Just and FYI... If this is too long of a read, I've made 2 video's below of pretty much what I'm typing here below for those who would rather watch then read
Little back story first.... This is my first EM I'm actually working on. I've wanted to add an EM to my collection for some time now and I came across this Jet Spin locally pretty cheap and seeing the reviews I figured why not! I've owned over 20 EM's over the years but I would get them in and trade them off as is as soon as I got them. Wasn't my cup of tea and I know it's worse if someone who does not know what they are doing, gets in there and starts tinkering on them. So I wouldn't even check a fuse. I just traded or sold them off as I got them in. I was always too scared to even mess with them actually.
So the years pass along with wanting a older flavor in my collection and along comes this Jet Spin. Now I did a little reading on the forums here in the tech section on this game and some made sense and some didn't that's why I figured I'd post up a fresh post about it. This was sitting in a vacation home for over 30 years. The owner told me it just stopped working one day years ago and it's been sitting for years since.
When I got it home and plugged it in the 1st player GI was on and the backbox GI and nothing else. Tilt was on as well. I pulled all the connectors and cleaned them I bought some really thin fine wire brushes and cleaned the connectors and headers. All the header plugs and pins have a white chalk on the pins and the the headers. Cleaned them up pretty well over all the chalk dust pretty much all came off and the connectors look much better. Then I stared to exercise all the relays. Several of them would pull as I did this trying to engage and I kept helping and exercising them. Mainly all the ones in the bottom of the cabinet. After a while the tilt light went off, game over lite up, I got GI on the PF along with the rest of the backbox GI was back, she would coin up, and actually play. Everything was working as it should for the most part. I kept going around just pushing the contracts in on and off and more and more was coming to life. So now it's fully working other then the score reels.
So now it's working much more than when I got it. All 4 players are working balls 1-3 lights on the backbox all follow along with score reel GI everything is looking good. Played about 5 four player games no issues.
Now I'm at the score reels. The won't go up with playfield scoring they pretty much don't do anything in game play. The game PF is keeping score and everything is working as it should. The only other thing I'm missing is the chimes. I'll get to that next. As for the score reels, if I manually put scores on them and start a game they will all reset back to zero each time I do this. But that's all I get out of them. So that's where I'm stuck. All 4 players nothing on score reels.
As far as the chime, It will chime one time when I get put the ball in one of the top lanes. I'll get a chime and that's it.
Here are the vids...