(Topic ID: 298459)

Night Rider Bonus Hole quirk

By AlexF

76 days ago



Topic Stats

  • 6 posts
  • 3 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 75 days ago by AlexF
  • No one calls this topic a favorite

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

View topic image gallery

Night Rider Top Eject (resized).jpg
pasted_image (resized).png
Bally_Night_Rider_Snippet.pdf (PDF preview)

#1 76 days ago

I picked up a Bally Night Rider months ago. Ever so slowly I have gone through it. After wrestling with inconsistent drops for awhile it's playing pretty good.

One weird issue left. The top bonus hole was giving me trouble. It would score but not eject the ball. I would have to nudge it and it would then score a second time and kick the ball out. After cleaning/adjusting the top hole relay and cleaning the kick-out switch it now kicks the ball out consistently. Trouble is it still scores the hole twice about half the time before kicking the ball.

I looked at the schematic and admittedly am not great with them. I am sure I can fine tune this eventually but maybe one of you schematic guys can fast track it for me. The schematic is available on IPDB for free download.

Any help is appreciated.

#2 76 days ago

Looking at this I think I need to investigate Score motor switches at 2B, 2C, 4D, 5A, 9A?

Bally_Night_Rider_Snippet.pdf
#3 76 days ago

If the Top Hole Kicker solenoid doesn't activate reliably when the Top Hole relay does,
Inspect and diagnose this circuit with Alligator clip jumper wires

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/gottlieb-big-shot-repair#post-6305153
http://www.planetimming.com/Pinball/troubleshooting/EM%20Troubleshooting.pdf
http://www.pinrepair.com/em/index3.htm#features
Example of a pinsider actually doing this https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/red-baron-tech-question#post-5858156

pasted_image (resized).png
#4 76 days ago

I would start with the Score Motor 7E switch:
Night Rider Top Eject (resized).jpg
Then check the other two if that one is ok.

/Mark

#5 76 days ago
Quoted from HowardR:

If the Top Hole Kicker solenoid doesn't activate reliably when the Top Hole relay does,
Inspect and diagnose this circuit with Alligator clip jumper wires

I've never used alligator clips to diagnose before. Obviously because my schematic skills are weak. With that said seeing the red line highlighting the path is very helpful. Thank you!

Quoted from MarkG:

I would start with the Score Motor 7E switch:
[quoted image]
Then check the other two if that one is ok.
/Mark

Awesome, I will start there, and then 8A and 10A if needed. Thank you!

Hopefully I can get in there tonight and check it out.

#6 75 days ago

I had to mess around with it for awhile but seemed to have resolved the issue.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside