(Topic ID: 119801)

tech help in greater STL needed on getaway HS2

By Flake49

5 years ago

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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by clone97
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#1 5 years ago

Purchased a Getaway pinball and shopped it out and no have issues with GI lighting. Compounded the issue by trying to alligator clip a 7 led light strip which now seems to have shorted a whole line of GI lighting daisy chained together. Also now have a switch error showing in the test mode on switch 74. I can work mechanical issues but elrctrical is beyond me. I work 6 days a week right now and don't have time to research the issues.

If you live in the greater St. Louis area and do service calls please contact me.




#2 5 years ago

Contact Chuck at CP Pinball. He's close by and can take care of it.
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#3 5 years ago

Thanks Chris...I've purchased from chuck in the past but wasn't sure he did this kind of thing on machines he doesn't sell. I'll contact him.


#4 5 years ago

OMG, theres just no way that can be fixed... (Giggle) but since your parting it out now, Lets see, I need the backbox wiring, (Laughing @ my fun) Just kidding friend, hope it works out for you.

#5 5 years ago

Well clone come fix it for me. I'll buy you a bottle of fine scotch.

#6 5 years ago

I wish i was close, i would take that offer up! I love a good scotch, cigar and a game of pinball!!

#7 5 years ago

Now your talking Fred. Nothing better than a fine cigar and a glass of good scotch. Come visit your long lost relatives in STL

Actually I got a guy here on pinside coming to help me out tomorrow hopefully (weather pending). Hopefully I'll be all up and running by tomorrow sometime.

#8 5 years ago

Well I hope you get it fixed, can wait for some warm weather here is South Dakota.

#9 5 years ago

coomon chip blown see which one on tnt you tube

#11 5 years ago

No another guy I had been conversing with here regarding a possible purchase of a getaway awhile back called me this morning. He's familiar with the game. I was going to call Chuck later today but this guy called this morning and seems reasonable. Besides, gives me a chance to meet someone else in the area whose a pinballer.

#12 5 years ago

They say never to change or try bulb or led with the power on very risky.
I have don it a few times with no problem. I also tried it in 80 pin a few times and blew transistor on circuit board each time. We all want to see what the new looks like right away. whether it be a different color led and so one. Not worth the headache later. that chip on your board when replacing it put it on a socket. it case it happens again. Then your board wont get all hacked up from changing the chip.

#13 5 years ago

well I had the power off actually. It went out after I turned it on. From what I understand....now anyways....with LEDs you have to actually match + and -. My wires were yellow going to the GI socket and from what I could tell not marked as positive or negative....but didn't look that hard. So its possible I hooked the clips on the wrong ends of the GI socket. I'm hoping all I've done is blow a fuse but I now have a switch error on switch 74 showing up in test mode that wasn't there before this happened.....not sure what to make of that.

#14 5 years ago

I believe those sockets (and molex connectors) only have like a 25 time life cycle, my hs2 has smoke damage and some serious connectivity problems ... But back to the OP, A new lamp driver more than likely would fix your GI thing, In case your friend doesn't show.

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