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    I have recently taken over management to a center with AMF pinsetters(one week). I have years of experience with Brunswich but this is the first time in an AMF pit or house. I know that everyone needs the technical aspects and will fill in the info later. the only hint I can give is that the frame lights on the mask flash/blink when the pinsetter cycles after the first ball and subsequent cycles. My mech only has 9mos of experience, another 10+ mech told him to check the 'things' he already has. i wanted to start this in hopes of finding a cure today or next. i will fill in the tech specs later today. any help will be appreciated.
    Thanks, KW
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  • #2
    First, need to know the following...

    What scoring system

    What type of chassis


    • #3
      Most scoring systems require voltage signal from the second ball lamp to function correctly.

      Check your mask to chassis plug, and where the scoring connects to the machine.

      Sounds like a bad connection somewhere.

      If all that looks good, swap the chassis with the sister and see if the problem follows it.

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      • #4
        82-70's with Purrfect desk and Accuscore XL. I don't know much, yet, but if you ask - I'll find out.
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        • #5
          Thanks, the previous owner is coming tomorrow to give me some more assistance. I'll check the connections. I have been looking and I believe that the blinking 1st and 2nd ball lights is a sign to the problem. Also, the 'mech' on hand couldn't get the CPU from 1-2 to boot up on 7-8. the lanes 2 and 7 are the lanes that are experiencing this same problem, but from previous experience the voices in my head are telling me it is something simple like a short or bad wire.. BTW, been watching your posting for years, Thanks for replying.
          Lets bring back Bowling to its old glory, Together!


          • #6
            Accu XL requires 2nd ball voltage to score

            The bulb could be out or the chassis is not sending the voltage to the masking - or you could have a bad wire to 2nd ball


            • #7
              That scoring needs a constant signal on second ball to score it, the blinking seems like a connection or chassis fault.


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