(Topic ID: 150242)

Sinbad (SS) Gamoever Issue on 2nd Ball

By DnDPins

3 years ago

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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by Tomahawkjim
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#1 3 years ago

I have a Gottlieb Sinbad solid state (1978) which has had a Game Over issue since I got it.
Original boards installed

Here is the scenario:
Every 10 - 15 games, the game ends (usually on ball 2) with the Game Over lights illuminated. (Does not look the way a Slam Tilt does on a System 1) The ball is usually between the pops and the spinner when it happens. The game ends for all players.

I did disconnect the lock out coil however the same problem occurred. I also inspected under the playfield and did not see any wiring issues. What seems puzzling is that it is usually on ball 2.

This is my first Gottlieb game so I am a little unsure of the next steps. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


#2 3 years ago
#3 3 years ago

Bump...for the last 4 hours I have been shoveling snow...grr. And I have a snow blower!

#4 3 years ago

Bump for a little help.

#5 3 years ago

Could be the switch, wires, connectors, or bad diodes on the MPU.

Clean the outhole switch by running an index card between the contacts a few times and see what happens after that.

#6 3 years ago


#7 3 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Clean the outhole switch by running an index card between the contacts a few times and see what happens after that.


Check the switches below the pop bumpers too. Is the tilt bob on your machine too high and tilting the game when the pop bumpers are firing?

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