Need words from Pinside “Wise Men” this Holiday season. I own a CCM Hollywood located at my son’s house, so I'm not there often enough to observe issues. Today I changed the flipper bats For the second time in about 1000 games. They were Really cracked. The ball smacks the top glass too often, and the flippers always seemed way too powerful. Further, last month I changed one of the flipper coils which had burned out, also for the second time (both are Standard OEM equivs, not hot ones). When I shopped this game years ago, I never thought to check for high tap. So today, I checked the Xfmr voltage between the two terminals: green wire (marked “comm”) and white wire (marked “30v”) and measured 34.0 volts. Schematic says it should be 30.0. The schematic also shows an empty (open) terminal marked “33v” which appears to be missing on my Xfmr. Incoming line voltage measures 120.7v. I see no evidence of rectifier hacks.
So the question is, should I try reducing the PF voltage from 33.7 to 30v? If so, how? And, do you think it would make any difference in reducing damage? Greetings!