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Everybody Underground Now! ~ Twister Club


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#301 87 days ago
Quoted from Rocketrob:

I just order a new board hope that will fix it! Now i just need to find some new plastics!!!Anyone have any pics of color schemes?

I have a set of plastics someone ordered from the site in Germany. I haven't installed them yet, and haven't removed the protective film...but they seem to be fairly good quality. Takes some work, but they are available.

Added 77 days ago:

Edit: I see now why people were sending me PMs to ask what I wanted for the plastics. I worded my statement poorly. What I was trying to say is they are available for purchase from the vendor in Germany, but it takes a little time and effort to get them forwarded to the US since the company will not ship here direct. Sorry for the confusion.

#303 85 days ago

We recently got a Twister game and it is having intermittent issues recognizing and releasing the ball. Sometimes when you get an extra ball the ball does not release and it just clicks and then ends your turn. Sometimes when you start the game it will say balls are missing and if you manually move the balls it will reset and recognize them. We have replaced one micro switch and the optic board in the ball trough. Anyone have any other ideas on what could be causing this? I am handy but in no way a pinball expert. Any help would be appreciated.

#304 85 days ago
Quoted from Becenbarger:

We recently got a Twister game and it is having intermittent issues recognizing and releasing the ball. Sometimes when you get an extra ball the ball does not release and it just clicks and then ends your turn. Sometimes when you start the game it will say balls are missing and if you manually move the balls it will reset and recognize them. We have replaced one micro switch and the optic board in the ball trough. Anyone have any other ideas on what could be causing this? I am handy but in no way a pinball expert. Any help would be appreciated.

You said "when you manually move the balls" Are they not rolling down to the furthest position?

Also, when the issue happens, put the game in test and go to switch test. Look for the 5 solid switches that are ball trough. If 1 is out, replace that switch, unless they are not rolling down, then start by cleaning the trough for any debris or possibly file the edges to remove divots.

Last thing I can think of, balls are magnetized, sticking to each other not allowing them to roll down. Replace the balls and see what happens from there.

Paul

#305 83 days ago
Quoted from pefdude:

You said "when you manually move the balls" Are they not rolling down to the furthest position?
Also, when the issue happens, put the game in test and go to switch test. Look for the 5 solid switches that are ball trough. If 1 is out, replace that switch, unless they are not rolling down, then start by cleaning the trough for any debris or possibly file the edges to remove divots.
Last thing I can think of, balls are magnetized, sticking to each other not allowing them to roll down. Replace the balls and see what happens from there.
Paul

Paul,

The balls were magnetized. We switched them out and it solved it. Thank you so much for your help.

#306 81 days ago

Hi Everyone.
I've had my Twister for about a year, and have decided to clean it up a bit. It is the only pinball machine I have ever owned, so I'm learning as I go.
I have a few questions, and I'm hoping someone can help.

1) Are there many places that sell new decals & plastics? I am in Australia, so I assume I need to ship them in from overseas.
2) Has anyone used the balls that have images of tornadoes on them? Are they fine for the machine? https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/PB116-TOR

Thanks in advance!

#307 81 days ago

see post #301 above , other than those the plastics are pretty much unobtainium

#308 81 days ago
Quoted from Tornadoroy:

Hi Everyone.
I've had my Twister for about a year, and have decided to clean it up a bit. It is the only pinball machine I have ever owned, so I'm learning as I go.
I have a few questions, and I'm hoping someone can help.
1) Are there many places that sell new decals & plastics? I am in Australia, so I assume I need to ship them in from overseas.
2) Has anyone used the balls that have images of tornadoes on them? Are they fine for the machine? https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/PB116-TOR
Thanks in advance!

I believe it is PinballCenter or something like that. Just search German Pinball Supply. They won’t ship to the US without using a forward service, but I’m betting they will ship to your country.

#309 80 days ago
Quoted from Manimal:

I believe it is PinballCenter or something like that. Just search German Pinball Supply. They won’t ship to the US without using a forward service, but I’m betting they will ship to your country.

Thank you!

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#310 58 days ago
Quoted from Tornadoroy:

Hi Everyone.
I've had my Twister for about a year, and have decided to clean it up a bit. It is the only pinball machine I have ever owned, so I'm learning as I go.
I have a few questions, and I'm hoping someone can help.
1) Are there many places that sell new decals & plastics? I am in Australia, so I assume I need to ship them in from overseas.
2) Has anyone used the balls that have images of tornadoes on them? Are they fine for the machine? https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/PB116-TOR
Thanks in advance!

We have two of the tornado balls mixed in with our Normal balls. We like them and the difference in color is pretty cool when you get the multi ball.

#311 58 days ago

We just finished fixing up our Twister pinball. It was helpful seeing the post about mods other people did, so we thought we would share ours. We added a cow and barn, changed out the truck to a tanker to match the video, added a tornado and a tv playing local coverage of a tornado. We added storm chaser to our flippers, changed out the spotlight to a black one, changed the ball drop logo to the Dorothy one and added a tornado to the ramp. We also added a cliffy, a purple scoop light, light up purple flipped buttons, a custom cup holder, speaker lights and the plasma lightning bumpers.

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#312 57 days ago
Quoted from Becenbarger:

We just finished fixing up our Twister pinball. It was helpful seeing the post about mods other people did, so we thought we would share ours. We added a cow and barn, changed out the truck to a tanker to match the video, added a tornado and a tv playing local coverage of a tornado. We added storm chaser to our flippers, changed out the spotlight to a black one, changed the ball drop logo to the Dorothy one and added a tornado to the ramp. We also added a cliffy, a purple scoop light, light up purple flipped buttons, a custom cup holder, speaker lights and the plasma lightning bumpers.
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The speaker lights would look much better, in my opinion, if you mount the painted grills BEHIND the light frames (between the back of the light frames and the front of the speaker(s)) if you can.

Doug (SpeakerLightKits.com)

#313 55 days ago

Issue on my twister finally getting time to look at this game next. The disc is spinning fine and both magnets work perfectly. The issue is in multi ball when the magnet grabs all the balls. Instead of the disc spinning with the balls to throw them around the play field. The game instead grabs the balls and just releases them after that the disc starts spinning. For some reason the disc is not simultaneously spinning when it goes to throw the balls any tips. Also I noticed went into test mode tested the spinning disc motor and it spun fine. I went back to try it now it won't spin anymore in test mode but the disc still does spin in game play thanks.

#314 53 days ago
Quoted from Coolpinballdino:

Issue on my twister finally getting time to look at this game next. The disc is spinning fine and both magnets work perfectly. The issue is in multi ball when the magnet grabs all the balls. Instead of the disc spinning with the balls to throw them around the play field. The game instead grabs the balls and just releases them after that the disc starts spinning. For some reason the disc is not simultaneously spinning when it goes to throw the balls any tips. Also I noticed went into test mode tested the spinning disc motor and it spun fine. I went back to try it now it won't spin anymore in test mode but the disc still does spin in game play thanks.

You need to take a video of the event so we can see what the timing is like on this. It sounds to me that the relay or motor for the disc isn’t starting quick enough and the timing is getting out of sync

Does the skill shot award work ok and does the ball get walked off the magnet to the rhs?

We know the magnet board is ok

I’d also check you don’t have any reports of broken or stuck switches

#315 52 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

You need to take a video of the event so we can see what the timing is like on this. It sounds to me that the relay or motor for the disc isn’t starting quick enough and the timing is getting out of sync
Does the skill shot award work ok and does the ball get walked off the magnet to the rhs?
We know the magnet board is ok
I’d also check you don’t have any reports of broken or stuck switches

I'll get a video of it Tomorrow my dad's looking at the the relay will probably take him a few days to understand how it works but he'll figure it out. The skill shot does grab the ball but I have noticed the disc does not spin after it does that. Switches are all good so it's probably going to be on that relay or motor like your saying thanks Alek

#316 51 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

You need to take a video of the event so we can see what the timing is like on this. It sounds to me that the relay or motor for the disc isn’t starting quick enough and the timing is getting out of sync
Does the skill shot award work ok and does the ball get walked off the magnet to the rhs?
We know the magnet board is ok
I’d also check you don’t have any reports of broken or stuck switches

Here is a video of what it's doing also which is the relay your referring to is it the one on the driver board thanks Alek.

#317 51 days ago
Quoted from Coolpinballdino:

I'll get a video of it Tomorrow my dad's looking at the the relay will probably take him a few days to understand how it works but he'll figure it out. The skill shot does grab the ball but I have noticed the disc does not spin after it does that. Switches are all good so it's probably going to be on that relay or motor like your saying thanks Alek

Important thing to note with the skill shot, does the skill shot award ok on the dmd screen when the ball is grabbed?

It could be a bad connection/wire issue from the switch output signals of the magnet board to the input of the cpu

#318 51 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

Important thing to note with the skill shot, does the skill shot award ok on the dmd screen when the ball is grabbed?
It could be a bad connection/wire issue from the switch output signals of the magnet board to the input of the cpu

On the skill shot yes it grabs the ball and awards the points and shows the animation on screen. Disc does not spin when it let's go of the ball and I can't remember on the skill shot if it is supposed to thanks.

#319 50 days ago
Quoted from Coolpinballdino:

On the skill shot yes it grabs the ball and awards the points and shows the animation on screen. Disc does not spin when it let's go of the ball and I can't remember on the skill shot if it is supposed to thanks.

Its definitely motor/relay then the disc spins as the skill shot is awarded on screen and the ball is 'walked' off the magnet to rhs, so it doesn't drain down the middle. One of the most ingenious designs ever in pinball and why you need a proper working magnet board. (That part for you is sorted though.)

The fact the award is shown on screen means the cpu knows the ball was on the magnet and should be telling the disc relay to turn on, so its that side that is at fault.

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#320 39 days ago

I’ve been trying to find the height of twister and can’t seem to locate it. Anyone able to tell me the height and what length legs it comes with? Thanks

#321 39 days ago
Quoted from SpinnerAddict:

I’ve been trying to find the height of twister and can’t seem to locate it. Anyone able to tell me the height and what length legs it comes with? Thanks

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/everybody-underground-now-twister-club/page/6#post-5279330

#322 39 days ago

Thank you

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