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*SOLVED* Tell me what was wrong with my F-14 and win a prize.


By Beechwood

8 months ago



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  • Latest reply 8 months ago by fireball2
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    #51 8 months ago

    I just shit myself, so I will clean up, go to bed and sleep this off.

    If no one guesssssses the correct answer by noon (12 pm EST) tomorrow, I will reveal the true reason this son of a bitch was f**ked up.

    Not like anyone cares... this is just pinball after all.

    Hey, it's only pinball

    #52 8 months ago

    Flasher shorted to a coil?

    #53 8 months ago
    Quoted from Beechwood:

    Getting closer, but no.
    C'mon... who wants those bitchin Solo cups?? That is like a $0.49 value.
    Gawd....

    I predict the secondary market will be insane for these.

    #54 8 months ago
    Quoted from Completist:

    I predict the secondary market will be insane for these.

    I'm banking on it, I got like 198 of these bitches in reserve when the dam breaks.

    BOOM! Easy street.

    #55 8 months ago

    On the upper loop the switch brackets bent over and shorted to the flasher bases.

    LTG : )

    #56 8 months ago

    If I win- I am quitting my job and giving my boss the F.U.

    #57 8 months ago

    Flex LED shorting against a switch.

    #58 8 months ago

    You were eating a fried bologna and cheese sammy while working on ur game and accidentally dripped pork n beef grease into the wrong place causing Pinball drama from within?!

    BTW you should be a game show host since you know every quip in the book

    #59 8 months ago

    Plug on cpu board missing keying pin reversed.

    #60 8 months ago

    Bent leaf switch touching a bulb base (or touching something else it shouldn't).

    #61 8 months ago

    Great, he went to bed and now we’re all gonna be up all night trying to figure this sh*t out

    #62 8 months ago

    Game has the flashers installed that they left out on the production games? Found out why they left them out?

    #63 8 months ago

    shorted coil on apron or pf brackets???

    #64 8 months ago

    You had a flasher lug touching a wire going to a coil => activating coils when flashers should have

    #65 8 months ago
    Quoted from Nihonmasa:

    You had a flasher lug touching a wire going to a coil => activating coils when flashers should have

    SO so close but no.

    Honorable mention #1

    Thanks for playing!

    Quoted from dozer1:

    Game has the flashers installed that they left out on the production games? Found out why they left them out?

    Honorable mention #2

    Correct, but not specific enough.

    Thanks for playing!

    Quoted from 1iblind:

    Flex LED shorting against a switch.

    Honorable mention #3

    Again, correct but not specific enough.

    You guys were on fire after I passed out HA.

    #66 8 months ago
    Quoted from mbwalker:

    Bent leaf switch touching a bulb base (or touching something else it shouldn't).

    WINNER!!

    All correct except the "bent" part.

    An LED was not seated well (by previous owner) in between the stand up "C A T" targets.

    After I raised the PF a few times, the base of the bulb was just barely touching the leaf switch.

    Could hardly even see it.

    Congrats! I hope you are local because the prize is pick up only, unless you live somewhere warm and I can get there for under the amount in my vacation fund ($14.27)

    Thanks everyone for playing!! Peace out

    Joel
    H.I.O.P.

    #67 8 months ago
    Quoted from Beechwood:

    I hope you are local because the prize is pick up only,

    Not cool. Never mentioned that in any other post.

    #68 8 months ago

    Rigged....

    #69 8 months ago
    Quoted from bssbllr:

    Not cool. Never mentioned that in any other post.

    YOU are CORRECT sir.

    I will ship to the winner when he PM's me his location.

    I hope he doesn't live in Australia (Noob Noob... God Damn!!)

    #70 8 months ago
    Quoted from Beechwood:

    I will ship to the winner when he PM's me his location.

    I mean a man of his word. Also who ever tried must really need;

    Grand prize is: 2 BRAND NEW Solo Cups (red in color), 4 gently used 555 bulbs, and a piece of string (manufacture and length unknown)

    #71 8 months ago
    Quoted from Beechwood:

    I will ship to the winner when he PM's me his location.

    And please be sure to pack it carefully...don't want that piece of string to be damaged in transit.

    #72 8 months ago
    Quoted from bssbllr:

    I mean a man of his word. Also who ever tried must really need;
    Grand prize is: 2 BRAND NEW Solo Cups (red in color), 4 gently used 555 bulbs, and a piece of string (manufacture and length unknown)

    It seems he lives in Indiana, so I think I can cover shipping with my vacation fund.

    But I will be sleeping with the chickens tonight when my wife finds out it is depleted.

    #73 8 months ago

    So the lesson is... dont install LEDs in your perfectly fine working game. It was not designed to use them, it does not need them.

    #74 8 months ago
    Quoted from Beechwood:

    WINNER!!
    All correct except the "bent" part.
    An LED was not seated well (by previous owner) in between the stand up "C A T" targets.
    After I raised the PF a few times, the base of the bulb was just barely touching the leaf switch.
    Could hardly even see it.
    Congrats! I hope you are local because the prize is pick up only, unless you live somewhere warm and I can get there for under the amount in my vacation fund ($14.27)
    Thanks everyone for playing!! Peace out
    Joel
    H.I.O.P.

    LOL. Of course I had a similar problem...with a Freedom EM. Turn on the pin, *something* would happen at some point (I think when I hit the start button). Poof would go the 8A fuse. I'm an EE, but now I was faced with what seemed to be countless relays...I figured one of them HAD to be turning on when it shouldn't. Out came the old schematic and a road trip to find 8A fuses. Countless hours with numerous 'aha!' moments, all that ended in dead ends. Grrrr...

    Not sure how I stumbled upon it, but it was plain as day when I saw it. The shorter side of the leaf switch must have gotten nailed pretty good. Bent 90 degrees, right up against the base of a bulb. I have a 3d printer so I printed a collar. Problem solved.

    No need to send a short distance to Indiana...fun was guessing (almost) right!
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    #75 8 months ago

    Fun thread. GG sir.

    #76 8 months ago
    Quoted from mbwalker:

    LOL. Of course I had a similar problem...with a Freedom EM. Turn on the pin, *something* would happen at some point (I think when I hit the start button). Poof would go the 8A fuse. I'm an EE, but now I was faced with what seemed to be countless relays...I figured one of them HAD to be turning on when it shouldn't. Out came the old schematic and a road trip to find 8A fuses. Countless hours with numerous 'aha!' moments, all that ended in dead ends. Grrrr...
    Not sure how I stumbled upon it, but it was plain as day when I saw it. The shorter side of the leaf switch must have gotten nailed pretty good. Bent 90 degrees, right up against the base of a bulb. I have a 3d printer so I printed a collar. Problem solved.
    No need to send a short distance to Indiana...fun was guessing (almost) right!
    [quoted image]

    Just goes to show how crazy repairs can be. Needle in a haystack.

    Glad you enjoyed the thread.

    #77 8 months ago
    Quoted from Beechwood:

    the amount in my vacation fund ($14.27)

    Is that a Roger Miller "Dang Me" reference?

    #78 8 months ago
    Quoted from oPinsesame:

    Is that a Roger Miller "Dang Me" reference?

    I don't know who or what that is... so no.

    #79 8 months ago

    Quoted from Beechwood:

    I don't know who or what that is

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