(Topic ID: 183955)

Space Station Solenoid Problems....

By yyyyyikes

2 years ago

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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by GRUMPY
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#1 2 years ago

Hi All.

I was playing Space Station today.....

And some of my solenoids failed.

Specifically the Left Dock kick out and all of the flashers, except the panel flashers.

I thought this would be a blown fuse on the Aux Driver Board,
but the thing is I've put a RottenDog board in and the fuses all
have their lights showing (and they look ok).

I had a look, all of these come under "Switched Solenoids".

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

#3 2 years ago

Thanks Grumpy,

Of course I'm getting this wrong - it's a Kohout board, not rottendog - only put it in last week.

You can certainly hear a clicking once on all of the tests of the failing solenoids
as you said on the "C" side.
and when you test the A/C it does indeed click and you can feel it.

The panel flashers are on the C side too and also don't work, was getting confused with
the panel lamps.

What do you think?

#5 2 years ago


yep, 2c was blown - didn't realise there were 2 2s!

but....it seemed to blow again when attempting to kick out Left Dock,
which is when I first noticed it happening at the end of a game with balls locked.

but another thing is, in Coil Test, the relay clicks for every C side test
except Panel Flasher. Does this mean anything?
Or could it just be a dodgy coil on the Left Dock?

thanks again Grumpy

#7 2 years ago

Will try this, that's what i would normally do.
The coil's been there god knows how long and has been working fine.
Normally i'd think the coil's gone if it's hot or smokes - 'cos of a blown transistor,
but i'm not sure about system 11s at all. I'll cut the coil out anyhow.

Really appreciate your help, maybe i can ask you after this is sorted why
the left hand side of my GI doesn't work......

#8 2 years ago

but....now i think about it....when i turned the game on after replacing the
fuse, it kicked the ball out of the dock. hmmm.....

bloody pinball!

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