Quoted from reconsider59:
Strange intermittent issue that's arisen in my Goldeneye...
Sometimes, the left flipper just won't fire, or won't hold. I can't recreate the problem, it just seems to happen every now and again during the course of play. I've cleaned the contacts in the cabinet, and they aren't pitted or anything—kind of scratching my head as to what could be the issue.
So this has gotten worse—when I most recently went to start a game, the left flipper was bad. Shut it off, and checked the backbox: I had a good suggestion from someone that perhaps the fuse clips weren't making good contact, however, that doesn't seem to be the case. I pulled the fuses out, tested them, made sure the contacts were good and snug and everything looks clean, and tried again.
Upon restarting the game, now the *right* flipper doesn't work at all, and the left flipper will mostly work, but it sometimes acts like it's mechanically stuck (tho it's definitely not mechanically stuck).
I've checked the fuses on the flipper board in the backbox...and F6 on the MPU. All good.
My new thought is that the ceramic resistors could be failing? Is that a thing? I suspect this because there's some fine white powder underneath that board...I've got some replacements on order, but would that be causing this issue?
Any thoughts and suggestions welcomed!