I just got back from a house call on an F14 pinball.
The game boots up and goes into attract mode.
The owner said they smelled smoke the day it quit working.
Of course they have no manual so I need a bit of help.
Here is what I have found so far with photos.
When you first turn on the game it will blow the 4 amp fuse on this little board pictured in the backbox. It is located in the lower right hand portion of the backbox.
Also found a melted coil. It is the one in the photo. It looks to be an AL 26-1500. It is the very first diverter coil along the left edge of the playfield. I know that the controlling transistor is probably bad as well, but have no idea what transistor controls this coil.
And lastly I noticed that with the playfield raised up, on the very top left side is a small board that has a burnt and disconnected diode on it. It is show in a photo as well. What does this control and what do I need to replace it with?
I think that is about it.
Any ideas appreciated.