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Hollywood Heat


By Bull

11 months ago



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    #1 11 months ago

    Hello all, it has been a while since I posted! And in the past everyone has been so helpful!

    Usually I can figure out most my my problems by searching the forums or with my own skill, however today I am stumped.

    To begin I have mostly all EMs with the exception of Hollywood Heat!

    And the story goes...

    It was working fine at my house last night, I played a few games and all was good.

    I brought it to my girlfriends for a New Year’s Eve party, set it up, and now problems.

    When the ball drains it does not register the ball drained and the solenoid does not kick the ball over. If I manually push it over with my finger the game will continue.

    Also if the balls are locked, the kickouts do not work for multiball and they just keep continually scoring durning multiball.

    All fuses are good and I have been reading the schematics from top to bottom with no luck.

    I will say I am electronically smart as I have 4 years schooling in electronics, but this one has me!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

    #2 11 months ago

    Switch in ball trough not registering. Adjust it.

    #3 11 months ago

    Sorry I forgot to add in my original post, I already check continuity on the switch and it is closing, seems like whatever circuit is supposed to fire the solenoids for the ball troff and locked balls is not working, but I can not find it in the schematic.

    #4 11 months ago
    Quoted from Bull:

    Sorry I forgot to add in my original post, I already check continuity on the switch and it is closing, seems like whatever circuit is supposed to fire the solenoids for the ball troff and locked balls is not working, but I can not find it in the schematic

    If you put the game into switch test, are any of the other switches closed when supposed to be open?

    #5 11 months ago

    Reseat the connectors on the MPU in the backbox. I had this problem once myself on the same game, and that took care of it

    #6 11 months ago

    Just tried to reseat all of the connections in the back box, no luck.

    I am stumped!

    Seems like it has to be something that come lose in transport. But I can’t find anything!

    So confused.

    Thanks for all suggestions, still digging!

    #7 11 months ago

    And one more thing to add, I
    The machine knows the ball has drained because it shuts off the flippers and the sounds change.

    Found a loose ground hoping that was the problem but no such luck!!

    Ugh!

    #8 11 months ago

    I had the trough issue in my LOTR and it was due to a magnetized ball(s) that would rest just outside of the trough switch. Replacing the balls fixed the issue. They were new silver jets too. Put the old back in and it was happy.

    #9 11 months ago

    Try reseating the interconect between the mpu and driverboard, also try tigtening the transistors that are screwed to the driver board (thats how they get there ground) i dont have that game so I dont know what transistor fires it.

    #10 11 months ago

    I found Fuse 10 to be bad!

    Although it tested ok originally, with a slight shake the filament broke completely open!

    Thank you all for the suggestions and help!!

    All is working perfectly now!!!

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