(Topic ID: 179630)

Where does this wire on Player Unit go to? Jumping Jack)

By QuietEarp

2 years ago

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#1 2 years ago

Hi, I was trying to find out why my Jumping Jack ejects a ball after the game has ended, and was following some advice in some older threads.

I see on my Player Unit that there is a wire that seems to be disconnected. I took a photo. It is the wire that goes from one of the top fingers to the middle and then ? Looks like it maybe connected to the other bottom fingers, but I am not sure. Anyone know where it belongs?

Thank you!

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#2 2 years ago
Quoted from QuietEarp:

Anyone know where it belongs?

It should attach to one of those screws, there is an eyelet with a soldering tab that should be there. You could use an electrical connector. Most Gottlieb steppers for 2 player games, are like this.

#3 2 years ago

It does go from the top finger to a connector attached to a screw in the middle which I think is what you are describing (one of the 3 screws). There is an additional length of wire that continues from there and that is the wire in question. I guess it is kind of hard to see, but it has the frayed black insulation on the lower right by the screw at 4 o clock.. I find it unlikely that it from there goes to another one of the screws as they are all bonded with star washers and the triangular metal plate.

#4 2 years ago

Has the insulation just pulled off the wire? Has the wire broke in 2. Leaving part of the copper attached to the shoe and the other piece attached to the connection? With a hollow insulation. ( Did not see the small connector until zoomed on the image.) People on Pinside have seen that wire doubled up.

#5 2 years ago

Yes, insulation is just pulling off the wire (it is pulled off by about 3/4"). I think you solved it. The wire is attached to the metal rim around the finger, then goes to the connector on the screw and I think I see where it is broken off of the top of that finger. When you said "doubled up" I looked there again. I think that is the answer.

I wonder why that second connection is at a slightly different point than the first. I get continuity between them.


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