(Topic ID: 169848)

Gottlieb Gone Wild

By Sabre68

5 years ago

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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by ForceFlow
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#1 5 years ago

I have a 1984 Touchdown that when recently turned on, started flickering and clicking loudly. All the lamps on the deck and the backglass scoreboard flicker including the scoring displays. It will actually start in this frenzied mode but the flippers do not respond. I tried to post a video taken from my IPhone but Pinside will not allow it.
Thank you in advance for any advice available.

#2 5 years ago

Try reseating the driver-mpu interconnect

#3 5 years ago

Remove your translight. Behind it you'll see several PCBs. There will be some edge connectors and maybe some ribbon cables. Try reseating the edge connectors and the ribbon cables.

Do this with the game off.

Here is some more info.

#4 5 years ago

Thank you both for the advice. I will try reseating when I get home this evening and will report results.

#5 5 years ago

It Worked! Thank you guys for the simple fix. I just reseated the three connectors on the power supply board. It seems like a brand new board. The "J2" connector doesn't seem to fit very well. It slides up or down just a bit. Any way to tighten?

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#6 5 years ago

Can never hurt to replace the connector. Even if the board is new chances are the connector is still original.

#7 5 years ago
Quoted from Sabre68:

The "J2" connector doesn't seem to fit very well. It slides up or down just a bit. Any way to tighten?

You will likely have to change it to a locking friction ramp molex connector. That's probably what the replacement power supply is designed to accept.

If I had to guess, Molex 09-50-8061.

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