(Topic ID: 104198)

Special Force Touchy Targets

By bimm25i

7 years ago

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#1 7 years ago

Hey All, I have a Bally's Special Force machine that is so much fun to play but recently has decided to go squirrely on me.

When playing, everything works fine but at random points, many of the leaf switches stop responding all at once, in particular;

the 'K' in rocket
the last 'B' in bomb
the left slighshot
the upper rubber boundary switch
the middle right rubber boundary switch
the "load bombs" switch

when one of these switches stops responding, I open the glass and test all the others and none of them respond. the weird part though, is that sometimes later in the game all the switches wills tart working again.

any advice?

#2 7 years ago

So I'm checking the manual and it seems these switches are on the same horizontal line on the diagram.

I have circled the "row" in the attached image


#3 7 years ago

I love my Special Force. Dollar for dollar it is the most fun game in the lineup.
Sadly, these 6803 are riddled with problems and the electronics are crap.

I was having several issues with mine that I could not resolve. Luckily, NOS boards for these pins are plentiful and inexpensive. I ended up paying $80 for a brand new driver/MPU board from a local op that had a big stash of them and I never had issues again.

I know this doesn't help your current situation, but something to think about.

#4 7 years ago


if you have a lead on a NOS board please feel free to post a link

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