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furtrader
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Williams Blackout pinball machine

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Hi,
I'm new to pinball ownership and this site.
I hope this is where this belongs.
I recently purchased a Williams Blackout.
Just before this Covid19 stuff started, I was playing and suddenly the lights flickered and it made different sounds then died.
I turn it on and it lights up.
Doesn't do anything else.
Is there anyone in Ottawa who could come take a look and fix it for me?
I'm near Barrhaven in Ottawa west.
My name is Jeffrey.
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DrSmooth
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Hey Jeffrey,

Try some simple stuff first... Power off the machine, re-seat the connectors and check the fuses first. Power it up and put a quarter in it.
You may have to learn, like the rest of us. Welcome to pinball.

PS. Don't worry it's fixable...
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Check out pinwiki too...
I think that’s a williams system 6...?
Check what was mentioned above, and report back... lots of expert pin techs on here that will chime in im sure.
It’s fun to diagnose and fix them yourself... very satisfying.
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Usually when funky stuff happens on that era Williams Pinball the first thing to check and reflow solder on is that pesky 40 pin interconnect.

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In addition to the 40-pin interconnect MPU-driver, often bad EPROM sockets too on the MPU that might cause the machine to freeze and blow a fuse.
It might be difficult to find someone with proper expertise to go to your place to look at this these immediate days due to the dang Covid.

Good luck!
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Or if you decide to just ell it, that's the game ive been looking for ;)

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For board repair you can contact Gottlieb Rob at pinball medics and he can also help with the game issues .
My go to guy for board repair

https://pinballmedics.ca/canadian-pinba ... r-service/

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My thanks to Jason and Robbie for repairing my machine!
You guys rock!

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furtrader wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:07 pm
My thanks to Jason and Robbie for repairing my machine!
You guys rock!
Nice!

Robi is a great tech and guy.

Enjoy the game!
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Murphelman wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:17 pm
furtrader wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:07 pm
My thanks to Jason and Robbie for repairing my machine!
You guys rock!
Nice!

Robi is a great tech and guy.

Enjoy the game!
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furtrader wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:07 pm
My thanks to Jason and Robbie for repairing my machine!
You guys rock!

Thanks Jeffrey but I merely sat there while Robbi did the repairs. Nice meeting you and it was kind of cool that you went to all three schools that I did. Take care and see you soon!
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Honey Badger wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:20 pm
Murphelman wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:17 pm
furtrader wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:07 pm
My thanks to Jason and Robbie for repairing my machine!
You guys rock!
Nice!

Robi is a great tech and guy.

Enjoy the game!
Yup, and I’m just an asshole!
Nah your great too! Would not be here in the hobby or tournaments if I did not meet you.

Have you to thank for that.
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Bally/Williams: Shadow (out on trade), Twilight Zone, Demolition Man, Fish Tales, Jack*Bot
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Bally: Future Spa, F14 Tomcat,
Williams: Laser Ball

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Haha...just busting your balls Mike
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