Well, I believe I have at least got the Ninja problem solved. I decided to unseat a few of the
relays to see what they looked like. The contacts looked brand new...
I then decided to restart the game, and see if I could see any mechanical hesitation.
I pushed the climbing ninja from the rear, to make it go. And actually, there seemed to
be some hesitation every now and then. I wiggled the board, and the ninja took off. Seemed
to be a poor connection or something. I turned it off, then unseated the connector for that
ninjas motor controller. I cleaned the connectors - even tho they looked new. And reseated it.
She fired up, and everything was working again! Seems if one assembly isnt
working, it stops almost all the rest of the action.
Well, actually, my gun is still apart from when I took the PCB out for Kevin. Will be a nightmare
to re-align and calibrate everything again
And, I still do not think this fixes the
short that is causing a random shot to be fired. Ahh well.. at least most things are in order now.
I took apart the Holo-Ninja assemblies to clean, and scan them as well. The area behind the mirror
was incredibly dusty. In fact there is a 2nd mini mirror inside there, which deflects the holo-ninjas
to the front mirror. Cleaned both.
I paid a little over $1000 (including shipping) for my unit on ebay. You were very lucky to score
this game for so little. Sadly though, a lot of people either do not know about these games,
or think they are all the same - and not worth playing. To be honest, play is limited... but, its
just so damn cool. Its a real work of art in every way.
Im starting to think that maybe the guns tracker head has worn down too much over
the years. Im not sure what the diameter of the thing is supposed to be. I may have to
machine a new smaller tracer head to see if it works better. As if its too thick, it may be hitting
too many traces at once - and causing misfires or other problems.
My unit had a tube fixture that was an odd size, and the bulb I had bought was too large - by about
1/4" - but i knew better than to pry it in. I decided to replace the thing with a standard size
Sadly, I didnt know about the top Marquee light till now. I can see where there is one screw left
in the cab where it used to be. I have no clue where its supposed to be wired into. If anyone can
take a pic of the wire locations, Id be very happy.
(Hopefully a new video soon