Bingo Pinballs

Created on 04-16-2014

_ Vic gives Ridgeman58 some trouble-shooting advice! _

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Ridgeman58

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3 months ago

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Wow. These are some beautiful machines and serious collectors. I am new to the bingo pinball world having picked up my first (non working) GAA Magic-Dixieland a couple of weeks ago. Very limited documentation and no schematics to speak of has made this very challenging so far. I am praying that someone here can help me since I have exhausted all resources. I was able to get the security errors fixed (mostly reed switches on doors not closing). But I still can't get the game to start. All I get is an alarm on start up with the HELP message and 0C or OC on the display. There is no such error code in the table, but when I go through the game setting I see a 0C which is the credits for the coin acceptor. The machine only has a bill acceptor (According to the person I bought it from that is the way it has always been).
I have been to Danny Leach's site (very informative, but no luck). If anyone can help me out I would really appreciate it. I would hate to junk this machine, since it is in otherwise great condition (plus it's heavy as hell to move).

Thanks in advance.
Scott

 

Vicís Response:

I took a look at my New Continental Golden 6 card manual i put together from paperwork that came with the 11 electronic bingos i had 15 years ago.

I'm thinking the OC error code on your Dixieland means OPEN CIRCUIT.

Here is a list of things below i would check to see if you can find the OC issue and clear your problem.

1)Check that all cable connectors are completely seated on the printed circuit assembly.
2)Check that all cables are clear of moving parts.
3)Check for any wires that have come disconnected.
4)Check switches for loose solder or other foreign material that may be shorting contacts.
5)Check that fuses are firmly seated and making good contact.
6)Check that integrated circuit mounted on P.C. sockets are seated.
7)Check adjustment of the (3) tilt switches(normally open):
(a)Slam switch on front door
(b)Slam switch on bottom right side of cabinet
(c)Plumb bob tilt switch in cabinet
Note:Make sure the game is perfectly level before setting tilt bob
(8)Check power supply for any foreign material shorting across components.
(9)Check location line voltage and adjust power supply to suitable values if necessary.

 

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Ridgeman58

Pinhead
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2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Thanks Vic.
Those are some valuable tips I'll be looking in to.
As far as the tilt mechanisms go, I only have one plumb bob in the head, another one in the base (on the left side wall when you look inside the coin box) and a third slam switch right behind that. The latter one looks like it is designed for a front or back impact, or lift.
The battery, which used to read the 3.6v it is supposed to is now reading 2.5v, so that is being replaced next.

Thanks again for your input, I'd be totally lost without it.

Scott


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Vic_Camp

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2 months, 2 weeks ago

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My game has a remote control keypad which operates the game.
How do you operate your machine?


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Ridgeman58

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2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Using the 2 push buttons on the PCB in the coin box, for game settings and the push buttons (1-6 and X) for memory addresses

 

 

 

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