Howdy, my Ripley's Believe It or Not! has been working great, but all of a sudden it decided a ball was missing after a drain in mid-game. Long story short, it's now in a state where if I run the diagnostics the following occurs:
- Boot up finds all four balls. No "missing pinball" message, in other words.
- The "Clear Trough" diagnostic shows four balls (presumably meaning the optos are detecting them fine) BUT an attempt to RUN the Clear Trough sequence doesn't do anything.
- The ball isn't fed at all to the plunger lane. The game thinks it's there, though, and sits as if you're about to plunge the non-existent ball.
I removed all four balls manually and did a factory reset in software, tried it again, twice, but it always comes back to this state.
I don't even know what diagnostics to run, since the screens aren't showing any faults. Presumably if this was a loose wire for the ball feeder it would show up someplace.
Any ideas about things to try?