(Topic ID: 200709)

Raising the Checkpoint checkered flag?

By Vannos

4 years ago

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  • Latest reply 8 months ago by MJW
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#1 4 years ago

Is there a trick to raising the single checkered flag drop target in Checkpoint during 3 ball multiball and starting jackpot? On my machine i've seen 3-ball multiball achieved many times but that single drop target never raises and jackpot mode never starts. I've read the manual and it says jackpot mode starts during 3-ball multiball. Am i missing something?

Running the appropriate coil tests indicates that the target's coil is working fine and the target can be raised/lowered fine in diagnostics.

Any insight would be helpful,


#2 4 years ago

I believe i've solved the issue. The drop target switch was dirty and effectively stuck open. This caused the game to avoid entering jackpot mode, likely because it could not correctly or reliably determine the state of the drop target.

3 years later
#3 8 months ago

This seems to be an ongoing problem.

Mine didn’t work for a long time and couldn’t get switch adjusted correctly.

Replaced switch with one from a working game and worked fine for about twenty games.

Now the switch or not reading again. Coil works in test mode so I know it’s the switch.
Crazy how a switch could get out of adjustment that quick...

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