During normal game play the clown on the marquee moves to the appropriate balloon level position based on the end of game score. If during power on cycle or at the end of a game the clown in the balloon marquee does not return to the home position and hit the home switch, the game will be delayed for up to one minute.
Here are some steps to trouble shoot this issue:
1) Check the connections on the back of the marquee assembly. The switch should be wired normally open.
a. The voltage can be read between the black wire and the grey with a black trace you should see +5 volts DC going to 0 volts DC when the switch is activated.
b. You can check for the voltage back to the main board at connector J16 pin 2 (yellow wire) a pin 8 (brown wire) if no voltage is found at the switch.
2) If no marquee is used jumper out the home switch connector at the back of the game. Contact ICE tech support for more information.