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    Having a problem with a pair of lanes. They will work fine for a while, sometimes even through entire games, but they will often stop movement in the middle of the cycle. Distributor motor will continue running and cycling pins, but the deck and sweep will not move or count pins and won't react to any button imputs that come from anywhere other than machine controls. It occurs on both lanes in the pair so we tried replacing the nextgen computer, but the problem continues.

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    I would move the high voltage board to another pair and see if the problem moves.
    let me be myself


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      This sounds very similar to when Frameworx would comm error, and our GS98s would lose communication with the scorer. If someone bowls, the pin deck will come down to detect height and stop all other movements, until the scorer was rebooted. If they realized the scorer was frozen before throwing a ball, the reset button on the ball lift wouldn't trigger the machine, but it would cycle if we pushed the reset or set button on machine.

      I would presume the same thing may happen with Vector, but I'm unfamiliar with how it interfaces with your GSXs. I would presume that this issue would effect more than a single pair of your lanes, if it was the scorer, since Vector scorers handle 8 lanes if I remember correctly? There's must be something that connects Vector to your pinsetters though, perhaps there's a bad cable or loose molex causing intermittent communication loss?


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