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Haunted Flippers

Letter received on Sunday May 12th 2013.

Sunday May 12th 2013

Dear Lloyd, my beloved HH has ghosts... First off, when starting a game it can take 10-15 seconds for the flippers to engage after the ball enters the shooter lane. Also, occasionally it wont re-engage the flippers when returning the ball from the lower playfield. Maybe these are related problems? Any help would be fantastic.

Casper

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Dear Casper


Well you hit an area of pinball I have no experience in or want to get experience in.


The dreaded system 80's. Land of grounding mods and connector issues.


I would study up on Pinwiki http://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Gottlieb_System_80


In particular the power supply. This is sounding to me anyway, like your power supply isn't up to snuff. Caps dried out and taking longer to come up.


I'm sorry I'm not more help, in the future I'll send you a list of games I know something about and buy one of them.


LTG : )




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