(Topic ID: 73686)

Pinbot


By CharlestonSCPins

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

Well, my Pinbot is almost done. So close I can taste it but I have run into a problem. Everything works. Going through all the tests each lamp, solenoid, switch, sound, display - everything works however, when I power up the machine with the coin door closed I get the "adjust failure" message. If the coin door is open I get the message "factory setting" Nothing happens after either of these messages appear.

If I run the machine through all the tests and it goes into game over mode I can then deposit a coin and the credit number will advance. When I press the button to start a game the display says "Ball waiting" but there is no ball waiting. If I repeatedly press the start button eventually the game will start, however it does not kick out a ball. I manually touch all the switches as if it is playing and all is well. When I touch the left or right drain switch I get the usual indication that the ball was lost but the display still shows ball 1. The game never ends!

Anyone have any ideas where to start? I have just about exhausted my knowledge and ability at this point. Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks!

Al

#2 5 years ago

I have no special advice but I can point you some text on those errors (assuming you haven't already been there):

http://techniek.flipperwinkel.nl/wms11/index3.htm#factory

#3 5 years ago

Sounds like corrosion damage

#4 5 years ago
Quoted from CharlestonSCPins:

Well, my Pinbot is almost done. So close I can taste it but I have run into a problem. Everything works. Going through all the tests each lamp, solenoid, switch, sound, display - everything works however, when I power up the machine with the coin door closed I get the "adjust failure" message. If the coin door is open I get the message "factory setting" Nothing happens after either of these messages appear.
If I run the machine through all the tests and it goes into game over mode I can then deposit a coin and the credit number will advance. When I press the button to start a game the display says "Ball waiting" but there is no ball waiting. If I repeatedly press the start button eventually the game will start, however it does not kick out a ball. I manually touch all the switches as if it is playing and all is well. When I touch the left or right drain switch I get the usual indication that the ball was lost but the display still shows ball 1. The game never ends!
Anyone have any ideas where to start? I have just about exhausted my knowledge and ability at this point. Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks!
Al

Is there battery damage on/or around the holder, or to any of the chips??. I am just about done with a board that leaked/gassed all over the place. Caused strange display effects , but played fine.

#5 5 years ago

No battery damage - fortunately. I did install a remote battery backup to get the batteries off the MPU board. I will try putting the batteries in the holder - temporarily to see if there is a problem with my remote battery. Thanks. I will let you know what I find.

Al

#6 5 years ago

Thanks guys - partial success! Hootowl that link was great. I removed the remote battery and installed the batteries in the holder on the board. I no longer get the "adjust failure" or "factory setting" message. The game comes on and I can drop a quarter in the slot and I get credit!

Now the not so good news, when I press the credit button to start a game all the ball kickers fire to eject any trapped balls the visor closes and opens but then I get the message "ball waiting" and the game does not start. I can press the switch in the ball trough and then press the credit button to get a game to start but the ball kicker never kicks a ball out and the game never advances beyond the first ball.

You guys rock. Any ideas at this point? Thanks!

Al

#7 5 years ago

Do you only have one ball in the machine? Sounds like the second one is missing.

#8 5 years ago

Nope, got both balls in the machine.

#9 5 years ago

1st: When you have your batteriesin the remote holder, are you getting 4.5 volts on the board? Sounds to me like the holder connection isn't solid.

2nd: Check the trough switches, both manually and in switch test. It sounds like one of them isn't working right.

Jason

#10 5 years ago

Pinbot lives! SchertzPinball thank you so much - you were exactly right. The ball detect switch in the trough was not detecting the ball! A little adjustment and it works! And I got it done before 01:00 in the morning. Hootowls thanks for the link to the battery and error message information. You guys are great!

THANK YOU!!!!

Al

#11 5 years ago

Glad you got it going.

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