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just picked up a sharkeys shootout that is possessed. Help!

By Turbo74

2 years ago

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#1 2 years ago

I just got a sharkeys shootout machine home the other day and it’s acting up like crazy. It will play a game for about 5 minutes after sitting all day and then all of a sudden it the DMD goes blank, the sound kind of freezes and it just is stuck. If you shut it off and turn it back on it might cycle back and work for a few seconds but sometimes it will just flash a few lights and you hear a fast and slow clicking sound. It also blows the F22 fuse. One battery was corroded when I got it but didn’t look like it leaked on the board at all? Also if you push on the diodes on the big power driver board all the lights flash on and off. It’s definitely something I haven’t seen before. Anyone have any idea what that could be and even where to start? Thanks for any help!

#2 2 years ago

Are you good with a soldering iron? It sounds like you need to inspect your board for cracked solder joints around those diodes and the .156 power connectors.

Recheck around the battery holder. Personally I snip them off the board.

Also pull all the hot glue off of the ribbon cable connectors and reseat them.

Then re-evaluate where you are at.

#3 2 years ago

Let’s see a pic of the MPU board right hand side.

Chris Hibler - CARGPB #31 - The new place for pinball repair info

#4 2 years ago
Quoted from ChrisHibler:

Let’s see a pic of the MPU board right hand side.

Chris Hibler - CARGPB #31 - The new place for pinball repair info

The area below the burnt small ribbon cable is where I can push and make the lights pop on and off

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#5 2 years ago

I’d suspect fractured or compromised solder joints or failing ribbon.

Chris Hibler - CARGPB #31 - The new place for pinball repair info

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#6 76 days ago


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