I'm new to EM pinball machines.. I adopted a Cleopatra machine that has been sitting for a long time. It sat in my garage for about 10 months and before that in a basement for 30+ years.. I've already learned a few lessons, first and most important being dont touch things without knowing what they are, what they do or how they work..
When I first plugged the machine in and turned it on, playfield lights came on.. No backbox lighting at all. I triggered the coin mech and it took a credit. Things were clicking, cams were turning. I started pushing playfied switches and targets and they seemed to be responding. No scores recorded and the wheels didn't turn. I shut the game off and unplugged the game. I started looking closely at things, and noticed a few diode legs broken on some of the coils, so I resoldered these. Then, I started playing with the steppers.. I think this is where I really screwed up something. I started turning the cam on the credit stepper unit and I may have either over wound it, or somehow messed it up. It does seem to ratchet properly by pushing on the coils. It counts up to 4 then releases. After playing with that one, I want over to the main stepper control and started turning that a bit. I then went to the back box and started playing around in there, basically the same thing with the player unit.. On the bottom of the playfield, I was looking at the bonus stepper unit and on one set of horseshoes, the wire had broken off, so I soldered that back on. The other set of horseshoes doesn't have any wire connecting, but it does appear that there was something soldered there at one point.
After all that, I pulled out the wire harness connectors and wire brushed the pins.
After a few hours of cleaning, poking around and playing with things I shouldn't have touched, I plugged the machine back in. Playfield lights up again, still no backbox lighting. I tried to coin up and now I get nothing. I've checked all the fuses I can find and they all appear to be good. I have no idea on how to check voltage on this machine or what the voltage should be. I'm going to start off ordering a manual. I didn't dismantle any of the steppers. I don't want to just start pushing relays or turning any of these steppers when the power is on..
I have no idea what the sequence of events is on this machine.. I am at a complete loss on where to start.