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Future Spa Club - Come on in the water is warm!

By Xenon75

7 years ago


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#54 6 years ago
Quoted from NicToria:

A friend, Big B...has a FS that works for 4-5 games.. then shuts down

Does it stay down, or reboot?

#58 6 years ago
Quoted from NicToria:

It goes on for 5-6 minutes... Then shuts down and starts back up.

So it's rebooting

Quoted from NicToria:

There is a a green light on the top left board the flashes until the game reboots itself.

Normal, should be 7 flashes.

Quoted from NicToria:

There is click sound that comes from the voltage regulator or solenoid driver board....top right board in the back box.

Normal, that is the relay.

Quoted from NicToria:

it is not hot but warm to the touch.

Good.

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So if you have a meter, you can see what the voltages are.

I'd guess you 5v cap needs to be replaced at minimum.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-quick-bally-driver-board-repair-bulletproofing

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Also details when asking for tech help:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/how-to-properly-ask-for-pinball-repair-help-vids-guide

2 years later
#119 3 years ago
Quoted from pinkid:

The art on this one is great, but the theme is terrible.

Logan's Run was the biggest thing back then, literally saving MGM from bankruptcy.

#121 3 years ago
Quoted from jsa:

My game has white buttons, and they look original. Flyer has red. It's difficult to imagine the red buttons matching the unusual red on the cabinet, more clashy. Thoughts?

They usually came with white buttons, but believe me, they would use anything they had at the factory to keep the line moving.

1 week later
#126 3 years ago
Quoted from bgwilly31:

Any advice on buying an old machine would be helpful.

Lot's of little stuff to do, if you want your old Bally bulletproof:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-quick-bally-driver-board-repair-bulletproofing

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#129 3 years ago
Quoted from mantz88:

I joined the club for $50 last weekend. Lots of cleaning, and lots more cleaning in my future. Some parts are arriving today. I'm excited to see what happens when I finally get to hit that power switch.

Pic #2 is the money shot!

Don't hit the power switch until you replace the 2 big caps on the solenoid regulator board. If they have been sitting unpowered for years, they might be a dead short.

Also, on the CPU board, look at the bottom edge for corrosion that will need to be cleaned up. If there is still a NiCad battery soldered on the board, cut it off RIGHT NOW.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-quick-bally-driver-board-repair-bulletproofing

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stripping-battery-corrosion-with-a-strong-acid

#134 3 years ago
Quoted from mantz88:

I’m just super pumped I got lights.

Sadly, those are just the General Illumination lights - they would probably work even if all the boards were missing from the backbox.

Do you have a volt meter?

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/how-to-properly-ask-for-pinball-repair-help-vids-guide

#136 3 years ago
Quoted from mantz88:

Yeah I can get a hold of one or just go buy a new one finally. I read your thread on the Bally built proofing Vid. I should probably start there huh?

If you are going to own pins, you are going to need a meter.

This one is $12 at Sears, and is actually a really solid unit:

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-multimeter-digital-with-8-functions-and-20/p-03482141000P?sid=IAx20050830x000545&aff=Y&PID=4485850&AID=11044874&utm_medium=1122587_4485850_11044874

#138 3 years ago

If your broken one is a Fluke 10 or 12, you can use the free Harborfreight one to fix the nonworking buttons.

2 years later
#292 10 months ago

^ manually close the solenoid gap, with the power off.

Does the gate move?

#295 10 months ago

No, don't lube it.

Take it apart and clean it

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