Had some free time today and decided to look into the switch errors I've had since receiving the game...
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I was kinda hoping they'd go away with some play. No such luck.
The right rubber was an easy adjustment from below the playfield. #s 09, 10, and 12 though made me think I had a wiring problem. I got the Black Pearl out, and sure enough, as others have reported... severed wire:
It's weird... it's a clean cut, not really sure how that could have happened. I suspect sabotage at the factory.
Anyhow, no big deal fixing that up:
I was hoping that would be the end of it. But I'm still experiencing one problem. #09 is showing bad, in red. I guess that just means that it hasn't ever registered? Either way, the switch still isn't registering in tests despite the wiring now looking good (and the other 2 switches daisy chained are working now).
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Despite what I've heard, the pearl is a pain to take out. Mainly due to that finicky long allen head screw in the back. Threading that thing back in was a MAJOR pain. I'm sure I'll have it apart and back together at least once more before I get this switch figured out.
It's weird though, everything looks good, so I'm not really sure where to start now.