Question to the group
Starting this evening I noticed something funny.
Only occurring when I hit the scoop to start the reactor...all of a sudden, the sound of a switch is heard and points are being awarded during the reactor start-up sequence... sometimes once, sometimes twice while the reactor lightshow is going on ...
Went to tests, and everything was functioning well. No reported errors...All switches were examined and they smooth to the touch (not binding), registered quickly, no switch too close or too far, nothing "stuck". Tried cycling the game a couple times, but it happened on every game on every reactor start-up sequence (hearing 1-3 coil/switch fires and points awarded each time).
...for example, on this last game with glass off to continue the investigation, I hit the center targets to activate the reactor, hit the scoop with 28000 scored thus far, on this occasion I heard only a single coil fire which gave me 2500 points making it 30500 before the ball released after the reactor start-up light show... frustrating...first time it happened this evening I heard some switch fire 3 or 4 times while the ball was in the scoop and by the time the ball released the -destroy reactor- was already ready!!?? Made me initially think maybe the issue was with the spinner (which is usually what eventually initiates the destroy reactor part) but I don't see anything unusual there either. Then made me think maybe it's something at the "core" center pf...I will say that the sound I hear does seem like it's coming from further up on the playfield, buts tough to really say.
Again, this happened with every game tonight and only when the ball was in the scoop to start the reactor sequence, every time...and during me trying to look into this, there were ten or so games and it happened each time.... so unfortunately whatever is going on, it seems to be a consistent and repetitive issue...would love to identify the problem and solution.
Any ideas here???