The connectors come labeled, but the glue is long since hardened and many of them have followed off. Those that still had a sticker hanging on for dear life, I bent in to the machines mouth with sharpie in hand and attempted scribing the connector names on them. Not as easy as it sounds from my awkward angles of approach!
I unplugged the 2 mismatched connectors. There was a pair still labeled, so that was an easy connection, and that left just 2 cables unplugged:
|this one from the transformed|
|this one (oh so elegantly labeled) heads up to the back box|
Then I got nervous. See ANY ISSUES HERE?
Yeah, top cables has 18 wires going in, bottom one has 14 wires coming out. Was this expected? WTF? WHYYYYY?
I dug in to the schematics:
As we can see it was indeed by design. For REASONS.
but my doubt was squashed, connected them, and I should be done with those dastardly under-playfield connectors now.