Hi everyone, newbie pinball machine owner with a problem or two.
Purchased a Judge Dredd machine recently. It was working (playable) when I got it about three months ago, but over time realized it has a few of problems. Lots of similar issues I've read about eg, Deadworld gearbox not working, right shooter button not working, lots of light strings not working (Dodgy wiring and burnt connector plug), etc.
Now when I turn it on does all sorts of strange things and wont start up.
I did notice that the lights in the "normal game" "Supergame" buttons on the front of the cabinet no longer light up. Test buttons no longer work inside the door, Right flipper pulses constantly, some poppers pulse also.
When I checked in the upper cabinet, first thing I noticed was the batteries were stuffed and leaking slightly, I removed the CPU board, cleaned it up, and put new batteries in. This reset the game but still wouldn't start up properly.
Checking further I found that Fuse 114 was blown, when replacing the fuse it blows straight away.
Also noticed the power board leds, only 3 light up, when replacing F114 t 5 light up but fade once the fuse blows.
Also two of the pop targets were jammed down and never came up, I have freed them, not sure if this is related.
I removed all the wires from the Power board except for the input wires from the transformer, fitted a new fuse, turned it on and it still blows. From this I presume there is a fault with the Power driver board, or one or the components on it.
Sorry to ramble but trying to give an idea of the machine condition.
Main question is, Is it worth buying a new Power board or trying to repair the old one?
Is it possible to start a game with F114 blown?
Does anyone think this may solve some of my problems?