My distributor came over today to finally swap out the Playfield LCD , with a new screen and board .
Removing the screen isn't as tricky as I thought it would be .
Remove the 6 hex screws holding on the cover .
Undo the power and the HDMI connections and remove the 4 screws from the bracket and it just pulls out .
To remove the board on the back of the LCD , you pull down the tabs on each side of the connector for the ribbon cable ( when you re-insert the cable push the tabs back up to lock it into position ) and what looks like screws in the Four Corners of the board are pins and you can just pull it off .
So we did all of that but the screen wouldn't work . After lots of trial and error we discovered the second board was stuffed . The original board would power on ( the screen was white ) but it wasn't receiving data , the new board would receive data but it wouldn't power on .
By the end of it , we realised that if you turned on the game with the original board the computer would recognise the screen was there , so then you could connect the replacement board and it would receive the data and work but if you turned the machine off , it would not recognise the screen was there when you turned it on again .
The ribbon cable connector on the replacement board had a blue line on it , suggesting to me , that it was a used board that had been tested on a testing station that was on and didn't pick up the Power fault . Ive seen posted before where jjp has written on obviously used boards in games . ( just a Theory )
Also replaced the Shooter board to fix the auto plunge issue but the board was faulty as well .
Lastly , the left Spotlight that doesn't work , we tried new servos and it would occasionally move left and right , after a lot of testing we concluded it was a broken wire somewhere in the harness .
My distributor said he would organise a new wiring harness .
The good news is my distributor hadn't seen the lcd problem before but hopefully the information is handy if you do have any issues .
Obviously disappointed the issues weren't fixed but confident they will be sorted out .IMG_20221124_235456 (resized).jpgIMG_20221124_230647 (resized).jpgIMG_20221124_235407 (resized).jpgIMG_20221125_002827 (resized).jpgIMG_20221124_235426 (resized).jpgIMG_20221124_235349 (resized).jpg