(Topic ID: 278020)

Fireball II GIs Going Out Intermittently During Play - Normal?

By BallyTim

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

Hi Fireball II Guys, Can any of you share with me as to if you experience your GIs going out intermittently during game play? They all just go out for a few seconds and come back on. Haven't noticed a certain event at the time they do it. Rest of playfield lights stay on, but being the playfield is so dark to begin with, this just makes it harder to see for these old eyes. FYI - Lamp Driver has been changed out. Thanks for your time, Tim

#2 1 year ago

I've owned a couple of that title. My 1st had a similar issue with the wiring on the right side getting pinched under the PF to the wooden PF supports. Lift the PF and look at all the wiring routing along the bottom edges.

#3 1 year ago

I had a friend of mines Fireball II for awhile , I think a lot of the GI is controlled by the Aux Lamp driver board.

wiggle the connector , prolly just need to re-flow the solder on that boards header pin

#4 1 year ago

Also make sure the load lamp for the flasher board is not missing or replaced with an led.

#5 1 year ago

In addition to all the other good advice, make sure there is a good ground connection to the Aux Lamp Driver. Had the same issue on Elektra, did all of the above, GI (and Solenoid Expander) behave perfectly after Aux Lamp Driver ground was good.

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#6 1 year ago

Thanks so very much, guys! I really appreciate it!

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