Still working on my Firepower and need more guidance please on how to proceed with a couple of topics.
***KNOCKER*** SOLVED - just traditionally quiet unlike the real loud scare you type knockers
I do not hear my credit knocker when the coin door is closed. Is that normal? I've read that the Firepower knocker is traditionally weak, but is it really supposed to be this ridiculous? I still have the rubber grommet, although it is a bit rotted. And the nylon sleeve is still attached as far as it looks to me. Is this knocker assembly http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=708 compatible with Firepower? I see it is a different coil. If I attached it to the back box and used the old knocker's wires, would that make an improvement? Or is this not possible? Or can mine be fixed and a mod won't be necessary?
***KICKBACK*** SOLVED (just not strong)
My kickback seems weak. I know when adjusting flipper coils you have to get he EOS switch right or they will be weak. But how do you adjust the kickback? Do I just need a stronger coil?
***JET BUMPERS*** SOLVED - wire must have broke in the past, reattached the way it was originally and bumpers fire as intended.
My top two jet bumpers fire at the same time. Underneath the playfield someone has jumpered them together, but I can't imagine why. The top right bumper should use orange/black and blue/orange I believe. I see these wires underneath, but they are too short to reach the bumper's contacts. Can anyone post a photo of the way their pop bumper assemblies are wired for me? I haven't tested for continuity to see if the wires are broken anywhere else yet, but I will.
***Right slingshot***SOLVED - bad transistor at Q10
My right sling shot is dead. How do I measure voltage? Do I have to have the machine in test? What else should I check? All wires look like they are making good contact.
***Strange lockup*** SOLVED (eh, not really yet) New RAM chip.
Today I replaced the caps on my power supply. Now I am getting random lock ups. Does this sound like a connector issue? I will be changing these eventually, but haven't yet. Or could one of my new caps be causing an issue? Or since my ROM chip is rigged because I broke a leg off and am waiting on the replacement, could that be causing intermittent issues? When that pin wasn't connected the board was simply dead until I rigged it. Not sure if there is change in resistance or anything because I have a jumper wire on one leg.