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Holy node board Batman, GB, Aerosmith, Star Wars - Service Bulletins

By NeilMcRae

2 years ago

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Post #88 The update is present in GOTG Posted by mnpinball (2 years ago)

Post #100 List & comparison of note boards in stern games Posted by fosaisu (2 years ago)

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#90 2 years ago
Quoted from mittens:

My Star Wars premium had the updates done too from the factory (shipped Oct 2017 / Canada)

E-mailed Stern at yesterday and requested the two fixes by number, as described in the service bulletin. Got an email this morning that they are being sent out. I'd say good customer service on Stern's part. Didn't cost me a thing.

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#235 2 years ago

I went to install the spacers and zip ties on my SW. I felt there was way too much torque when trying to tie the zip tie with the tight loop you needed to make. I decided to use hot glue to fuse the 2 diodes together. Seems very stable. If you got the zip ties to work without damaging the legs of the diode, good for you, but I hope hot glue gives this proper stability because I was too worried about causing the damage I was trying to prevent.

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#246 2 years ago
Quoted from Archon9000:

What a pain in the a** installing the spacer and zip ties. I've caused more damage to the legs of the diodes by fiddling with the zip tie through it and making it wiggle. Feels completely loose now and ready to pop off the board.

That sucks. I went to zip tie mine and decided it was too risky. I put a big glob of hot glue to bind the 2 diodes together. I hope this stabilizes it enough.

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#255 2 years ago
Quoted from mrgregb123:

ZIP tie. Just took home my IMDN Premium. I noticed the ZIP tie in diagnosing my out of box issue: bottom half of playfield has all insert lights out. Connectors good. Node board is likely defective. "Super reliable, robust, yada yada." Sure. So robust that the boards are warrantied for a whopping TWO months.......from the date your distributor gets the machine, not when you buy it.
Pro-Tip: If your warranty is 2 months, your product is not robust. In fact, it means the exact opposite.

Stern seems to stand behind their product longer than 2 months (I know from experience). Just contact them and it’ll be taken care of. Frustrating to get a NIB that has problems, but stuff happens in shipping. Good luck. I’m sure Stern will treat you right.

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