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Flight 2000 backbox lights


By ekimremlap

4 months ago



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#1 4 months ago

Hi all, I am having a new issue with my Flight 2000. Everything works on the machine, but the upper half of the backbox lights don’t come on. I don’t have any power to the connector that powers them. All fuses on the rectifier board test good. I have the manual but I can’t figure out How the lights are powered. Any help/suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks! Troy

#2 4 months ago

Could you attach a pic of the front & back of the door with lamps on ?

I'd be looking for how the lamp busses are run & possible places something disconnected.

My machine isn't close so I can look at mine though.

#3 4 months ago

Thanks for the help!

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#4 4 months ago

One of the pins on your rectifier board in the bottom cabinet is bad: Try wiggling those connectors, and I'm sure you'll find that that is the culprit..

#5 4 months ago
Quoted from Dr_Dude:

One of the pins on your rectifier board in the bottom cabinet is bad: Try wiggling those connectors, and I'm sure you'll find that that is the culprit..

https://www.ipdb.org/files/887/Stern_1980_Flight_2000_Schematic_Diagram_paginated.pdf

connector J3 pins 1,2,10and11 would be my guess , should be the same wire color could show some stress from heat as well.

#6 4 months ago

Thanks all! I will give that a try. I appreciate the help!

#7 4 months ago

Found it! Broken wire on J3 connector at pin 10. I will need to run a new wire to the backbox connector. Anybody know what this connector is that I will have to order from somewhere? Thanks all esp Chas10e!

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#8 4 months ago

Trifurcon .156?

#9 4 months ago

yup. https://www.pinballlife.com/156-trifurcon-crimp-terminals.html

I don't know why Pinball Life doesn't have the 0.100 sized ones ... but good to have both on hand

Discussion on crimpers posted here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/help-best-crimp-tool-for-repinning-connectors ... I got the $22.oo one from Amazon it it works great for both sizes amazon.com link »

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