needing attention. Open up page #66 of my manual and confirmed switch number and description (left hand side). Unless I'm overlooking the play field switch numbering in my manual, I believe switch 36 is not listed (right hand side) in the numbering schematic.

Can anyone give me a hand on where switch 66 is located, at this point I have know clue ;-/...

TIA!

#2 6 years ago

I'll be going into switch edge test shortly to see if I can narrow down switch 36's location and will report what I find!

#3 6 years ago

Sorry, last paragraph in my original post, I meant switch 36. I guess I got my kicks on route 66 back in the day and had a Freudian slip ... Thanks!

#4 6 years ago

Any luck tracking it down ?

#5 6 years ago

Just got home from an evening out. Looks like a Sunday morning project! I'll report back once I start my trouble shooting!

Nice to hear a reply from Canada. One of my best friends lives outside of Toronto in which I will be seeing him in Detroit on business next week!

#6 6 years ago

I'm pretty sure the On Ramp Bypass is right under the map and just above the bumpers. There's probably nothing wrong with it. This switch almost never gets used and that's why you're seeing an error report.

To "fix" it, you need to plunge the ball really lightly so that it goes through the lane right before the skill shot ramp. If you do it right you'll score 10K points. Turn the machine off and on again to confirm the error cleared.

No one would ever plunge the ball that lightly in a real game (the point of the skill shot is to hit the 100K), and consequently it rarely gets used and every so often you get the error at start up.

#7 6 years ago
Quoted from Kurisu:

I'm pretty sure the On Ramp Bypass is right under the map and just above the bumpers. There's probably nothing wrong with it. This switch almost never gets used and that's why you're seeing an error report.
To "fix" it, you need to plunge the ball really lightly so that it goes through the lane right before the skill shot ramp. If you do it right you'll score 10K points. Turn the machine off and on again to confirm the error cleared.
No one would ever plunge the ball that lightly in a real game (the point of the skill shot is to hit the 100K), and consequently it rarely gets used and every so often you get the error at start up.

Agree 100%. Just had the same concern with mine.

#8 6 years ago

Nice diagnosis Kurisu and confirming IceCreamMan! That's exactly what the problem was and problem fixed!

Yes, if a switch is not activated after (x) amount of plays, an error will come up at boot up. I was a little stumped due to the fact that switch 36 was not noted by Williams on the playfield map but was noted in there Description.

Thanks again guys. I've penciled in switch 36 (10,000) on my manual before the spiral skill shot!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Nick

#9 6 years ago

This thread made me go play my ES . Just shy of 22 m , new personal best !!

#10 6 years ago

Way to go freezie!! By the way, is that score shy of 22 mill. on 3 or 5 ball play?

Enjoy! ...

#11 6 years ago

oh , thats 5 ball (keeps my family and friends playing ) but my best three ball is just over 20 mill.

#12 6 years ago

Nice Freezie, still a heck of a score! I do the same 5 ball too with friends and family!!

#13 6 years ago

If it keeps them interested , it's working !

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