I'd like to make/keep updates a FAQ on common issues, and could use input from other owners.
What did Stern change in later production pins? I read/skimmed all 4000+ posts but my memory isn't able to recall everything from months ago and I'd like to make a complete list for new and old owners to know what to keep an eye out for with their pins.
Stern Production Changes:
Metal plate above orb drop target to keep plastic from breaking.
Some posts mentioned metal boxes/cliffy for scoop but it sounds like only prem/let have this and pros still do not, can someone with new pins confirm?
Groot mouth/balls getting stuck or requiring multiple firings to clear (not sure if this was hardware or software fix, can someone confirm?)
Some node boards were having issues for flippers being "soft" (I think this was just too much data on the spi bus and a software update fixed this and not hardware?)
Sound crackling (Fixed in update for most, some hard board replaced that updates didn't fix)
Common issues not addressed yet but would be nice for stern to fix:
Orb drop target machine gun and/or failing to catch ball (washer trick to fix)
Magnets not catching balls from orb. Washer trick, adjusting pin slope, or wider post on orb have been ways to fix it depending on the machine.
Balls getting stuck under rocket plastic.
Rare/odd issues people have reported:
Right scoop fails to register ball (Not sure the fix for this?)
Clear coat not smooth.
Shooter lane clear coat chipping.
What else can we add to this list?