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1976 Gottlieb Buccaneers Pinball Manual

Pinball keps making running and running noise, Or will not start up at all after hitting start button when turned on some times. It stays in game over mode.

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The reason for this behavior (constantly running but not starting the game) is that the machine is trying to reset to score reels to zero. They may actually go to zero but the switch that tells the machine that they are in the zero position is either dirty or out of adjustment.
It is a very common problem with electromechanical pinball machines. The switches are located on the score reels in the backbox.

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