So I picked up a Roto Pool. I should explain that I'm used to EM stuff having worked on vintage German wall bandits. However, pinballs are a whole new thing to me - I know very little so a point in the right direction would be a big help to get me started.
The machines is to my knowledge complete and appears very clean inside. Wiring and everything looks generally sound. All the rubbers on the playfield are dead but I can replace those ok. So here's where I've got to.
I switched on and on activating the coin switch it sprung into life (maybe it was mid way though a cycle? Anyway, lights came on, the bumpers advanced the score and shot the ball around as they should. The ball stuck and in jogging the machine the tilt light came on. Not knowing how to clear this I switched off and on but no joy. I then pressed the play button on the front and the machine appeared to go into a reset phase (as I guess it should). The counter on the backboard (the small one on the on the guy with the cue - what does that count anyway?!) stepped down to zero and I 'think' the balls also released. However, it now appears to be stuck in this reset. I can hear things whirring like it's still resetting but it doesn't stop. I haven't yet looked inside to see which bits are whirring. It would be helpful for a few tips on where to start though.
From what I've seen I'm guessing that the machine is basically sound as the main functions appear to have worked, but clearly there's a switch, wire or some other prob. I have done literally nothing yet apart form clean the contacts on the plugs before I connected the backboard. I wanted some advice before I did...
I have a schematic for it but no service type manual - is one available? Can anyone suggest a good trouble shooting guide I could follow - even if it's a generic one for this type of machine rather than specific to the model. Basically any tips or info will be very gratefully received by this pinball newby! Many thanks.