This is a 'woe is me" and a request for HELP post.
I've got a TWD Pro that has been absolutely perfect and has never had an issue. That is, until I screwed it up today!!!
I got this notion to make my own Fish Tank topper. I got all the materials and put it together and then added lights for the fish tank by making one string of 3 lamps that I wired to a G.I. lamp and another string of 3 lamps that I wired to the red dome flasher. Both of these are on the left of the PF right near the middle. I had to lift the PF several times testing my wiring and running the wire out through the back of the back box. Everything worked perfectly. I closed it up and discovered my G.I. string had stopped working. I lifted the PF and checked my soldering there but it was fine. I then discovered my soldering joint to the first lamp on the string was loose. I re-soldered it and they worked again. I put the PF down and started a game to look at my great creation. But something was wrong. Before I get to that part, keep in mind that I had been lifting the PF up and down many times while working on it, each time playing a game to make sure all was still working.
But on my final lowering of the PF and then turning on the pin, it wouldn't throw a ball into the shooter lane. I opened it up again and checked all connections and fuses and all looked good. Then, I went to 'the buttons' to do a coil test. I could get to "coil" and "lamps" and any other place on there, but nothing else would work. I couldn't even do a test. Something is wrong and it is making me ILL!!!
I contacted a Pinside friend and he started talking about perhaps I shorted something and then about Spike and nodes, etc., and that was so far over my head, I gave up. After I puked and then talked myself out of taking poison, I am writing this just for something to do to take my mind off of it. I actually don't have any hope that you guys can figure it out without seeing the pin in person to examine it. If I wasn't so old, I think I would start crying like a baby!!! I am SO mad at myself for making this simple mod and then messing my whole pin up!!!
I am so disgusted . . . you might have to contact me at our city cemetery in a few days!!!
Thanks for reading.
Mike in Kentucky