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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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#3140 2 years ago

I had a strange air ball thanks to the scoleri brothers. freaked me out. what a good way to stop this?

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#3216 2 years ago

Auto plunger issue solved. - sorry if this has been covered.

After being extremely annoyed and the auto-plunger issues i actually looked at the stinking thing. here's what i found and how i fixed it.

1. I started test mode on the auto-plunger and rapidly "launched" a ball 20 times. no issue.
2. I felt the mechanism for looseness an somehow made the unit fail. successive "launches" failed as expected.
3. I pulled the playfield out slightly to look at the mechanism and worked it my hand. I found that the left side of the shaft was binding badly enough to freeze the mechanism. I also noticed that the shaft had a lot of play left to right.
4. I tightened the screw that pulls the shaft together and the shaft centered in the slot on both sides. I worked the mechanism and no issues, i couldn't get the mechanism to bind either.

if the issue happens again ill ad some thread-lock to make it permanent.

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#3241 2 years ago
Quoted from huo:

I'm having what seems to be typical gameplay issues with my GB Prem.
Left scoop used to shoot to the right flipper tip, now SDTM. Changed coil to ~64 the max, made no difference. Tried the 18 that was recommended. Feels pretty lame coming out of the left scoop now. How does one modify to make it shoot to the right flipper?
Right orbit doesn't seem to register often. I think I read removing mylar, but I'm not going to do that. Can the switch just be adjusted to be higher maybe?
On all my games bought NIB in the past, I've never had so many out of the box issues than with this game. It is super fun though.

the left scoop is definitely supposed to kick to the right flipper. i have mine set to the max and its just barely hitting the flipper now. I believe this is a know issue with this pin, you have 2 options.

1. Bend the scoop to get the ball to the center of the flipper. i wouldn't recommend this
2. Loosen the mechanism from the playfield and twist it back to the correct direction.

if you contact stern support they will probably try to have you replace a node board for weak solenoids, it might be worth a try.

#3293 2 years ago
Quoted from cantbfrank:

So I was trying to determine why the left scoop is going Sdtm. I think I have figure it out. It looks like the Coil plunger is a little off to the right of the hole where the ball sits. The coil plunger looks like it would hit to the right hand side of the ball which would cause it to angle left or towards the left flipper. The bracket that holds the ball seems to have been welded a little off from the main bracket. Whoever built the welding fixture needs some retraining.
Anyway, not sure what smart person can come up with to fix this issue.

Interesting. i don't have much skill with metal, maybe someone else does.

#3312 2 years ago

WTF! one of my inserts is proud of the playfield, several others are cracking! i'm afraid to even play this thing now.

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#3323 2 years ago

the ghosting is one thing and it hasn't changed since i had the machine. the insert itself it slightly proud of the playfield and there is a crack along the edge of the insert all the way around it and several other inserts are cracking as well. Stern support is already sending a box to put the playfield in and will send me a new one that they claim does not have the issue.

#3329 2 years ago
Quoted from chucksmith:

Terms 'proud' and 'shy' are often used by carpenters. My father-in-law (age 86) who's a carpenter uses that term a lot.
proud means the insert is sticking up , shy would mean its recessed.

Correct, sorry about that i'm set in my vocabulary. Sometimes i forget that. Anyway it has 397 plays on it. Ball marks everywhere.

My big concern is how long will the new playfield last? Another 400 games?

#3335 2 years ago

Ive already got a quote from HSA. As soon as i get the playfield i'll post some pictures, strip it and send it out.

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#3377 2 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Just get 3.....I use them lots of places for Mods, and lighting. Male to Female, to thread the nut.

wheres a cheap place to get them? marco doesn't seem to list them.

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