I was just given a Williams Fire! pinball. Its a Champagne Edition! Lots of issues but overall the game wants to work. First off batteries were toast. Game has been in a barn man cave for who knows how long. People said it worked when they first got it but one of flippers did not work (left flipper has a broken fiber link). With only one flipper they probably were not excited to play it. Took out batteries, had eaten some of the contact links holding it to PCB. There is sign of out gassing, blue residue on some component pins. Cleaned them as best I could with white vinegar. I am sure some of my problems are due to battery damage.
But game does come to life. Makes some sounds and GI lights come on when powered up after being off for some time. Can't read what it is trying to say because only four characters working in top two displays, two each at player 1 and 2 positions. No signs of life in positions 3 and 4. Fooled with diagnostic switches and display changes but can't read it.
Can get it into attract mode by pressing the processor test switch, the lower one, on the left side of the processor card. Once in attract mode can turn it off and on and it comes back up in attract mode. And have been able to get it into diagnostic mode and it steps through the tests. After a while all of the characters come to life in the player 1 and 2 positions. But never any sign of life in 3 and 4 positions. Sound system sounds great in attract mode and the diagnostic tests.
Put credits on it but could not get it to start playing a game. When start button pressed with credits on, it make a sound then activates a bunch of solenoids like its looking for a ball. Balls are there but none served up nor is the number of credits decremented. Machine just goes back to attract mode. All of the switches I tested are detected in the switch edge diagnostic test. In the solenoid test it serves up a ball. In the switches set test it says the center lane switch is set, none others unless I press a switch.
Another puzzling thing is that none of the three LEDS on the processor board light up. But the main processor and the sound processor are clearly up and running.
Any thoughts or things I should try? I hope there are some Williams System 11A experts out there that might be willing to lend a hand.