(Topic ID: 246221)

TZ Power Ball Question

By PinballT

4 months ago

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#1 4 months ago

Recently bought a TZ and every now and then it thinks the power ball is in play but it is a silver ball. Any reason it would do that?

#2 4 months ago

There are two sensors for the powerball. One for the trough and one in the subway ramp. They actually sense a lack of a powerball. In that the sensor detects the metal ball and when the ball hits the next switch after the sensor it knows it’s not a powerball. If the switch after a sensor triggers and no steel ball has been sensed, the game knows it’s a powerball. So seems like one of the sensors it not detecting the steel ball. First thing you can try is reseating the connectors to or from the sensors. I think each sensor has a small board with connectors. Or it might be a bad sensor and I’m sure you can find a new part. Or it could be more complicated such as a wiring problem elsewhere or a board problem.

#3 4 months ago

Thanks! I will check them out.

#4 4 months ago

Also make sure that the following setting:

A.2 26 No Powerball

..is set to NO (factory default). If it's set to YES the game will simulate a Powerball with every 2nd ball dispensed from the gumball machine (whether its metal or not)

#5 4 months ago

Wow! Never new that. I think that is my issue.

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