Been reading the forum for over a year and finally bought my first Pin. Bought a RoadShow from a private seller who told me the game worked 100 %. I play the game for a little and because it was very worn overall we make a deal and I take it home . I only played it for a few mins and it seemed fine.
Playing it for the first time at its new home and 15 mins in the game starts resetting itself in play. I launch the ball and soon as it hits a target or i hit the flipper game resets. Did this three times in a row
So having automotive background I decide to start looking at the ribbion connectors to see if any loosened on the journey to me basement. I carefully remove all connector on boards in the head box and reseat all of them .
I power up the game and see a fuse blow on the right side board. 2nd fuse from the top. It was a 3 amp. So I change the fuse and power up the game and see the same fuse start to glow. I shut it right down thinking I have a short or excessive draw in the circuit. I examine the fuse it looks fine and reinstall it. I power it up again the fuse does not glow or blow this time ,but the DMD is all scatter lights. Game will not boot. Thinking one of the pins might have been bent when I first checked the ribbion connectors I recheck and they are all seated correctly.
Just a note I also noted the transformer in the front of the game mUst be bad b\c they is some hardware device spliced into it. It almost looks like and secondary power supply. its the size of a wireless router and have no idea if this has something to do with this issue or not
I feel like a total idiot buying this game now. I bought it as is. Just wondering if you guys can give me an idea where to start. Thought i try myself before looking for a repair guy .Appreciate your help