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Troubleshooting captain fantastic and the dirt brown cowboy


By JamesFidler

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I just purchased a captain fantastic and the dirt brown cowboy. This machine is a solid state unit. I figured out that one of the reset brakers was bad so when I bypassed it the game field litup. Now the flippers work but the bumpers are dead. I would appreciate some help if anyone has ideas on troubleshooting.
Thanks,
James

2 weeks later
#3 1 year ago
Quoted from JamesFidler:

I just purchased a captain fantastic and the dirt brown cowboy. This machine is a solid state unit. I figured out that one of the reset brakers was bad so when I bypassed it the game field litup. Now the flippers work but the bumpers are dead. I would appreciate some help if anyone has ideas on troubleshooting.
Thanks,
James

Are you sure it has a kicking coil? The home models are basic games that just have switches but no coils on some bumpers.

#4 1 year ago

If the pop bumpers and slingshots aren't working, then the score display will also be out. This means the cpu board is NOT booted up and it needs to be repaired.

There is no flipper relay on the home models so the flippers are on all the time regardless if the cpu board is booted up or not.

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#5 8 months ago

Hello- just picked up an old Captain Fantastic (Home Version) – head lights up, playfield lights up, flippers work (front two bumpers go off when the flippers do), and ball retrun solinoid works – but nothing else. No game start, no score (player and ball lights seem burnt out) , no sounds…like the cpu is shot, but when looking at the power supply board, one of the small black”thingys” (yeah, I don’t have a clue) is burnt/broken. Its next to the little blue “thingy”..l(which the cover on it has broken off as well) ol

But as it’s burnt and from reading, it looks like this is where I should start in this endeavor, then the cpu board? Can someone look at this photo? I'm looking into one of the links to get my power supply board swapped out, but does this look like a minor fix? Or bite the bullet and pay the $50-60? Then I may still need to get the cpu board as well..ugh

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#6 8 months ago

I replied to the thread in the generic forum. Check the diodes. That's often the failure.

Check out this video about a similar game for more info,

#7 8 months ago

Thanks big al! Got that. They seem to be ok but I’ll check them as well

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#8 7 months ago

Here is what I did to mine to get it to work:
“Rebuilt the Bally Power Supply Series II. I only changed out the Resistor and two power regulator transistors on the heat sink. Then I plugged her back in to check (don't fix it if it ain't broke) I haven't replaced the diodes or caps yet.”

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