I started working on a Bally KISS that a picked up a while back.
I imagine the issue was caused by me, as it would seem too coincidental that it would happen now if this wasn’t me. Here’s what I was doing.
I had everything working, and was replacing some dead bulbs. I was trying to get to a screw in a plastic in the back of the play field area, so I moved the playiekd out about 2 inches. I heard a buzzing and smelled a burnt smell, so I cut the game’s power off immediately. I then went searching for what may have burned.
I discovered there are a couple of fried wires coming off the transformer, which lead to power supply board.
I was going to replace the power supply board and re-pin the harnesses any ways, but what should I do about the transformer now?
Did my moving the play field cause that to burn up? Is it something I can repair, or do I need to get a new one? Is this a part that is too dangerous to keep in the game if it had this issue? Is the transformer something that is best to send out to an expert for repair?
I have never dealt with any power supply stuff before, so I’m at a real loss at what to do.
As always, it’s one step forward and three steps backwards.