(Topic ID: 199326)

Stern RBION Ball Won't Feed - Diagnostics Pass

By Lawlor_and_Order

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

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?

#3 4 years ago

Ha ha (on mods 8-)

The coil does not fire.

The CLEAR test, when I hit "RUN" does nothing. Balls are shown as being in the trough, not in the lane. What I mean by "thinks it's in the lane" is the machine doesn't do a ball search or display a pinballs missing message, but sits patiently as if waiting for the player to launch the ball.

I can post a picture of the CLEAR TROUGH graphic if that helps.

THANK YOU!! TheLaw !!

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