This might be more just a Data East question, but since I'm dealing with my TFTC thought I'd opt it out in case anyone has seen a like situation. Just about done "shopping out" my TFTC. It was a long ago re-import from Spain and HUO the last decade or so.
The final thing I wanted/needed to do was replace the micro-switch http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/180-5101-00 that signals the solenoid to shoot the ball into the shooter lane. It was not always firing.
When I went to take off the old switch I saw that the diode was no longer connected (see photo). I looked on line and found under-playfield photos of JP which seems to have the same configuration, and the diode was connected. I reconnected the diode after which the coil would no longer fire. The ball would only be ejected into the shooter lane during a ball search. I disconnected the diode and the solenoid immediately began firing again.
Is anybody else's Tales configured the same way--with the diode detached? If anyone has a photo of their switch that they can share I'd be grateful.
It was like that when I got the game a few months ago; not a show stopper but one of those little things that bugs me. I fixed all the other wiring issues, and this one of the last issues I have remaining. I can easily change a diode, but wanted to get some more information on this first. Thanks!