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How bad is it? Ribbon cable in wrong slot when turned on!


By SkillshotExhibit

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

HI all, I have a Totan and made a terrible mistake. Ive been trying to fix a number of issues and I reseated the ribbon cable that connects the CPU (?) board at connector J202 to connector J601 on the PCB Audio Visual board. I had the ribbon cable on the CPU oriented with the red strip on the left and on the PCB board the red stripe was on the right. I turned the game on and everything flashed and went dead, I turned the game off immediately then switched the cable orientation and now the game does not power up at all.

How bad is this? What should I check, I can't get the game to power on at all, I have no idea where to start.

Thanks for your advice.

#2 2 years ago

Ribbon cables carry data, not voltage. I would check fuses and see if something simple went poof

#3 2 years ago

Check the main fuse.

#4 2 years ago

Oh, so good to know they don't carry voltage, I was afraid I burned up the whole game.

Quoted from Gunnut40:

Check the main fuse.

Where would the main fuse be located? I did a visual inspection of all the fuses on the WPC and PCB board and they look fine.

#5 2 years ago

You should check with a DMM. Use the continuity function.

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

You should check with a DMM. Use the continuity function.

And you will have to remove them

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from SkillshotExhibit:

Oh, so good to know they don't carry voltage, I was afraid I burned up the whole game.

Where would the main fuse be located? I did a visual inspection of all the fuses on the WPC and PCB board and they look fine.

Unfortunately, you can't just do a visual inspection of fuses. It's common for them to blow, but still look fine. You have to test then with a meter to see if they still work.

The main fuse on TOTAN is up front on the right by the service outlet.

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#8 2 years ago
Quoted from Goonie:

Unfortunately, you can't just do a visual inspection of fuses. It's common for them to blow, but still look fine. You have to test then with a meter to see if they still work.
The main fuse on TOTAN is up front on the right by the service outlet.
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Excellent, thank you! Ill check them with a meter.

#9 2 years ago

The main fuse fixed it, thanks so much everyone!

#10 2 years ago
Quoted from SkillshotExhibit:

The main fuse fixed it, thanks so much everyone!

No problem. Let's just hope it was a tired old fuse, and not indicative of a bigger problem.

#11 2 years ago

Yay #justafuse

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