(Topic ID: 182725)

Gottlieb Cue Ball Wizard cue mount replacement

By DutchDave

4 years ago

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#1 4 years ago

The metal piece that connects the rod of the solenoid to the cue stick on my Cue Ball Wizard is broke. I found a replacement piece through the Pinball Resource. To replace the part I need to remove the solenoid from the rotating metal plate that it is mounted on so I can insert the new one. The four solenoid mounting screws are on the bottom of the plate. To remove the plate from the rotating motor to get access to the bottom of the plate, it appears I need to unscrew a pin that is holding the plate into place on the motor pin. (See attached photo.)

The issue is that I cannot get the pin to budge. It does not appear to be any sort of tool that inserts (like a hex or star key) in the side to help turn it. It appears just to be a finger tightened pin. I cannot get any leverage on it to budge.

Any ideas on how I can get access to the solenoid mounting screws?

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4 months later
#2 4 years ago

I know this thread is 4 months old but I just got through repairing this solenoid on my CBW... In case you still haven't got it off...

The screw you're trying to remove is a hex /allen wrench (or at least it is on mine). If you can't get an allen wrench to fit, it may be because it's stripped out. In that case, I know because of it's location, it's going to be hard to get at. You could probably get a needle-nose, vise-grip tool and get a grip on the edges of it to get it out, then replace it with a new one.

I hope you got it fixed! Cue Ball Wizard is a great game.

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