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Please help with Prospector not scoring properly

By Brewster007

5 months ago



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#1 5 months ago

Hi all, I have a sonic prospector pinball that I let a nephew play and later he said it's not working. It was not scoring or no lights up on backboard. I had a play with it and left it. This week I checked it again and it would not reset. I went to score reels and cleaned them and now it resets. I pulled out the jones plugs and cleaned them and got the lights to work .So I can play it ,makes all the sounds but score reels will not move. I tried 2 player but it won't move to 2 player because of no score. I do notice that once started and I run over a scoring function there are a couple of relays humming. I found humming coming from the coil on the right hand chime stuck on , reading 27v .The gold and silver progression lights don't light and the middle kicker doesn't kick but collects score. The first two score reels work but the 10 thousand reel doesn't score. This happens on the second player reels as well. I am at a loss as to what's going on. I am about to shift and unfortunately don't have time to order and wait for delivery of schematic from USA. As because of moving to an apartment I don't have room for any pinballs. Any of you clever guys got any idea?

#3 5 months ago

Hi Howard. I had a good search and found the small chime coil (closed to cabinet) was buzzing and was reading 27v ac. The other one is the game over coil, maybe that's meant to be on ?

#4 5 months ago

I've checked and cleaned contacts on score motor but still no difference .

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