Quoted from Nepi23:
I still have troubles with the subway storage. Today I manually engaged the subway diverter in my premium with the help of a toothpick and dropped 3 balls to the subway. The switch test did not register any optos. I tried to film the subway from the cabinet and I could not see the balls, so apparently they are sitting in the storage. As none of the optos is working, I am asking for advice - where are the optos connected - I think the best course of action is to check that connector next.
I tried to pull the opto-boards connectors apart to reattach them. When I did not manage to do it, I put the connectors more firmly together. Optos seem after that to work ok. I took power off the coil that moves the ball deflector and engaged the ball diverter in the subway with the help of a toothpick. In test mode I dropped 3 balls to the storage and each opto-light 60-62 light accordingly. Also switch 63 is working fine.
My problem with the storage is that when in game the "storage facility" is lit, the game does not store the balls and submit a new ball to the game from the ballthrough - instead there is a ball search and the result is that the game spits the ball back from the subway/storage hole (the hole where switch 63 is) back onto the playfield.
I had a look at the subway diverter and magnet and they seem to work ok. I have heard that some people have adjusted the diverter to be closer to the magnet as the diverted had not been working properly.
My working theory is that the wire connectors for the opto-switches are not always working properly and that's the reason with all the ball-searches. Have you guys replaced the connectors or removed them altogether by soldering the wires together? Which could be a better connectors to use?