From: Danny Leach <bingopinballs>
To: Jeffrey Lawton <lawton_jeffrey>
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:29 AM
Subject: Re: Bingo Pinballs:
At one of the Yorktowns, you are looking in the back of a
Sea Island _ Saying "this is what typically goes wrong" _ In one
example, you are pointing to the module immediately next to the Reflex
unit, saying something......
The "voice / audio" in that whole section of the
tape is difficult to hear - crappy.......
I think you reference: "short circuits, as being the
most difficult problem" and that is easy to hear - but again, the
audible is not perfect nor understandable..........
#1) Can you please give me few words on the "super
common problems" you allude to in that part of the video, that plague
the bingos? I was pointing to the relay armature. That is the single most
prevalent problem in all the bingo games from Carnival Queen thru Bounty in
#2) Can you please review the video and module you were
referencing (the one next to the reflex) and tell me what that module is,
what you touched, and what is usually wrong with it? I was pointing
specifically to Mixer #4 relay in an attempt to show the armature.
#3) Do you think, that most of the problems with the bingos
could be fixed, if the owner properly cleaned and adjusted all of the
modules????? Yes, as long as the critical parts are in good order such as
the 18 Hz motor transmission; the leather clutches; the mixer &
spotting coils and the like. Also, the alignment of the Magic Screen unit
and search disc is critical. The average owner cannot align these without
_ Jeff Answers _
In other words: "If someone bought a bingo, knew little
about it, and it was problem plagued, that they could fix most of the
errors, by focusing on fixing and adjusting each module" Yes, to
reiterate, as long as the critical parts are in good order such as the 18
Hz motor transmission; the leather clutches; the mixer & spotting coils
and the like. Also, the alignment of the Magic Screen unit and search disc
is critical. The average owner cannot align these without expert help.
That for folks who know little about these machines and
little about electronics, that that approach is the best approach to fix
their bingo _ by simply just cleaning, lubing, and adjusting everything???
In a perfect world this would be true but the average bingo owner must have
a good grasp of mechanical apptitude. Sorry.... Cleaning may get a machine
working but knowledge is required to make the game fully playable.