Rotolite Help Needed

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Does anyone by any chance know where these 3 wires have come off from, I can't see where they go?
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I can't see anything in the first photo, can you put a circle around it.
I take it the wires on the right are different voltage take offs from the transformer.

What isn't working on the game?
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Red wire coming from the rhd BP.
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Brown wire and red wire.
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Sorry BP
Forgot to say I don't know what's not working as I don't want to fire it up with the wires all not connected
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Gameswat wrote:Red wire coming from the rhd BP.
If you're ever driving at night and the car in front starts to brake when approaching green traffic lights .... don't get annoyed it might be me.
Blue, green, red colour blindness isn't a problem to me.

Looking at the photo ......

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I think I'd be interested in these.

Keith, if the loose wires aren't touching anything (ie isolated/insulated) then I'd fire it up and look for an obvious common problem like "lights" or "low voltage relays".
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I may give it a go but I'm a bit concerned about the loose wire coming from the transformer?
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Wrap all loose wires in insulating tape, those from the transformer are feeds, if they're covered they can't harm you. It should be obvious which parts of the game aren't functioning. As they appear to come from the inside of the transformer they will be from a smaller winding which indicates lower voltage workings like lights or the relays that activate solenoids which in turn connect higher voltage connections.
Remember game starting switches/micro switches are going to be either high voltage if they go straight to motors, yet low voltage if they go to solenoids that in turn activate high voltage components.

Check out those empty connections I saw, are there any like colour wires the other side of the solder?
With the power off does a continuity meter show a path between these open circuits?
For example, if you connect between a lamp holder and one of those vacant solder lumps?
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Check out the roto-pool manual, the wiring is basicly the same, might help ?? viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1699
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Thanks Stuart but me and wiring just don't get along lol

OK I powered it up and all I get is this, main bulb on and 2 on the sides, nothing does anything, also how does this coin switch work?
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