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  • Had scoring problem, now strike cycle

    We had a power problem and blew out 3 boards (Accuscore) on 1 pair. We replaced those and now scoring works.

    However, now on one of the lanes the pinsetter is always in strike cycle. Throw a gutter ball, get a strike. It fits right in with todays lane conditions, don't you think?

    Anyway, I didn't spend much time on it last night and will go back this weekend to try and find the problem.

    I did change the chassis and the problem was not corrected.

    I am thinking it could be a ground wire to one of the fingers or a TA switch. Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    Re: Had scoring problem, now strike cycle

    Is this Accuscore I or II? If so, try another EMC board (the one that all the cables to the machines plugs into).
    Jon
    I've had enough of hope & chains.

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    • #3
      Re: Had scoring problem, now strike cycle

      I believe it is Accuscore I. However, I forgot to mention that if you cycle the machine with scoring powered off, the machine still detects a strike every time even with the scoring turned off.
      Lee

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      • #4
        Re: Had scoring problem, now strike cycle

        Another note. We did change the EMC board and the problem persisted. I do believe that it is not a scoring related issue. But I could be wrong.
        Lee

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        • #5
          Re: Had scoring problem, now strike cycle

          Originally posted by gonzo:
          However, I forgot to mention that if you cycle the machine with scoring powered off, the machine still detects a strike every time even with the scoring turned off.
          Lee
          <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Check for broken common ground wire that bonds to the table casting.
          "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

          --Kat

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          • #6
            Re: Had scoring problem, now strike cycle

            So with the scoring off the table is coming down detects a strike and then spots pins on top of the re-spotted pins? If this is the case you have no grounds going to TAC strip.

            With the scoring off…If the machine is going thru a short strike cycle (where the table is not feeling for pins) then I would think that you have a false foul cycle.

            So what is happening?

            Triac

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            • #7
              Re: Had scoring problem, now strike cycle

              Kat;

              That was my first thought. I was brought up on one of the first MagicScore installations. Can I simply unplug the harness that connects to the table to test to see if the problem goes away? These machines have been let go somewhat and we are slowly getting them back in shape.

              Thanks,
              Lee

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              • #8
                Re: Had scoring problem, now strike cycle

                Originally posted by gonzo:
                Kat;

                That was my first thought. I was brought up on one of the first MagicScore installations. Can I simply unplug the harness that connects to the table to test to see if the problem goes away? These machines have been let go somewhat and we are slowly getting them back in shape.

                Thanks,
                Lee
                <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yes, you can do that. BUT, you will have to short at least one of the gripper switches (1-10) to ground on the the TAC board. Simply removing the table cable WILL result in nothing but strikes being detected.
                "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

                --Kat

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                • #9
                  Re: Had scoring problem, now strike cycle

                  Yes Kat. simply take one of the wires going to the C2A from one of the numbered terminals on the TAC board and put it to ground. this will tell the table that there is always a pin in that cell and it will not spot on top of pins.to test it it is scoring related, e.g. a bad camera then unplug the APS plug from the chassis and cycle the machine.it fault stays it is on machine, if it goes away it is a scoring problem.
                  maister

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