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Flash - Volume Control?

By wastedthelight

11 days ago



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#1 11 days ago

Picked up my first table today! 1979 Flash! I got it for a killer price and couldn't be happier so far! My question is, there is one switch and two pots on the sound board, what do they do and do either pot control the volume? I'm not inclined to start turning the pots or flipping the switch without understanding what they do first. I didn't see an explanation in the manual, hopefully I'm not blind

Thank you!

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#2 11 days ago

There's only one pot, the middle of the things you circled. That's the volume. The right one is a button to start the sound test. Left selects fancy sounds (what you want) or simple tones. All three are safe to play around with, you won't hurt anything

#3 11 days ago

Awesome, thank you!!

#4 11 days ago
Quoted from wastedthelight:

Picked up my first table today!

Welcome to the hobby!
Just so you know....you purchased a machine, not a table.

BTW, FLASH is a cool machine.

#5 7 days ago

I picked up the same machine almost 2 months ago and have loved it ever since. My volume knob doesn't work that great. It is all the way down, which is where I want it, but if I try to turn it up at all, it goes to max volume right away.
Any suggestions of how to fix?

#6 7 days ago

With power OFF, turn the volume pot full range, back and forth, several times. The pot is dirty, and turning it several times MAY clean up the windings. More than likely though, you will need to replace the pot. You can also try radio tuner cleaner or potentiometer cleaner, but I have not seen that around for quite awhile.

#7 7 days ago

When the external volume control is bypassed, like it is in flash, the volume pot is extremely touchy, but you should be able to get a reasonable volume level out of it. I think its wired backwards or the schematic is wrong, CCW for louder, don't think I ever swapped that back around on the replacement sound board.

If you can't get a good volume out of it and don't want to solder on the circuit board, add a pot back to the four pin plug with the red wire jumper. If you look at the wiring diagram from a later game with the coin door volume pot you should be able to figure out how to wire it up. Just make a little pot hanging off that plug with a short run of wire.

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