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  • Solid State Chassis Troubleshooting

    I have 82-70's with Solid State Chassis. Does anyone have a good method of troubleshooting a chassis on the workbench instead of the trial and error of taking the chassis on and off the pinspotter?

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    Re: Solid State Chassis Troubleshooting

    Do you mean has anybody designed a test jig for the 70's like some guys have done for the 30's?

    Like this?


    Good question...has anybody?
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    • #3
      Re: Solid State Chassis Troubleshooting

      I've not heard of one. Hopefully your not running original 5 boards. What kinds of problems are you having?

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      • #4
        Re: Solid State Chassis Troubleshooting

        To my knowledge, no one has ever mass-produced a tester. All the centers that I know of that have one have made them themselves.

        The Reno Hilton has the best one I’ve ever seen. It’s a mechanics wet dream. It was originally built by my ‘project man’ (a guy I have whose sole purpose is to work on projects) & later upgraded by one of our mechanics (who’s now the head mechanic at the National Bowling Stadium) It’s mounted to the workbench & was made out of an old lane machine hood that’s piano hinged for easy access. It can test everything from a pindication bulb to motors. There are LED’s for checking pindication. There are slots to test individual (old style) PC boards & even hook up the whole chassis. Toggle switches take the place of the cam switches & test lugs for the multi-meter probes, so that you don’t need the tester board to test voltages. The power for the motor tester is run thru a time delay (I think it was part of an 82-30 machine) that will turn the motor on & off so you can test for coasting. The motor will run for about 10 seconds & shut off for about 5 & turn back on.

        Gawd, I miss that thing!

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        • #5
          Re: Solid State Chassis Troubleshooting

          Actually, I think there WAS an actual 82/70 chassis tester, but it was one of those "proprietary" devices that were never released as a tool. Our old mechanic spoke of someone he knew that had one... I've never seen one in the flesh, but it's conceivable that AMF could have had something like that. Before "ownership" of machines, they were leased, and all the major hardware repairs and troubleshooting of swapped parts was done by an AMF technician... almost seems that a chassis tester would have been a necessity.
          <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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          • #6
            Re: Solid State Chassis Troubleshooting

            Lenny Smith: from the Cleveland area, had one. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

            Wang Chris; How can I tell if the B.E. is running? [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
            If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it.&quot; -W.C.Fields

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            • #7
              Re: Solid State Chassis Troubleshooting

              The King has seen bonafied chassis tester for a 70.......John Maberry has one at Magic Score Repair and Install in Mechanicsburg, OH.
              937-834-3343

              JK

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              • #8
                Re: Solid State Chassis Troubleshooting

                I hope so..............but he hasn't offered to do a Zot or Creative Technology..yet. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

                WB8yJF Service has had a couple of mine....Jon Severt Does Good Work...Paul F. Schwaiger :p

                MP Chassis And Board..Gets My THUMBS UP. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif[/img]
                If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it.&quot; -W.C.Fields

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                • #9
                  Re: Solid State Chassis Troubleshooting

                  I have a bench tester for 70s, it came out of Ohio 30 some years ago in a kit along with the cheat sheets for fixing the 5 boards ,it is currently on loan so to be possibly down sized and upgraded.When I get it back I will send a photo.It works really well.it has minicams ,pindication,foul,strike circuts and the works.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Solid State Chassis Troubleshooting

                    We have some kind of tester sitting under the workbench at work. Never used it myself but the other mechanics said it worked quite well when they used it a good while ago, I'll snap some pics when I bring the cam into work
                    All I want in life is to turn wrenches and climb around pinsetters/pinspotters again :/

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                    • #11
                      Re: Solid State Chassis Troubleshooting

                      Chassis Tester [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif[/img]
                      If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it.&quot; -W.C.Fields

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                      • #12
                        Re: Solid State Chassis Troubleshooting

                        Keep forgetting the stupid camera [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img] Ours looks similar but it's not quite the same as that one, one day I'll remember and get a pic of the one we have up here
                        All I want in life is to turn wrenches and climb around pinsetters/pinspotters again :/

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                        • #13
                          Re: Solid State Chassis Troubleshooting

                          Hey Felix, I dont miss them kickback mounted arrays. :p :p :p

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                          • #14
                            Re: Solid State Chassis Troubleshooting

                            Originally posted by pinboy68:
                            Hey Felix, I dont miss them kickback mounted arrays. :p :p :p
                            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You Truly are a Boy;69...If the truth were out there , you would find as many cameras in the shop as transducers.< >

                            Whatcha need Son; is A Silly Scope.

                            SILLY SCOPE :p Just Try To Keep Up Boy.........
                            If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it.&quot; -W.C.Fields

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                            • #15
                              Re: Solid State Chassis Troubleshooting

                              Ummm....Ya....Well...Not sure of your humor.

                              Thanks for the lesson Tigger.

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