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Laser War: Entering initials


By Billup

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Hello,
I've recently purchased a Laser War. Last night I got a high score, but when trying to enter my initials, I couldn't scroll through letters. I hit the flippers, held them in, anything I could, but it just stayed at "A". Pushing the start button advanced to the next letter but I couldn't change it from "A"
Any thoughts?
Thank you

#2 2 years ago
Quoted from Billup:

Hello,
I've recently purchased a Laser War. Last night I got a high score, but when trying to enter my initials, I couldn't scroll through letters. I hit the flippers, held them in, anything I could, but it just stayed at "A". Pushing the start button advanced to the next letter but I couldn't change it from "A"
Any thoughts?
Thank you

Check the switches on the flipper mechs. There should be a switch on each that closes when the flippers are activated, that will scroll through the letters. They are likely not closing all the way, or check for corroded contacts or a broken wire.

Also, does your lane change work?

#3 2 years ago

No extra switched on the flippers buttons, and the flippers work fine in normal play

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#4 2 years ago
Quoted from Billup:

No extra switched on the flippers buttons, and the flippers work fine in normal play

Sorry, you want to look on the actual flipper mechanism under the playfield. The "longer" switch is your EOS switch, the second switch in the stack is normally open and when the flipper is activated it closes, which triggers a lane change or the changing of letters.

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#5 2 years ago

Ok yeah I found the white and blue wire was loose on the right one and I soldered it back on. I don't see anything wrong with the left one. Need to test it out

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from Billup:

Ok yeah I found the white and blue wire was loose on the right one and I soldered it back on. I don't see anything wrong with the left one. Need to test it out

Does it work now? Inspect the left one for a broken switch or if it's not closing when the flipper activates.

#7 2 years ago

No left side still isn't working. I haven't found anything yet but I haven't done a real thorough search

#8 2 years ago
Quoted from Billup:

No left side still isn't working. I haven't found anything yet but I haven't done a real thorough search

I meant the right side after you solder, but I’ll take that as yes...i hope!

#9 2 years ago

Yup right side is working
But without the left, if you pass your letter you have to scroll through the whole alphabet to get back to it

#10 2 years ago

Awesome, check the left one for good contact/continuity.

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#11 2 years ago

Mine is also doing this. However i have no loose wires to the flipper mech switches. My war lanes dont switch when i hit the glipper buttons either. The game plays 100 percent aside from this issue. Help please

#12 2 years ago
Quoted from DanTheGlassMan:

Mine is also doing this. However i have no loose wires to the flipper mech switches. My war lanes dont switch when i hit the glipper buttons either. The game plays 100 percent aside from this issue. Help please

Do they register in test mode? Check them for continuity when they are closed with a multimeter. If the wiring and switches are good we can go from there.

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