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    Default Re: Rotted out connectors

    It sounds odd that when you create a short the reels spin but no payout. So you need to follow the logic that there is some thing before or after that point that does the payout signal
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    It almost sounds like that cap is in there as a decoupling cap. that would explain zero voltage.

    they are used to deal with ripple voltage.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decoupling_capacitor

    from wikipedia

    Decoupling capacitors alone may not suffice in such cases as a high-power amplifier stage with a low-level pre-amplifer coupled to it. Care must be taken in layout of circuit conductors so that heavy current at one stage does not produce power supply voltage drops that affect other stages. This may require re-routing printed circuit board traces to segregate circuits, or the use of a ground plane to improve stability of power supply.

    is it powering a 5v ic?

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    Home from work, so here's the pictures. I sized them down to meet upload limit, but can send the originals via alternate methods if you need larger photos.

    IMG_1458ca.jpgIMG_1459ca.jpg
    Gotta catch 'em all Pa-chink-o

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    The capacitor is part of a filter circuit between the transistor and the IC input to remove noise from the input signals to the chip. If something happens when you short the associated transistor, then the chip input is working OK, I'd trace back through the base resistor to whichever connector it leads to and see if there is a voltage driving the transisitor. and then back through the wiring to the sensor associated to this input.

    Trigger the sensor/switch and look for voltage changes at the connections, at the transistor and on the chip input, Do the same with another input sensor, and compare the readings to see if there are differences between them. That should allow you to deduce in which part of the circuit the problem lies. But you must trigger the sensors when making measurements, the reason for the voltage differences might just be that there are some sensors that are normally open and some that are normally closed.

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    I am happy to report that this thing is FIXED!

    I got to thinking about this transistor issue and decided to pull the replacement and put in a new one. Now it's good to go. Lesson learned? Just because you install a new part, never assume that it is actually good.

    Want to thank everyone for their support/advice with the machine.

    A special shout out to samslack for getting me motivated again to put the brains to this and figure it out.

    Special thanks to peteybob for providing me with a much needed OMRON switch.

    10 long years, 28 rotted out connectors, 1 capacitor, 2 transistors, 1 Omron ball switch and Sellout Crowd is back in the ring!

    Thanks again!!
    Gotta catch 'em all Pa-chink-o

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    awesome. life is too short to let a machine defeat you lol


    now you need to buy more lol

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    Glad to hear that you got it up and running again

    Now grab a cold beverage of choice and play, play, play!!!

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