(Topic ID: 215768)

SWE1 intermittent power failure (but not to CPU)


By Poopiehead

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Hi, all!

I have a SWE1 Star Wars Episode 1 which maybe half of the time turns on and plays fine. Seemingly randomly, it will sometimes not turn on in the morning, and it looks as though only the backglass and computer is getting power), or will turn off mid-game and not turn back on. When it turns off, all power goes off to the play field and monitor. I’ve checked the connections and fuses, and I can’t determine how or why it goes on or off (or when it decides to play again). It doesn’t seem to correlate with how long it’s on (sometimes all day, just now for 5 min) before turning off. Any ideas? Maybe a power supply issue?

#3 2 years ago

We do have it on the same circuit as several other games, but it’s a 20A. When I was working on it, it was the only thing on in the building, and it was still intermittent.

#5 2 years ago

Sorry, I should say that I opened it up to try to figure out why it wasn't starting up normally. I didn't do any work on it prior to it not turning on correctly, and it had been working great.

#9 2 years ago

Thanks! I'll give that a shot, but the computer seems to be the only part getting power. Can anyone with a SWE1 confirm if the playfield gets power only if the computer is functioning?

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