(Topic ID: 249806)

Earthshaker scoreboard issue.


By Van1972

6 months ago



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#1 6 months ago

I have an issue with my ES scoreboard. The upper portion works as designed, lower half worked for about 2 games and then went blank. I'm very new to this so please be gentle and give me complete instructions on where and how to trouble shoot this. I am very good at following directions, I'm simply not familiar with these machines. I'm brand new to this hobby. I loved playing as a kid but only recently (2 weeks now) have I gotten the opportunity to actually have a machine of my own. I am happy to help with automotive issues for those who have them but will apologize up front, I will be asking lots of questions about my new found addiction. Thanks in advance.
The New Guy

#2 6 months ago
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#3 6 months ago

First, don't work on games/under the playfield with them powered on if you can avoid it (re: pic #2 ).

Behind the speaker panel on the backbox is where your displays are mounted. Start simple and take a look for any loose connectors or ones that may have came off during set-up.

#4 6 months ago

I'll look at those and see this evening. I'll power down first, also I'll take pictures and post so if someone sees something I don't. Thanks.

1 week later
#5 5 months ago

Just an update. Haven't gotten out to the garage this week. spent most of the weekend gone to visit my parents. I will hopefully be able to get those picture taken of the back this evening.

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#6 5 months ago

Finally got the pictures of the inoperative scoreboard.

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#7 5 months ago

Disconnect and reconnect those connections along the top of the board. The middle two don't look like they're all the way in.

#8 5 months ago

I'll give it a try yaksplat. I'll let you know if it works.

#9 5 months ago

Also check the same wires and where they plug into the circuit boards in back box.

#10 5 months ago

Tried both suggestions with no change. Anything else I can try or am I down to replacing the board? If it's time to replace the board any suggestions on where to find one for a good price?

2 months later
#11 81 days ago

Received new scoreboard in the mail last night. Hopefully I can install it this evening. I'll let everyone know how it goes.

1 week later
#12 73 days ago

Scoreboard works perfectly! Now to find a launch mechanism. My knob has broken off and it doesn't launch hard enough to get on to the play field.

#14 67 days ago

Received the new launcher parts and installed them. Man it's like a new game. All parts came from pinballwizard.net. Thanks for the input Ben didn't see your post until after I ordered.

2 weeks later
#15 51 days ago

Is there a market for a score board that can be repaired? If so where and what is a fair price to ask? Not trying to price myself out of selling, but getting a few dollars back would be nice.

#16 51 days ago

Could probably sell to one of the many people who repair stuff, they are always in need of original parts. I imagine a lot of people get sticker shock when they see how much a new 16 digit a/n plasma display goes for now. There's lots of usable parts on your display still for people keeping the originals going.

#17 51 days ago
Quoted from slochar:

Could probably sell to one of the many people who repair stuff, they are always in need of original parts. I imagine a lot of people get sticker shock when they see how much a new 16 digit a/n plasma display goes for now. There's lots of usable parts on your display still for people keeping the originals going.

Any suggestions on where to find them?

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