Quoted from Charger500:
Can some direct me to a location where I can learn how to repair or replace my shooter assembly and outlane kickback assembly? I feel that they are both weak, and will place the ball where it should 50% of the time. Maybe I only need a few parts or maybe I should just replace the whole thing. I feel it is just not performing as it should. Thanks. If there is some written website that walks me through the process, then I'll go there and figure it out.
For what it's worth, here is my experience with both:
- Felt like shooter was weak after having to replace circuit board. However, ball does make full loop 100% of the time (just seemed not as strong as what I remembered with original board). Over time, things got worse and I figured out that my coil sleeve was pretty tight (i.e. maybe coil expanded a little) and so the shaft was not moving as freely as it should be. Installed brand new coil with new sleeve without touching anything else and everything is back to normal for me.
- Regarding the kickback, it was maybe hitting the tunnel 5% of the time. What I discovered with that is the plunger was broken inside the shaft (just pull firmly on the white nylon tip to see if you can rotate or pull it out). I tried super glue and saw improvement to maybe 50% of the time hitting the tunnel. Well, I ordered the new plunger (kept old coil and sleeve), installed, and now I would estimate my tunnel percentage to 90%
After fixing these things the game is much more fun to me. Don't know if your issues are as simple as mine (hopefully nothing electronic). Also, I know that TheOnlyest has taken a leave of absence from this forum, but I bet if you PM'd him for his ideas on the issue he would help if you don't get anywhere from others' input. Granted, I can't guarantee such as I don't know him personally and cannot speak for him. However, he has been quite helpful to me.