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Mr_Staypuft
21st September 2007, 01:15 PM
(yes, a silly thread title, but these errors are for real)


Had some strange behaviour from my T2 recently...

1. One time, after a few games, I was playing....
and the "arrow lights" (that cycle up/down for skill shot) weren't cycling properly,
yet the next row of lights to the left... WERE cycling up/down. (?!?!)

2. Sometimes, when I turn on the machine.... I get NO playfield lights at all. (GI & flashers work though)

3. Sometimes when I turn on the machine... it's all fine, then... while playing, many lights flicker randomly.

4. If that's not enough, sometimes while playing, the speech samples play about 5 seconds after they're triggered!
eg: Ball hits skull dropdown target... 5 seconds later... "load the cannon" (?!?!)

Any ideas?

NOTE: This is my 1st pin - I haven't had it too long - and I barely know one end of a soldering iron from the other.

comrade.vader
21st September 2007, 05:46 PM
sounds like bad connectors on the boards to me

Fair Dinkum Dan
22nd September 2007, 01:26 PM
Ditto. Check connectors.

Mr_Staypuft, I moved thread to the appropriate forum.

Cheers,

Dan:cool:

Mr_Staypuft
22nd September 2007, 01:59 PM
Thanks guys, and sorry Dan, hadn't seen that subforum.

PS.. any tips as to WHICH connectors to look at?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/David_Manning/GameRoom/T2_boards.jpg

There's rather a lot of them....
(and I've very much got my "L plates" on)

comrade.vader
22nd September 2007, 02:18 PM
board on right at bottom gi connectors look for burnt connections clean pins with sandpaper you will need a mulity meter to check ohms while off or voltage Dc when on just earth the neg probe

Mr_Staypuft
22nd September 2007, 02:47 PM
Hmmm....

Might have to get one of the techs from work
to come over and have a look.

thanks

sparkythepinmonkey
22nd September 2007, 03:28 PM
Try putting some batteries in it. :unsure
Sounds real stupid, but these games can 'fake' some real wierd faults if they don't have batteries in them.
Cheaper test than getting a tech out. :)

bwodie
22nd September 2007, 03:51 PM
it has batterys in it
the holder is wired off the board
sorry I cant help though mate :(

pinsanity
22nd September 2007, 06:01 PM
board on right at bottom gi connectors look for burnt connections clean pins with sandpaper you will need a mulity meter to check ohms while off or voltage Dc when on just earth the neg probe

They should be labelled J120 and J121, if that helps you a bit more.

The biggest board and look to the bottom left corner of that board.

Mr_Staypuft
22nd September 2007, 09:25 PM
Thanks PB '74, when I get my tech friend over,
I'll point him in that direction.

No worries Bwodster...
you're always welcome over for a bit of Magical Drop 3...
(beware, Mrs_Staypuft may pwn you at it!)

bwodie
22nd September 2007, 09:57 PM
my magic drop needs much improvement but my puzzle bobble is flawless! :)

Mr_Staypuft
22nd September 2007, 11:12 PM
my magic drop needs much improvement but my puzzle bobble is flawless! :)

Ahh, till I get my own PB to practice on,
we'll have to delay our playoff. :)