Guardians of the Galaxy owner's thread

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Guardians of the Galaxy owner's thread


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#3351 28 days ago

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orb mod, pics aren't great and doesn't do it justice, but its a lovely mod.

#3352 28 days ago

Unboxing!

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#3353 28 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Just arrived. Courtesy of zmeny at Flip N Out. [quoted image]

Welcome to the club!

#3354 28 days ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

Welcome to the club!

Thanks! First order of business, find a baby groot figure for the playfield.

#3355 28 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Thanks! First order of business, find a baby groot figure for the playfield.

Congrats!

Target had baby groot. $5

Then get the topper. It's pricey but awesome how it coordinates with the mode colors and flashers.
Shaker is a must too.
Speaker lights look great on it too.

#3356 28 days ago

But the most important mod is audio mix

#3357 28 days ago
Quoted from imagamejunky:

But the most important mod is audio mix

I am running cleland. This needs a sub though for sure. Shaker I think too.

Had to fix both flippers. They were slow to reset. Had zero gap from factory. Set both to 7mm now and all good.

#3358 28 days ago

Just have to move my POTC and AFMR next to it!

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#3359 28 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Thanks! First order of business, find a baby groot figure for the playfield.

It is an awesome game.. Orb Multiball is insane with the 3 magnets. Groot Multiball you can stack the balls in Groots mouth. Cherry multiball gives you a rush.. balls everywhere.

Have fun!

#3360 28 days 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 haven’t had this happen since I installed a plastic protector there. I think I got it from PBL.

#3361 28 days ago

Ok so sometimes it's launching a second ball right after the first one launches. Have to dig into what is causing this.

#3362 28 days ago

It’s supposed to do that on quills quest

#3363 28 days ago
Quoted from jsm172:

It’s supposed to do that on quills quest

Ah then that would be it LOL.

Next issue - the drop target that locks an orb ball does not release the ball. It tries but it wont drop down. I have to take the glass off and hit the drop target with my finger to release the ball.

#3364 28 days ago

Found the problem on my orb drop down. It's coil number 10, the drop down target release coil. When I do it manually via test, it sometimes just "clicks" and doesn't fire the release mechanism. If I keep hitting it in the manual coil test, it will work about every 6th time or so. I'll probably have to contact Zach about this one.

#3365 28 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Found the problem on my orb drop down. It's coil number 10, the drop down target release coil. When I do it manually via test, it sometimes just "clicks" and doesn't fire the release mechanism. If I keep hitting it in the manual coil test, it will work about every 6th time or so. I'll probably have to contact Zach about this one.

People posted a fix in this forum. I think they added a washer or some bent metal arm. Check previous posts- fyi

#3366 28 days ago
Quoted from cpr9999:

People posted a fix in this forum. I think they added a washer or some bent metal arm. Check previous posts- fyi

I’ll look again. I only saw posts about broken solder joints. But maybe I missed it!

#3367 28 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

I am running cleland. This needs a sub though for sure. Shaker I think too.
Had to fix both flippers. They were slow to reset. Had zero gap from factory. Set both to 7mm now and all good.

Shaker and Sub for sure. I also recommend the Stern headphone/volume control plate as well.
Mine also had a sticky flipper with zero gap (which is the exact opposite of POTC that had 1/2” of gap, GEEZ)

#3368 28 days ago
Quoted from cpr9999:

People posted a fix in this forum. I think they added a washer or some bent metal arm. Check previous posts- fyi

Found it. Thanks! https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/guardians-of-the-galaxy-owners-thread/page/42#post-4411734

Will test tomorrow.

#3369 28 days ago
Quoted from imagamejunky:

Shaker and Sub for sure. I also recommend the Stern headphone/volume control plate as well.
Mine also had a sticky flipper with zero gap (which is the exact opposite of POTC that had 1/2” of gap, GEEZ)

Ordered the psw10 from amazon. I’ll look up shakers next.

#3370 28 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Ordered the psw10 from amazon. I’ll look up shakers next.

I’ve installed multiple $100 shakers from pblife and cointaker without issue.
On my GOTG I spent the extra $50 on the “official” Stern shaker. What a load of horseshit. It isn’t worth the extra money IMO. It’s missing the screw that spans across above the motor which makes it less rigid and more likely to rattle. I had to do some modifications to it to stop the rattling. Stick with the cheaper ones.

#3371 28 days ago

There are multiple things that may fix this issue as it’s the same problem that Star Trek has with it drop target lock. I think I have the most comprehensive information in this thread:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/guardians-of-the-galaxy-drop-target-problem#post-4813358

#3372 28 days ago
Quoted from Waxx:

There are multiple things that may fix this issue as it’s the same problem that Star Trek has with it drop target lock. I think I have the most comprehensive information in this thread:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/guardians-of-the-galaxy-drop-target-problem#post-4813358

Thank you! Greatly appreciate it.

Quoted from imagamejunky:

I’ve installed multiple $100 shakers from pblife and cointaker without issue.
On my GOTG I spent the extra $50 on the “official” Stern shaker. What a load of horseshit. It isn’t worth the extra money IMO. It’s missing the screw that spans across above the motor which makes it less rigid and more likely to rattle. I had to do some modifications to it to stop the rattling. Stick with the cheaper ones.

I’m glad you mentioned this.

#3373 28 days ago

You can buy a new polk or grab a similar sub
off of Craigslist for 40 to 50 bucks. Plenty of
good used subs. I've gotten 3 so far. Protectors
from ulek. Matrix in groot mouth,scoop and rampage
target. Shaker from pbl,art blades pingraffix,speaker
lights also look great and yes I got the Disney smaller
figure set and put them in also. Lighted flipper buttons.
Replaced pegs with service rails, replaced corner
cabinet brackets with beefier ones from pbl. Etc.etc. I
went a little crazy with mods but I had nib Gotg
pro fever! Enjoy your game honda!

#3374 27 days ago
Quoted from lowbeau67:

You can buy a new polk or grab a similar sub
off of Craigslist for 40 to 50 bucks. Plenty of
good used subs. I've gotten 3 so far. Protectors
from ulek. Matrix in groot mouth,scoop and rampage
target. Shaker from pbl,art blades pingraffix,speaker
lights also look great and yes I got the Disney smaller
figure set and put them in also. Lighted flipper buttons.
Replaced pegs with service rails, replaced corner
cabinet brackets with beefier ones from pbl. Etc.etc. I
went a little crazy with mods but I had nib Gotg
pro fever! Enjoy your game honda!

Yeah, I did most of this too but I really enjoy the Upgraded Pinball Pro speakers I put in.

#3375 27 days ago

The two washers under the orb drop target mech/flap did the trick!

#3376 27 days ago

Flooring looks great and I like your speed and attention to detail in your quick remodel. Enjoy your new game!

Quoted from f3honda4me:

Just have to move my POTC and AFMR next to it!
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#3377 27 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

The two washers under the orb drop target mech/flap did the trick!

Spoke too soon, still not working. Tried bending as well but that seemed to make it worse. Zach at flip n out has me covered though and already has a replacement part on the way from Stern! Thanks Zach, awesome service.

#3378 27 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Spoke too soon, still not working. Tried bending as well but that seemed to make it worse. Zach at flip n out has me covered though and already has a replacement part on the way from Stern! Thanks Zach, awesome service.

Replacement doesn't always fix it as it is kind of a design problem. You really need to work through all the different fixes. That said I hope you just get the magic mech that works out of the box.

#3379 27 days ago
Quoted from Waxx:

Replacement doesn't always fix it as it is kind of a design problem. You really need to work through all the different fixes. That said I hope you just get the magic mech that works out of the box.

There is a redesigned version of the plate. Will see how it goes!

#3380 27 days ago

I recently got a replacement one for my new gotg. It improved things but it still is kinda flaky. It seems to be also very finicky about the pitch of the machine. I have not tried the washer trick yet because I’m a newbie and Still trying to get comfortable taking things apart.
I look forward to hearing about how yours works.

#3381 26 days ago

Kind of random issue yesterday. I noticed two completely loose silver screws (beveled head) on the playfield just behind the Orb (in front of the green pop bumper) just laying there. I inspected the entire area but for the life of me cant see where these worked themselves out of. Anyone else have this happen? I have a pro and nothing seems to be loose or malfunctioning. Thanks for any help!

#3382 26 days ago
Quoted from imagamejunky:

I’ve installed multiple $100 shakers from pblife and cointaker without issue.
On my GOTG I spent the extra $50 on the “official” Stern shaker. What a load of horseshit. It isn’t worth the extra money IMO. It’s missing the screw that spans across above the motor which makes it less rigid and more likely to rattle. I had to do some modifications to it to stop the rattling. Stick with the cheaper ones.

Can you give me any hints of what modifications and adjustments you did on the shaker? I installed mine today and it needs some tuning.

#3383 26 days ago
Quoted from lsuarch722:

Kind of random issue yesterday. I noticed two completely loose silver screws (beveled head) on the playfield just behind the Orb (in front of the green pop bumper) just laying there. I inspected the entire area but for the life of me cant see where these worked themselves out of. Anyone else have this happen? I have a pro and nothing seems to be loose or malfunctioning. Thanks for any help!

A picture of the screws might help us identify the likely source.

#3384 26 days ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

A picture of the screws might help us identify the likely source.

Figured that was coming. Here ya go!

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#3385 26 days ago
Quoted from Jireteg:

Can you give me any hints of what modifications and adjustments you did on the shaker? I installed mine today and it needs some tuning.

If your official stern shaker is rattling look at how it is mounted. One side of the bracket attaches to the motor and the other side just rests against it with no screws. You need to wedge something in between the Shaker and that bracket to make it stop rattling. I modified an old Cliffy protector on mine.

#3386 26 days ago
Quoted from lsuarch722:

Figured that was coming. Here ya go![quoted image]

Check the Gamora ramp where the two plastic pieces are joined together with the metal bridge. Not sure how they would get out and down to the pop bumper but that's the only place I can think of that two screws like that would be on the part of the game.

EDIT: Actually they are probably off the pop bumper caps, I forgot that these games use those types of screws for that purpose.

#3387 26 days ago

I am considering getting a gotg pro. Anybody have any input on how it holds up in a small lineup? I currently have mbr, tommy, rfm and big guns.

#3388 26 days ago

I think it would fit in nicely with those!

#3389 26 days ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

Check the Gamora ramp where the two plastic pieces are joined together with the metal bridge. Not sure how they would get out and down to the pop bumper but that's the only place I can think of that two screws like that would be on the part of the game.
EDIT: Actually they are probably off the pop bumper caps, I forgot that these games use those types of screws for that purpose.

Thanks for the suggestions; however, all bumper cap screws (2ea) and ramp screws are accounted for. I did just pick the game up from someone; maybe they were forgotten in there from some other repair/update? It does create a bit of a Oh Crap moment when you see the ball bouncing around off the bumpers and then notice two screws bouncing around too!

#3390 26 days ago

Few left....
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/sale-gotg-orb-airball-plastic-protector#post-4850712

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#3391 26 days ago
Quoted from lsuarch722:

Figured that was coming. Here ya go![quoted image]

Check your orb plastic. There are 3 or 4 of those screws that go up from underneath and hold the metal hex spacers in place. We had to fix ours last week end.

Good Luck!

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#3392 26 days ago

Is there any way to make the audio clips and call outs louder, without turning up all volume? I’m using cleland on mine and the dialogue clips are significantly quieter than the music and machine noises.

#3393 26 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Is there any way to make the audio clips and call outs louder, without turning up all volume? I’m using cleland on mine and the dialogue clips are significantly quieter than the music and machine noises.

Did you try this suggestion from the man cleland himself: Balanced out many of the call outs sounds. I still recommend going into the game settings and setting Speech attenuation to somewhere between -15 to -25.

#3394 25 days ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

Did you try this suggestion from the man cleland himself: Balanced out many of the call outs sounds. I still recommend going into the game settings and setting Speech attenuation to somewhere between -15 to -25.

I missed that! Thank you very much.

#3395 25 days ago

This is the first pin I've added a subwoofer to and boy did it need it! This game is awesome with the sub. My AFMr and JJPPOTC both have a lot of bass from their speakers already so I'd never felt the need. But between cleland and subwoofer, the sound is fantastic. Ended up with speech attenuation at -23.

#3396 25 days ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

Check your orb plastic. There are 3 or 4 of those screws that go up from underneath and hold the metal hex spacers in place. We had to fix ours last week end.
Good Luck!
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Seconded, these screws are from all the orb plastics. My GoTG Pro came with them not tight and they were rolling all over the playfield before long. When you are in there make sure you tighten them all up.

#3397 25 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

My AFMr and JJPPOTC both have a lot of bass from their speakers already so I'd never felt the need...

Try your sub on your POTC also and you'll see the difference. It sounds great with one as well.

#3398 25 days ago

Would love to hear what mods everyone has! Just got my NIB pro last week.

I’ll start, so far I did:

-Groots mouth illuminated
-Backboard and back of ramps illuminated
- plastic protectors
- new flipper covers

Seems like a bunch of people are adding subs. How about pinstadiums? Shakers? Illuminated hinges?

#3399 25 days ago
Quoted from Pinj135:

Would love to hear what mods everyone has! Just got my NIB pro last week.
I’ll start, so far I did:
-Groots mouth illuminated
-Backboard and back of ramps illuminated
- plastic protectors
- new flipper covers
Seems like a bunch of people are adding subs. How about pinstadiums? Shakers? Illuminated hinges?

I think I will order one of these Subs from Monoprice and give it a try. Has anyone else used these?

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#3400 25 days ago

I may be in the minority but the art blades make this game look really good. I also really like the lighted speaker grills and the lighted orb plastic

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