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Six Million Dollar Man start button not working

By pkurfess

10 months ago



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#1 10 months ago

Hi guys, I don't post too often and am a newbie hands on guy so I like to tinker but need to learn more. I just bought a Six Million Dollar Man game and had it shipped to my home. Upon turning it on, everything seems to work except I cannot make the "Start" button activate. I am not sure what to check first. As I power the game up, everything seems to light up and the solenoids fire and things reset. Then I push the start (credit) button and nothing happens. The flippers don't activate. Could it be a tilt reset or something? Any ideas please?

Another quick question: Inside the game is an outlet (see picture attached). Does anyone know what this is for? Do I plug something into it?

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#2 10 months ago

The outlet is a convenience outlet for plugging in a soldering iron or light. It is not fused, so you can cook until your house breaker trips.

Verify you have credits on the machine. Drop a few quarters to see if you get any credits. What is shown on the player one display after power up? Anything show up on the balls in play and credit section? If you can, open the head and lets see some good pics of the circuit boards. (Not too important yet)

Report back. It sounds like it has reverted to factory settings. We can walk you through that.

#3 10 months ago

Okay, adding more than one quarter worked! I thought it just needed one coin but it needs more. Now I played my first game on it! Yay! Thanks a bunch for helping me.

#4 10 months ago

Download the manual from IPDB.org

Figure out how to work the settings - number of coins for a game(s), etc. figure out to set the score level for a free game. If original boards, set the first free game level to the lowest possible setting. Doing so, everyone should be able to achieve a free game, thus you don’t need to drop quarters.

Good to hear it’s going. Happy holidays and stay safe.

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