Go to play a couple games and second ball launched it gets stuck up just before the right orbit switch and the top of the munchkin playfield. Damnit, what's causing that? Mylar is that answer. Easy fix. But this isn't about that. Moving along I get a multiball and one of my balls disappears as I'm playing. No idea where it goes I just continue on and I'll get it unstuck or it will come down at some point etc... Nope. My single ball drains and the other one is still in play but I have no idea where it is. Ball search kicks on numerous times (47 minutes) before I finally turn the game off and remove the glass to locate the ball. It's literally resting under the switch arm in the middle of the ramp. Just sitting there not really stuck but apparently didn't have enough to make it around and got caught there in purgatory. Not common by any means and will probably not happen again. Damn, had a good game going too. No biggie, put it all back together and fire it up to play another one. Everything's fixed, let's play ball. Nope. But this isn't about that.
Start a new game and immediately ball starts auto launching and I see rescue 1 rescue 2 and the shaker is going off nonstop and everything is going nuts and there's no stopping it. Points just racking up like nutso, multiballs starting, literally everything is happening at once. I'm freaking out, this is it, it's my time and it's all over. In about 30 seconds every post in this thread and 20 more threads on top of this one covering every combination of problems on this site start rifling through my brain like its some weird movie scene.shia.gif
Turn the game off and try to reset it twice, no joy. Go into test and start looking at stuff. Magnet stuck, what? Let me try the monkey. It goes down now it's stuck and won't move. Great! I broke that as well. I'm compounding the problems at a rapid rate. Now my brain has switched to, what is this gonna cost in repair parts. New computer, every board, might as well do the 2.0 while I'm at it. What's the total? It's literally....
So now I'm looking up what scrap prices are at this point. It's impossible to fix so I'll just call Tom the junk hauler guy because everything is frozen, it's non repairable I'm sure of it and my stimulus check isn't gonna cover this one.... but just one more time let me try this.....and oh yeah! I somehow stumble and hack my way into the switch test matrix.
I see this...
and as I'm moving the playfield up and down I notice that it kind of flashes, huh, ya, the whole row flashes on and off like it's on, it's off, it's on....
Ok, let's end this debacle. The damn 2nd T in the TOTO rollovers, the little led/logic board that is 3m stuck to a little metal plate below the rollovers that is ever so close to all those metal screw heads that are millimeters away had come unstuck and was shorting against said screw heads. hurricane guy.gif
I'll have to figure a way to bulletproof that. It will happen again If I don't address it with a fix. I'm thinking rubber screw head caps to make it simple.
Today's lesson is keep it simple folks.