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One player game ball stepper acts like two-player game

By n1teowl

2 years ago

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#1 2 years ago

I have a Williams Solids N Stripes that is having a problem with one player games. Everything works as intended, including the one-player light on the backglass, except for the ball stepper. It is only stepping once instead of twice for one player games. If I play a two player game, everything works fine as the stepper continues to step one time. I thought it might be a problem with the 2nd coin relay, but that seems to be working okay (will switch to a two player game without difficulty when unlatched). What determines if the ball stepper steps once or twice? Thanks for any help you can provide.

#2 2 years ago

One more piece of information. I tested it out, and the ball will be given twice when playing a one player game. When I hit the outhole switch, it serves the next ball like this:

Ball 1, ball 1
Ball 2, ball 2
Ball 3, ball 3 etc.

When playing a two player game, this is of course fine as the players do switch back and forth. I also noticed that it doesn't seem to matter whether or not the ball index relay is pulling in, the behavior stays the same.


#5 2 years ago

Thanks so much for your help Howard and Rolf. I've started by making the Steve Fury test light. Works great! Next step is to test the areas you pointed out on the schematic above.

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#6 2 years ago

I did the test you suggested above, Rolf, and came up with no light on either 9-14 or 7-14. What would you recommend that I try next? It sounds like this might be a score motor issue. Does that seem right? Thanks!

#8 2 years ago

I was able to test the outhole using the test light and it worked fine. I took a closer look at the score motor and saw that the back side of the switches (where the wires attach) were all bent at different angles and looked like some might be touching. I straightened those out and adjusted all of the switches as best I could. I turned it on...and it worked! Once I got it going, I had a bunch of other lamp issues and minor fixes that I was able to get through in a couple hours. It now works great and I am finally getting to play it for the first time. Thanks so much for your help! Rolf, I see your posts all over and I'm sure that there are dozens of working EMs out there thanks to you. Also thanks to HowardR for chiming in.

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