I've been talking to stern and my distributor about a problem I've been having but I just want to see if anyone else has had this happen on spike2 machines
It started occasionally but has progressed worse and worse over time. I'm getting a service menu node board 8 overcurrent protection... The lower left playfield GI blue lighting goes out and also the flippers die for a split second. I can usually power off and do a couple tests to reset the overcurrent protection but the minute I start a game and touch a flipper now all the LEDs flash and the overcurrent protection triggers again and the blue lights go out. No power mods on the game
Pat from Stern has been great ..we've been trying to figure out where the short is... I pulled all the #187 blue bulbs that are affected on the string but the problem still happens when no bulbs are installed.
I'm away from home until Sunday and I can't really troubleshoot away on the road so I'm just thinking out loud here... Pat also thought it maybe the flipper panel over the GI light possibly causing a short...
The more I search and read on pinside it seems like this may be beyond a short though and may point to node 8 board failure of some sort.
Thanks for hearing me out I'm sure we'll get it solved Pat from Stern and Kurt and Mark from hemispheres Amusements have been all over this and very supportive since i let them know what happened (amazing customer support from hemispheres)... I'm just searching out any experience out there to see if maybe we can come up with a possible solution