(Topic ID: 172236)

WPC GI lights help


By Guzz4851

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

When cleaning and inspecting my IJ, I lifted the playfield when the game was on. In doing so I saw a bank of GI lights go out...I noticed a bulb holder was loose underneath and i am assuming it must have touched metal. Now there are 6 or so GI lights that won't come on. All the rest work just fine.
I tested with a meter and get no reading. Is there something simple I can check for to get these lights to work? I'm hoping I didn't really screw something up...game looks blah with one corner dark. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

#2 2 years ago

Pull and check GI fuses with a meter. Lower left corner of power driver board in the head.

LTG : )

#3 2 years ago

Lloyd,
Thanks. I see 5 of them.
Total newb question...I take them out and set meter to continuity? Thanks

#4 2 years ago
Quoted from Guzz4851:

.I take them out and set meter to continuity?

Ohms, diode check, anything.

Youtube is littered with short how to videos on how to check continuity, maybe even your brand of meter. Start studying.

LTG : )

#5 2 years ago

Check connectors J115, J120 and J121 for any signs of overheating. This will also cause the lights to go out. You'll want to replace both the headers and connectors if that's the case.

#6 2 years ago

Thanks for the help, both of you.
It was a bad 5A fuse. Put another in and lights work. Thanks all.

#7 2 years ago

If only all repairs were that easy. lol

#8 2 years ago

It WAS just a fuse.

A friend of mind picked up a T2 and it actually had 2 blown GI fuses. Found that one last week.

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