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Hobbit Owners Thread


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#9451 52 days ago

Looking to replace the ramp flaps on my Hobbit, however JJP only sent me the first 2 pages of the 3 page instructions. I have contacted them several times, but still have not instructions. Can someone scan and send me the pdf. Just did the Cliffy's. Might as well get the rest completed. Thank you in advance.

#9452 52 days ago
Quoted from eroomnek:

Can someone scan and send me the pdf.

Send a pm to pinballomatic, see if he has them.

LTG : )

#9453 52 days ago

I know the points scored in the Arkenstone mode depends on the prior mode you do but clarification- is it just the last mode you play or the last mode you compete or which mode matter for scoring? If it just the last one you play before going in than is it better to complete an easier mode or try but fail a hard one?

#9454 52 days ago
Quoted from HornerSyndrome:

I know the points scored in the Arkenstone mode depends on the prior mode you do but clarification- is it just the last mode you play or the last mode you compete or which mode matter for scoring? If it just the last one you play before going in than is it better to complete an easier mode or try but fail a hard one?

Highest-star mode completed, order doesn't matter

#9455 51 days ago

I’m having sound issues with my hobbit. It works fine sometimes when I first turn it on but after a few plays the music is playing but the call outs are very muffled - almost can’t hear them at all - and sometimes the stereo surround fades from left to right. I hope this is just some loose audio wire but I’m clueless. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I don’t have a hum or loud noise like what sounds like the ground loop isolator problem was - it’s lack of sounds and mostly call outs.

#9456 51 days ago
Quoted from HornerSyndrome:

I’m having sound issues with my hobbit. It works fine sometimes when I first turn it on but after a few plays the music is playing but the call outs are very muffled - almost can’t hear them at all - and sometimes the stereo surround fades from left to right. I hope this is just some loose audio wire but I’m clueless. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I don’t have a hum or loud noise like what sounds like the ground loop isolator problem was - it’s lack of sounds and mostly call outs.

i had same issue. i replace the audio board and the ground loop isolator but nothing solve it but i just replace the aux cable and its solve it! please buy a better Aux cable and replace it. most of hobbit machines have cheap Aux cable who made many issues. i bought really good one and have awesome sound!

this is the one i use and they are awesome
amazon.com link »

i also change it to my other machines and it made the sound much much better!

#9457 51 days ago
Quoted from HornerSyndrome:

I’m having sound issues with my hobbit. It works fine sometimes when I first turn it on but after a few plays the music is playing but the call outs are very muffled - almost can’t hear them at all - and sometimes the stereo surround fades from left to right. I hope this is just some loose audio wire but I’m clueless. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I don’t have a hum or loud noise like what sounds like the ground loop isolator problem was - it’s lack of sounds and mostly call outs.

Remove the ground loop isolator between the computer box and the speaker.

its way in the back behind the computer box on the right maybe.

#9458 51 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Remove the ground loop isolator between the computer box and the speaker.
its way in the back behind the computer box on the right maybe.

looks something like this, maybe a bit shorter and fatter:

amazon.com link »

#9459 50 days ago

You can also plug in headphones straight in the computer, bypassing the power amplifier. If you can hear clear audio, you know it's not the computer motherboard. It's pretty rare to have the motherboard audio jack fail though. But, if it sounds like crap out of the motherboard, take it from there.

#9460 48 days ago

Thanks everyone for your help. I tried replacing the cable per Lior’s suggestion. Only played a couple games since but so far so good! Thanks again all! Love this game and it’s call outs!

#9461 46 days ago

Does anyone have a link to a good rulesheet image for the custom graphic?

#9462 42 days ago

Does anybody have any pics of the art blades from pingraffix on a game? I’m debating on the two options they offer and would like to see how they both look installed. Also, is a blade protector needed on hobbit and woz for the blades or not? Thanks

#9463 42 days ago
Quoted from konghusker:

Does anybody have any pics of the art blades from pingraffix on a game? I’m debating on the two options they offer and would like to see how they both look installed. Also, is a blade protector needed on hobbit and woz for the blades or not? Thanks

I use blade protectors religiously.

Its a good habit to develop after damaging a couple games.

#9464 42 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I use blade protectors religiously.
Its a good habit to develop after damaging a couple games.

where did you get the protectors? Thanks

#9465 42 days ago
Quoted from konghusker:

where did you get the protectors? Thanks

I have 2 sets now, one for the shop, one for the gameroom.

With a little maneuvering they fit inside most games thru the coin door.

https://www.pinballlife.com/interior-cabinet-protector-blade-set.html

#9466 42 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I have 2 sets now, one for the shop, one for the gameroom.
With a little maneuvering they fit inside most games thru the coin door.
https://www.pinballlife.com/interior-cabinet-protector-blade-set.html

Perfect. Thank you

#9467 38 days ago

What's the best stuff to use to clean the black crap off the rubbers .
I'm thinking detergent on a rag ( soapy water ) but is there anything better .
I did read somewhere to use lighter fluid and I also thought about methylated spirits but wouldn't that be corrosive on the rubber .

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#9468 38 days ago

Step 1: Make a Titan order and replace the junk stock rubber. https://www.titanpinball.com/kits/index.php/view/id/1081

Step 2: Clean with Naphtha. NEVER use water on a pinball machine! NEVER!

#9469 38 days ago
Quoted from screaminr:

What's the best stuff to use to clean the black crap off the rubbers .
I'm thinking detergent on a rag ( soapy water ) but is there anything better .
I did read somewhere to use lighter fluid and I also thought about methylated spirits but wouldn't that be corrosive on the rubber .
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Yes VM&P Naptha or lighter fluid (same thing) works, and is a must have for cleaning mechs, coil sleeves and plungers.

If you want to get fancy RC-88 rubber cleaner does actually work better. Its mostly naptha with a detergent, but smells horrible:

https://www.pinballlife.com/wildcat-rc-88-rubber-cleaner.html

The stock rubber plays ok on this game, but in my opinion, after trying them all, Perfect Play opaque green plays the best on this game.

I did not like the Titans.

#9470 38 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I did not like the Titans.

The way they play? The way they look? both?

#9471 38 days ago
Quoted from fnosm:

The way they play? The way they look? both?

The way they play.

However I have super bands on my IJ (tough to install) and they work well.

Urethane has a "dead bounce" feel, it works pretty good on a lot of games.

I choose flipper fubbers based upon how they play on each particular game.

Some games need bounce, some need less bounce, some need ball control etc.

I have Titan purple on my Houdini.

Perfect Play on my WOZ and TH.

#9472 38 days ago
Quoted from screaminr:

What's the best stuff to use to clean the black crap off the rubbers .
I'm thinking detergent on a rag ( soapy water ) but is there anything better .
I did read somewhere to use lighter fluid and I also thought about methylated spirits but wouldn't that be corrosive on the rubber .
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In Australia, Mr Sheen. Use it for rubbers and playfield. Brilliant.

#9473 38 days ago

Perhaps the Titan “Low Bounce” flipper ring variant behaves like the Perfect Play rings?

Quoted from pinballinreno:

The way they play.
However I have super bands on my IJ (tough to install) and they work well.
Urethane has a "dead bounce" feel, it works pretty good on a lot of games.
I choose flipper fubbers based upon how they play on each particular game.
Some games need bounce, some need less bounce, some need ball control etc.
I have Titan purple on my Houdini.
Perfect Play on my WOZ and TH.

#9474 38 days ago
Quoted from Trumpanche:

Perhaps the Titan “Low Bounce” flipper ring variant behaves like the Perfect Play rings?

I think its very similar, or the same stuff.

#9475 38 days ago
Quoted from Trumpanche:

Perhaps the Titan “Low Bounce” flipper ring variant behaves like the Perfect Play rings?

Everyone I know that has tried the new Titan Low Bounce LOVE them. I'll be switching my games over very soon.

#9476 38 days ago

I have black flipper rubbers on my BA so don't see dirt. Black rubbers would look ok on the yellow bats, or you could replace the bats and rubbers to black.

#9477 38 days ago
Quoted from TOLLS:

In Australia, Mr Sheen. Use it for rubbers and playfield. Brilliant.

Thanks mate , I have some in the cupboard .

#9478 38 days ago
Quoted from punkin:

I have black flipper rubbers on my BA so don't see dirt. Black rubbers would look ok on the yellow bats, or you could replace the bats and rubbers to black.

Once you go black...

#9479 37 days ago
Quoted from punkin:

I have black flipper rubbers on my BA so don't see dirt. Black rubbers would look ok on the yellow bats, or you could replace the bats and rubbers to black.

How hard is it to change out the bats? I haven't done that before. Also, which do you recommend I go with to go on a JJP? Should I just contact JJP (or check their online store) for the ones that they use in the Black Arrow edition? (I have the yellow ones that come with the Smaug Gold Edition).

You know...while I am at it I wonder how the flipper buttons would look if I switched them from the yellow ones to black???

#9480 36 days ago

I'm the wrong guy to ask mate, only had pinnies for 18 months.

#9481 36 days ago
Quoted from Goronic:

How hard is it to change out the bats?

Easy if you can work a wrench.

LTG : )

#9482 36 days ago

Hello everyone, I have been asked for pictures of the installation of the second screen I hope this will help you have a good weekend

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#9483 36 days ago
Quoted from Fred550:

Hello everyone, I have been asked for pictures of the installation of the second screen I hope this will help you have a good weekend
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I would like to know more about that glass cover!

#9484 36 days ago

What modes do you guys go for if your trying to get a good mode score? My strategy is to get resurgence of Sauron then rip spinners and shoot the left ramp when you're getting low on time. You can get 10k+ per ramp. Makes for a lucrative treasure hunt mode too.

#9485 36 days ago
Quoted from screaminr:

What's the best stuff to use to clean the black crap off the rubbers .
I'm thinking detergent on a rag ( soapy water ) but is there anything better .
I did read somewhere to use lighter fluid and I also thought about methylated spirits but wouldn't that be corrosive on the rubber .
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https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/CP-100

This stuff is great for rubber cleaner, also great for playfield light cleaning.

#9486 35 days ago

fred550 - thanks for the pics - awesome job with the mod!

Quoted from Fred550:

Hello everyone, I have been asked for pictures of the installation of the second screen I hope this will help you have a good weekend
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#9487 35 days ago

thank you very much I send you the links
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Super serious
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https://www.leboncoin.fr/collection/1891573918.htm

#9488 35 days ago
Quoted from TOLLS:

In Australia, Mr Sheen. Use it for rubbers and playfield. Brilliant.

I found some contact cleaner and decided to use that , it said it was non-corrosive , safe on plastic , left no residue and was fast drying .
The white rubber came up looking like new , same with the stand up targets and the Flipper rubbers are a lot better .
I just sprayed a little bit on a microfiber cloth and gave it a wipe and it came straight off .

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#9489 35 days ago

The N on my man Target won't pop up , the spring looks fine , it pops up during coil test and I can't see any broken ledge pieces .
Found these two screws in the cabinet , don't know if they have anything to do with it .

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#9490 35 days ago
Quoted from screaminr:

The N on my man Target won't pop up ,

I'd check the brackets holding the coil that shoves it up. If the studs the nuts go on shear off, binds things quite nicely. Or broken coil sleeve.

Quoted from screaminr:

can't see any broken ledge pieces

That holds it when up, doesn't effect going up.

Quoted from screaminr:

Found these two screws in the cabinet ,

Black one looks like a coil stop screw ? The other one looks like it holds bracket on, one on either underside edge of the playfield with the post sticking out ?

LTG : )

#9491 35 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

I'd check the brackets holding the coil that shoves it up. If the studs the nuts go on shear off, binds things quite nicely. Or broken coil sleeve.

That holds it when up, doesn't effect going up.

Black one looks like a coil stop screw ? The other one looks like it holds bracket on, one on either underside edge of the playfield with the post sticking out ?
LTG : )

Thanks as always Loyd , I'll check it out when I get home .

#9492 35 days ago

Is there a setting to turn off beasts on hobbit pinball? My beasts are not popping up. All 4 of them. The light still shows up as if the shot is there

#9493 35 days ago
Quoted from Vernisious:

Is there a setting to turn off beasts on hobbit pinball? My beasts are not popping up. All 4 of them. The light still shows up as if the shot is there

Did you clip the tie wraps that hold them down in shipping?

#9494 35 days ago

To whom ever in the factory drew this face on the coil connector to my Orc pop up. The answer is it ended up in Australia.

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#9495 35 days ago

Happen to be fixing a pop up. Cable tie as in photo or the wires can sever and bind.
My cage need removing then, loosen 4 screws fixing the toy end, align the coil stroke with the pop up stroke so it freely moves, then tighten. First one worked well but used the bottom 4 screws in order to maintain a true alignment when reattaching to the pf. Top 2 float. Pull the Spider and have a play. Don’t disable, gotta fix it or you will end up selling and regretting.
There are other fixes in this thread. This worked for me.

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#9496 35 days ago
Quoted from Vernisious:

Is there a setting to turn off beasts on hobbit pinball? My beasts are not popping up. All 4 of them. The light still shows up as if the shot is there

If you did this -

Quoted from Pinballomatic:

Did you clip the tie wraps that hold them down in shipping?

Then yes. You can turn them off in Game Settings page B-33 in the manual. Near the end of Game Settings in the menu under Pop Up Mechs - towards the end of the Game Settings.

Or you can fix them. Loosen the nut on the bottom of the assembly and above it spin the rubber stopper a little higher and retighten the nut for a start.

LTG : )

#9497 34 days ago

Black one looks like a coil stop screw ? The other one looks like it holds bracket on, one on either underside edge of the playfield with the post sticking out ?
LTG : )

You're the man Loyd .
The black one was a coil stop and the silver one went into the end of the rail , hard to see when the playfield was lifted up .

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#9498 34 days ago

Newbie question- how sensitive are your “LOCK” rollover targets? For example if I cradle the ball and shoot for one of ramps and rollover the target it is too fast to register a rollover - so I can’t really shoot directly for them - mostly I get them from them rolling back after I hit a beast or if it doesn’t make it up a ramp or sideways cross playfield shots.

If these should be more sensitive then when I adjust the leaf switch do I slightly bend the long leaf closet to the playfield down away from the playfield or do I bend the shorter lower leaf up towards the playfield? Or something else all together? Thanks in advance for the help!

#9499 34 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

Easy if you can work a wrench.

Lloyd: Great video for the flippers on JJP. I've got a Stern POTC and just did a flipper re-build. The bat is attached via an allen wrench 5/32". I tighteneed to what I thought was a good torque only to have the bat continue to twist. I'm afraid to torque it much more? Is there a Lock-tite type product that would seize it up and still allow disassembly later? Or do I just ball bust it tight?

#9500 34 days ago
Quoted from gordonshumway:

Lloyd: Great video for the flippers on JJP. I've got a Stern POTC and just did a flipper re-build. The bat is attached via an allen wrench 5/32". I tighteneed to what I thought was a good torque only to have the bat continue to twist. I'm afraid to torque it much more? Is there a Lock-tite type product that would seize it up and still allow disassembly later? Or do I just ball bust it tight?

I use a small 6" ratchet/socket wrench and a 3/8" socket to tighten the pawls.

You can tighten them a lot until the pawls close completely (you can see the gap).

Too much tightening can break off the bolt, so dont go too far past where the pawl gap closes completely.

That said, you can tighten them a lot to get the bats firmed up.

They will tighten effectively without any loctite.

Make sure the bats have some in and out movement and are NOT dragging on the flipper bushing or dragging on the playfield.

3/64" of gap is perfect, or a thin credit cards width.

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