(Topic ID: 235158)

Spanish Eyes EM Playfield not lighting

By Guinjasp

3 months ago

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#1 3 months ago

Hi wondered if anyone has any ideas what would be causing the playfield on my 1972 Williams Spanish Eyes EM not to be lite.
It keeps blowing the 15 amp every time I put one in. Traced the wires back to the relay and transfer and there are no noticeable shorts we can see.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
The game is not too much fun if the targets dont light up.

#2 3 months ago

Does the game over, balls to play match lights work? These are on a 10A fuse. Want to make sure the transformer winding for the lamps is working.

If so then it's likely one of the sockets is shorted internally or to something else. You can test continuity from the lamp buss braid to other components. If there is some there's a short. Look at the lamp sockets above the lanes. They are awfully close to the gi buss.

Do you have a breaker to test with? https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1041-third-coast-pinball/00475-resettable-fuse

#3 3 months ago

Thanks Cheddar. So I have ball in play lights but no game over and no match lights. Ball in play lights work and fuse is fine. I will order the breaker tester.
Sorry but not exactly savor with this sort of repair. Already had a repairman in to solve but 150 bucks later no solution. So this is my only hope to try and fix myself

#4 3 months ago
Quoted from Guinjasp:

no game over and no match lights

Inspect and diagnose this circuit with Alligator clip jumper wires, especially the indicated switch on the Game Over relay and the wiper disk on the Ball Count unit.

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