Got my Firepower too and I'm really happy!!
Cabinet is great, BG is meh, and PF could have been an 8. Could have because... it's fully covered with Mylar... like a giant sheet over everything, even the bumpers and slings mylar were left in place and covered!!! Inserts are cupped and as I'm pretty sure a mylar removal will lift the paint everywhere, that PF will become a 4... so no big deal, I'll get a hardtop as soon as they're available.
The game was booting on Test 04 and would only go back in Game over after double reboot with coin door open. It wouldn't keep the settings even with fresh batteries. Also the main display was flickering, and there were several other problems so:
- Thanks to vid1900 I've fire- and bullet-proofed it. New caps everywhere, MOSFET/resistors, and fuses on the bridge rectifiers.
- Fuses card and NVram from weebly (that guy is fast and his products are great!)
- reflow here and there
- luckily the 40 pin header has been replaced at some point and everything, every contact there looked good
- cleaned all contactors (I'll replace them all in the near future, if I understand what I must buy, IDC? crimps? and if I find the motivation to make a complete list)
So, with all of that, pretty much everything works now.
One weird thing I seem to have though, as I was rebuilding the flipper I've noticed something by the right flipper and guys, I will need your help.
Shouldn't there be a diode here and instead of a resistor? It's on the second switch behind the EOS (what does it do?)
I was drooling last night reading high_end_pins absolutely jaw-dropping FP resto (Chris you're a god to me), and on a close-up, I can clearly see a diode there. Not a resistor, https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/hep-firepower-2018#post-4316377 (second picture)
So, anyone to tell me if I leave it like that or if I must replace it with a diode (which one?)?