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Guardians of the Galaxy Drop Target Problem

By Kholmes

1 year ago

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#26 1 year ago
Quoted from Kholmes:

waxx are you bending the bracket in the corner left arrow? Secondly, the right arrow are you bending the metal tip toward your square?

Yes, Waxx bent the trigger plate forward towards the drop target. (left arrow). This was done with two needle nose pliers. One plier to hold the bottom of the trigger plate, and one to bend it forward towards the drop target so it has a better chance of pushing it off the ledge.

#32 1 year ago
Quoted from Kholmes:

All, I messed with the mech and bent it slightly as suggested, and before I put it back together the damn tension spring shot from the machine. Unable to locate it, so I got it back got together without the spring, and it worked just fine. Then, I opened up the machine again and noticed on the speaker magnet there was the spring. I put the spring back on and once again played the game. The ball got stuck again. I removed the spring and it worked again. Tension spring the problem?

If it is working without the spring do that.

#36 1 year ago
Quoted from Kholmes:

Guys, so I received the new part from Stern. I see no difference whatsoever and in just using the mech after taking it out of the package, it still doesn't appear to work, mechanically. There is still a gap so the target will not drop. See below pics.
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The reality of it is Stern most likely sent you the exact same mech hoping that by trying stuff you will figure it out! You didn't really need the new mech, but that was the easiest thing for them to do. They mean well though.

The best thing you can do is study the problem and try to learn WHY its not working. Then make slow adjustments to correct the issue. I was at Waxx's house when we fixed his game. There are probably many ways to fix this, and Waxx is correct that the maplesyrup method is probably the 'easiest' way to approach this. If that is not working for you I would suggest trying to bend the trigger plate.

When you play the game you will most likely hear that it is trying to push the target off the ledge, it simply doesn't have enough power to do it with the added weight of a ball on the drop target. You can help it out by bending the trigger plate forward a bit to give it more leverage, and additionally if needed bending the trigger plate closer to the magnet.

Go slow, make small adjustments and test. Look at what is happening to see if what you are doing is helping.

Don't get too frustrated and keep trying you WILL figure this out and it will be a great feeling once you do.

See picture, I hope this helps.

1.) Bend red highlighted section in direction of red arrow 2-3 millimeters. Test

Optionally if needed
2.) Bend blue highlighted section in direction of blue arrow 2-3 millimiters. Test

Note: The maplesyrup method is basically doing the same thing in an easier way. i.e. moving the trigger plate closer to the target.

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#39 1 year ago
Quoted from x-rug-x:

I also want to say thanks to everyone here. I too received a replacement part (just the bracket that needs the bending) and it was identical to the one that was installed. We wound up just fixing the installed one and now have a spare. In our case we did the blue bend. It was so far away from the magnet that it would never engage. Honestly I don't why they simply don't do a gap check on these before they leave the factory.
While I can't deny that making the spring shorter/stronger seems to have helped fix this problem for people here, I must say I don't understand how or why. It doesn't make sense. If anything, it should make the problem worse as it's making it harder for the magnet to pull the bracket up. I'm pretty convinced bending this bracket ever so slightly is the solution.
Lastly, I'm not sure how people are bending this, but we removed the two screws that hold the bracket in on the left side. That allowed us to finagle the part out the right side, bend it, and put back in without having to remove anything else.

When we fixed Waxx's, I held the middle of the trigger plate with a needle nose pliers from one side and he bent the red part from other side with a pair of needle nose pliers.

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