(Topic ID: 281033)

Target Alpha Score Motor - broken switch?

By Boslaw

1 year ago

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  • 9 posts
  • 6 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by KenLayton
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#1 1 year ago

I am trying to get a Target Alpha working. I noticed what appears to be a broken switch on my score motor, but the switch is not attached to anything. Would appreciate if anyone could take a look at this picture and let me know if this something I have to fix (and if so, is this a part I'll be able to find)?


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#2 1 year ago

That's a brake switch. Just replaced one a few months ago. Call Pinball Resource with the name of your game and Steve will send you the right one.

#3 1 year ago


#4 1 year ago

Is it working ok with the broken sw.? They often do.

#5 1 year ago

So many problems right now and I'm not sure what's causing them all. The score motor sometimes runs endlessly and games don't always start properly. If I can add a simple switch and potentially rule out one problem then it's worth a try I guess.

#6 1 year ago

Hi Boslaw
one good site to read is: https://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/ to https://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=EM_Repair . And another good one is: http://www.pinrepair.com/ to http://www.pinrepair.com/em/index.htm . See the first picture here http://www.pinrepair.com/em/index3.htm#motor --- text to the picture "... back up brake, and usually not needed." Greetings Rolf

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from Boslaw:

If I can add a simple switch and potentially rule out one problem then it's worth a try I guess.


#8 1 year ago
Quoted from Boslaw:

The score motor sometimes runs endlessly

This could be because of the missing brake, or because one of these switches or relays is stuck closed.

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#9 1 year ago

The brake blade is to prevent the motor from "coasting" once the power is removed.

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