Wife and family went off to some get together and i was all alone! For once. So i decided to play my rock solid bsd for awhile to relax on my one day off before the packers play.
Power up, and credit dot? Wtf. Acting like a missing ball. Open it up and theyre all there. Nothing hiding in the back right corner. Tests show magnet issue. Notice not loading a ball into mist position, ramp not popping up to load the ball. Open the back box and i see it right away. Ughhhhhh…….
Apparently having a day off to myself was too much to ask, especially for my bsd thats been trouble free for last five yrs. It decided TODAY was the day to let out the magic smoke. Burnt diode on driver board. Looks like D19, r82, r83. Flipped the board over and its right where an old repair was. I didnt remember noticing it before but i know I didnt do that one. So….its prob not a playfield issue, so i can replace the board and be up soon once i feel confident. Luckily i have a spare.
Sorry for the rant, just needed to vent. Was really forward to not stressing today.