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Weird LOTR switch issue...

Post by paulohotline on Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:32 am

Hey now, the legolas switch on my LOTR stopped working during the game and switch test. However when I lift the playfield the switch works fine in test mode. I have reseated the connections under the playfield with no change in switch behaviour. Could this be a broken wire in the shrink wrap? I don't think the switch is hosed, I am stumped.

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Post by Malibu-ss on Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:42 am

if it does not work when the playfield is down,but works when you lift it,.............could be a broken wire that moves when you lift it up
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Post by paulohotline on Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:51 am

Hey dude, yeap I am thinking its a broken wire too. I just need to pull it out when I get a chance. Pain in the butt!
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Post by prock on Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:07 am

no kidding! It's the only switch on that row/column doing that? Is that the last switch in that row/column?
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Post by paulohotline on Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:12 am

Yeap, its the only switch acting up on the PIN. Noticed it was intermittent a few weeks ago, now it stopped working completely. Until I lift up the playfield!
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Post by prock on Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:55 am

Okay so that is switch #40 which happens to be the last switch in column #5 (GRN-BLK, WHT-GRY). Could be the switch I suppose but what I would do is check to ensure the diod is good and it's leads are not touching anything that they shouldn't. Other than that I guess you need to trace the wires back to the next switch and ensure the connection is good. To me it wouldn't be anything at the board because all other switches in that row/column work.
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Post by paulohotline on Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:14 am

Hey dudes, rookie mistake. The diode was not connected on top leg of switch. The legolas figure was blocking it, but once I stuck my finger in there, it came loose! Guess you have to look at the simple things first. Just soldered it back on, working again.

I hate it when I miss this easy stuff! dang it. thanks for the help guys.
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Post by prock on Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:16 am

No problem man... now you can get back to flipping!
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Post by Bay78 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:18 am

Nice work. Did you get my message on pinrev paulohotline?

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Post by Malibu-ss on Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:19 am

he is at work..........no time for pinball.....Very Happy 

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Re: Weird LOTR switch issue...

Post by paulohotline on Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:40 am

Dude, there is always time for Pinball! HEY NOW!
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