Symptoms: Turbo bumpers not working, blowing fuses. Broken wire under playfield, loose playfield components, stuck switch on left slingshot, lights not working.
Machine needs to be “shopped” as it’s not in good working condition. Found shorted transistor that drives solenoid for turbo bumper. Replaced it, but it immediately smoked. Took a closer look at both the input and output sides of the drive transistor (TIP122). On the output side, discovered a melted solenoid under the turbo bumper. Replaced the solenoid. The bumper switch was ok. Checked the input side of the drive transistor and found the 2N4401 was shorted as well as the 7402 NOR gate IC was blown. Replaced all the bad parts.
The stuck switch on the slingshot was because the entire slingshot assembly was ready to fall off the playfield. Tighten it, repaired the broken wire.
Replaced many burned out bulbs. Backbox lights not working. Owner didn’t want those fixed.
When playing a test game, right flipper was getting stuck. The flipper shaft bushing didn’t have any screws holding it to the playfield. Found enough screws lying in the bottom of the cabinet to fix it. Flipper was still sticking. Took it apart to find someone had greased the flipper solenoid. NEVER DO THIS. Went through and tried to clean up all of the grease. Flipper worked fine after that. Overall the game is working. It is in a bar. The owner doesn’t want anything else fixed.
Location: Denver, Colorado.