(Topic ID: 231314)

Bally Mata Hari: drop targets drop on reset issue (video)

By Edenecho

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

I have gotten new drop targets for my mata hari earlier, and now after a while I have started getting issues with some of them when they are reset. it is not always the same target, sometimes one, sometimes several. I tried to look from top down when resetting, and it seems like the targets affected, when resetting they are not 100 %aligned with the others. Its like some mm off. Now I dont know what may cause this, do people have any idea?

Here is a video of it happening:

Thanks for all help!

#2 1 year ago

There's a whole list of things that can be causing drop targets to drop when resetting. Among them: Weak Spring; Arm that pushes up has divots worn into it; gummed up reset actuator' Lip edge on targets are not sharp.

There's several threads out there about drop targets "bricking". Those threads may also give you some insight. Based on what I see from the video, I would go with weak springs and/or worn drop targets.

#3 1 year ago

The tracks the metal drop target arms run in could be worn too.

#4 1 year ago

Not part of the problem, but Mata Haris originally came with "tombstone" drop targets.

#5 1 year ago

thats a really bad angle. I really can't tell what is happening.
Can you post a video of the mechanism under the playfield. Put the game in self test and video the target assembly from the coil side.

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