(Topic ID: 129631)

Seawitch not going into Test mode [solved, kind of]


By L_satan

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

Like the post says, not quite sure what is causing the trouble. Neither will the high score reset button work. Loose connection, perhaps?

#2 3 years ago

I just got done trouble shooting my Time Warp with the same issue.
It turned out to be a cracked solder joint or cold solder joint.

#3 3 years ago

I shall look at that tomorrow. Both buttons do nothing, and did work not long ago.

1 month later
#4 3 years ago

SO, I finally got to it, and the boards had been serviced by barakandl, who is AWESOME--needless to say no cracked solder joints. I have not replaced all the plugs, which I will do soon. After wiggling them, nothing. I looked in the coin door, and followed the Yellow/Red wire, up to the cabinet plug and there was a pile of electrical tape around the wire and a funny additional wire going to the braided ground.
Removed the tape and WOW lots of exposed wire joints. I quickly soldered them, and the coin door test and reset switches are fine.

Now, why was that ground added to the Y/R wire (which is cut excruciatingly close to the plug)? Is this normal? Seems like a hack. Truly.
Should I remove it and trace the problem, or leave well enough alone?

#5 3 years ago

It's a hack. That wire connects to ground at J2 pin 7 on the solenoid driver board. There's probably a bad pin in the J2 connector so someone just made the ground connection near the cabinet plug.

#6 3 years ago

Thanks, dothedoo. I will deal with that properly Wednesday night. Nice game collection!

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