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Ghostbuster Issue Thread


By exflexer

3 years ago



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Post #1 Opening post with OP's index of topics Posted by exflexer (3 years ago)

Post #11 Photos of original slimer design Posted by exflexer (3 years ago)

Post #426 Images showing the redesigned Slimer mech Posted by kpg (3 years ago)

Post #430 Pro manual updated to reflect the new slimer mech Posted by kpg (3 years ago)

Post #528 Photos of the Pinball Universe kit installed on GB Posted by sirlonzelot (3 years ago)

Post #565 Link to Pinball Universe Upgrade kit (Germany) Posted by sirlonzelot (3 years ago)

Post #630 GB 1.05 code posted and readme details! Posted by PinB (3 years ago)

Post #662 Link to Pinballlife's alt springs for the Scoleri brothers targets Posted by exflexer (3 years ago)

Post #709 Videos of the Pinballlife outlane plastics in use for GB Posted by Pinzzz (3 years ago)

Post #876 tatman9999 photos of his Titan Rubbers in green on GB Posted by tatman9999 (3 years ago)

Post #1034 Photos of mismatched flipper side rails installed on factory game Posted by Trekkie1978 (3 years ago)


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#3225 2 years ago

Question - I noticed on my GBLE that the Public Library has a black post installed on the right side when looking at the front. Also, there is a hole drilled in back to put the nut on the bolt that holds the black post.

What was - is this post supposed to be used for - odd to be there by itself.

thx.

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#3226 2 years ago

One more question - what voltage are the little flasher boards (520-6785-00): are these 12 VDC? 12 VAC?

Also, what is the little GI boards (520-5307-00): are these 5 VDC or 5 VAC?

thx!

1 month later
#3386 2 years ago
Quoted from Trekkie1978:

I made a new airball protector today. I played a few games on it tonight and it worked perfectly. I have a second one that I made. I'll scan it in if anyone wants to make their own.

Quoted from Aquapin:

Here is the final revision of my right orbit plastic. Tested with 50 auto launches, had only one failure (bounce off the plastic). Worked fine in 10 games, all right orbits registered fine. Great improvement over not having anything at all.
Bend is at the 15mm mark.

Based on these pinsiders' designs I made a set for myself and a few more extras.
For $20 you will get 1 airball protector and 1 right orbit plastic = 1 set.

If anyone is interested PM me as I want to get rid of the extra's. (note plastic film is on the clear plastic to protect it - peel off when you receive).

thx
-cpr9999

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#3387 2 years ago
Quoted from cpr9999:

Based on these pinsiders' designs I made a set for myself and a few more extras.
For $20 you will get 1 airball protector and 1 right orbit plastic = 1 set.
If anyone is interested PM me as I want to get rid of the extra's. (note plastic film is on the clear plastic to protect it - peel off when you receive).
thx
-cpr9999

Note, had to update price because of shipping & laser guy.

See mod link - I will make updates here in the future.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbusters-airball-air-ball-right-orbit-protector

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#3411 2 years ago

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbusters-airball-air-ball-right-orbit-protector

Few sets left. PM me if interested. Also, watch video in the link above.

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#3498 2 years ago

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbusters-airball-air-ball-right-orbit-protector

Thinking about make another run.

Go to link above and add your name. Thx. Also, watch video in the link above.

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#3515 2 years ago
Quoted from DavidPinballWizz:

I was wondering how you can tell you have a good cabinet (no risk for it to split) when you want to buy a huo ghostbuster.
From what build date was this covered at Stern or what did they change?
I now star wars (le?) has a corner bracket and the stronger leg plates), but how about this title?

Can you post a picture of SW bracket?

#3523 2 years ago

Few protectors left. Ramp and right orbit.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbusters-airball-air-ball-right-orbit-protector

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#3567 2 years ago
Quoted from Jimmyapple:

Anyone know of a thread or post that highlights what a new owner should do for an LE? Tweaks and needed mods(needed being key word)? And yes I will go through the 72 page thread here but there is a lot of fluff and pissed off people getting an LE and would rather learn from others than figure out through frustration. Advice is welcome too. Figured by now someone had to put a list together and trying to find. Everyone says this is a great game once you get it dialed in. I just don’t know what that means.

Install cliffy's

Adjust height of drop targets
Adjust spring on drop targets (20-25 coils up)

Check & change balls

SLIMER butt nut - check slimer positions and butt nut

Put a washer under right ball guide (blue rubber bumper) to help playfield damage

Put mylarr down - where the ball lands when shot out. Or install Cliffy's

Get the green spring for the manual shooter rod, and the high compression spring for the auto-launcher

Align flippers

Install the plastic air ball protector and right orbit protector (GET THE ONE I MAKE

Adjust the coil power in the service menu ADJ > G.B. > Feature Adjustment #11 - Trough Eject Power. Mine is set the lowest power 176

Check 14th street subway switch to make sure ball is changing swithc state

Ball guide rod 1/4" higher - hit with hammer (behind each sling shot area - this prevents ball jumping in the drain areas)

Hex spacer 1 5/8" (or 1 3/4") - change this on the right plastic 1/2 circle ramp (this shorter hex makes it easier for ball to go up).

2 months later
#3644 2 years ago

Back in stock folks - protectors.

Get one for your game or get a spare!
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbusters-airball-air-ball-right-orbit-protector

2 weeks later
#3674 2 years ago

Have a handful of Airball protectors left.

Left ramp protector....and...right orbit protector.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbusters-airball-air-ball-right-orbit-protector

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#3776 2 years ago
Quoted from sethi_i:

My GB Prem delivered today and it is airball heaven (insert sarcastic shocked face here)..... I looked thru a lot of threads and a couple pages back on this one, an operator said that the Modfather protectors were cracking from straight hits. This is HUO so play wouldn't be as high.

Try this one: watch video.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/56778

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#3803 2 years ago

All,

Selling a new Stern set of Art Blades.

See add, won’t last long!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-stern-ghostbusters-art-blades

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#3811 2 years ago

Protectors for sale

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbusters-airball-air-ball-right-orbit-protector

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#3820 2 years ago
Quoted from vireland:

If it eliminates them and I can remove the shield/protector over the top, I've be all over this.

That is the real question- minimize or eliminate?

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#3842 2 years ago
Quoted from gweempose:

On some games, it fires the ball too hard and it gets hung up on the gate behind Stay Puft. There are a couple ways to address this. You can change out the auto-plunger spring to a higher tension one. This will reduce the velocity of the ball. Another option is to install a piece of plastic that helps to guide the ball downward after it leaves the shooter lane. There is a Pinsider that custom makes these, but I can't remember who it is.

Right orbit protector.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbusters-airball-air-ball-right-orbit-protector

#3857 2 years ago

Ghostbusters Airball Protector

Ghostbusters Right Orbit Protector

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbusters-airball-air-ball-right-orbit-protector-1

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#3961 1 year ago
Quoted from vireland:

If you use the modified target brackets, you don't need the left ramp airball protector. The inlane/outlane ball jump protectors, however, are absolutely necessary. I played one without them recently and it SUCKED.

Question - looking back over the threads - I thought you could "tap up" the wire ball guides from underneath to prevent this so no plastics are needed? This was on earlier threads.

Thoughts?

#3966 1 year ago

Need guidance- I read on pinside somewhere that on the left VUK people are putting a piece of something in there so the ball kicks out reliably to the right flipper.

So what material, where is it placed and can someone post a picture.

Thanks in advance!!

#3975 1 year ago

I have adjusted the springs on the drop targets understanding that a stronger spring gets the drop target out of the way quicker and causes less airballs.
Well I have tried both (a) stronger springs (from PinballLife) and (b) reinstalling original springs and shortening them up to 20-25 revolutions.

Neither have worked. When the left target is up and I hit it dead on with the right flipper- always get an airball directly back at me ...then the airball hits the wire guide ramp (the one that crosses the playfield) and drops back onto the playfield.

Any other ideas? Anyone put washers underneath the 2 of the 4 screws holding the Drop target to give it a pitch? Does this work?

Thx

#3977 1 year ago
Quoted from vireland:

Set coil strength to soft?

Ok I will try. Is this an individual setting for the drop targets or total game setting?

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#3991 1 year ago

Depends on plastic thickness along with the design you have does not connect to both Posts on the right.

Washer under plastic works for my design.

I have sold a ton of my version for sometime where I have people put washer on each post first, then plastic, then nut.

See my AD:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/sale-ghostbusters-airball-air-ball-right-orbit-protectors#post-4477509

#3993 1 year ago

FYI that is not my protector; however, I think I see your problem.

If you loosen the nuts does the plastic still bend? If not retighten.

If it still flexes than you need to drill one of the holes out on one side of the plastic. (Elongated the hole). The plastic holes are not aligned to your posts.

FYI, I believe you still need to install the washer first, plastic second and nut last to give you extra height.

#3995 1 year ago
Quoted from vireland:

Get the angled target brackets and remove the protector. Problem solved, and it will look better, too.

Agree on look, but they don’t stop all airballs.

#3998 1 year ago
Quoted from Alby:

They did for me.

See vireland review:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbuster-issue-thread/page/79#post-4336354

Also helps keep ball down when going up ramp.

Both options have plus & minus.

#3999 1 year ago
Quoted from vireland:

90%, at least, of the airballs off those two targets on the machine I installed it on. Easy recommendation to make. Better than all other solutions out there currently.

Don’t forget the plastic protector helps keep ball down on the ramp

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#4019 1 year ago
Quoted from HookedonPinonics:

When I said "mech" on my above post, I am talking about the metal protector that is on that left scoop. This seems to be the issue. Looks like it is popping up a little. Any tips on removing this metal protector so that I can bend it a little to make it flat again?

Cheap Stern protector?
Install Cliffys.

#4024 1 year ago
Quoted from swinks:

can you post a picture of the scoop area?

FYI I believe he needs “real cliffys” instead of the thin cheap Stern ones, I had same issue. Cliffys product is thicker.

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#4096 1 year ago
Quoted from MorbidFetus:

Thanks did not know that

Surprised me the first time- it was cool

#4098 1 year ago
Quoted from SpadeofAces18:

Can someone give me a list of the most important things to do to get this running to it's best ability?

Install cliffy's
Adjust height of drop targets
Adjust spring on drop targets (20-25 coils up)
Check & change balls
SLIMER butt nut - check slimer positions and butt nut
Put a washer under right ball guide (blue rubber bumper) to help playfield damage
Put mylarr down - where the ball lands when shot out. Or install Cliffy's
Get the green spring for the manual shooter rod, and the high compression spring for the auto-launcher
Align flippers
Install the plastic air ball protector and right orbit protector (GET THE ONE I MAKE
Adjust the coil power in the service menu ADJ > G.B. > Feature Adjustment #11 - Trough Eject Power. Mine is set the lowest power 176
Check 14th street subway switch to make sure ball is changing swithc state
Ball guide rod 1/4" higher - hit with hammer (behind each sling shot area - this prevents ball jumping in the drain areas)
Hex spacer 1 5/8" (or 1 3/4") - change this on the right plastic 1/2 circle ramp (this shorter hex makes it easier for ball to go up).

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#4175 1 year ago
Quoted from johnny77:

I have a question on ghostbuster. My machine when you shoot ball off it comes around top loop to the flippers but it seem to get hung up. Ive looked at gates at the top they dont see to be issue. Any ideas thanks.

Where does it hang up?
Mid don’t know put your camera phone on slo motion recording to find the trouble area- then fix.

#4185 1 year ago
Quoted from Mitoska:

I posted a thread a few weeks ago with no response, Ive searched and talked to stern, no results. I have GB pro, my midnight madness does not work, yes its turned on at feature option 45, Ive tried it many many times, clock is set and working.. but still never works.. any ideas?

What is this?

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#4196 1 year ago

Few left ramp and right orbit protectors left:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/sale-ghostbusters-airball-air-ball-right-orbit-protectors-1#post-4750794

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#4201 1 year ago
Quoted from rwh143:

Just received my NIB Ghostbusters and enjoying it thoroughly.
Im having a problem where the balls keep getting stuck in any of the pke 3 rollover lanes. The ball gets stuck right after the sensor at the bottom part. It happens fairly often (30% of games) and I have to shake it to set it free. Does anyone have suggestions on how to resolve?

Pitch of machine?

#4204 1 year ago
Quoted from rwh143:

Its 6 degrees - Ill post a picture when I get home.

Do 6.5 degree pitch first.

Then if no go look at rubbers.

#4210 1 year ago
Quoted from 3pinballs:

Installed my own right Orbit protector to help prevent balls from hitting that bracket, which only happens on the auto launch and not the flipper shot to the right orbit. I shot a video of this, but video too large. This did not work for the auto launch as the ball hits the front piece of the plastic, broke also should have used something stronger, but it does not fix the nor prevent ball from hitting the ball gate as it hits the plastic protector
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If you look at the one I sell which works the front edge is beveled to direct and keep the ball down.

Also I make all my protectors out of thicker PET-G (not acrylic). Acrylic eventually break - PET-G is nearly impossible to break).
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#4224 1 year ago

Just made another run. Left side ramp and right side orbit protectors.

Shipping on Friday, let me know.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/sale-ghostbusters-airball-air-ball-right-orbit-protectors-1#post-4790705

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#4268 11 months ago

If you need some strong protectors made from pet-g instead of acrylic (that typically break) - let me know!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/sale-ghostbusters-airball-air-ball-right-orbit-protectors-2

And they cut out 100% of airballs!

Plus you can mount toys - figures on them like the Ecto car. And no need to lift your playfield and mess with brackets.

#4270 11 months ago
Quoted from cpr9999:

If you need some strong protectors made from pet-g instead of acrylic (that typically break) - let me know!
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/sale-ghostbusters-airball-air-ball-right-orbit-protectors-2
And they cut out 100% of airballs!
Plus you can mount toys - figures on them like the Ecto car. And no need to lift your playfield and mess with brackets.

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#4277 10 months ago

Eliminate ALL those airballs with plastic protectors: (almost sold out get a set for left ramp and the right orbit shot before they are gone!!!)

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/sale-ghostbusters-airball-air-ball-right-orbit-protectors-2
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#4280 10 months ago
Quoted from Olaa:

This is a better solution
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Sold 100’s of mine and it takes care of airballs. Mine also works with Mezel mod Stay Puft motorized mod.

No doubt yours covers the whole area - wow - what we call overkill.

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#4281 10 months ago
Quoted from swinks:

Yes that is normally as the big air balls are due to stern target design change where my approach returned the targets to a 90’s Bally Williams type lifting up and adding angle. Unfortunately the pan angle of the target still contributes to a few smaller air ball’s if you glance the side with some power / speed.

Just a follow-up folks - stop all airballs!

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#4289 10 months ago
Quoted from swinks:

so you just wanted to share publicly that yours are better than mine, I am happy for you but a bit of poor form, and wonder if Brandon approved the comments to go up on pinside.
Just so others know the airballs come from the design of the targets and the cpr9999 option is an airball "retainer" as it is just keeping the airballs down and these should be made out of PETG instead of acrylic so they don't crack, as airballs will just now impact the retainer and the retainer will crack in time. Not very clear if these are acrylic or PETG and no mention of “these will not crack”
sorry brandonx76 that the brackets did not work to your expectation, I highly doubt the stainless wall / guide will break and crack over time, though putting a retainer on will still let the ball hit the side just a little higher.

Not stating either solution is better.

Both have plus / minus the way I see.

1. One solution requires installing protector - some think ugly looking, some think good, some mount a mod on it. But it does stop all airballs.

2. Another solution modified targets which Stern should have done in the first place. Looks cleaner solution, but does not stop 100% of airballs.

Really it is a personal preference on what your goal is.

I just wanted people to get the full story, not part of the picture- not intended to day one solution is better. Let people here the whole story and make up their mind on best solution.

FYI, my airballs are made of Pet-G, not acrylic. They will be the last one you install! (Years ago I used acrylic- they break over time).

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