(Topic ID: 233981)

Gottlieb SUPER ORBIT Club!


By Chitownpinball

3 months ago



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  • Latest reply 8 days ago by Spyderturbo007
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“Do you have a purple or blue cabinet?”

  • Purple 1 vote
    100%
  • Blue 0 votes

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#1 3 months ago

There arent many of us who own this game, even with there being 2100 units out there. Lets share pics, experiences, and stories about our machines. Super Orbit is a simple, but fast and fun game. Guests love the game play, being easy to understand, but still challenging.

My story: This was my first machine ever. It was a gift from a family member when I was probably around 7 or 8? It sat in my parents basement for years, being abused by my friends and I who didnt know any better. When we moved, my mom put the head down and put a towel over it. It became a cat feeder. Right then I knew I needed to get the game outta there! Long story short, bought a house, borrowed a van, and saved my game from kitty.

I did a decent shop job on it, but I know it needs a more in depth cleaning at some point. I have a NOS platic set and a NOS playfield, but mine arent really that bad. If I ever get the balls, Ill do a full restore.

Any one else want to share their machines? I think there were different colored cabs, and maybe some other differences we can discover. Post your pics and stories!

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#2 3 months ago

spyderturbo007 ,found some of the pics from when I brought her home...

The only difference I have noticed so far is what some cabs are blue and some are purple.

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#3 3 months ago

I would like to add on to the collection and join this club

#4 3 months ago

Sweet, a Super Orbit club. I'm assuming there will only be a couple of us in this illustrious club.

I'll post some up to date pictures of mine later tonight. I don't have anything recent with me. Mine was a basket case when I got it and wouldn't even power on. People come over and love this game. It's so simple, yet so damn hard.

#5 3 months ago

I’m on the hunt for an Outer Space, the OG Super Orbit. If you have one hit me up lol

Also a big fan of this game. Local collector has one and I enjoy playing it

#6 3 months ago
Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

I’m on the hunt for an Outer Space, the OG Super Orbit. If you have one hit me up lol
Also a big fan of this game. Local collector has one and I enjoy playing it

You could also look for an Orbit, unless you specifically want the Outer Space. I'm pretty sure they have the same play field and almost the same artwork. I think the difference is 2 player vs. 4 player.

#7 3 months ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

You could also look for an Orbit, unless you specifically want the Outer Space. I'm pretty sure they have the same play field and almost the same artwork. I think the difference is 2 player vs. 4 player.

You’re right, but I collect 2 player Gottliebs

#8 3 months ago

Do you guys think this blue color is a prototype or something? It doesnt look like the lighting is affecting it.

Is YOURS purple or blue?

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#9 3 months ago

You're going to have to edit your poll, because my response to the cabinet color is "Both".

If you look at the side of the head, it's more blue than the cabinet which is definitely purple. I'm thinking it might be a fading issue that's causing the color differences?

I picked up this with the help of dangersem who spotted it on some random website in the background of another picture. I guess the owner had it sitting for years and years in the corner of his garage because it didn't work. I picked it up for $200 and did a good bit of work to get it running. The backglass is a 9 out of 10 with just a little flaking. The play field isn't bad, but has some wear around a few of the bonus inserts.

When I bought it I had a hell of a time with the boards, sending them out and ultimately having to buy new ones. Note to self: just by new boards next time.

I rebuilt the pops, both flippers, fixed the vari target and the various diodes that were causing the fuses to blow. I stripped the play field, cleaned it up, did an LED conversion and put in all new rubbers. I also grabbed some new legs.

I'm really happy with how it turned out especially since it was my first project. Everyone loves the game because it's so easy, but yet so hard. The backhanded maxed out bonus collect is really satisfying.

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#10 3 months ago

Oh ya, would you look at that. Must be fading. Huh.

Wow, 3m+ high score. I need to tune mine up I think. we have barely cracked 2m.

I think Im gonna tweak my vari target this weekend and maybe throw some lube on my spinner to get it to rip faster and longer.

#11 3 months ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

Oh ya, would you look at that. Must be fading. Huh.
Wow, 3m+ high score. I need to tune mine up I think. we have barely cracked 2m.
I think Im gonna tweak my vari target this weekend and maybe throw some lube on my spinner to get it to rip faster and longer.

I need to clear out that score. It isn't mine and the game was set on 5 ball with extra balls on when I got it. I put it back to 3 ball and shut off extra balls. My high is about 1.7 million.

#12 3 months ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

I need to clear out that score. It isn't mine and the game was set on 5 ball with extra balls on when I got it. I put it back to 3 ball and shut off extra balls. My high is about 1.7 million.

5 Ball?? Extra Balls? Lol...ya, shut it down.

Ive got the Pascal board in mine. Only adds a short ball save called "chance ball", and makes the pop bumpers flash when they are struck.

Cool additions, but nothing to buy the board for. I bought it for reliability and high score keeping. Although, I have never been able to figure out the high score initial entering. Its really odd.

#13 3 months ago

Did you clear your backglass? Mine is rubbing on the display cover and its driving me nuts. I dont know what to do about it. Its rubbing holes in my art!

#14 3 months ago

I didn't do anything with the backglass. I'm scared to screw it up.

Is the panel not latched correctly or something?

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#15 57 days ago

Im not sure what to do about this rubbing, but its driving me nut. The more I look at my glass, the more I think I should rattl can clear coat it. Its starting to crack in places as well.

I know its the green display cover rubbing...not sure how to fix it. The backbox door is secure, not much play at all. Its locked in the right oplace as well. The glass isnt hard to get in, so I dont think its off track or anything. Any ideas??

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#16 57 days ago

is the display firmly fixed to the board it's mounted to? I've had to double-sided tape many back into play or they did the same thing.

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#17 9 days ago

Had a small party this weekend and SO decided to stop kicking a ball out and it gives me an error message.

According to Pascal's site, if I am reading it right:

Error=4 - A switch is detected closed after 5 consecutive coil firings

So....I guess my coil is bad? Maybe I have a short? Kinda confused on where to start. Guess I will start with just removing the ball from the trough and see what happens.

Totally weird...game has been so solid lately.

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#18 8 days ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

Had a small party this weekend and SO decided to stop kicking a ball out and it gives me an error message.
According to Pascal's site, if I am reading it right:
Error=4 - A switch is detected closed after 5 consecutive coil firings
So....I guess my coil is bad? Maybe I have a short? Kinda confused on where to start. Guess I will start with just removing the ball from the trough and see what happens.
Totally weird...game has been so solid lately.
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I'm no expert, but you might want to start by testing the resistance of the coil. That should tell you if it's good or bad. Do you have a manual? If not, I can try and remember to check my manual for the correct resistance.

If the coil is bad you'll need to take a look at the driver transistor that fires the coil. If the coil is smoked, then the driver transistor is most likely smoked as well.

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