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(Topic ID: 266344)

Game won't start when start button is pushed.


By Oysterboy

6 months ago



Topic Stats

  • 16 posts
  • 10 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 6 months ago by HowardR
  • Topic is favorited by 1 Pinsider

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#1 6 months ago

Have a game that is coin operated and shows 1 credit but will not start when the round silver button is pushed. Used to work but have not played it for a while and now it will not start. Any ideas on how to fix. Thanks.

#2 6 months ago

What manufacturer and model is the game? Was it previously set for free-play? If you actuate the Start relay by hand (use a wooden stick just in case), does it start the game?

#3 6 months ago

If it is an EM machine, this is the guide you'll want to go through step by step:

http://www.pinrepair.com/em/index3.htm

Could be many issues down the chain. Good luck-

#4 6 months ago

Thanks for the replys. It is a Bally Machine. I'm not too good at fixing them, so could you please give me a clue what the Start relay looks like and where it is located in the machine. Thanks very much! A photo would be greatly appreciated!

#5 6 months ago

The guy pictured on your T-shirt would know.

#6 6 months ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

What manufacturer and model is the game? Was it previously set for free-play?

Quoted from Oysterboy:

what the Start relay looks like and where it is located in the machine.

Are your relays labelled?

#7 6 months ago

Is the name of the game a secret?

#8 6 months ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Is the name of the game a secret?

maybe its like a new quarantine guessing game to help pass the time. ill play. my guess is Game Show.

#9 6 months ago
Quoted from koji:

If it is an EM machine, this is the guide you'll want to go through step by step:
http://www.pinrepair.com/em/index3.htm
Could be many issues down the chain. Good luck-

when I saw the pin repair link I thought it specifically went to the "free play section"
http://www.pinrepair.com/em/index3.htm#free

I would suspect it is the leaf switch on the credit wheel that is not making contact even though you have credits shown in the window

I'd look there first

#10 6 months ago

It's a Bally Big Show and it is set for coin operation.

#11 6 months ago

Thanks to all Pinsiders for your help. I will give it a shot to get it running!

#12 6 months ago
Quoted from Oysterboy:

It's a Bally Big Show and it is set for coin operation.

Is that the 1956 or the 1974 Bally Big Show?

#13 6 months ago

the 1974 Big Show is 1 of 3 pins in the listed collection

#14 6 months ago
Quoted from Oysterboy:

Have a game that

Quoted from goldenboy232:

What manufacturer and model is the game?

Quoted from Dayhuff:

Is the name of the game a secret?

Quoted from Oysterboy:

It's a Bally Big Show and ...

Quoted from HowardR:

Is that the 1956 or the 1974 Bally Big Show?

Quoted from jeffc:

the 1974 Big Show is 1 of 3 pins in the listed collection

Nice detective work, jeffc !

#15 6 months ago

Just noticed on the bottom of this thread that the machine is for sale too.

#16 6 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Just noticed on the bottom of this thread that the machine is for sale too.

oysterboy is selling all 3 of his games!

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