(Topic ID: 133725)

Random Reboots - Roller Coaster Tycoon

By Spyderturbo007

5 years ago

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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by schudel5
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#1 5 years ago

A friend of mine has a RCT that's been rebooting randomly. Sometimes he'll turn it on and it will reboot 4 or 5 times. Other times you can play 8 - 10 games before it reboots. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason.

I'm finding a lot of threads with reboot issues related to Williams machines, but nothing relating to Stern. His brother in law has been repairing circuit boards for decades so he has that benefit, but I was hoping to give him a starting point.

3 weeks later
#3 5 years ago

I just wanted to update this thread with the resolution. It turns out it was a fuse.

I'm not sure how a fuse could cause random reboots, but after another guy looked at the boards and followed your instructions schudel5, he suggested that one of the fuses be replaced (I didn't ask my friend which one they replaced). There has probably been a bunch of games on it since then and it's been fine according to my buddy.

11 months later
#5 4 years ago

Apparently it started again a few months ago. He had is brother in law check out the boards and said they are fine. You can barely get past 1 or 2 balls before it reboots. It will also randomly reboot during attract mode.

He said that his brother in law tested and was getting 5V at R114.

Where do we go next? His brother in law is supposedly an electrical engineer by trade, so I would think he knows what he's doing. Should the boards be sent out to someone that's an expert when it comes to pinball machine boards?

#6 4 years ago

Bump for some help.

#8 4 years ago

When you say driver board, what does the driver board drive? So unplug it and play the game? Please excuse my ignorance.

#15 4 years ago

Thanks so much for the parts list. Looks like some soldering is required.

He'll have to dig someone up that can do that for him.

#16 4 years ago

Damn. $5 minimum order. I guess I need to find something else to buy.

Is this the crimper I would need?

Part Number: W-HT-1919
Crimper, 0.093" & 0.156"
Crimper, 0.093" & 0.156"
Crimper (Red)
For 0.093" and 0.156" contacts, Wire sizes 24 through 14AWG
Use with the following crimp contacts:
Manufacturer: Waldom

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