I've been having lots of problems with my 3.5 year old WOZ LE recently such as:
The 3 ball diverter recently went crazily up and down everytime I turned the game on. Turned out to be a loose wire no where near the diverter I lucked into finding.
A couple of months ago every time I turned the game on fuse 701 would blow. I eventually sent off the I/O board and after spending $200 was working fine. A transistor and some other things were broken including things I couldn't have fixed like traces.
The witch won't go up only down, and then stays there. My wife and I've spent hours and no luck in fixing this plus the actual witch herself witch is starting to break. I ordered parts 2 weeks ago but having heard anything since including when they might arrive. (Edit: I have heard from tech support and they're helping with the shipping, including a free extra part and in other ways since I've had a tad of a long wait)
For awhile the witch, house and monkey weren't working got lucky in touching one of the fuses that looked like car fuses rather than the round ones and got everything going.
***Then the most recent and damned frustrating problems. The fans in the CPU would run about 15-20 seconds and cut off and I'd get the "no signal input" error message. Then I turned on the machine one time and got the following "F1 shell version 2.31 (4.654) Map cannot find required map name." What?? Then I started getting nothing to work but then fans off and on just like before even after suggestions from people on Pinside. Today in desperation and some anxiety I switched the CPU from TH into WOZ. (Edit: eventually did get it to play mostly properly with the TH CPU)
Bottom line--I've spent a ton of weekends and nights working on my WOZ recently and am really beginning to resent it. I LOVE it when it plays right and want to keep the game for several more years. But part of me is for the first time considering getting rid of of it after 3 years of working (and working and working) and playing it. As I told my wife I like this machine a lot esp, the rules and gameplay, LCD etc. but it's also by far the most frustrating pin I've ever owned re: keeping it running.
I like JJP, WOZ and TH. I hope to really like Dialed In. This isn't meant to be a hate or complaint only thread. Some of it no doubt is lack of skill and knowledge and is on me including once trying to do board work I shouldn't have which was my fault.
Any suggestions are welcomed and sorry for venting so much!