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Theatre of Magic- BANG. My flippers ain't working.
« on: December 16, 2011, 06:04:50 pm »
Sigh. Now that I have 4 machines- it seems like one of them is always needing something.

My TOM was working beautifully when all of a sudden I believe that my Fliptronic board went bad. I just ordered up a new one from Rottendog.

Fingers crossed that will solve the problem.

I had a stuck flipper, smoke and all the fun that comes with a bad fliptronic board.

Stay tuned.

Sigh.  :dunno
Seriously. Will it fit in my basement or what?

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Re: Theatre of Magic- BANG. My flippers ain't working.
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 07:17:17 pm »
I'm just envious you have a Theatre of Magic! Been trying to get my hands on one of those forever now!
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Re: Theatre of Magic- BANG. My flippers ain't working.
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 08:49:14 pm »
I love it. It's a really fun pin!

I've modded it like crazy too.  :afro:
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Re: Theatre of Magic- BANG. My flippers ain't working.
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 11:36:43 pm »
Fliptronic boards are super easy to fix. I guess you'd rather throw your money away on  :censored:
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Re: Theatre of Magic- BANG. My flippers ain't working.
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2011, 11:23:16 am »
I'm sure anything is easy to fix when you don't have two kids at home, and never get any sleep.  ::)  :afro:
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Re: Theatre of Magic- BANG. My flippers ain't working.
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2011, 09:40:29 pm »
If it is easy to fix for him then it MUST be easy to fix for you ;) Duh! Didn't you know this?
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Re: Theatre of Magic- BANG. My flippers ain't working.
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2011, 02:25:34 pm »
time to throw at this hobby.   ::)

I need more of this :P
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Re: Theatre of Magic- BANG. My flippers ain't working.
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2011, 02:36:10 pm »
MEH. the game fired up for a second with my new board then PHFT!-- burning smell and it shut down.

So far I've tried everything I can think of--

replaced the coil
switched the opto flipper switches (reversed left and right- no effect negative or positive)
replaced the fliptronic board with a new one.

I may have to call someone in. I can't define where the burning smell is coming from- but it doesn't seem to be the fliptronic board.

EDIT--- I got it all working.

I think that lifting the playfield up and down made something loose. I just re checked all of the major connections and then success. I'm back in business. Sigh.  :afro:
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Re: Theatre of Magic- BANG. My flippers ain't working.
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2012, 04:06:44 pm »
My TOM hates me.

Now the flashers dropped dead.

In the last few weeks I replaced a flipper coil, a fliptronic board, the Game Rom (upgrade to the latest version) and now the flashers crapped out.

 :hissy: :soapbox:
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Re: Theatre of Magic- BANG. My flippers ain't working.
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2012, 05:30:25 pm »
ALL the flashers are gone?

Check the coin door interlock switch... a wire could be off of it.

Check F111 and BR3

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Re: Theatre of Magic- BANG. My flippers ain't working.
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2012, 10:10:30 pm »
He fuse is OK....but I'll see about BR3...... :banghead:

Thanks for the advice. :cheers:
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Re: Theatre of Magic- BANG. My flippers ain't working.
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2012, 12:54:12 pm »
I've tried everything....and finally caved and bought a new $300....yes $300  :banghead: :banghead: Powerboard from Rottendog.

Fingers crossed this works........I hope to install it this weekend.  :badmood:

I hate spending money on "functional" stuff like this. Meh.  :'(
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Re: Theatre of Magic- BANG. My flippers ain't working.
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2012, 01:07:23 pm »
Well, this gives you an opportunity to learn to fix the old boards when you have a second (i've got 3 kids, i know how that goes).  But at least you can figure out how to fix the power board and fliptronic board and then have a spare sitting around for the time when the next one goes.  Because something always goes wrong on a pinball machine.
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Re: Theatre of Magic- BANG. My flippers ain't working.
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2012, 03:17:59 pm »
Well, this gives you an opportunity to learn to fix the old boards when you have a second (i've got 3 kids, i know how that goes).  But at least you can figure out how to fix the power board and fliptronic board and then have a spare sitting around for the time when the next one goes.  Because something always goes wrong on a pinball machine.

Yep. I've had that rationalizing the purchases conversation with myself already... :lol
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Re: Theatre of Magic- BANG. My flippers ain't working.
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2012, 06:13:33 pm »
....Phew!-- my new board worked. I'm a flasher again!  :lol
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