I am sure Cliff will make a shooter set soon. Anyone message him yet?
Is this the point in the thread where VID comes in and tells us how much worse the Bally / Williams games were in the 90's out of box? I think all of these Chicken Little "the sky is falling" posts are pretty crazy now. Stern will address and fix issues that come up. They stand behind what they make. It's pinball! Just relax....
Quoted from tpir:
Man now i am super torn and kind of want my Pro to be delayed
The Pro I play on location has a totally jacked up Slimer already and I don't want to have to deal with that, but I guess I could just buy the new mech directly from Stern...
I wouldn't be torn. Stern's customer service and support is fantastic. They will help you if you have issues.
Quoted from MT45:
Quick question LE owners ... I'm having an issue with auto plunge. About 75% of the time. The ball hits Stay Puft and rattles around up in the corner to finally either drop down the ecto lane or just fall back down the shooter lane. Anyone else? Fixes?
Doesn't happen here. I would say 85% of the time the auto plunge makes it all the way around on my game. Now if Stay Puft is already moving quite a bit the odds are greater he will hit a ball of he is wobbling.
My Tobin didn't start ghosting until about 30 days in. And that's with a very consistent temperature. Now I have 4 that have some level of ghosting but tobins and "add a ball" are the most noticeable.
Quoted from jrockne:
I had to swap mine to the tighter springs. but found the tighter springs to be too tight and had to stretch them out a hair for my targets to work flawlessly. When I first popped them in the targets would pop up and immediately drop again... If that happens just stretch them just slightly.
I used the factory springs and just hooked the springs a couple loops up to make them tighter. Seemed to work well.
All - Got a call from Stern yesterday. They are going to be sending me a box to send my playfield back - I have an LE built in June. Removed all the playfield mods. Excited to get this over with!
Quoted from VolunteerPin:
Concerning the switch at top of left ramp...I can never find the sweet spot on this. When I bend it out to get more consistent switch activation I will eventually get times where the switch will actually stop the balls path on ramp hits which are not hard or clean. Only way to clear is to pull glass down and push it through. Then I adjust it back just a touch and I'm back to only 2/3 of my ramp hits registering (or maybe 1/2). This is getting frustrating. Any better and more permanent fixes for this switch? Wonder why they just didn't put an opto here?
Chas has recommended slightly loosening the two screws holding the switch on the ramp. He said that sometimes they are overtightened at the factory, chasing the actuator to not easily activate. I would try that.
Quoted from Redknight87:
What was the turnaround time for you? From the time you submitted pictures to your distributor, to Stern reviewing your pictures and giving you the green light on a playfield replacement?
I submitted pictures and a full description to my distributor on December 13th and he immediately forwarded my e mail to Patrick Powers at Stern the same day. I have not herd anything about my specific situation as of yet.
I know they have a lot to deal with and I am in no way complaining, just curious of what your time frame was.
Timeline from the beginning?? Oh wow. I unboxed the game in early July and noticed the issues about a month later. At that point I reached out to Stern and my Distro and sent photos. I was referring to the timeline from when I sent my old playfield back to Stern to when the replacement arrived. That part was quick.
Quoted from Redknight87:
I was referring to the amount of time it took for Stern to respond to your distributor once they sent the e mail and pictures to them.
I did not mean from the time you got your game to when the ghosting/clear chipping happened. haha!
They responded very quickly to the initial email.
OK - @kpg asked for date stamp photos of my replacement playfield. There seems to be one blurry stamp (9/28), and one hand written (9/21) - Anyway, I am happy and everything looks fantastic.
Quoted from thall17:
Having an issue with the left hole where you activate extra ball with it not registering the ball being there 50% of the time and then the machine goes in to ball search and eventually kicks it out though not awarding an extra ball....
It's the switch in the left scoop. You need to adjust it. Probably you can bend the switch up to fix it. Make sure the switch itself is tight. My switch was loose recently.
Quoted from luckymoey:
Thanks. Good to know it's normal. Can't imagine having it at 30 when the ghost screams.
It actually doesn't matter what volume you have it at for the scare feature. It will scream at max volume. I even had my headphones in and it still screamed max on the speakers.
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