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Space station driver board

By Clintonian

9 months ago



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#1 9 months ago

Hey guys my friend has a Space Station with some GI issues. The entire left side of the Playfield GI lights don’t work. Checked fuses, loose wires, ground shorts. No luck. I did find that a varistor VR2 on the driver board was completely missing. Would that account for the light problem? At some point it must have burnt up cause there is evidence of charring on the fuse holder directly above where it should be as well. The pic is a generic one which shows the VR2 (red) which is missing on my friend’s board. Thanks in advance!

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#2 9 months ago

Check the small relay boards under the playfield. There are three on the game if I remember correctly. It could be one of those board or the connectors on them causing it. I don't remember which one controls what off as I dont have the game anymore. I think one did the backbox lights and the others did each side of the GI. You can move them around and see if the problems follow or stay put which will help narrow it down to wiring/relay board/ or something in the backbox.

#3 9 months ago

Thanks DudeRegular! I’ll pass on the info and see if anything pans out

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