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Jack*Bot club... Everyone welcome


By Syco54645

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

So figured this game deserves a club as it is truly under appreciated. Casino run is such a rush.

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#2 4 years ago

I have a really nice Jack*Bot in my collection. Except for the fade on one side it looks HUO (It's that nice). It's a different game, but fun to play. For kicks, I recently watched this PAPA Championship video:

http://vimeo.com/44970176

I was amazed at how much I didn't know about this game and how much better I need to play to even come close to these guy's scores...

Enjoy!

Rob
Robsgameroom.com

#3 4 years ago

I used to own a Jackbot, was quite a decent condition pinnie all over but had to sell it due to needing some extra dollars at the time. Jackbot is SERIOUSLY an under rated machine, i always enjoyed playing it. If i ever get the opportunity to buy another in good shape i'll jump at the chance

#4 4 years ago

I'm in! I love my Jackbot it's one of the most brutal late WPC games.

Just shopped mine out a couple months ago, and damn, it's fun!

#6 4 years ago

Welp, I own a Jack-Bot so I guess I am a member as well right!? Mine technically came from an arcade, but must of never been plugged in or on the floor. Like all other Jack-Bots it is pristine compared to all other routed machines. Fun simple game and I just dropped in a kit by PinballBulbs and it is like and entirely new machine.

#7 4 years ago

Theres a nice Jackbot for $1700 in the marketplace now. If it were close to me I would buy it in a heartbeat. You can't touch that price on the west coast! Whats up with all you Va people selling nice pis dirt cheap? I am jealous of people in the east, great deals out there. Out here all you find is jacked up prices!

#8 4 years ago

Oh, and for the record, I've got very early roms that aren't listed on IPDB if anyone's interested. Believe they are 1.0A, and earliest IPDB has is 1.0B. You can't even bop out bombs during casino run on mine. I'll be ripping them soon.

#9 4 years ago

BTW, if anyone is interested, I took advantage of PinballBulbs Fathers Day sale. What can I say, going from incandescent to pure leds makes it look and play like an entirely different machine. I would recommend their kit. I'm not even using the led strips, and only installed 1 of the "spotlights" and find it super bright as is. I'm leaving Pin-Bot old school bulbs. I like the dark and gritty feel on the older machine, but Jack-Bot definitely deserves an led treatment.

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#10 4 years ago

I got one for 1 year and a half, I have to say I enjoy that game. Eventhough I have regular breakdown since I got it (probably played lots of game, I think mine got 30 or 35 thousands games played), I always find a way to fix it or get it fix. I like the playflied (good condition) and game play (basic, simple) and I plan to keep it for some time, any way this game is underated in France, and has very limited value. I would not mind to get him a friend, so I can still play pinball when one is down.

6 months later
#11 3 years ago

Is there a way to reset the high scores on this game? I can reset the casino run, but i dont see a way to reset the HSTD. I think I zero them out on the settings, but i guess it doesnt stick.

1 month later
#12 3 years ago

Were some batches of JackBots originally delivered with blue legs ? A guy on a forum says they were but I've never heard of it or seen one i.r.l.

Thanks
Matt

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#13 3 years ago

Can someone take a pic of the switch under the up/down ramp for me? My ramp was stuck in the up position and when I looked under the playfield, the switch actuator was all mangled. I'm trying to bend it back into position but am unsure how it looks. Thanks.

#14 3 years ago

Will do when I get home tonight.

#15 3 years ago

Thanks Chippewa-Pin!

#16 3 years ago

Hope these help:

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#17 3 years ago

I've had my JB for about 9 months now and when I see pics of other JBs, only a few of them have the thin black edging around the cabinet like mine. It's not tape or anything. It feel like the regular part of the graphics. It's smooth to the touch in the transition from the black to the graphics and back.

Anyone have any ideas? Maybe it was on the early or late pins built? Here's a few pics from both sides.

JB Cab 1.jpg

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#18 3 years ago

I'm a card carrying member. It is underrated. I love Casino Run, and the gambling, all or nothing risk aspect of it. There is a lot to do if you read the rules. My Jackbot won't ever leave. Most people hate the music, but I like it.

#19 3 years ago

Thanks for the pics. The third one is the one i needed.

I really enjoy this title as well.

#20 3 years ago

So my ramp was stuck in the up position. The switch actuator looked like it was tied in a knot when I lifted the playfield. After sorting out the switch and confirming it still worked i couldn't get the ramp to go down. I decided to tare it apart and clean it. The linkage that goes from the ramp to the plunger on the coil seemed to be a little stiff when I manually moved it. The factory grease that was on there had dried up and caused the linkage to stick. After cleaning it with rubbing alcohol, I re-greased it. I can't believe the difference it made. I gave the playfield a good cleaning with some CP-100 and man that game is fast now. Thanks again for the pics Chippewa.

#21 3 years ago

I am looking for the left ramp plastic (for lights). Anyone know of a source?

#22 3 years ago
Quoted from NinJaBooT:

So my ramp was stuck in the up position. The switch actuator looked like it was tied in a knot when I lifted the playfield. After sorting out the switch and confirming it still worked i couldn't get the ramp to go down. I decided to tare it apart and clean it. The linkage that goes from the ramp to the plunger on the coil seemed to be a little stiff when I manually moved it. The factory grease that was on there had dried up and caused the linkage to stick. After cleaning it with rubbing alcohol, I re-greased it. I can't believe the difference it made. I gave the playfield a good cleaning with some CP-100 and man that game is fast now. Thanks again for the pics Chippewa.

My pleasure. Glad you're back up and fully functional!

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#23 3 years ago

My Custom magnet Mod for Jack*Bot

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#24 3 years ago
Quoted from Chippewa-Pin:

I've had my JB for about 9 months now and when I see pics of other JBs, only a few of them have the thin black edging around the cabinet like mine. It's not tape or anything. It feel like the regular part of the graphics. It's smooth to the touch in the transition from the black to the graphics and back.
Anyone have any ideas? Maybe it was on the early or late pins built? Here's a few pics from both sides.
JB Cab 1.jpg
JB cab 2.jpg

Just picked up one myself and did a fast tune-up on it and replaced the bulbs that were out. This thing is in mint shape with only one other owner. The other owner bought it new in 2000 still NiB. This machine sat in the same corner of a finished basement for the last 15 years and never moved. Adult owned and no kids this thing has almost no wear on it is in awesome condition.
That said, yes mine has the black outlines all around the cab and back box and the manufacturing date is 9/1995

#25 3 years ago
Quoted from Les73gtx:

Just picked up one myself and did a fast tune-up on it and replaced the bulbs that were out. This thing is in mint shape with only one other owner. The other owner bought it new in 2000 still NiB. This machine sat in the same corner of a finished basement for the last 15 years and never moved. Adult owned and no kids this thing has almost no wear on it is in awesome condition.
That said, yes mine has the black outlines all around the cab and back box and the manufacturing date is 9/1995

Wow, that's quite the find. Enjoy it! I think it's such an underrated DMD that you can get in the low 2s... amazing. Glad I have one.

#26 3 years ago
Quoted from Chippewa-Pin:

Wow, that's quite the find. Enjoy it! I think it's such an underrated DMD that you can get in the low 2s... amazing. Glad I have one.

I sorta knew the owner (friend of the Wife) and I was able to score for much less ... I gave about 4 hours of labor fixing misc things around the house for them and then gave 800 cash. ... Funny story about how I ended up with it but short version ... I found a BoP, (My First real Pin) made the deal and drove 5 hours to get her. A week after I had BoP and working on her (she needed lots of TLC) my wife texts me and says I have a surprise for you. "You remember so and so? Well they are splitting up and have a pinball they want to sell and you will never guess what one ..... Jack*Bot!" So a week later I went over and made a deal for 1500. One thing led to another and being the handyman type of person I was able to trade some labor towards the price, when I went to pick it up Final price was 800 cash ..... Score of a lifetime!

#27 3 years ago

Here is my fine example.

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#28 3 years ago

Very, very nice and even nicer price!

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#29 3 years ago

As of tonight I am a member of the Jack*Bot Club!!

great game!

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#30 3 years ago

Good looking one for sure Silvercoin .... Enjoy it as I know it is popular with everyone that plays it here ... including my kids.

#31 3 years ago

There has to be more Jack*Bot owners here .... it is a great game .... I was playing Pinbot on location just yesterday and thinking the whole time 'man, Jack*Bot is soooo much better in looks and gameplay' I am glad I own one.

#32 3 years ago

I was wondering that also.. I know they only made like 2500 of them, but there has to be more of us online!

Weird thing when I was looking for mine, there were 4 for sale to pick from in my area??

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#33 3 years ago

I'm so envious of the photos I see with the bright red's and yellows on the cabinet; mine is so badly faded.

Does anyone have a source for cabinet scans to make replacement decals? I know nobody sells them currently.

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#34 3 years ago

Bump!! Don't we owners have more to talk about??

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#35 3 years ago

See post #17. Would love to know why some cabinets have black edging around them and some don't.

#36 3 years ago

Good question, as mine does not have that edging. Mine is a re-import though... if that helps?

#37 3 years ago

Hmm. Maybe you're on to something. Does anyone have a domestic JB that doesn't have the black edging?

#38 3 years ago

I had to replace the plunger that was in my JackBot with the correct round plunger and even under the plunger housing is the black edging ... buttons also.

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#39 3 years ago

Mine doesnt have black edging

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#40 3 years ago
Quoted from Casinorun:

Mine doesnt have black edging

Could yours be a re-import or a sample?

I guess there are some unique things with Jack*Bot:
1. Some used WPC-95 board sets
2. Some have colored arrow inserts (sample pins I believe) and some are white (regular production pins)

Also, could be a difference with pins that were exported

#41 3 years ago

How do I stay on this feed?

#42 3 years ago

I have no idea if it is a re-import or sample, bought it 15 years ago, how can I tell? Also my arrows are white

#43 3 years ago

I have a jackbot with a wpc95 board. Play field is fine but cabinet sides are in horrible shape, so I am also wondering if anybody knows when side decals can be purchased?

#44 3 years ago

I dont think they sell them for Jackbot, but not 100% sure, probably something you would have to get made.

#45 3 years ago
Quoted from Casinorun:

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#46 3 years ago
Quoted from Chippewa-Pin:

Could yours be a re-import or a sample?
I guess there are some unique things with Jack*Bot:
1. Some used WPC-95 board sets
2. Some have colored arrow inserts (sample pins I believe) and some are white (regular production pins)
Also, could be a difference with pins that were exported

There were only 44 made after mine, im#2384, and there was 2428 made. Also mine is a domestic WPC-S. Maybe they stopped the black edging in the later models.

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#47 3 years ago
Quoted from Les73gtx:

Here is my fine example.

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Les did yours come with black rubber on the upper playfield? Or is that something you did yourself? My upper playfield is all white rubber.

#48 3 years ago
Quoted from Casinorun:

Les did yours come with black rubber on the upper playfield? Or is that something you did yourself? My upper playfield is all white rubber.

No mine came with the black rubber installed ... not sure if they were original or something that was put on by someone else .... the people that owned it before me had it for 15 years and they got it "new in the box" in early 2000 the distributor that had it must have took it apart to wax it up and never got it back together correctly. It was having issues with the skill shot ramp and loosing balls in that back corner ... the people before me did not know that you could even pull the playfield out on the tracks, they were not mechanically inclined, to put in mildly. I found 6 extra balls in that back corner .... all they knew how to do was add more balls and change that batteries. It had a different shooter rod and stronger spring (trying to compensate for the bad reassembly) and also had spacers / washers behind the shooter rod housing trying to align it. The flaps of the metal ball guide and skill shot ramp were misaligned and then the upper play field ramp was spaced up too high and allowed the balls to collect behind that area. The plastic cover for the skill shot ramp was not spaced correctly either and unless the ball went through there perfectly it would not go any further than the first hole. I took it all apart to fix these issues and noticed there had been wax applied poorly to parts that they would not have been able to reach without taking it apart. The previous owners had not done anything to the machine including moving it from where it was originally placed in 2000.
Just last weekend I got around to putting on the rubber kit and while I did that I also put on my Black Chrome vinyl wrap on the sides and back flasher panel. I was really waiting for a oem manual so I could put it back together correctly. I made sure I had the white rubbers where they needed to be with the manual as my guide.

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#49 3 years ago
Quoted from Casinorun:

There were only 44 made after mine, im#2384, and there was 2428 made. Also mine is a domestic WPC-S. Maybe they stopped the black edging in the later models.
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well looks like I have one that was made after your numbers end .... I will get a better picture tomorrow as my phone was almost dead ... 2461 I need to do more research on this now .... lol

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#50 3 years ago
Quoted from Les73gtx:

well looks like I have one that was made after your numbers end .... I will get a better picture tomorrow as my phone was almost dead ... 2461 I need to do more research on this now .... lol

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I was going off the "Internet Pinball Machine Database" and it says production: 2428 (confirmed). Maybe thats just for WPC-S? Haha yeah yours was made the day after mine, pretty kool.

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