Hi everyone - My Hyperball machine has a bad gate / switch on it. Looking closely at these, they appear to be optical switches, where the target would just swing up and interrupt the light. The machine has 3 blocks like this, with 3 switches in each. Only one target in one block is not working.
I opened things up, blew air into the space where the switch is, checked hte motion, seems okay. Next step I think is to pull the switch block out and check to see if it's, well, switching.
I've attached a pic of the bad switch. I think the next steps is to undo the hex-head screws around the block and pull the assembly out and then do switch tests on it on the bench. It looks like this switch is the same as this guy: https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/tt-electronics-optek-technology/OPB380T51Z/1636860
Anyone have experience with these? Also, I'd like to make sure i'm taking this component apart properly (looks like 4 screws).
Thanks!Bad switch (resized).png