Have you ever developed a problem with one of your machines, and rather than opening it and fixing it right away. You decide to "let it slide" and just move on to another one of your machines? When we used to have 14 pins, it seemed like one of them was always broken. We even printed a couple of signs and had them laminated that said, "Sorry, I'm sick. Come back later.". We'd place them on the playfield glass during parties.
We culled our collection to seven machines to fund our daughters wedding, and for a couple of years, I managed to keep them all going at the same time.
But then we got busy at work, and I started to "let it slide"...now we've hit rock bottom with only Fish Tales working as it should. So, I need your help tech wizards!
I have a Strikes & Spares, and she's a beauty. It was literally rescued from the remains of a lake house that was in ruins. It was sitting in three inches of water, missing her legs, and covered in dirt. But the backglass was untouched, and I had to have her.
Worked great for about a year, but now it's acting up. Whenever you start the game, and before you even launch the ball, any activation of the left or right flipper will cause the score to begin to increment by 100 points. It will do this several times in a roll and then stop, until you touch the flippers again.
Obviously a switch is stuck, or something...but I have no idea how to begin tracking this down. Makes the game impossible to play. Can someone help get me started?