JD mostly working good but once in a great while the game would act crazy; one of the flippers wouldn't work and the display would lock. Someone suggested replacing all the ribbon cables so I did. Being new to this is was a bit harder than I thought. The new cables are stiff and they didn't push on very easily which I guess would be a good thing if I put them on straight. I wished I had tested the pin after replacing each cable that way I could of pinpointed which cable caused a problem should there be one. Anyway, after replacing all the ribbon cables the display was all dots and while there were lights, hitting the start button would not start a game.
I put all the old cables back on. With all the difficulty I had putting the new cables on I was sure I must have bent a pin somewhere but I don't see any. With the original cables on, the display now works and the game starts but none of the four flippers work. I've reseated the cables three times and it hasn't helped. I looked at all the fuses and they look good. I pulled two off the fliptronics board and they tested ok. The rest of the fuses I put my meter on them without pulling them and they tested fine. I'm not sure if you can test them this way. I checked all the other solenoids in the test mode and they all fire. I guess I'm not sure what else to do. I'm sure I should be checking voltages to the flippers somewhere but I'm not sure where. While I wait and hope for some help I'll keep reading stuff on here and elsewhere on the internet. Thanks in advance for any help.
Oh, one more thing they I'm not sure is relevant. There is an external box with the batteries dangling down the side. It use to be taped to the cabinet at one time but now is just hanging there. I moved it over a couple times. When I turned the game on it was set back to factory settings.