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(Topic ID: 6828)

Sound but no voice on blackout


By the_pin_family

9 years ago



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  • 10 posts
  • 5 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 4 years ago by St0n3PiraT3
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#1 9 years ago

My williams blackout has sound but there's no voice. Is that even possible? I'm new at this but it dosent sound right to me.

#2 9 years ago

On your sound board make sure your number 2 dip switch is off, also check the rheostat on the speech board and make sure it is turned up, and also check your ribbon connection. Start with that and let us know.

#3 9 years ago

It's possible. In Blackout you have a sound board and a speech board. Upper right in the backbox, connected by a ribbon cable. First thing to check is make sure switch 2 of the soundboard dipswitch is set to on.

#4 9 years ago

I was looking at my Blackout to answer this question while JW posted. lol He is correct, but I think #2 needs to be set to on. Either way you can play with your dipswitches and see if the speech comes on.

BLACKOUT! BLACKOUT! BLACKOUT!

#5 9 years ago

Ok! Now were on to something. I have some speach now but it's not much. I don't get any start of game speach and only end of game speech every other game or so. Nothing during game play. I just bought the game and haven't went through it at all. It has some problems but for $225 I couldn't pass it up. The dip switch was off and the balance turned to the right (sound only). Connector, reset. While I have your help,(and Ty for it) the bottom left line on several displays go in and out. All at the same time. All on or all off. Any ideas on that?

#6 9 years ago
Quoted from the_pin_family:

While I have your help,(and Ty for it) the bottom left line on several displays go in and out. All at the same time. All on or all off. Any ideas on that?

Most likely a resistor on your main display board. If you have the schematics you can tell which one is for that segment. If not sometimes you can tell visually which ones are toast, or check with your dmm.

Also make sure the connectors are all on tight.

#7 9 years ago

A wealth of knowledge. I'll check in the morning. The wife seems like she's had just the right amount of wine. I'm going to bed thanks for the help.

#8 9 years ago

That machine does not say much

#9 9 years ago
Quoted from hawkeye11:

Most likely a resistor on your main display board. If you have the schematics you can tell which one is for that segment. If not sometimes you can tell visually which ones are toast, or check with your dmm.

If all of the same segments of your displays are going off and on at the same time I would think it would be a connection problem but only becuase usually resistors don't teeter on failing, they just fail. But with that being said check the resistors anyway. They are the ones all lined up right underneath the top connection on the main display board. Easy to check resistance (4.7 I think) and easy to replace. Good luck and keep us updated.

4 years later
#10 4 years ago

I'm having the same issue... dipswitch is correct. The speech worked until I replaced the battery receptacle on the MPU. Now sound but no speech. When I run the diagnostic button on the sound board the speech works. Setting 34 is also set to 3 and 13 with no change. Any ideas?

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