> I recently purchased a Hollywood Heat and it works except for a couple
> of things and since this is my first pin, I was wondering if I could
> get some help.
Congrats on your first pin!
> First, are there playfield lights that stay on constantly, because I
> have seen several bulbs under plastics and none work. All the flashing
> lights seem to work (other than a few that seem tempermental.) I have
> replaced just about every #44 bulb with brand new #47 blubs. Any
Specifically, which lights on the PF stay on constantly? The general
illumination bulbs should always be on, and the lamps controlled by the
chaser board should always be "flashing" on in sequence. These lamps
include the inserts in the lane below the Hot Shot ramp, and the inserts
leading up to the main red ramp. If other lamps are locked on, this
could be due to bad ground connections, bad connections at the driver
board, bad transistors, chips that drive the transistors, or bad solder
joints on the header pins at the daughter board on the CPU.
> Second, every once awhile the music dies or gets stuck on one note.
> Anything I should be looking for?
This *could* be due to bad ground connections. Follow the instructions
on John Robertson's site to perform the ground modifications. Even
though Hollywood Heat is a System 80B, look at the instructions under
System 3 - http://www.flippers.com/gottlieb_gro...s.html#System3
> I also have a set of drop targets that stay locked in the up position
> when the power is turned on and will not drop or score.
This could also be due to bad grounds, bad connectors, or a bad
transistor. Do the ground mods first to see if the issue goes away.
> I anyone out there could help I would be very grateful. I bought this
> machine because I am a big Miami Vice Fan.
> Thanks and Happy New Year
One last thing is if it didn't come with a manual, I highly suggest
getting one for your game.
Good luck and enjoy!