So Nic was at my house for four hours yesterday, but we weren't able to get S.P. working. I'm super disappointed because I'm certain the problem is simple...
Originally, you could start a game by adding a coin, but the ball count always stayed on ball one. You could play endless ball ones!
Nic thought the ball count unit was sticky, so we rebuilt it, but no change in behaviour. Still always ball 1. In hindsight, I think we should have used a meter to check if the ball count unit was getting power - it isn't.
The match unit had a sticking coil, but we fixed that by cleaning a switch on a score reel.
We took the switches off the index reel in order to clean the switches, and I think that's where we screwed something up. There is a switch there that should send a signal to increase the ball count in the ball count unit, but I can't find a schematic anywhere, online or elsewhere.
Occasionally the ball will advance to ball two or three, but not often. This makes me think its an index reel switch that isn't making proper contact.
What I really don't understand is why it no longer responds to coins being inserted, or the credit button. Only way to get a game going is to manually reset the replay relay under the playfield.
If anybody could chime in here with some advice, or a schematic, I'd sure appreciate it! I'm feeling pretty low right now about pinball in general, and could sure use some good news!