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fuse was located. Under a metal cover that covers part of the main game power supply, there are two fuses. One of them is for the in- ternal auxiliary 120VAC power inside the game. It was a non-explosive (ce- ramic type) fuse so you couldn’t see if it was bad by looking at it; a multi-meter would have to be used. It was faster to just toss in a new fuse. I really don’t know why the fuse blew but after it was replaced, it was fine. Simply a blown fuse that is located in the main game power supply is why I did not have any 120VAC auxiliary power.

IGT AVP 3.0 “Board Monitor Tilt” Voltage Out of Range

I’ve run into “board monitor tilts” on AVPs before that were repaired by replacing the video card. If the video card cooling fan is OK, then it may have another prob- lem. We recently had an AVP 3.0 that had a “board monitor tilt” voltage out of range, but it was only a “soft tilt” where the game did not lock up because of it. When the main slot door was open or when the reset key was used, the error would appear. A co-worker made a phone call and had a possible solution. Located about in the middle of the game, a small square board with a few connectors on it, is called a “power distribu- tion board.” Power the game off, disconnect all of the connectors from it (a

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couple of them go to the brain box) then simply reconnect them. Power up the game and the tilt should go away. From what I was told, the theory is the game monitors all of the game backup battery volt- ages to see if they are within acceptable range. When disconnecting the cables, a reset takes place. Of course if the tilt does appear again or appear again later in the shift, a battery could have gotten weak and may need to be replaced.

IGT “Game King” Set-Up Challenge

Well, it was a challenge to me anyway. We have a popular bank of Game Kings, muti-game, muti- denomination and one of them was shut off. Lately we have been doing pretty darn good holding ALL 1,335 games up and run- ning (some days better than others). This particu- lar game had been RAM cleared and needed to be setup and optioned. The interesting part, one Game King cabinet has 34 differ- ent games with six different denominations in it. No its not a typo. One Game King machine with 34 different games and six different denominations. The de- nominations included 1cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, and 25 cent. Some of the games were Texas Tea, Super 8 Line, Jacks or Better, Bonus Poker, Double Bonus

Slot Tech Magazine

Poker, Keno, Caveman Keno, and even Black Jack. I admit I was a little ner- vous. I don’t consider my- self much of a slot software guy or setup tech, even though I do it once in a great while. Luckily I had co-workers at my disposal if I had any questions, which I did. With the set up sheet in hand, I was ready to give it a whirl. The game was “key chipped” with number 28. I thought it would be number 37 but it wasn’t. When key chip 37 was installed and the game was turned on, nothing ap- peared on the screen after a few seconds. So after the correct chip was used and the “boot chip” was put back in it was time to turn the game power back on. Now that I was in the “key chip” menu in which I

December 2011

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