Just purchased my first pin (Black Knight)! I am having issues (naturally) getting it going. 1st one of the bridge rectifiers shorted out and almost caught the machine and my house on fire, but I have since fixed the issue. I have the board that came with the game and another test board that I borrowed from a friend. This is where it gets tricky, at least for me.
Each board has its own sets of issues:
Original board- Game boots up, but does not start a game... switch test reveals that #45 (ball shooter trough) isn't working but only intermittently, sometimes it shows no codes. also when magnet button is pressed or any switch in column 2 (according to switch matrix) it throws codes for every switch in the corresponding row.
test board- put in and game started up but I pushed the magna save button and I think I shorted the board somehow....now the game boots up but throws error codes for column 6 but can be manipulated into starting a game by pushing balls back into trough. game doesn't work all the way through and pushes two balls into the lane... when a ball is in the hole to be pushed up into the lane it makes the rear left outhole pop, but if you push the ball out of the way it stops...
I know this is confusing and hard for me to put into words, please feel free to offer any advice on the next move and/or ask any questions and I can answer them more clearly. I have been working on this thing for 2 weeks to no avail, as I said I am brand new to the pinball scene and just really want to play!
any help would be Greatly appreciated!!