Quoted from Ponzie:
Sorry if I’m being too lazy to search this issue in the forum thread but in playing the game today, the orc pop up started to struggle to operate while I was playing...
I’ve already had to fix/replace a spring on a drop target on the machine so I thought it may be something similar but when I ran a test on the target, the coil really struggled to raise the orc.
Am I in for some major surgery here?
It’s a Smaug Gold edition machine manufactured in July 2016...
Appreciate any guidance.
I experienced the same problem
Mech triggered, lighted arrow kicks on, light turns on inside mech hole, mech starts to lift but wont come out of the hole, sometimes it moves up and down a quarter of an inch repeatedly as if its trying to pop the rest of the way up but and can’t then tries again. Mech scores a hit, never coming out of the hole.
I got help from JJP customer support. The basic fix was find any places where the mech could be rubbing on the play field, lift the mech up and push it firmly in the opposite direction allowing that the wood gives just enough for the mech to move into a better position. It should be pointed out that you should use gloves as the flap on the mech will cut your hands if you're not very careful.
The height adjustment for the mech worked for my warg that was having trouble popping up as well, I just raised up the black bumper pad that acts as the stop for the mech just a small amount and everything started working perfectly. Apparently the weight of mech slamming down will take this out of adjustment over time. Supper easy fix once you know what to do.