So I have had the game from new and ever since I took it out of the box every month or so it blows fuse F1 (6.2A slow-blow) on the board to the right of the coin box.
When I noticed this fault I did raise a ticket with CGC and they got me to do a bunch of things but nothing fixed the issue.
The problem I have is, it can take weeks or a month before it blows, so putting in a 'fix' then means waiting for ages before you know that fix did not work.
So I kind of gave up on ever finding the fix and lived with it. - That's a lesson, if I get an issue like this again, the machine goes back to the supplier.
But since doing the upgrade kits, of topper, GI, XL display I find myself playing it every day so, so now its blowing about every two weeks, a right royal pain in the arse.
So I raised another ticket with CGC they have been helpful but we still have not found the issue.
We have tried covering the ball launch coil in electrical tape, unplugging and then plugging back in the 3 solenoid boards.
Now I am being asked to put cardboard or foam behind the connectors where the solenoid boards push down on the main board, as when pushing the solenoid boards in, the main board can flex and maybe not make a good connection.
This got me thinking as when I pushed in the solenoid boards they do not go in far, I expected a good old 'click' and well seated, yes they do have locking screws to hold them in place but they felt like they were touching not really 'seated'.
I was surprised how little they actually 'sat' in the connector.
Is this a design fault? With the shaker and general pinball vibrations maybe a loose seated pin is causing the fuse to blow.
But that said when I replace the fuse the game is fine for a dozen or so power ons' and I have not pressed home anything, but sure enough is two weeks or so it will blow again!
I am at my whits end with this issue, I am thinking of getting another solenoid board and replacing one to see what happens then if the fuse blows move the board to another position.
Or maybe make a cable that connects the solenoid board to the main board and use hex posts to mount the solenoid board higher up off the main board.
Finally to explain what happens when the fuse blows, I power on, the system starts to boot, then usually some coils fire (the trolls pop up a bit, a ball ends up in the shooter lane) and the drawbridge motor keeps running. Then I know the fuse has gone. I replace the fuse and the game will power up and play fine for two or three weeks turning on every day.
Any suggestion or help much appreciated.