I have a strange problem with our Medusa. What I thought was an issue with a weak trough kicker is something different and more complex.
When the outhole kicker wiring is removed, the machine plays properly. I pulled the apron and I manually move the ball into the shooter lane. All solenoids and switches appear to be running properly.
If the outhole kicker is soldered into place (yes, correctly) the machine becomes possessed. The upper bank of drop targets randomly drop and reset, the knocker fires with virtually any switch closure, the zipper flippers seem to get confused, and the machine seems to have a problem at the end of the boot up process with the sound continuing to play.
At this point, I have a new mpu (thanks barakandl), I have swapped in a known working solenoid expander board, I have swapped out the outhole kicker coil.
I am stumped. Any suggestions?