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Guardians of the Galaxy owner's thread


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#3301 1 year ago
Quoted from jsm172:

Ok well that answers that question. I’m curious if it happens to anyone else

I’m having the same issue with Quills quest. As soon as I have 127 seconds left the quest ends.

#3302 1 year ago

made another small mod , the cheap version of the coil activated rocket on the premiums, inspired by the tie fighter on stern star wars ..... the fixed rocket mount replaced by a spring !!!!, used a left over shooter rod spring, it moves pretty nice when you nudge or it fires one back at you
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#3303 1 year ago

I just picked up a GOTG pro. Everything works great. Like many have said the 1 magnet seems a little weak. I already put a couple washers under the core to get it closer to Playfield. I see it fling the ball here and there during multiballs but nothing crazy. Is it supposed to grab the ball after dropping out from behind orb drop target? Mine doesn’t, the ball just rolls straight down to flipper every time so far.

#3304 1 year ago
Quoted from rawbars:

I just picked up a GOTG pro. Everything works great. Like many have said the 1 magnet seems a little weak. I already put a couple washers under the core to get it closer to Playfield. I see it fling the ball here and there during multiballs but nothing crazy. Is it supposed to grab the ball after dropping out from behind orb drop target? Mine doesn’t, the ball just rolls straight down to flipper every time so far.

I put washers under the magnet and core and I made sure my playfield was level and the pitch was 6.7-6.8 using a quality digital level (not a crappy phone app). The magnet catches the ball after it’s released from the orb about 75% of the time.
Hope this helps.
Nick

#3305 1 year ago

I’ve got it as level as I can get it. And it’s at 6.8 degrees. The ball comes out and roles right over the magnet area. But it’s like the magnet timing is off. The ball crosses too soon and just goes on by. If I put my hand under magnet area and slow the ball down just a bit it catches and holds it.

#3306 1 year ago

You would think the drop target dropping would trigger the magnet right away. But there is a delay. I tested it with a ball locked behind the drop target and a 2nd ball held in place above magnet. The magnet is turning on too late. My ball is passed 95 % of the time before it turns on.

#3307 1 year ago

I put a slightly bigger post sleeve on the right hand side of the orb drop target. Or maybe it’s not bigger maybe it’s just new and not flattened down. This is what gives the ball a slight bounce out and over the magnet area. The bigger post gives me a slightly better bounce and the magnet is catching it almost every time now.

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#3308 1 year ago

I put on the Cliffy's post sleeves on mine and the magnet catch's every time. Makes the ball do a couple circles and then who knows where it goes. Maybe they are bigger than the originals so it gives me the bounce out of the orb lock and over the magnet.

#3309 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballjj:

made another small mod , the cheap version of the coil activated rocket on the premiums, inspired by the tie fighter on stern star wars ..... the fixed rocket mount replaced by a spring !!!!, used a left over shooter rod spring, it moves pretty nice when you nudge or it fires one back at you
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Great idea!

#3310 1 year ago

Just a heads up...
The plastic piece above my orb shot finally cracked today. Called Stern and they are shipping a new one out for free and also including a thicker plastic piece to protect it... kind of like the ones ive seen for sale on here.

#3311 1 year ago

Hey guys, just wondering if anyone had any issues with their shooter lane auto launch?

I’ve had the pin for a while and it just started to act strange.

On occasion, the auto plunger seems to be too strong, launching the ball over the left side guide rail or alternately sometimes the ball seems to hit the left side guide (or something) and return back to the plunger.

I’ve turned down the auto launch power which seems to help but it still happens intermittently.
Is there any other adjustment (other than the power) that can be made on the auto launch?
Thanks!

#3312 1 year ago

Few left...

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/sale-gotg-orb-airball-protector-plastic-protector

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#3313 1 year ago

Just a heads up...
The plastic piece above my orb shot finally cracked today. Called Stern and they are shipping a new one out for free and also including a thicker plastic piece to protect it... kind of like the ones ive seen for sale on here.

#3314 1 year ago

Just got my pro setup and leveled; however, at every launch, if the ball follows the right lane it always activates the lower right pop bumper before it’s able to make it to the right flipper. Is this normal? I only ask because in every video I’ve seen, the ball slips right past the pop bumper straight to the flipper to get you started. Let me know if any of that sounded like garble. Thanks!

#3315 1 year ago
Quoted from lsuarch722:

Just got my pro setup and leveled; however, at every launch, if the ball follows the right lane it always activates the lower right pop bumper before it’s able to make it to the right flipper. Is this normal? I only ask because in every video I’ve seen, the ball slips right past the pop bumper straight to the flipper to get you started. Let me know if any of that sounded like garble. Thanks!

I think you mean your right sling.
This will either be the table not quite level or the switches in the sling being too tight.
Unless other have other issues, with maybe the ball guide?

#3316 1 year ago

as bilbo sttes if we are reading your mind correctly i think you are referring to the right sling( triangle just above the flipper) , from the right orbit the ball should hit the flipper not the sling, i would try to tweak the pitch first ( a little steeper i would think might help) and double check the side to side leveling ,( i have been using the machines level for pitch and the bubble just touches the upper black line and carpenters level for the side to side) , if tweaks do not help you might have to bend the exit of the orbit towards the center of the playfield a mm or 2

#3317 1 year ago

Thanks for the help. Yes, I mean the sling. This is my first pin and I’ve just gotten into the scene. Still learning the lingo. I’ll try to do a bit more adjusting.

#3318 1 year ago

welcome !!! enjoy playing your guardians and sometimes the learning is as rewarding as the playing!

#3319 1 year ago

put some stickers on my spinners . tried to put a little humor in them as for me some of the funny bits in the marvel movies make them so much better

as well pinball life now is selling the stock stickers . posted a thread on the mod page with some more pictures that show placement and playfield attachments etc .

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/spinners-for-gotg-pro

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#3320 1 year ago

uploaded a you tube video ( my first one ever!!!)of the rocket spring mod

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#3321 1 year ago

Joined the club yesterday. My first NIB. What a great game. Danged exciting.

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#3322 1 year ago

Hi everyone! Hopefully I'll be joining the club soon Can someone answer a quick question? Are the aprons in the new Stern machines (guardians in particular) made of plastic or metal? If they are plastic, can they be replaced with a metal one?

#3323 1 year ago
Quoted from bbaker2824:

Joined the club yesterday. My first NIB. What a great game. Danged exciting.
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Congrats!! Guardians is one of my favorite games of all time.

#3324 1 year ago

Ran into a little issue yesterday with my left flipper. It's getting stuck in the up position. I did a thread search but couldn't find anything. When I tap the right flipper button, it will fall back down. Has anyone had a similar problem?

#3325 1 year ago
Quoted from lsuarch722:

Ran into a little issue yesterday with my left flipper. It's getting stuck in the up position. I did a thread search but couldn't find anything. When I tap the right flipper button, it will fall back down. Has anyone had a similar problem?

Sounds like a pretty typical mechanical issue of some sort and activating the right one creates enough vibration to pull it down. Could be a broken / loose return spring, a loose screw(s) on the coil mounting bracket, broken link, etc. Just have to pull the balls out, lift the playfield and have a look at what is causing it not to move freely.

#3326 1 year ago
Quoted from lsuarch722:

Ran into a little issue yesterday with my left flipper. It's getting stuck in the up position. I did a thread search but couldn't find anything. When I tap the right flipper button, it will fall back down. Has anyone had a similar problem?

My SW did this. I changed the coil stop and that fixed it.

#3327 1 year ago

Check the diode. Mine did this on another machine and the diode come unsoldered

#3328 1 year ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

Hi everyone! Hopefully I'll be joining the club soon Can someone answer a quick question? Are the aprons in the new Stern machines (guardians in particular) made of plastic or metal? If they are plastic, can they be replaced with a metal one?

My pro has a plastic apron

#3329 1 year ago
Quoted from imagamejunky:

My pro has a plastic apron

Well, nuts..... I'll have to see about a metal replacement. I'm planning on doing some powder coating as soon as I get mine, and I like the aprons to match the rails/legs.

#3330 1 year ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

Well, nuts..... I'll have to see about a metal replacement. I'm planning on doing some powder coating as soon as I get mine, and I like the aprons to match the rails/legs.

The Pros have the plastic version. If you want to switch it to metal, you'll need 2 of these and then screw them into your playfield. Most are too nervous to screw these in and make new holes.

https://www.pinballlife.com/stern-arch-retainer-bracket.html

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#3331 1 year ago

hooked are you still planning to make an ORB for the Prem/LE?

#3332 1 year ago
Quoted from hd60609:

The Pros have the plastic version. If you want to switch it to metal, you'll need 2 of these and then screw them into your playfield. Most are too nervous to screw these in and make new holes.
https://www.pinballlife.com/stern-arch-retainer-bracket.html[quoted image]

Thanks for the Info. I assume once I have those, I'd need a newer style metal apron that would be on the premium/le? An older style stern apron still wouldnt work?

#3333 1 year ago
Quoted from finnflash:

My SW did this. I changed the coil stop and that fixed it.

coil stop looked fine. What i did notice though was that the end "hook" on the spring seemed to be stretched out a little. I removed the spring and bent the hook part back to a tighter radius with a pair of needle nosed pliers. Re-installed the spring and everything seems ok so far. No more sticking.

#3334 1 year ago

I got the Orb for the Pro - its freaking lovely!

I forgot that I ordered it and the wife was wondering what the hell an orb was when it arrived I was like, doh, no idea until I opened it

#3335 1 year ago
Quoted from J85M:

hooked are you still planning to make an ORB for the Prem/LE?

No the brackets are different and it would have to be assembled at the owners home. I dont like selling kits for DIY but if someone is interested PM me.

Pro version is live and on our site. It's a 10 minute transformation . Pro owners show some pictures it's a dramatic change.

#3336 1 year ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

I got the Orb for the Pro - its freaking lovely!
I forgot that I ordered it and the wife was wondering what the hell an orb was when it arrived I was like, doh, no idea until I opened it

Please post pictures.

#3337 1 year ago
Quoted from lsuarch722:

Ran into a little issue yesterday with my left flipper. It's getting stuck in the up position. I did a thread search but couldn't find anything. When I tap the right flipper button, it will fall back down. Has anyone had a similar problem?

I had the same issue with the left and it was mechanical. The part of the coils stop that sits in the coil sleeve had worn and was barely held in place by the rivet. Cleaned everything, replaced both sleeve and coil stop .

#3338 1 year ago

Just got my NIB pro today and loving it! Already put the cleland code on there. Total noob question- when I’m in a mode I can obviously see the shots it wants me to hit but how do you know how close you are/how many more shots you need to hit to complete the mode. I feel like right now I’m just shooting until it tells me I’m done- is there a more precise way to track it? Thanks!!

#3339 1 year ago

There are progress bars right under the countdown clock

#3340 1 year ago

The main mode shots are the bars across the bottom under the timer. They do not include the other bars. And remember that your Hadron Enforcer button when lit will give you 3 of those shots

#3341 1 year ago
Quoted from imagamejunky:

The main mode shots are the bars across the bottom under the timer. They do not include the other bars. And remember that your Hadron Enforcer button when lit will give you 3 of those shots

Great advice, assuming you hit that button. Part of the fun is the strategy of hitting that button, after the ball drains but still didn't make it into the trough, to complete the mode, before the timer runs out! So the new ball starts on a new mode. Best of luck Pinj135. Love this game!

#3342 1 year ago

Got it! Thanks guys- this game is great so far, very excited!

#3343 1 year ago

Joined the club Friday, and immediately added a speaker backlight kit. Very nice kit! Loving the game so far!

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#3344 1 year ago

Hey Guys, I am asking this for a friend.
He is thinking about buying a Premium. For whatever reason he wants to know, if stern has fixed the rocket plastic at the left ramp. Where balls can get stuck underneath.

#3345 1 year ago

Hey guys. Is this normal- on Some modes I’m finding that it takes 3 or 4 shots to groots mouth just for him to open. Keeps saying “the lock is lit”. Is this normal or is it suppose to open on the first time hitting it?

#3346 1 year ago
Quoted from Midway-Man:

Hey Guys, I am asking this for a friend.
He is thinking about buying a Premium. For whatever reason he wants to know, if stern has fixed the rocket plastic at the left ramp. Where balls can get stuck underneath.

I have never had that happen in 6 months of ownership. So I think you can tell him it’s not an issue.

#3347 1 year ago

Hey folks. I am needing a little scratch for an upcoming project. A major project came up that made me halt some stuff so I need to get rid of a few things. I have this custom GOTG topper and it's almost finished.

This is hand made out of foam, covered in fiberglass so it's fairly permanent. The Milano is the Hasbro Milano that was meticulously repainted and the topper will include a posed Hot Toys Yondu ($300 on it's own). I am waiting on a 12" figure stand which will also be fiberglassed to the topper and I am going to repaint the topper to be a little more orange. OR! to whatever color that is more to your liking. It will be lit, I am going to wire an LED strip behind the first rock so it looks amazing.

I painted the Milano with a special chrome paint, a process in itself.

If you are interested please contact me, I need to free up some capital for about $300 worth of 3d printing. The Yondu comes with his arrow and a resin clear trail and will look pretty impressive once finished. Just seeing if someone wants to claim this, it should be finished by next weekend. And I can bring it to TPF if you are interested.

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#3348 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinj135:

Hey guys. Is this normal- on Some modes I’m finding that it takes 3 or 4 shots to groots mouth just for him to open. Keeps saying “the lock is lit”. Is this normal or is it suppose to open on the first time hitting it?

Here are some thoughts that might be helpful
There is a setting to choose either a physical lock or a virtual lock but if sometimes you get the physical lock it should not be that
Sometimes my machine will temporarily give me a virtual lock if I end a game early and then start a new game

Does the groot multi ball light adance when you hit groot?

If no I would check the groot sensor switch in the menu switch test

if you have been through groot multi ball twice the third time it will take 2 shots to the head to open the mouth

During some modes quills the first time through and orb multi ball and the beginnings of cherry bomb ii and Zander the mouth does not open

#3349 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballjj:

Here are some thoughts that might be helpful
There is a setting to choose either a physical lock or a virtual lock but if sometimes you get the physical lock it should not be that
Sometimes my machine will temporarily give me a virtual lock if I end a game early and then start a new game
Does the groot multi ball light adance when you hit groot?
If no I would check the groot sensor switch in the menu switch test
if you have been through groot multi ball twice the third time it will take 2 shots to the head to open the mouth
During some modes quills the first time through and orb multi ball and the beginnings of cherry bomb ii and Zander the mouth does not open

Isn't there a setting to adjust how hard it is to activate Groot?

Also as far as balls getting stuck...I get the occasional one under the right ramp between the pop bumper and the screw post.

#3350 1 year ago

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