(Topic ID: 296462)

Giving me 500 points when plunger released

By Tony3Quarters

6 months ago

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  • 8 posts
  • 6 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 6 months ago by jasonspoint28
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#1 6 months ago

Hi Guys,

As I continue my attempt to get this Fire Queen working, now what I have is that when the ball ejects, or when the plunger hits hard, I get 500 points and 1000 added to bonus. I tried working with relay D, but it seems to be fine. If the ball eject gives me the 500 points before the through switch is tripped with the ball, it does NOT advance to the next ball. If the ball ejects and trips the through switch without giving me 500 points, it does advance to the next ball, even if the plunger adds the 500.

I originally though it was the D relay, because when I strike the body of the game somewhere near the plunger side, it gives me 500 points and the D relay clicks, but of course, banging on the machine could cause anything to trip.

Any ideas??


#2 6 months ago

one of your playfield switches is too close. It's registering hits from movement.

#3 6 months ago

Sling contacts too close or any other point contacts too close.

#4 6 months ago

Check all the drop target scoring switches for a almost closed switch.

#5 6 months ago

Start a game and knock on the playfield to track down the misadjusted switch.

#6 6 months ago

Thanks Guys,

I took a white piece of typing paper and slid it between the contacts of each switch on the playboard, one at a time, then hit the playfield sideways with a rubber mallet. One by one it kept giving the 500 points when I hit the playfield, but wouldn't you know it, the last switch I tried was the one that was too close and was giving me a false reading when I hit the playfield.

So I bent it away a little and everything is working fine down. No more false 500 points.

Thanks for your help

#7 6 months ago

nice. This is usually the case with ghost scoring on EM's.

#8 6 months ago

It’s always the last one, never fails.

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