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Tee'd off - won't start a game - first Gottlieb game - was stumped - **solved**

By wamonkey

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

OK - I have owned multiple Bally Williams games and I have done LED's and rubber kits / waxed all my games. This is my first Gottlieb game - so I decided to upgrade it to LED's replaced some perished rubbers, wax it the whole deal.

Everything worked before I did the shopped of the game.

So, I finish the game - all the plastics back on - all the new bulbs in. Again - it all worked before - both free play and on credits. I did not not remove any boards - re-seat any board connectors. Just LED'd / rubbers / wax.

Now - it says free play - it registers the balls in the trough (at least I think it does because it kicks them up as required). I press the start button - in either free play or credits and it simply does not start. The switch is making contact - I didn't do anything to it or any part of the coin door or that area around the start button.

What could this be - it looks ready to go - just pressing the start button does not do anything....

My first Gottlieb - never had this issue before, I have restored multiple games and this one is a new one to me. In utilities and test everything seems to work.

Is their fuses in this circuit that can prevent it starting a simple game when no other things seem wrong?

Please help if you have any ideas

#4 1 year ago

the door switches are correctly configured - I have power - it is ready to start just don't know what it is.

I think the balls are located.....just seems ready to go.

#5 1 year ago

Ok - the only optic I know I disconnected was in the red ramp. Can that being installed a little off cause this issue?

The trough has no optics just switches - which all work.

Are the optics interconnected?

#8 1 year ago

OK - I will double check - maybe I am just an idiot.

#13 1 year ago

OK - thanks for the help all and the suggestions. With the scan that "Benhurr" loaded on to the forum I did some more research and did a switch test and things were just kind of funky. I had multiple switches saying they were not working - so what was common was the diode board. I reflowed solder on all the points on the board and it worked - no switch errors - game started - etc.

I figure since I was putting in LED's and doing a general clean up the raising and lowering of the playfield must have just made a cold solder joint go bad. I hit all the solder joints on the board - everything worked like a charm.

Thanks all - hope this helps someone in the future too!

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