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(Topic ID: 274964)

used machine no power at all, need advice please


By wendyb

81 days ago



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  • Latest reply 80 days ago by oldmanpinball
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    #1 81 days ago

    hello, today my purchase of 8 ball deluxe arrived on a pallet well packaged from the east coast, I got it inside, and all set up, plugged it in and fizzzzzzz, no power all in it, I checked the wall outlet and it is fine, I saw the machine on video before i bought it and the machine was in great working condition . where is the first place I should check in the machine for possible location of a complete no power symptom please? I have never been inside a pin machine before, but I would like to learn. I have a flashlight, a harbor freight multimeter meter, and I am not to intimidated by all the wires. any advice would be great. Also would really like a suggestion of a collection of tools that you have found helpful when troubleshooting and repairing pins would be helpful. thanks in advance.
    wendy

    #2 81 days ago

    did you check the on/off switch under the cab?

    #4 81 days ago
    Quoted from illawarra92:

    did you check the on/off switch under the cab?

    I'm curious if this is the solution. If I had not watched pinball repair videos I would have not known this. Just bought my first pin a few weeks ago.

    #5 81 days ago

    Hope this is something simple.
    FYI, you want to post your tech questions for EBD in Tech/early solid state, not in the EM section, since EBD is a computer controlled solid state game.

    Here's a good intro to suggested tools:

    Welcome! Hope you get it playing soon.

    #6 81 days ago

    If nothing comes on, then it's probably a loose connection in the cabinet, a bad power switch, or multiple blown fuses.

    With games of this era, at the very least you should normally have some constant-on lighting from the general illumination circuit (meaning other problems could keep the game from booting and other parts from working, but the lights would be on). So if you don't even have those, check the power switch first... Otherwise unplug the game then lift the playfield and check the power board near the transformer, to make sure the fuses are good and cables are connected tight.

    #7 81 days ago
    Quoted from illawarra92:

    did you check the on/off switch under the cab?

    no I didnt know about such a switch, sure hope that is what is wrong, will check that now! thank you!

    #8 81 days ago
    Quoted from RCA1:

    Hope this is something simple.
    FYI, you want to post your tech questions for EBD in Tech/early solid state, not in the EM section, since EBD is a computer controlled solid state game.
    Here's a good intro to suggested tools:
    Welcome! Hope you get it playing soon.

    thank you for directing me to this video! will bookmark this, love all the info I can get, I am a newby...

    #9 81 days ago
    Quoted from RCA1:

    Hope this is something simple.
    FYI, you want to post your tech questions for EBD in Tech/early solid state, not in the EM section, since EBD is a computer controlled solid state game.
    Here's a good intro to suggested tools:
    Welcome! Hope you get it playing soon.

    thank you for the tip, where can I find that fourm please?

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    #12 81 days ago
    Quoted from illawarra92:

    did you check the on/off switch under the cab?

    I love it

    #13 80 days ago

    so how did you go?

    #14 80 days ago
    Quoted from illawarra92:

    so how did you go?

    he found the on/off switch lmao

    #15 80 days ago

    I'm taking a wild guess that wendyb may not be a he...

    #16 80 days ago
    Quoted from oldmanpinball:

    he found the on/off switch lmao

    Laughing at people asking questions isn’t helpful or welcoming.

    We were all new once. Be nice.

    #17 80 days ago

    yes your right i am sorry. i did not mean to offend

    Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

    Laughing at people asking questions isn’t helpful or welcoming.

    We were all new once. Be nice.

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