I need a repair guy in ottawa

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I need a repair guy in ottawa

Postby Vinlyguy16 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:27 am

Folks I'm having trouble with a williams tri zone.... System 6i believe. System powers up but won't go into game mood. I need someone who can come over and take a look at it. I live in the west end of Ottawa and will pay for your help.

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Marc

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Re: I need a repair guy in ottawa

Postby Mrhide » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:10 am

Vinlyguy16 wrote:Folks I'm having trouble with a williams tri zone.... System 6i believe. System powers up but won't go into game mood. I need someone who can come over and take a look at it. I live in the west end of Ottawa and will pay for your help.

Thanks
Marc



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Re: I need a repair guy in ottawa

Postby Sly » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:59 am

Mrhide wrote:
Vinlyguy16 wrote:Folks I'm having trouble with a williams tri zone.... System 6i believe. System powers up but won't go into game mood. I need someone who can come over and take a look at it. I live in the west end of Ottawa and will pay for your help.

Thanks
Marc



I'm hearing "Mike" does a great job ! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: I need a repair guy in ottawa

Postby Fifty » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:00 am

How far west? I'm in Kanata. I'm not a full fledged repair guy with 30+ years experience, but I have experience, can read a schematic, I've done board work, flipper work, corrected sound issues, and have a 2 year college diploma in Electrical Engineering Technician course. I have never worked on Sys6i before but I'm willing to give it a try.


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Re: I need a repair guy in ottawa

Postby ShootAgain » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:29 am

System 3-7 *** The first thing you ever do when your machine isn't booting!

Rule #1 when trouble shooting an early Williams machine is to first "peel" apart the MPU and driver board and then reconnect them. Do this slowly and make sure you remove all of the screws securing the boards to the backbox. Each board is held in by six screws., however chances are your boards will not have six screws each, a clear indication that the machine has been worked on before.

The MPU board sits in a "tray" which somewhat locks it into place. You'll want to make sure the board is still in the tray when your peeling them apart. You'll also notice when you're taking the boards apart, how much the driver board flexes during this operation. The more times the boards are separated, the more chances that a small break will occur in the solder joints of the connectors.

Don't attempt to clean the connectors with anything other than a soft towel. Using any abrasive on them will create small pockets where more dirt can collect and cause the boards to fail even quicker the next go round.

Once you've peeled the boards apart, just reconnect them again. Make sure that the MPU board is properly seated in its tray, then from left to right start pushing the driver board back over the pins. Don't force the board, if it doesn't go on properly, start over again.

Once you've put the boards back together, reattach the boards to the backbox with at least two screws apiece. Then remove and reconnect all of the header connectors on both boards.


Now power your machine back up again. You may be pleasantly surprised to see it working again and you can pat yourself on the back for a job

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Re: I need a repair guy in ottawa

Postby Vinlyguy16 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:58 pm

Thanks for your replies. Sylvain contacted me and within two hours of talking to him he came over and got the game going.
Very professional and knowledgeable and am very happy to have him now as my goto repair guy.

Cheers

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Re: I need a repair guy in ottawa

Postby pinhead » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:28 pm

Vinlyguy16 wrote:Thanks for your replies. Sylvain contacted me and within two hours of talking to him he came over and got the game going.
Very professional and knowledgeable and am very happy to have him now as my goto repair guy.

Cheers

Sylvain is a great pinball tech.

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Re: I need a repair guy in ottawa

Postby semicolin » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:59 pm

Lucky! Sylvain's time is definitely at a premium these days - one of the finest technicians around. Enjoy your game!
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Re: I need a repair guy in ottawa

Postby Hippochrome » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:16 pm

Big thumbs up to Sylvain! He is without a doubt the greatest guy on this fourm. So nice, so honest, so knowledgeable. Always a pleasure chatting with him and using his services.



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