Need help resurrecting TAXI

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Need help resurrecting TAXI


By bkaelin

79 days ago



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  • Latest reply 7 days ago by PinballManiac40
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#51 8 days ago
Quoted from bkaelin:

The coil is brand new, so I would be surprised if the coil is bad.

This is not only just checking to see if the coil is bad, but this help to know that power is even getting to the power bumper at all. Power (thicker gage wire) is daisy chained from one pop bumper to another. So if you don't have power to the one, then you should have a broken power wire coming from one of the other pop bumpers.

#52 8 days ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

This is not only just checking to see if the coil is bad, but this help to know that power is even getting to the power bumper at all. Power is daisy chained from one pop bumper to another. So if you don't have power to the one, then you should have a broken power wire coming from one of the other pop bumpers.

Good to know, thanks. The other two are working so I will closely inspect the wires.
I am going to check it out in a moment...

#53 8 days ago

Here is what I have on both sides of the coil, the other two coils are roughly the same.
No coil operation in the coil test, or switch tests, and this one coil doesn't respond during gameplay.
Meter set to VDC 200. I'm stumped.

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#54 8 days ago

Have you considered the drive transistor? You could try grounding the tab of the associated drive transistor to confirm that the wiring (and mechanics) are functioning. This should isolate the issue to the board.

#55 7 days ago
Quoted from DumbAss:

Have you considered the drive transistor? You could try grounding the tab of the associated drive transistor to confirm that the wiring (and mechanics) are functioning. This should isolate the issue to the board.

Have never done that. I'm guessing there is some video floating around that shows how to do this?...

#56 7 days ago

Using a wire with a clip on the end to attach to the ground braid wire in the backbox and then briefly touch the top of the transistor.

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