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Metallica owner's thread

By swampfire

6 years ago

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#16762 86 days ago

Hello fellow owners,
I finally got to join the club after years of dreaming about it. I bought a beautiful 2013 Pro. I've spent the last week replacing the Sparky magnet, changing out a couple songs, adding a ColorDMD, and adding a Pinnovators PINPAC. I'm also pretty sure I read every page of this thread. I'm pretty excited!
All was well until I was playing a game and the game started looking for balls after an Electric Chair multiball.
I've since done a switch test and all of Drive 2 does not register in test. (That's all trough switches, all lanes and the pop bumper switches) I tested continuity and I have continuity all the way back to the board. I'm assuming now that it is a board issue but I'm still hoping not.
Can anyone give me some advice on where to look next? If I had to guess I'll have to take off the board and check for any damage. Maybe (hopefully) I'm missing some simple explanation.
What do you all think?

Added 61 days ago:

Just a follow-up: It turned out my issue was a faulty wire/connector connection at the trough switch. It ended up taking out the trough opto as well as the sparky and cross optos which are on the same row/column on the switch matrix. Since fixing the connection I've had zero issues.

#16764 86 days ago
Quoted from dnapac:

Check your fuses.

The lights all show good. I manually checked the cab and playfield fuses for good measure and there doesn't appear to be any fuse issues.
Thanks for the suggestion though. Keep em coming.

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#16766 86 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

You could try inspecting all those switches for anything shorted to ground.

I will do that. Thanks!

#16772 85 days ago
Quoted from LOTR_breath:

Unfortunately, if a whole row of switches is out it probably is a board problem. A friend of mine had that issue on his Shrek a few years ago. IIRC he had to send the board out for repair.

I'm thinking you're right. I'm going to take a look at the board for anything physical but I may be able to swap it out with a working board just to confirm. Still have my fingers crossed.
Edit: looks like you were correct. The Q2 transistor is bad but already socketed. I should be back up and running soon!

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#16889 24 days ago
Quoted from sohchx:

Titan FTW!!! I have them in purple on mine with translucent slings

That's my exact same setup, too.

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