(Topic ID: 65574)

Trough Kickout starts immediately and repeats, STTNG

By Boatshoe

8 years ago

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#1 8 years ago

I opened up my sttng to replace a light bulb. This was apparently a huge mistake!

As soon as I restarted the game the solenoid (sol 11) in the trough fired, and refired. This is immediate. I do not even have a chance to start a game. It behaves as if I am doing a solenoid test.

I tried resoldering the coil, but that did not help. As far as I can tell the Violet Orange wire goes to multiple coils, and those are all fine. The brown orange wire comes from J 127, and does not attach to anything else. I unplugged and reconnected J 127 connector. No change.

My unfortunate realization at this point is that it may be the Q54 transistor? Am I missing something? I have not done board work before. I was sure I would find a loose wire shorting somewhere since everything was working 100% about 30 min ago.

Thanks in advance!

#2 8 years ago

Does it lock on, or keep firing ? Locked on is bad transistor. Keep firing is lost a ball or too many. The game is confused. Then start with ball trough opto boards, anything loose or broken on them ? All the optos work in switch edge test ?

LTG : )

#3 8 years ago

Yes, most likely a switch problem not a coil or transistor problem.

#4 8 years ago

It keeps firing. It fires as soon as the game turns on and keeps going. It happens when there are 0 balls in the game, or all 6. I thought if it was an opto problem it would at least do a ball search or wait until I hit start.

I will go through the switch tests.


#5 8 years ago
Quoted from Boatshoe:

I thought if it was an opto problem it would at least do a ball search

It is doing a ball search, kicking them to see if it corrects itself.

LTG : )

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