(Topic ID: 290503)

williams oxo ball/player count mix-up

By vipertblck

4 months ago

Topic Stats

  • 5 posts
  • 3 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 4 months ago by vipertblck
  • Topic is favorited by 1 Pinsider


Linked Games

  • OXO Williams, 1973
#1 4 months ago

Williams oxo. Set to 4 player, on the 3rd Ball, it’s sticks on player four and the first three players don’t get to play balls 4 and 5. tried just playing three players, and it still jumps to player four for the last two balls. Same thing happens with only two players. switched it back to a three ball game instead of 5, and it’s skips players 1-3 after the second ball....
My first thought here is something with the coin unit or ball count unit?? Any ideas

#2 4 months ago

Check the operation of the coin unit. Manually rotate the coin unit disc to see if it rotates smoothly and clicks into each position. Check the position of the coin unit during a 3-player game. Does the coin unit advance one position at the start of the 4th ball?

#3 4 months ago

There's an OXO schematic on IPDB.org. When the Ball Count Unit advances, its end of stroke (EOS) switch should fire the Player Reset relay, which should in turn reset the Player Unit back to player 1. Does that happen reliably?

This circuit is described in detail at https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/williams-grand-prix-revival


#4 4 months ago

thanks all; headed out to look at the game friday or saturday to see what's goin on. thanks for the starting point of places to look! as mark mentioned, this is almost the same problem i had with my grand prix!

#5 4 months ago

problems fixed; ended up being loose jones plugs.

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