Hey guys, bought my first pinball.
Williams high speed.
Mediocre shape, but i didn't pay that much.
It was missing the shooter and spring and i was told the sound didn't work.
Tested it on site and it was too loud to hear anything, so i figure that it didn't work as said.
Get it home and manually sling shot the ball and everything seems to play fine.
But the sound effects do work with volume on full blast, but they can only faintly be heard, any backround noise at all and you can't hear them.
In attract, i can't tell whether it's the speaker buzzing eractically or it's sound.
The siren does spin though after a certain amount of time.
It's been a longggggggggg time since i've played this game, so i don't really remember what the sounds should be.
I have a few arcade games, but have no prior experience working on a pin.
After about a million searches, i came up with a few possible answers. One was to check all the connections, which i did.
Two appears to be an issue with the roms or chips.
If it is one of the chips, where do i get replacements?
While i'm mechanically inclined (licensed electrical contractor), i'd rather not take part in soldering anything on what appears to be an expensive board, but if they are plug and play and are inexpensive, i'd be willing to try that.
I'd like to try and rule out a mechanical issue first (mechanical meaning, connections etc), so i don't go sending a board out for a repair that isn't needed.
If i did need to send it out, where do i send it that is well respected?
I don't mind projects and spending a few bucks on fixing things, as i said i think i got the game pretty cheap based on the owner needing it gone asap. Also the place that sold it to me said their repair guy said it was an easy fix and was one of the chips.
Regardless, i based my purchase price on needing a replacement board.
Thanks for any input.