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Roller games powering up to "adjustment failure"

By TronGuy

9 years ago


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#1 9 years ago

I have had this game for a year or less, never an issue, set to freeplay and keeps high scores.

I hadn't turned it on for a couple of weeks until the other day. Booted up to adjustment failure on the screen and wouldn't coin up. After goofing around in the menu of test mode I got it back to freeplay and played some games. Tueprn it off and back onand back to adj. failure.

Is this likely something simple like time to change the battery ( if there is one)? Anyone else have this happen?

#2 9 years ago

There are 3 AA batteries in the backbox.

Hopefully they just died, and didn't leak.

#3 9 years ago

Generally speaking, it means it's time to change the batteries...

#4 9 years ago

Well i pulled the batteries and they tested good at 1.57 volts. New ones test at 1.60.

Changed then anyway, still have the problem. Guess I will reseat some connectors and see what happens.

#5 9 years ago

Oh and the red led on what I would describe as the main board "diagnostics led" is flashing.

I don't really want to pull this board out, but a reflow of solder could be the next step huh?

#6 9 years ago

You have to to a factory restore after replacing the batteries. As per the blinking diagnostics light that's normal.

Also here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/system-adjust-failure-on-whirlind-even-after-replacing-the-battery-pack-wrem

#7 9 years ago

thanks, I think I accidentally did that. I went into the test buttons and got it back to freeplay, along the way it said something about factory, or factory reset.

Anyway, the old batteries were good, the new batteries are good. It's back to normal.

thanks for the insight everyone.

#8 9 years ago

It's possible that the batteries weren't making a good connection in the holder and putting in new ones took care of that. It's also possible that you have a cracked solder joint between the board and the holder.

Hopefully, it's good for now.

Dave

#9 9 years ago

Also your battery holder could be bad (corroded, contacts rotted away, etc.)

I always recommend an NVRAM upgrade for this as you never have to worry about batteries ever again and you remove the possibility of future acid damage to your board.

Big Daddy's carries PinForge NVRAM upgrades:
http://www.bigdaddy-enterprises.com/ProductPages/pinforge.html
and
Lock When Lit carries anypin NVRAM as well:
http://lockwhenlit.com/anyPin.htm

#10 9 years ago

yeah it's back to it's tricks again. I need to go into test mode or whatever each time.

time to pull that board and do some resolder work. there seem to be 100 molex connectors to it, I do not look forward to this one.

I will look into the nvram upgrade, sounds like the right way to go.

#11 9 years ago

Yeah NVRAM or external battery pack. You definitely want the batteries off of the board.

#12 9 years ago

Based on losing memory, the only reflow you would need to do is on the battery pack connections. But while you have the board out, go ahead and install the nvram or external pack. Molex connectors aren't going to cause your symptoms. Loss of battery or bad RAM would be the only culprits.

#13 9 years ago
Quoted from robertmee:

Based on losing memory, the only reflow you would need to do is on the battery pack connections. But while you have the board out, go ahead and install the nvram or external pack. Molex connectors aren't going to cause your symptoms. Loss of battery or bad RAM would be the only culprits.

Yeah I meant, disconnecting the 100 molex to that board seems like a pain in the a$$.

I guess I should order the nvram and do it all in one shot. thanks guys

1 year later
#14 7 years ago

Hi guys, I was doing some work to my RG retheme today by messing with the displays while the game was on (stupid). It got pissed at me and blew a fuse on the power board. I put a new fuse in and it came up with "Adjustment Failure" and a row of lines on the lower display. Once I force it through to gameplay, the row of lines remains behind all the scoring and call-outs. I will try the factory restore, but is my display FURAR? Thanks!

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