Quoted from Lithium:
I would start by checking the resistance across the magnets to make sure one or both isn't a dead short. Make sure you disconnect the magnet board when checking.
Did any of the fuses blow on the driver board? I attached a service bulletin, make sure your magnets were relocated to an unused 50v rail.
My next guess is something is wrong with the magnet board. Especially if you blew both fuses (under playfield) when only activating the between the flippers magnet. Check the magnet board for any busted/burned components. Sometimes the PIC chip can be quite burnt looking.
Lithium and SkaIsntDead, (and I'm sure more owners!)
The only thing I have heard that I have yet to check about the magnets being DOA is that the flashers may be causing a short somewhere.
I have had basically a very expensive space waster sitting unused because the GoldenEye magnet curse has yet to be broken by myself. I have the brand-new magnet board installed, replaced the satellite magnet, checked the fuses, checked for the bulletin fixes - everything is fine.
My test for the magnets - it does nothing. It's like the power is not going to the magnets to activate. My game was playing fine, then suddenly, no magnet action, and let's face it, without the satellite dish, this game isn't worth playing.
Soooooo frustrating! Does anyone else have ideas for a fix??