HELP MY TOWER WON'T WORK!!!!!!!!!
The most common thing wrong with towers ... they are dirty, 90% of the time a good cleaning fixes them. Cleaning the tower takes a little care but you can do it. Take it completely apart. When you clean, look for hairs, lint or foreign objects around the motor gears.
If your tower dies or quits in the middle of the game...USE FRESH BATTERIES. this is a very small voltage on these towers and the batteries have to be fresh. If you have already cleaned the unit, this is probably the problem. Still doesn't work? Well sometimes the motors have to be rewound, and if you used to work on slot cars as a kid you should be able to handle it. read the FAQ below and see if you can find help
Question: When I press my Tower the display reads 00 then -- but when I push the self test the tower dies. What does this?
Answer: It's probably your motor. You can purchase another through gamepart.com or you can try to rebuild the one you have.
Question: When I turn the tower on nothing happens there is no display.
Answer : It could be a lot of things. It could be your switch or the converter/regulator IC chip, or another semiconductor problem. To eliminate your switch. Jumper the wires on the switch. To test proper voltage on the PC board test Pins on the small 8 PIN IC converter/regulator chip. You should be able to read 9 volts on the output of the converter
Question: My Tower does not stop/align on the Graphics. It is a little behind/ahead of the Icons:
Answer: This is difficult to fix. If your batteries are strong and the motor is new it is probably going to go past the icon until the batteries and motor are used some. If your batteries are weak, or the motor is dragging it will tend to undershoot the icon. Some of this is just the design and age of the PC board along with the switch that supplies voltage for the motor. Sometimes it allows the motor to coast a little. Try a new and weak battery together and see if that fixes your problem. If it is undershooting the Icon clean the unit and motor, use new batteries.
Question: My Graphics wheel is way off from the correct Icons.
Answer: If it is not even close to aligning , you may have the wrong graphics wheel. Even though theses are interchanged by collectors, and owners there were several revisions. You cannot tell by the revision numbers which graphics wheel goes to which unit, you must have one of each to compare them.
Question: My tower self test but will not allow me to move
Answer: It is probably your touch pad you will need to clean it or replace it with one from
Question : I lost my rule book how do you play?
Answer: Please go here
If the above info doesn't fix it, it's probably the key pay or something in the electronics. If you have a friend that likes to tinker with that kind of stuff.... pawn it off on him and let him have a try. You have nothing to loose. Or you can send it to me, for info email Mary@gamepart.com I will repair and clean it for $59.99 you pay the shipping to us. We pay it back to you for more details go
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