(Topic ID: 196255)

J120 Connector Melted


By CUJO

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Smelled something burning last night while playing Popeye.
Shut off game and opened backbox and sniffed/felt around for suspect.
See pics.
I have already crimped (4) new turficon pins ans installed in a new 11 pin connector.
Also buffed the two pins J120-10,11 to clean them some.
I know I should probably re-pin the driver board too...

Turned on the pin and all seems fine. The connector area of J120-10,11 is getting warm to the touch after 10-15 minutes but maybe it's always been that way?
So is that the GI supply to the backbox/playfield? If I LED the backbox, will that help to lower the current draw thru those pins?

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#2 2 years ago

You should really do the pins also. Leds will help though.

#3 2 years ago

Just seems like the gauge of the wire going in to this J120 connector is sort of skimpy too.

#4 2 years ago
Quoted from CUJO:

If I LED the backbox, will that help to lower the current draw thru those pins?

YES.

But also re-do the pins and replace the connector. Maybe even LED the playfield as well and save yourself the future headache.

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