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Odd switch issue

By jdebottis

2 years ago


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#1 2 years ago

Hi.

About 4-5 months ago I got my first machine, a TMNT premium.
Over the weekend I ran into an issue where I had the four rollover switches in the upper right playfield corner stop working. I did a switch test and none responded. Oddly enough, when I raise the playfield to view the underside and test the switches, all four work fine and test normal.

So I think it seems some sort of wire or connection is flexing weird or failing when it’s down.

Anyone have any guesses what this could be? Or how to diagnose the source of the problem? I’m new to all this but am trying pretty hard to learn so thanks in advance for any help.

#2 2 years ago

Review the manual and advise what switch numbers aren’t working. Otherwise, everything is a guess.

#3 2 years ago

It’s switch numbers 63, 64, 66, and 67. The other switches on the same connector (56, 57, and 62) are functioning perfect.

#4 2 years ago

ALL of those switches ground from pins 11/12 in the connector and probably daisy chain from one switch to the next, including 56, 57 and 62. Check all of those switch numbers for a potential loose black/gray wire.

#5 2 years ago

A wire had indeed come loose on one of the switches. It came completely off. When I hold it on the switch it works fine. So strip the wire and solder back on?

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#6 2 years ago
Quoted from jdebottis:

So strip the wire and solder back on?
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Just that simple

#7 2 years ago

And then contribute to Pinside. Someone just saved you a $150 house call.

#8 2 years ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

And then contribute to Pinside. Someone just saved you a $150 house call.

Ah yes...let's turn that heart red!

#9 2 years ago

You’re welcome.

#10 2 years ago

Thanks guys.

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#11 1 year ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

And then contribute to Pinside. Someone just saved you a $150 house call.

Still no contribution, and I'd definitely charge at least $250 for that call these days

#12 1 year ago

To be fair, it looks like OP indeed donated a year ago for this year-old thread.

But my heart lapsed so I just re-upped.

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