(Topic ID: 101361)

CFTBL Flipper Opto Problem??

By yyyyyikes

5 years ago

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#1 5 years ago

hi folks,
Creature from the black lagoon............

i wanted to look at the opto on the right flipper as it didn't feel to be playing
quite right with quick flipper taps. Also - i may have been imagining it -
but it seemed to flip momentarily with no pressure.

i noticed that the opto interrupter on the right was way higher out of the opto
than the left - for no real reason other than the board seems to be slightly closer
to the cabinet.

i took the board off and slightly repositioned it to match the left flipper.

But then....with repeated flips the right flipper stuck up, quite frequently.
So I put the board back as it was (well as close as possible), the interrupter
previously was against the side of the opto - now free i believe.

But it still sticks though not as often. And also i think i'm getting ghost flips

Is this just a case of replacing the opto board? And if so - is the interrupter
going to be ok with the new board?

Thanks in advance.

#2 5 years ago

Just to mention also, when stuck up the right flipper drops
when flipping the left - or even when tapping the play field.
Just seems to need a slight vibration.

#3 5 years ago

Ah forget it....i tightenened the right flipper mech and it's ok now.

But definitely there's worse play on the right so i'll fiddle with the opto again.

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