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Fish Tales Wiring Harness Hackery HELP :)

By Soulrider911

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

I'm in the process of restoring a Fish Tales pinball machine. I noticed some wiring harness grounding hackery. There is a wire that has been run from one of the ball trough switches all the way to the harness and then spliced into a to a ground point on the cabinet where the plumb bob is.

From what I can tell His green wire splices into the green / purple striped wire off the main harness.

I would love some help on this. Can I remove this hackery?? I'm concerned it a hack to solve some larger problem that was not solved correctly.

#2 1 year ago

I tried to draw a simple example

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#3 1 year ago

That's really weird. The effect of that should be that green/purple is always on. It may be that switch is broken, and the game wouldn't start because it thought a ball was missing. That's my best guess. I bet if you cut the yellow red wire, the switch will stop registering, and the game will refuse to start. You should check the diode and the switch to make sure they're operating correctly.

#4 1 year ago

Great Point cadillacmusic I bet your right. so hacky lol, just amazed when I found this.

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