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Black Knight 1980
« on: January 31, 2013, 10:42:23 AM »
My Black Knight has been out of it for a while but when I switch it on I get no playfield lights and can't play a game at all. Any thoughts?

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Re: Black Knight 1980
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 11:08:28 AM »
Jeff,

Just check all fuses first.

May be voltages from the power supply too. If I can dig up some docs to give you where to test with your multimeter I will email throuhh

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Re: Black Knight 1980
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 11:16:44 AM »
Thank Marty,

Fuses are all ok so I was thinking of getting the connectors all redone as well.

Jeff

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Re: Black Knight 1980
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 11:53:48 AM »
Check your email Jeff!!

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Re: Black Knight 1980
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 01:17:37 PM »
there must be an echo in here.

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Re: Black Knight 1980
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 01:20:03 PM »
there must be an echo in here.

No.

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Re: Black Knight 1980
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 01:51:03 PM »
anyway there at least 2 people on here that can replace the connectors on your boards if you want them done.
Myself & SkyBeau

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Re: Black Knight 1980
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 02:39:52 PM »
I forgot to ask I assume you are getting lights behind the back glass?

also try turning the machine on then off then on quickly (only once) in case the machine has gone to default settings and the displays are not working.
if this is the case when you have turned the machine off then on again the insert lights on the playfield will do their attract mode dance but you will not be able to start the game until you put some credits up by activating the coin switch and then pressing the start button
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Re: Black Knight 1980
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 03:25:45 PM »
My Black Knight has been out of it for a while but when I switch it on I get no playfield lights and can't play a game at all. Any thoughts?

If my pinball machine was "out of it" for a while, I would tell it no more drugs or alcohol, and I would send it off to rehab.lol (boom boom - the jokes on here just get worse everyday.lol  @.@ %.% @.@)

Between Marty or Beaky, u are in good hands. Beaky has a soft spot for all things Black Knight. The bastard beats me on BK2000 everytime by a mile. Anyone would think he played everyday for years when he wass a teenager.  *%* *%*

Jeff, take a few photos of your 80 model BK if u can, wouldnt mind seeing her in the flesh !  ^^^ Hope she is up n running soon.
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Re: Black Knight 1980
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 04:11:15 PM »
Thank Marty,

Fuses are all ok so I was thinking of getting the connectors all redone as well.

Jeff

Hey Jeff, fuses can test OK but not work in place. Could be worth swapping in new ones, this issue caught me out once - seems there was a batch of 5 amp slo blos that were faulty at one point.
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Re: Black Knight 1980
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2013, 07:43:00 AM »

Jeff - it could be the board connectors or the loom connectors themselves. It is worth checking both. Refit the connectors and report back !

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Re: Black Knight 1980
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2013, 02:38:36 PM »

Jeff - it could be the board connectors or the loom connectors themselves. It is worth checking both. Refit the connectors and report back !

I'm happy to take a look at the game for you if you are still having trouble.

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Re: Black Knight 1980
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2013, 05:01:59 PM »
Beaky, Nick, Nino,

Thanks for your help, I will have a look at her over the weekend and let you know how I go!

Thanks again Guys

Jeff

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Re: Black Knight 1980
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2013, 05:07:16 PM »
Ha, wouldn't be playing up if it was a him. I'm sure she will be alive and kicking before too long. I am keeping an eye on this thread as BK is on my top 10 lists of all time greats.
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