(Topic ID: 203707)

Williams Slugfest Question about Bat and Solenoid

By dearliza98

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

Hey all. I am working on a 1991 Williams Slugfest project. I've figured out a lot of the issues but I wanted to get some opinions before I bought too many replacement parts in case this is an easy fix.

When I hit the "bat" button, the coil fires as it should but it does not want to return to it's original position. I have a feeling the original spring is weak as it's probably 25yrs old b/c if I create tension on the spring, the bat will return to its original position. Of course, the spring is like $1.50 on Marco so I'm hoping that will resolve my problem but wanted to check here before I placed the order.

Also, if anyone would be willing to post a photograph of the sound/display board pin/connectors, I would greatly appreciate it. When I received the game, all of the connectors had been disconnected so I'm playing a fun game of pin the connector. I think I have everything but a bit concerned about the display board b/c the DMD is not coming on.

I figure if I have the right connections and still no display, I'm probably dealing with a high-voltage issue coming from the power supply.

Thank you!

#2 1 year ago

Check the stripes on your ribbon cable. Also, check your display voltages, and make sure they're correct. Don't have a sound board in mine at the moment, but I'll post display in a minute.

#3 1 year ago

Here we are.

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#4 1 year ago

cadillacmusic awesome. Thank you for doing that! I’ll check voltages. I’m wondering if my bat spring is fine and I may need a new coil and/or sleeve.

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