(Topic ID: 231089)

Playfield without power after shipping


By Jerol

4 months ago



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#1 4 months ago

I just received a beautiful Scared Stiff which was shipped across the country (by STI). It arrived in good condition -- no obvious damage. I also know the seller is a well-reviewed Pinsider and that the game was in perfect working order prior to shipping. I set up the machine and it powers on, but there is no power to the playfield -- not to the mechs or to the lights. The Color DMD LCD powers on and runs normally, the backbox is lit and the coin door lights come on. Also, when I hit the start button, the LCD displays a game start screen (ball 1, score 00), but no ball is kicked out of the trough. I am technically and electrically challenged so I am turning to better, more experienced minds... I did make sure all the fuses were in place.

Any ideas/help would be appreciated and thanks.

#2 4 months ago

Look inside the head and make sure all the connectors are connected...look for anyting dangling around

#3 4 months ago

Did you check to see if any fuses were blown as well? If you have a DMM - Remove one side of a fuse from holder before testing with meter set to ohms.

#4 4 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Look inside the head and make sure all the connectors are connected...look for anyting dangling around

I did find these two connectors not connected, but the old owner stated those were from the old DMD display and were not supposed to be connected. I don't see anything else that looks disconnected.

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#5 4 months ago

Ground braid attached from main cabinet to backbox? Any pinched wires?

#6 4 months ago

Are you getting sound?

#7 4 months ago

I think those are removed when the colorDMD is installed and normal?

Whats the deal with those aligator clips?

#8 4 months ago

Problem solved!

Turns out all you have to do to have your technical questions INSTANTLY answered -- BY PHONE -- is buy a machine from HEP. Evidently, he's kind of like Pinball Santa -- he knows when you've been posting, he knows when you're in need. He saw my post, called me and now it's working.

The problem, by the way -- expertly NOT shown in my photos -- was a loose ribbon connector between the driver board and the MPU. Plugged in and we're good to go.

Thanks for all the rapid replies -- this community never ceases to amaze me!

Mike

#9 4 months ago
Quoted from Jerol:

Problem solved!
Turns out all you have to do to have your technical questions INSTANTLY answered -- BY PHONE -- is buy a machine from HEP. Evidently, he's kind of like Pinball Santa -- he knows when you've been posting, he knows when you're in need. He saw my post, called me and now it's working.
The problem, by the way -- expertly NOT shown in my photos -- was a loose ribbon connector between the driver board and the MPU. Plugged in and we're good to go.
Thanks for all the rapid replies -- this community never ceases to amaze me!
Mike

Awesome! How good did that first game feel after the panic subsided?!

#10 4 months ago

Those tempermental ribbon cables well get ya every once in a while.

#11 4 months ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Awesome! How good did that first game feel after the panic subsided?!

Awesome. Game is in beautiful shape and plays perfectly. Purchased from Pinsider delt31 in case anyone wants to know

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#12 4 months ago
Quoted from Jerol:

Problem solved!
Turns out all you have to do to have your technical questions INSTANTLY answered -- BY PHONE -- is buy a machine from HEP. Evidently, he's kind of like Pinball Santa -- he knows when you've been posting, he knows when you're in need. He saw my post, called me and now it's working.
The problem, by the way -- expertly NOT shown in my photos -- was a loose ribbon connector between the driver board and the MPU. Plugged in and we're good to go.
Thanks for all the rapid replies -- this community never ceases to amaze me!
Mike

Yes when you spend money here you are buying a friend

#13 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Yes when you spend money here you are buying a friend

That's nice. A little creepy; but nice.

#14 4 months ago

LOL

#15 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Yes when you spend money here you are buying a friend

Now that’s money well spent.

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