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Champion Pub - Mystery Part

By CelticKnot

11 months ago



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#1 11 months ago

Hello pinsiders. I acquired a Champion Pub about 2 years ago (made a separate post about it earlier today). When I lifted the game table / playing field to check out a flipper issue, I noticed a loose plastic part sitting on the bottom of the game cabinet, see photos below. Any clue what this part is? Sorry for not putting a quarter/coin in the photos for scale; it is 3.75" x 2.25". It looks like some kind of retaining clip but the "arm" is broken off as you can see. It looks like there might be enough glue surface to repair it if I could figure out where it goes once repaired (or more likely, replaced).

Thank you!

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#2 11 months ago

Flipper button opto interruptor.
Common on many games.

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#3 11 months ago

Thanks for the reply High_End_Pins! I had a feeling that would be dead simple for the experts here.

And now that makes me think that my two topics could very well be related. My other post is about a broken left flipper. Perhaps someone was repairing the flipper before and just left a broken interruptor in the cabinet by mistake. I'll do some investigation tomorrow when the family is not asleep.

Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction.

#4 11 months ago
Quoted from CelticKnot:

Thanks for the reply High_End_Pins! I had a feeling that would be dead simple for the experts here.
And now that makes me think that my two topics could very well be related. My other post is about a broken left flipper. Perhaps someone was repairing the flipper before and just left a broken interruptor in the cabinet by mistake. I'll do some investigation tomorrow when the family is not asleep.
Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction.

No problem that’s an easy one.
Yeah the flipper is not going to work without it.
Basically it will lock on because it thinks you are holding the button down
There are two small black plastic U shaped parts mounted on the green board.Those are optos.
When the white plastic(sometimes black) interruptor is at rest it blocks a beam of light that they emit within that U shape.
When the button is pushed it pushes the interruptor back and the beam of light is then uninterrupted and the flipper is activated.
Can’t be done without that part in place.

#5 11 months ago

Thanks again, yeah I took a look at the (working) right flipper and noticed how the interruptor rests in between the U-shaped light emitter. I just got done ordering an interrupter and the whole opto board just in case from Planetary to hopefully resolve my flipper issue. If the interrupter resolves my issue, I'll have a spare opto board.

In the past day I've already learned a ton about pinball machines (at least DMD ones of my CP era). Thanks for the helpful replies and advice.

#6 11 months ago

Thanks all for the help. Marking this one closed as it was clearly the flipper opto interrupter. Bought both a new interrupter and a new opto board assembly. Tried replacing just the interrupter but it ended up being the entire assembly. Flipper works great now!

I will NOT fall in the steps of my predecessor and leave random broken parts strewn around the inside of the game cabinet!

Thank you again.

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