(Topic ID: 276284)

TZ flippers flip by themselves

By Piniac

20 days ago

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#1 20 days ago

Hi All,

My Twilight Zone is behaving oddly. The flippers (generally all four, but maybe just the mains sometimes too?) Are activating and staying up for a second or three on their own. It is random and sporadic. This behavior is sometimes couple with other glitches like odd call outs (coin door is open for example) and even a full machine reset on occasion. The only thing I’ve tried so far is to reset all the ribbon cables as that usually fixes odd behavior for me.... Anyone have ideas where to look? The machine has no credit dot. Thanks!

#2 20 days ago

Furst and foremost, replace ribbon cables. Quite possible - especially if they're OEM - that the plastic sheathing is degrading and causing shorts at the plugs.

#3 19 days ago

Well for God's sake, they don't call it Twilight Zone for nothing!

2 weeks later
#4 2 days ago

I replaced all the ribbon cables. Shocking how much firmer a fit they are than the old ones. Seem almost toooo tight! Anyway, so far so good with the new cables.... Thank you.

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