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Hobbit Owners Thread

By Eryeal

5 years ago

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Post #14 First impressions by new owner. Posted by Eryeal (5 years ago)

Post #45 The source of the voice call-outs Posted by Troz (5 years ago)

Post #71 Detailed game review Posted by Vyzer2 (5 years ago)

Post #128 Cosmetic issues from factory and customer service response. Posted by RichieWrench (5 years ago)

Post #214 review with detail and good set of pictures. Posted by Pimp77 (5 years ago)

Post #402 Backglass LED diffuser (tones cold white to a more neutral amber color) Posted by PanzerFreak (5 years ago)

Post #714 Another BackBox light filter Posted by Damonator (5 years ago)

Post #769 Rulesheet Posted by tiesmasc (5 years ago)

Post #1064 Owner fixes and tweaks after 150 games. Posted by pinballinreno (5 years ago)

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#8749 1 year ago

just joined the club. Criminally underrated and fits perfectly in my small collection. Jacked it up to around 7 incline and it's fast, fun and challenging.

2 weeks later
#8779 1 year ago
Quoted from Adib:

Question for hobbit owners. How many models of hobbit machines are out there. I own a smaug edition. I know there's a blackarrow one. I recently heard that there's an le model. Is that true? Any other models outthere

You got them all except for the standard, which ironically I think there are the least of

1 month later
#8862 1 year ago

Recently, my hobbit LE speakers haven't been sounding too good. A faint crackling. Any ideas?

#8871 1 year ago

Thanks LTG and Ran--new ground loop fixed it! Got barrel escape first game after. Good luck!


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#9150 1 year ago

So my hobbit small lcd isn't working. Did this once before during a mb but a power cycle fixed it. No such luck now. Happened again during mb. Connections appear to be solid. I did however see this connector. Not sure if normal or not.

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#9154 1 year ago
Quoted from LTG:

Just an extra. Not part of your issue.
LTG : )

Any other troubleshooting ideas?

#9155 1 year ago

Update, I hooked up the vga out that would normally go to the small lcd to another monitor I had laying around and it worked so I am guessing it's the board for the small screen or small screen itself.

Unfortunately jjp is out of the kit...

#9227 1 year ago
Quoted from Sijcolo:

The kit comes with the screen and board. It was a very straight forward replacement.

I'm having an issue plugging the copper cable into the board. Suggestions

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#9234 1 year ago

I'm not home to grab q pic but it did seem a little brighter

#9253 1 year ago

My goblin target head broke off. I ordered a new one but need to install it. I can't find any info on how to replace it. How do I go about this

#9265 1 year ago

Well I did it this time. Got the head and carriage reassembled working and installed...boot it back up to find

Searching ball errors and these

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#9269 1 year ago
Quoted from LTG:

Smaug head move freely ? Tests in devices.
F drop target of the E L F bank go up and down okay, and register is Tests - Switches - Matrixed ?
LTG : )

I feel like an idiot. Once it was brought to my attention all my errors where on the same switch row, it had to be wiring.

I reversed the 2 of the connectors that needed to come off to remove the mech. Put them back the right way, all is well

#9277 1 year ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

My apologies for not reading the entire thread, but can someone summarize the most common issues with this game? I’m supposed to be going to look at one in a few hours with a friend and I’d like to be prepared.
Just a quick list of “check this”, “this is a known issue”, etc.

Check smaug head movement in tests
Check that all drop targets and beast mechanics work and aren't pinching wires

5 months later
#9985 7 months ago

Does anyone have a link to the gate mod?

6 months later
#10740 37 days ago

Does anyone know what 2 screws go into the orc head on the hobbit. And where they are available le. Can't find the manual

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