(Topic ID: 285743)

Star Wars Data East Not booting


By new2haig

5 days ago



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    #1 5 days ago

    Good afternoon, I have a DE Star Wars that will not boot. Upon power on, the GI works and the speakers hum but nothing else. No flippers, no start button. Cannot even go into diagnostic mode. I did notice that upon power on, none of the 3 led's on cpu light at all. Its like the CPU board is not getting power. Where do I begin to look?
    Thanks in advance!

    #2 5 days ago

    Start at Pinwiki, specifically checking your power supply board. Also look for burned wiring and connectors on the power board. The neutral or ground connection (I don’t remember which) likes to burn up the pin in one of the connectors.

    #3 5 days ago

    Start with checking fuses and loose connectors

    #4 5 days ago

    The fuse holders on those DE machines are terrible. Check especially F1 and F2 on the power supply board. Sounds like you are not getting 5v to the mpu. Those fuse holders bend and break often. I've had torepace at leas 3 in DE Simpsons ad 2 different DE Star Wars. If I hadda bet on one thing, that would be it.

    #5 3 days ago

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Ill start working on this Monday the 18th.

    #6 10 hours ago

    I have replace the power board and I'm now up and running, able to play, but .....
    I have a couple of minor issues remaining....
    Bumper Lights as well as some other special lights will not illuminate even if the light has been activated by ball in play.

    Where do I begin here. I have traced the wiring to the cpu board and all looks well.

    Thanks
    Nick

    #7 6 hours ago
    Quoted from new2haig:

    I have replace the power board and I'm now up and running, able to play, but .....
    I have a couple of minor issues remaining....
    Bumper Lights as well as some other special lights will not illuminate even if the light has been activated by ball in play.
    Where do I begin here. I have traced the wiring to the cpu board and all looks well.
    Thanks
    Nick

    diodes. I had three bumper diodes out on mine. Eliminate the obvious first.

    #8 1 hour ago

    Which lamps are they? Chances are all the lights are in the same lamp column. The manual is available ipdb. Find the lamp matrix and see. If it's all one column or row, first check that connector wire on the lamp board, (Not mpu). If that ain't it, it's most likely the transistor that controls the row or column. Easy fix if you have a little soldering savvy

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