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Old 11-21-2018, 09:45 AM
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just picked this thing up, worked great at the sellers place, worked great once home and set up. turned on the other day and nothing UNTIL I hit the left flipper button, then it all lit up and was active. ALSO is the rear light behind the glass on the score board always suppose to be illuminated or only when you're playing or scoring?

second issue, the main key by the coin mechanism is missing so I can't get inside, there's a number on the lock. anybody know any where that sells keys if I match the number up?



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Thatís a normal thing with William and BAlly games the left flipper energizes the relay switch on 70s EM games there is a way of stopping it google EM game repair Iíll try to send you the website
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:30 AM
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Turning on the machine with the left flipper button is correct. The lights on the playfield come on along with the lights in the head. The lights in the head have their own fuse, so check it and itís fuse holder. Unless the former owner has the key to send to you, the lock will have to be drilled out, probably cheaper than having a locksmith come out.
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so it's normal operation for the left flipper switch to be pressed in order to fire the machine after the toggle switch below is turned on? also, should the head lights constantly be on like the playing field, or are they suppose to kinda blink and go along to the bells when points are scored?

as far as the lock, sounds like i'll just drill it out and get a new one to put in
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Correct on the left flipper button lighting up the machine. There are bulbs that do blink #455 winker bulbs were sometimes used in the head lighting up the name of the machine, but are rarely used today. Check ,clean and gap the 2 switches on the lock relay that control the lights. And no the lights donít blink when points are scored or bells ring.
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Correct on the left flipper button lighting up the machine. There are bulbs that do blink #455 winker bulbs were sometimes used in the head lighting up the name of the machine, but are rarely used today. Check ,clean and gap the 2 switches on the lock relay that control the lights. And no the lights donít blink when points are scored or bells ring.
thanks, when I get this thing opened up and can access the inside, is there a schematic somewhere in there that I can find this lock relay; or do I need to get a book in order to really dig into this thing? if so, is there a preferred place to get manuals from?
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If the schematic isnít in the machine, it can be downloaded and printed out from the pinball database site. The relays are identified on a printed strip of paper next to the relays. If a manual isnít in the machine, you can get them from pinball resource or Marco specialties. Pinball manuals have some good info but having the schematic is more important.
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