I had a dead flipper on my Firepower, and the last time my tech came out he identified a bad coil as the issue. I ordered a new coil and some idiot (who may or may not have been me ) tried to install it but failed miserably. It looks like the idiot soldered the wires to the wrong diodes. He was thinking that since the flipper mechanisms are aligned in opposite directions, the wires would connect to the diodes on opposite ends (i.e. the wires connected to the left-most diode on one flipper coil should connect to the right-most diode on the other flipper coil). But apparently that's not the case- the wires that connect to the left most diode on one coil connect to the left most diode on the other coil and so on. Right?
So anyways after the idiot did this, he pressed the flipper button and nothing happened except for a faint buzzing sound. After holding the flipper button down for a few seconds, the buzzing noise stopped- but then the opposite flipper, which had been working fine until then, also went completely dead. I told that idiot to get out of my house and leave fixing the pinball machines to someone who knows what they're doing. I did some checking after the idiot left and found a blown fuse, shown in the attached images.
Long story short, later on me and the idiot had a long talk and patched things up. He admitted that he's an idiot and apologized, which meant a lot to me. I let him back in the house and he's going to work on my Firepower again.
Is the issue that blown fuse? Also, can the idiot just snip the wires and solder the diodes back to the coil in the right places? I don't want to invest in de-soldering equipment, since the idiot would probably just screw that up too. So the alternative would be to just get another new coil with clean diodes.
Thanks for any help!