(Topic ID: 205796)

GOTG - Groot mouth problem

By Skuggemannen

4 years ago



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  • 7 posts
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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by Mitoska
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#1 4 years ago

Hi.
I have hard time adjusting the Groot mouth switches on Guardians of the Galaxy.
occasionally the mouth will not open fully, making it impossible to start multiball.
The way to solve this is apparently to adjust the switches, but I have still not managed to get them adjusted in a way that completely eliminates this problem.
Anybody else experiencing this? I'm wondering if this is an unreliable design, or perhaps the switch is just bad.

Here is a video demonstrating the issue.
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AmpKRfXeRc5TrIpZapMuY21QG4ya7w
One switch will not register sometimes making the motor go to far and close the jaw a bit. I've tried to bend the leaf to adjust several times.

#2 4 years ago

I had that problem with .63 and seen it on other games. I have not had the problem with the current code. The problem did not come up often, so I may not played it enough on the current code.

2 weeks later
#3 4 years ago

After some more testing, I found that the Switch (micro roller actuator #180-5119-02) was not working right. It registered only about 4 of 5 times even when the micro button was pushed directly. I replaced the switch and the Groot mouth works perfectly again.

Quoted from Skuggemannen:

Hi.
I have hard time adjusting the Groot mouth switches on Guardians of the Galaxy.
occasionally the mouth will not open fully, making it impossible to start multiball.
The way to solve this is apparently to adjust the switches, but I have still not managed to get them adjusted in a way that completely eliminates this problem.
Anybody else experiencing this? I'm wondering if this is an unreliable design, or perhaps the switch is just bad.
Here is a video demonstrating the issue.
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AmpKRfXeRc5TrIpZapMuY21QG4ya7w
One switch will not register sometimes making the motor go to far and close the jaw a bit. I've tried to bend the leaf to adjust several times.

3 weeks later
#4 3 years ago

Hello,

I just received my Guardians of the Galaxy (Premium/LE) a couple days ago, and while I do not have the problem as mentioned in the original post, I have noticed since moving to the latest code, Groots mouth remains open all of the time. I do recall it working on the version (.81) it shipped with. Wondering if anyone knows if this is a feature/issue of the .85 code, or will I need to look a bit deeper..

2 weeks later
#5 3 years ago

Mine has had issues also, would drop open a 1/4 inch every 20 or so seconds,, now after this last code update its not opening at all when hit, or sometimes is just open..

#6 3 years ago
Quoted from Mitoska:

Mine has had issues also, would drop open a 1/4 inch every 20 or so seconds,, now after this last code update its not opening at all when hit, or sometimes is just open..

Give stern a call. They think something went bad on the motor driver board, and are sending me another, hope to have it any day now..

3 weeks later
#7 3 years ago

Stern sent me a new lamp driver board,, the old one I took out had two green jumper wires on it, so they must have been trying to fix a problem before hand, the new board fixed my issue.

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