(Topic ID: 288558)

Hurricane No GI Lighting Playfield or Back Box

By keepitgoing47

3 days ago

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#1 3 days ago

hows it going....i have hurricane pinball and no GI lights on playfield or back box are working and 30% of insert lights not working

-purchased the game had battery acid leak cpu board corroded 2 rows of resistors. Also a couple of the U chips underneath battery holder had leg corrosion from acid leak. game was asking to check fuse 114 and 115 upon trying to boot with new batteries and minor clean up. Which were both fine.

-installed a new cpu board. game now boots up and plays as it should no errors but no gi lights at all and half insert lights out

-all led check lights on driver board are lit up except 3 which is supposed be off

-all fuses have power and have not blown

-there is power at all of the GI lights not working

-the j115 plug had been plugged in upside down so i plugged in correct direction

-checked all plug positions on boards and wiring placement

-i put a jumper from Q12 to ground and other 5 heat sink transitors going to gi, only one string of gi lit up. figured it was bad triac tranisitors so I had the 5 replaced for GI. no change.

-following another thread talked about U1 on driver board links all the gi from driver board through ribbon cable over to cpu which controls dimming of all lighting. i've never really gone this deep but its getting a little pressure. was thinking of buying a new driver board but fear of not fixing the problem. the wiki was saying logic probe test from U1 to cpu leg

First picture shows original board battery acid damage

#2 3 days ago
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#3 3 days ago

Can you start with reseating the short ribbon cable at the CPU board and the driver board? Any change?

#4 2 days ago

Ok. I took off the short ribbon cable. Inspected it and flipped the ends to opposite boards to make sure it wasn’t bad wire. Its the same.

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#6 2 days ago

I ordered a logic probe from amazon. Supposed to be here tomorrow. I feel maybe there are just 3 things I haven’t checked but i could be wrong:
I did check the pre transistors to Q12-18 on diode test they had between .4 and .6 and that seems unlikely to me all would be bad.

Not sure i think that just leaves U1 chip on driver and the original mpu chip i switched to new socket on the new mpu board

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