(Topic ID: 202254)

Stern Stars Tilt Bob Capacitor Size

By Robotoes

2 years ago

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  • Stars Stern Electronics, 1978
#1 2 years ago


The tilt on my stars is not registering, and I have reason to suspect the capacitor. Does anyone know the size for this cap? I cannot read mine anymore, and I can't seem to locate it in the schematics.


#2 2 years ago

Just another disc cap for a switch. Like the 470 Pico farad.


Stock up, they are cheap.

But, this would not stop it from registering. Just stop it from registering quick hits. If you trigger it by hand and it does not register this is not your issue. The cap simply adds a delay so a slow old CPU can register while scanning. And if it was shorted it would register all the time.

#3 2 years ago

Also, did you do anything to it? We had a guy once who ran the plumb-bob assembly parts through a tumbler / polisher and wanted to keep it clean and shiny so he hit it with a few shots of clear.

#4 2 years ago

Hm, no I haven’t touched it. I guess it could be a connector issue on J3? I’ll check tomorrow when I’m back at the game.

Thanks for the reply!

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