(Topic ID: 130955)

The Simpsons - Data East - Laser Kick - help

By derenzy

5 years ago

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#1 5 years ago

Hi there
I just bought my first pinball so I have some initial questions....
Even though I have battery backup - will my scores hold if the unit is unplugged?

Onto the real issue -
The left exit ramp, there is a laser kick device, where apu says come again, and it kicks back into play

Was wondering if someone could help me trouble shoot this
When I bought this the guys said the repair man said it would be a costly repair - so they "bypassed it"
I want to get it to work - it triggers and sounds but the solenoid doesn't fire - probably bypassed
I'm not even sure to start - I'm pretty good with electronics and I have a Multimeter

just looking for some guidance

#2 5 years ago

If the solenoid doesn't fire, it might be as simple as needing a new solenoid.
And your high scores should stay when unplugged.
You can check the resistance on the coil and compare it to what it should be. You can see if you have the same coil in another spot to compare. Welcome to the the club..
I would also recommend losing the batteries and getting an nvram battery eliminator.
easy to install, and no worries about every having battery leakage.
Good Luck, and ask questions, lots of great people on here to offer advice.
Also you should check this thread..

#3 5 years ago


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