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Joker Wild tech help

By spidey

2 years ago

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    #1 2 years ago

    A buddy of mine has a 1970 Joker Wild bingo style game. It won’t power on although it has new fuses. Any help appreciated!

    #2 2 years ago

    Looks like your standard Bally EM bingo style game.

    #3 2 years ago

    that's the one I don't have a schematic for.

    assuming it's very like Twin Joker, do you have a voltmeter?

    easiest thing is power on the game and stick one probe on the solid yellow wire on the transformer, put the other probe on the wires on each fuse except the 115V one and see what you get.

    you need the meter set to measure AC voltage.

    if the fuse clips are weak, that can cause problems ... the fuses should snap into the clips.

    if you get no reasonable voltages, the only thing on the primary side of the transformer is the fuse and power switch. A quick test is yank the plug out of the wall, set your meter to measure ohms and stick the probes on the two plug prongs. You should get a low reading when the power switch is turned on.

    #4 2 years ago
    Quoted from baldtwit:

    that's the one I don't have a schematic for.

    Not much to it Phil.

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