New! Dark mode!

Browsing Pinside at night? Getting tired of all the white? Switch to dark mode using the button in the top right (or CTRL-B)!

(Topic ID: 194024)

SOLVED: TECH DE Star Wars "0 Balls Missing"???


By RDReynolds

3 years ago



Topic Stats

  • 10 posts
  • 6 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 3 years ago by Sonic
  • No one calls this topic a favorite

You

Linked Games

You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider rdreynolds.
Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

#1 3 years ago

My DESW has picked up a glitch...I power up, it does a ball search. DMD goes blank for a while. Eventually it will come up and you get the push start message. Upon hitting start it gives a "0 Balls Missing" and never pops a ball into the shooter lane. I figure it has to be an issue with the out hole switch, but it tests fine in diagnostics?

Any assistance would be appreciated!

#5 3 years ago

Actually, turns out it was a short on the (non-existent) knocker on my machine! Very weird!

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from fattdirk:

How did you figure this out? I can't imagine how that would cause this error.

We figured out what was happening is the out hole coil wasn't firing, then noticed other coils also weren't. If the out hole coil doesn't fire, the balls don't wind up in proper locations in the trough.

Found one of the fuses was blowing. Tracked those down literally wire by wire to the Popcorn board. Just kept eliminating wires and seeing if fuse would blow. It just kept blowing. The absolute last one we checked was the knocker. Took that out of the equation, boom, fuse didn't blow, life was grand. I mean, we blew like 10 fuses figuring it out, but you can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.

What's funny is there has never been a knocker on that machine since I got it. So had to be a short in the wiring.

#8 3 years ago

Should add Sonic on here was the guru and my hero who figured this all out!

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
From: $ 20.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
$ 27.00
Electronics
Yorktown Arcade Supply
Wanted
Machine - Wanted
River Forest, IL
$ 9.90
Playfields
The Super Fasteners
$ 35.00
Cabinet - Other
Arcade Upkeep
$ 14.95
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
ULEKstore
$ 20.00
Playfield - Decals
Metal-Mods

You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider rdreynolds.
Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside