(Topic ID: 249428)

Gilligans Island Switches

By Rjbjmako

6 days ago

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  • Latest reply 4 days ago by bobukcat
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    #1 6 days ago

    Unpacked Bally Gilligan Island game from inside storage. Was working great 2 years ago. Now, 1 group of switches was not working, now only 2 switches seem to be working. I checked all the grounds and seem to be good. When I started, Some switched that did not work started to work and ones that did work stopped. Now I am going backwards, the island stopped spinning I hear it popping but no turning. I have a feeling its all connected some how. according to the Matrix I have whole columns and blocks out nothing that's obvious to have a start point. HELP

    #2 6 days ago

    Unseat, re-seat all connectors in back box, one at a time. Make sure they are firm and well seated. Make sure there's no dark brown, burnt connectors in backbox either.

    #3 5 days ago

    OK found a bad connector the GROUND group. Its all black and corroded looking but the board is new ( 2 years ) and in perfect shape. Would you know what kind or the size/ name of that kind of connector. Very small wires presses in the back 90 degrees to the connector. When u press it in it nicks the wire for a connection. Looks like about 9 or 10 wires. Looks smaller than a .156 connector hard to tell from the pics on the site I order parts from.

    #5 5 days ago

    thanks for the help

    #6 4 days ago

    My recommendation would be to replace it with crimp style connectors, it's more work than an IDC but way more reliable and stable especially in the long run.

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