Lost my flippers and lower GI last weekend on my KISS Pro. Game then froze and wouldn't boot. Appeared to be a Node 8 failure.
Got a new Node 8 board today from Stern. It was the improved Node 8 (had the jumper on back). Installed it and game booted right back up. Played it hard... banged on the flippers. First noticed the lower GI bulbs had a slight flicker with each flipper pulse. This increased as play continued until...
Right flipper-dead, left flipper in spasm-then drops dead, lower GI (2 bulbs under each sling, 2 on each side in front of the apron) all go out for a second. Then game returns to normal. Power loss became more frequent with continued game play and flipper use. Finally, game cut out and won't boot past the Stern logo.
For those with Node 8 failures, was it just a Node 8 failure or did you find a different cause forcing Node 8 to fail? Any thoughts?