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  • Machines freezing after second ball.

    Hello again,

    This has been happening for quite a while now but had gotten particularly worse during winter. (A hint?)

    Basically the sweep and table come down after the second ball and freeze there. This happens on a particular set of lanes intermittently and also on one other lane. When the machines are run in ten pin mode they have no issues.
    So I came to the conclusion that it must be a networking problem.

    I replaced the switch that connects to the front desk pc but no dice.

    Here is an image of the set up. The lanes that freeze are 11, 12 & 4.

    Machine set up.jpeg

    Any ideas? I was going to get up in to the roof and replace the lan cable from the front desk switch to the machine switch but I thought I would get a few more ideas first. Keep in mind this doesn't happen when the machine runs in ten pin mode.
    How did that even get in there?

  • #2
    your right it is a network problem, depends on what all you have, do you have bumber controllers?
    clean and check all connections...
    It's lonely at the top
    but you eat better


    • #3
      In my center it's usually an indication the scorer has locked up and needs a reboot. Often I find 10 little kids, thats 100 little fingers, on a scorer touchscreen at one time to be the cause!


      • #4
        Could be your cpu in nexgen box
        If I can't fix it I'll break it so no one else can fix it either.


        • #5
          I have had the same problem going on 3 to 4 months now i have just kept up on rebooting and the problem has gone away
          i reboot every 2 days so far it has worked .

          hope this helps.


          • #6
            We had that problem years ago and it was scoring related. The scorer would lock up and then the pinsetter will do what you described. It looks like you do not have Frameworx, so I am not sure what you can try. But I believe that you are correct that you have network issues that cause this.


            • #7
              I used to have this on 1&2 with frameworks, changed hard drive and it went away.


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