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Getaway backbox dead wire?

By Karpy1717

2 years ago


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#1 2 years ago

Hello all, I have a getaway highspeed II that I wanted to put led’s in. I was going to do this and noticed all my lights that are connected to a particular wire will not work. I assume this means something is fried. Please let me know what to do and how to fix it! Here are some pictures.

Note where no lights are plugged in is where they don’t work. It looks like that green wire is where it is happening

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#2 2 years ago

FYI, in lieu of starting new threads with each of your issues, I think you will find the Getaway owners club very helpful and supportive.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/getaway-club-dispatch-run-a-make-on-license-plate-kingpin

#3 2 years ago
Quoted from Karpy1717:

It looks like that green wire is where it is happening

http://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Williams_WPC#General_Illumination_Problems

Blown fuse, burned connectors, could be a few things.

LTG : )

#4 2 years ago

How can you problem solve? I’m new to this type of stuff so I’m not entirely sure. I did just service the board to get an Nvram and no other problems showed up so it wouldn’t be anything to do with that. How can you look for that

#5 2 years ago

You need to check the fuses with a meter. If they test good, you need to check the wires at the connector on the board (j120 or 121) for continuity to the lamps.

Can you show a pic of those two connectors? They tend to burn and lose conductivity over time and need to be replaced on with the header pins.

#6 2 years ago

My backbox is half out because of a burnt plug, pic for reference!

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#7 2 years ago
Quoted from Karpy1717:

How can you problem solve?

Did you read any of the link I posted. It will give you a general idea of your GI lighting and problems and cures.

LTG : )

#8 2 years ago

Ok so sure enough it is a burnt plug on the j120. Any ideas with how to fix it?! Here is my image of it

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#9 2 years ago

That’s the j120 looks ok to me but wanted to attach an image anyway

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#10 2 years ago

You’ll have to replace the plug, no way around it. It’s not for a beginner, but I guess everyone needs to start somewhere. You need .156 female pins, 11-pin connector, and a crimping tool. Great Plains electronics has what you need, plenty of YouTube videos on pinning connectors. Not hard, just practice. You could also use an idc connector and a wire punch, videos on that too. People here will help with questions. This is an essential skill for pinball owners.

#11 2 years ago

Do you know if there are any instructions on doing this? Thanks for the speedy reply!

#12 2 years ago

Or YouTube like you said I guess

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#13 7 months ago

Hi,
In my Getaway all lamps in the backbox stopped working, I checked the fuses are ok, I replaced the connector with a new one and it still does not work.
What else to check?

#14 7 months ago
Quoted from fly:

Hi,
In my Getaway all lamps in the backbox stopped working, I checked the fuses are ok, I replaced the connector with a new one and it still does not work.
What else to check?

Did you check the fuses visually only, or did you actually remove them from the fuse holder and measured them for continuity with a multimeter? Fuses can look ok visually but still be broken. Only way to be sure is to remove and measure.

#15 7 months ago
Quoted from fly:

What else to check?

AC power to driver board GI, AC power leaving driver board to backbox. Try and narrow down which direction to go.

Bulbs good ?

LTG : )

#16 7 months ago
Quoted from Lhyrgoif:

Did you check the fuses visually only, or did you actually remove them from the fuse holder and measured them for continuity with a multimeter? Fuses can look ok visually but still be broken. Only way to be sure is to remove and measure.

I checked with a multimeter

Quoted from LTG:

AC power to driver board GI, AC power leaving driver board to backbox. Try and narrow down which direction to go.
Bulbs good ?
LTG : )

Ok

Bulbs ok

#17 7 months ago

J120-1 ~~ J120-7 no voltage, and J120-2 ~~ J120-8 no voltage

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