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    Default [Sankyo X-Files] I plugged it directly into the wall without the transformer...

    So my dad gave me his Sankyo X-files pachinko machine which he had in storage for a few years. I didn't know, and he didn't remember, that it required a transformer to run... So I plugged the black power-cord coming from the machine straight into the wall. When I flipped the power switch, I saw a bright white flash coming from directly behind the power switch, and then nothing. I tried again but saw no signs of life/lights.

    I've looked all over the unit but I can't find anything that resembles fuses. I really hope that I did not destroy the unit as it is a beautiful piece of machinery. Here are some photos of the machine, I am hoping you can guide me in the right direction to troubleshooting my terrible mistake.

    I've uploaded the photos here:
    https://imgur.com/a/QxFFwjw

    The photos show the cord I plugged into the wall, as well as the power switch I flipped, which I saw the bright flash directly behind (to the right in the picture) of the switch.

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    Default Re: [Sankyo X-Files] I plugged it directly into the wall without the transformer

    A slap on the wrist for you!

    Start taking boards off the back bottom till you can remove the power supply board (the board with the white plug/2 black wires). Fuses should be on there, but you've probably blown a component or two on that board too. Hopefully not too many. Once you get the power supply board removed and taken out of it's case, take some pics of the end of the board the cord plugs into. Then we'll be able to assist you further.

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    Default Re: [Sankyo X-Files] I plugged it directly into the wall without the transformer

    I own that exact model and yes , You did a Big No No

    One of my machines that I sold to a member here did not ask me why the two prong plug and where's the Huge 120vac > 24AC 9 amp Transformer on the machine ?

    And you guess that person plugged it in and

    Multimeter time and a visit to the electronics parts store .
    When things don't go right the 1st time , Step back ,Take a break and come back renewed. RGS

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    Default Re: [Sankyo X-Files] I plugged it directly into the wall without the transformer

    Quote Originally Posted by compirate View Post
    A slap on the wrist for you!

    Start taking boards off the back bottom till you can remove the power supply board (the board with the white plug/2 black wires). Fuses should be on there, but you've probably blown a component or two on that board too. Hopefully not too many. Once you get the power supply board removed and taken out of it's case, take some pics of the end of the board the cord plugs into. Then we'll be able to assist you further.
    Iím hopeful! I see the main fuse behind the power switch is obviously blown. The other fuses to the right of the power board seem to be ok. Iím still trying to figure out how to get behind the plastic to get to this fuse. I donít know if I should be unscrewing screws or if this all just comes apart nicely

    Pics inside:
    https://imgur.com/a/l8cAsTh

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    Default Re: [Sankyo X-Files] I plugged it directly into the wall without the transformer

    Quote Originally Posted by miiitchhh View Post
    I’m hopeful! I see the main fuse behind the power switch is obviously blown. The other fuses to the right of the power board seem to be ok. I’m still trying to figure out how to get behind the plastic to get to this fuse. I don’t know if I should be unscrewing screws or if this all just comes apart nicely

    Pics inside:
    https://imgur.com/a/l8cAsTh
    Disregard. I got the fuse out and will try to find a replacement. Nothing else on the board looks burnt or damaged.

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    Default Re: [Sankyo X-Files] I plugged it directly into the wall without the transformer

    Were I you, I'd disconnect the board from the game, but leave the main power line connected. Connect it to a 24VAC power source and turn it on and see if it still blows. Less chance of causing issues further down the circuits. There are surge components that look fine on the outside but fry (ground) internally to protect the rest. Buy a few fuses, you'll probably blow the first couple.

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    Default Re: [Sankyo X-Files] I plugged it directly into the wall without the transformer

    If you haven't done so already, have a look at this recent thread:

    http://www.pachitalk.com/forums/show...ty-Four-issues

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    Default Re: [Sankyo X-Files] I plugged it directly into the wall without the transformer

    Anyone know if plugging a machine into 110v fries the electronics in the cell too? Or just the main board/fuses on the frame itself? I suppose it could be both; if not I have this frame (Magic Carpet) and might be interested in buying the cell if not toasted OP. Or you could buy another machine with that same frame and cell swap it? Just an idea!




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    Default Re: [Sankyo X-Files] I plugged it directly into the wall without the transformer

    Electricity is a funny thing. The cel might be fine. Or it might be cooked.
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