(Topic ID: 216514)

Theatre of Magic: 17-Lamp Board Assembly Failling A-19983


By etien

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Hello, I am very far from a pinball repair specialist and excuse my English as I am not a native speaker. I have recently acquired a TOM and was installing a LED set (from Pinball Heaven). When plugging the LED lamps into the 17-Lamp Board Assembly A-19983 green card everything looked fine (only one of the little plastic black connector was loose , but by putting it in place the associated lamp was working), but since re-screwed on the board, half of the lamps refuse to lit up. I tried to unplug/plug the alim of the card with no success. Is there a fuse somewhere I should check?

Also I don't seem to find the card as a spare part anywhere in the world, is this normal? ( I suspect that they don't fail often and/or there is an "easy" fix).

Any idea?

#2 2 years ago

Did you reflow the solder on the pins on the circuit board the connector plugs onto ?

LTG : )

#3 2 years ago

Hi LTG, if you mean did I replug the card (sorry again, English is not native), yes I did as two third of the lamps are working fine.
If you mean did I re solder the loose connector to the card? No I didnt as I dont feel at ease with a soldering tool... I tried to reglue it with some super glue... Yes I know...

#4 2 years ago
Quoted from etien:

No I didnt as I dont feel at ease with a soldering tool.

Practice. Youtube has many short how to solder videos.

LTG : )

#5 2 years ago

Etien-you'll get more interest and comments on the SS forum.

#6 2 years ago

hello curriedog, looks like a theatre of magic issue, why the SS forum? it is more active?

#8 2 years ago

Whether you go to the SS forum or not, you still need to reflow the solder between the header pins and the board.

Go to about 4:40 in this video.

If you are uncomfortable any competent electronics repair place can do this in two minutes.

#9 2 years ago

Thx very interesting’ will try

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