Just picked up a 1971 Williams Solid N Stripes. I’m having a plethora of issues with it that I cannot for the life of me figure out.
1) I cannot “start” a new game by pushing the start button. I have to manually change the ball count wheel back to 1. The machine is forever stuck in game mode for some reason and is unable to reset or restart on its own.
2) whenever I do the above “hack” to play a game, it automatically plays two players. It also is stuck on 5 balls even thought I switched it to 3 balls. Here’s the main issue; whenever ball 5 on player 2 drains, the match won’t end. No game over, no lit ball number on backglass, the game just spits out an endless amount of balls until I manually cycle the ball count wheel back to 1.
3) it’s forever stuck in 2 players. However, all scores only register to player 1.
4) last issue i swear (there are more but I’ll spare you). My 10’s and 100’s do not advance to the next reel (goes from 90 back to 0 instead of 100, goes from 900 back to 0 instead of 1,000). The 1,000 works fine advancing to the 10,000s. Ive cleaned and adjusted the switches but for the life of me cannot figure out the issue.
Thanks in advance for ANY tips or tricks.