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Every. Single. Time.

By Completist

9 months ago


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    #1 9 months ago

    I don’t know if i will ever learn. I do this every time i fire up the lineup. I start with turning on the first row, reaching under the front right and flipping the switch. Move to the next game - rinse and repeat, systematically working my way around the room.

    Then i get to the last game, which is my Elvira’s House of Horrors. I reach down and fumble around, hopelessly looking for the power switch. Then i clue in. it's under the head.... you’d think i’d learn after the first hundred times

    Now i know what you are thinking. Another Stern bitch thread. Nope. I love Elvira! It’s just after so many years of collecting B/W’s and Spooky’s I haven’t acclimatized to the switch location on the ‘new’ sterns. You should see me fumble through the test menu

    #2 9 months ago

    Unless you have 100% new Sterns you'll never get used to it, PITA is your machines are tight.

    #3 9 months ago

    As long as this is an every single time thread....... putting the head back on the cabinet, tightening the head bolts, reconnecting all the connectors to the boards, putting the backglass back, then reaching for the plug to plug it in...... and realizing that it's sitting inside the cabinet because once again you forgot to route the power cord thru that little hole in the neck. Every time.

    #4 9 months ago
    Quoted from tomtest:

    Unless you have 100% new Sterns you'll never get used to it, PITA is your machines are tight.

    Mine are fairly tight but fortunately Elvira, being the newest chronologically speaking, sits at the end of a row with the right side open. For now...

    #5 9 months ago

    My other hidden talent is packing up a machine.

    1. Remove coin box and other items from cab
    2. remove head bolts
    3. secure light panel so it can’t swing open and damage backglass/translite.
    4. Replace backglass/translite and lock it in place.
    5. fold head down onto something to protect side rails.
    6. Stretch wrap the shit out of it

    Masterfully done

    Realize balls are still in the trough...

    #6 9 months ago

    I went ahead with those smart outlets finally. Games just stay switched on but the outlet controls the power. Pretty cool, and you can connect it to voice control if you want. Saves that head slapping moment

    #7 9 months ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    I went ahead with those smart outlets finally. Games just stay switched on but the outlet controls the power. Pretty cool, and you can connect it to voice control if you want. Saves that head slapping moment

    I have also used smart plugs. Alexa integration works great “Alexa, turn on pinball machines”. She will also turn on an individual one as well by name.

    #8 9 months ago

    I should do smart plugs too... but; alas ... I'm a cheap bastard; and Alexa won't be allowed in my house. (reasons: wife thinks it spies on people )

    #9 9 months ago

    amazon.com link »

    Here you go $16

    #10 9 months ago

    Switched wall outlets fix this problem too.

    #11 9 months ago

    This also works like a charm.

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