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jjPirates of the Caribbean Troubleshooting/Tips/Issues jjPotC Tech


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Post #306 Tip on removing the black pearl Posted by rs812 (7 months ago)

Post #501 More tips on removing black pearl mini playfield Posted by LTG (7 months ago)

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#1352 6 months ago

I'm having issues with the black pearl. It was moving fine and then it stopped. Now it does not move at all.

When the game starts the ship goes down on the left side and stays there.

The ship moves freely when not connected to the motor.

I think this is an opto calibration issue. The disk that runs through the optos had a good bit of play left and right.

The Boat test menu has the motor green.

#1354 6 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

First thing I'd check is the flat metal bar that hooks the motor to the black pearl behind the playfield. There is two screws on it, you might loosen them and adjust if the metal piece is too tight.
LTG : )

Thanks Lloyd,

Everything seems to be good on the bar. What concerns me is the motor staying engaged. In the test menu, the ship will not go left or right. The force calibration does not work either.

#1355 6 months ago
Quoted from davisjl1979:

Thanks Lloyd,
Everything seems to be good on the bar. What concerns me is the motor staying engaged. In the test menu, the ship will not go left or right. The force calibration does not work either.

So the test menu is moving the ship now.

The picture below is where the disc sits when it is in the “home” position.
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#1478 6 months ago
Quoted from davisjl1979:

I'm having issues with the black pearl. It was moving fine and then it stopped. Now it does not move at all.
When the game starts the ship goes down on the left side and stays there.
The ship moves freely when not connected to the motor.
I think this is an opto calibration issue. The disk that runs through the optos had a good bit of play left and right.
The Boat test menu has the motor green.

I have resolved this issue. I learned a lot about how the ship rocking operates.

Issue: Ship no longer rocks back and forth.

Diagnosis:

Disconnect the bar that connects the motor from the ship first to determine if that is causing the issue.

If the motor does not move at all then check voltage. Easy place to check the voltage is at the connector that goes from the relay board to the motor. You should be getting + and - 13VDC during ship test depending on the direction you choose. If you are not getting voltage then check the fuses. If you are only getting one voltage then it may be the relay.

If you are getting proper voltage and the motor still does not work as intended, power down the game and attempt to rotate the disc that is mounted onto the motor. If it cannot rotate all the way around in either direction then it may be that the gears in the motor are binding.

Solution: I disassembled the motor and reassembled. I'm guessing this aligned the gears properly and allowed the motor to fully rotate as it should. If your game is under warranty, I would try to get a new motor (see warning).

Warning: The motor's gears have a lot of little parts and spacers that you don't want to lose. Disassemble this VERY carefully.

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