(Topic ID: 255160)

Williams Suspense playfield features not working

By ekm92

14 days ago

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#1 14 days ago

Bought a Williams Suspense several months ago that needs a lot of cleaning and restoration. I've just put the head back on and started to inventory what needs to be done. I'm pretty sure the flippers and scoring worked when I tested it before the ride home. Now when I turn it on:
1) lights on playfield and head work
2) only one score real on player two resets
3) score motor resets
4) flippers do not work
5) pop ups do not work
6) only one lane score, bonus spinner and kickout holes work
7) no score registers on score reals

I know these might be individual problems but I'm wondering if this sounds like a problem with the connections to the playfield and head?


#2 13 days ago

Did you plug the Jones plugs in correctly? With this many issues, that would be the first thing I check.

#3 13 days ago

That's what I'm guessing. I'm cleaning them and hoping for improvement.

#4 12 days ago

Cleaned the jones plugs. Not much (if any improvement). The lights now come on when the left flipper is pressed (can't say for sure if this was not happening before cleaning the plugs.

After reviewing the pinrepair site I have the following findings:
1) when the game is turned on the lock relay and the eject relay do not move. (located in top row in the picture)
2) when the game is turned on only the bonus relay moves in the other string of relays. (located in the bottom row in the picture)
3) also noticed the reset relay has a piece of tape over one of the contacts.

Any suggestions or comments?

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#5 12 days ago

I'll need to see a high quality scan of the schematic from (for example) Staples ($2) or Kinkos ($6)

#6 12 days ago

Check these relays:

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#7 12 days ago

currieddog - the replay and coin relays look to be operating as expected when the start button is pressed.

I'm going over the schematics but I'm no expert. Though they're to my only problems, I mostly bothered by the flippers not working at all and the popups are completely unresponsive. Hoping the two are related.

#8 8 days ago

I figured it out. The second score reels on player 1 and 2 were getting stuck between 8 & 9 and would not advance. Assume this was preventing the completion of the reset sequence. When I manually set them to 0 and started the machine everything worked. I'll rebuild/clean the score reels and move on the next issue.

I have a scan of the schematics if anyone needs it.

#9 7 days ago
Quoted from ekm92:

I have a scan of the schematics if anyone needs it.

I'd appreciate it if you email it to the address I sent you in a private message, Thanks!

#10 7 days ago

HowardR - Done. Let me know if you don't get it.

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