Quoted from wizman71:
Any advice on how to dig back there without having to take it apart? I can’t get a good angle at all to dig in there
I use one of two methods to retrieve an item that may have rolled/fell to the back of the playfield.
1. If it is metal I used a magnetic head screwdriver or nut driver to get it out (done this SEVERAL times)
2. If it is NOT metal I put some reversed masking tape to the end of a flat head screwdriver or old butterknife and then allow the item to stick to the tape and then slide it out.
Those two methods seem to work the best for me...
NOTE: if the item is directly behind the ramps or Smaug you may need to slide it to the pops side to get better access to the item - or use the same technique but on a tool that is very low provide or can be bent.