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(Topic ID: 205961)

Gottlieb College Queens Not Resetting, Playfield not lit


By Mr_Psychosis

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by currieddog
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#1 2 years ago

I have a 1969 Gottlieb College Queens that is not resetting, and the playfield is not lit, but the backbox is lit.

The game has been in our family for decades and has always functioned properly, until now. This machine had been in storage for a few years then we moved to California where it was taken to a pinball specialty repair outfit about 6 months ago for checkout. It has been playing well until few days ago. It powers up OK, but when I attempt to start a game it doesn't respond. The playfield lights don't come on, but the backbox lights up fine, and the tilt light is on continually. It also appears that the ball count wheel - the one on the right side if in playing position with the number 0-20 is stuck.

Any assistance greatly appreciated!

1.) I checked the fuses with my Fluke 85 DMM, all good.

2.) There is no burnt smell.

3.) I have ordered a schematic, and know how to read one.

Thanks!

#2 2 years ago

It appears that your credit unit (what you called the "ball count wheel") needs to be checked. It should increment/decrement easily when you work the plungers. Also check the switches.

#3 2 years ago

You can also disconnect the Jones plugs from the main board, make sure they are clean and re-seat the Jones plugs...

1 week later
#4 2 years ago

Got it! Things were dirty (switches and relays around the Ball Count Wheel), also the rig to set the machine to freeplay had come undone!
Thank you currieddog and fredsmythson for chiming in and helping out!

#5 2 years ago

Excellent! Please check as "resolved."

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