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Rollergames playfield lights all stopped working - Please help a noob! Williams

By pinheadpurdy

5 years ago

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#1 5 years ago

Hi, I got my first pin a few weeks ago and have been experiencing growing pains! It's had intermittent startup trouble - often it triggers the cabinet knocker and rarely it completely fills the score display fully. A couple times it has blown fuses for the flippers and poppers. I upgraded the Aux Power Board, but didn't seem to fix anything.

Now it has shut down the main phase of all the playfield lights. It seems to have a sub-circuit for accent flashes and that still works, but during idle and gameplay, the majority of bulbs do not light (figure-8, 'SKATE', WAR, 123, JET, jetways, ABC, pit lamps, WILLIAMS letters). Some of the bare bulbs, the jet bumper lights and the seven big red lights at the top still work. I have checked all the fuses with a multi meter and they check out OK. Any advice out there? Thanks!


#4 5 years ago

Thanks, I did some further fuse checking and it seems that all the fuses on the main power board are giving fluctuating readings. Could main pwr brd fuses cause this problem?

#5 5 years ago

Hawk, what is "BR"? I am just checking for continuity on the fuses - is there a different setting I should be using?

#8 5 years ago

Hi guys, thanks for getting back to me. Wolf - I'm definitely getting inconsistent beeps on several fuses on the main pwr brd - the fuses on the other boards give a healthy constant beep.

John - I had only done visual inspection on that separate fuse - I went to pull it to check it properly and it fell apart. Looks like I need to replace all these old fuses!!

While I've got you awesome dudes - I noticed some soot-like buildup under one of the flipper coils - could this be the cause of the flipper fuses blowing?

Also, I need to replace the 'extra ball' micro-switch and I have the part. I assume I need to solder the little resistor doo-dad back onto the new switch? Does the wiring look right on the micro-switch?DSCN3014.JPGDSCN3013.JPG

#11 5 years ago

Thanks guys! This info should certainly get me going in the right direction. Steve - at first I didn't pull the fuses and got false readings, then I did pull the fuses and several of them from the main pwr brd are fluctuating continuity (the beep cuts in and out). Seems weird - I would think that they are either blown or not, but I will assume they are faulty and replace them when I get more fuses. THANKS!! Pinsiders rule!

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