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Gottlieb Caveman joystick question


By Mad_Dog_Coin_Op

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Hey Pinsiders - working on a Caveman and noticed the ground wire on the joystick was cut. I took off the tape covering the break in the wire and found a resistor. Now the joystick looks OEM to me. Why would you do this? Should I just remove it. The game isn't operational at the moment so I can't test it. Thanks in advance.

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#3 1 year ago

No Caveman owners out there? I can’t be the only one with this odd game.

#4 1 year ago

Do you have the schematic? Definitely doesn't look factory. I don't know anything about this game though, so maybe it's there for a reason. Hopefully someone with a Caveman can chime in.

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

No Caveman owners out there? I can’t be the only one with this odd game.

Ive got access to one, but not good access. Its in Illinois and Im in Texas at the moment. I can get back to you in like....a month. sorry. free bump!

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from frunch:

Do you have the schematic? Definitely doesn't look factory. I don't know anything about this game though, so maybe it's there for a reason. Hopefully someone with a Caveman can chime in.

It isn’t in the schematic. I was thinking it could have been a service bulletin after the fact. I have a new mpu coming in the mail. I can try it with and without the mod. I was just hoping somebody could explain the reasoning behind it.

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

I was thinking it could have been a service bulletin after the fact.

I was thinking the same thing. Well, good luck with your game! I hope to play one someday.

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

It isn’t in the schematic. I was thinking it could have been a service bulletin after the fact. I have a new mpu coming in the mail. I can try it with and without the mod. I was just hoping somebody could explain the reasoning behind it.

I don't remember seeing an extra resistor installed on my game.

I also don't remember seeing a service bulletin about it, but if there is one, it should be at the back of a parts catalog.

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