(Topic ID: 230463)

Hobbit Smaug problem!

By rapidraw

9 months ago

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  • Latest reply 6 days ago by tronlover
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#1 9 months ago

Hey Guys hope you can help, been fighting intermittent Smaug problem since day one, my Smaug mouth stops moving, anyone have similar problems , exercised all wires and plugs all seems ok , any suggestions would be appreciated.

#2 9 months ago

Not much inside. Linkage and a motor. Have a look inside for anything obvious.

LTG : )

#3 9 months ago

I'm having the same issue. I've been in touch with JJP, and they've suggested they've had issues with the quality of their ethernet cables. I've purchased a new 4 ft cable to swap out with the Smaug controller board cable (pages C-78 and C-79 in the manual).

I'll report back eventually, wish me luck.

#4 9 months ago

Thanks , already changed my cable , didn’t fix problem. Took out whole assembly and exercised and pulled motor wire cable down a bit will see if it helps.
Thanks for suggestions

#5 9 months ago

I have the same problem let me know how you fix it.

#6 9 months ago

Smaug is the number one frustration for me maintaining this game. It is too finicky, and especially sensitive to the level of the game.

1 week later
#7 9 months ago

Hi Frank,
Noticed when game is playing for a while dragons mouth stops working and it coincides with most of under playfield lights working
Please give me a call

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#8 7 days ago

Reviving this old thread - did you ever get this resolved?

#9 6 days ago

I also am having problems now. Updated to newest code and now smaug will rotate clockwise but has issues counterclockwise like a stepper motor that is set to 120 that only goes to 100.

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