Quoted from zaphX:
One weird problem I saw on a machine - the wire harness to the Pearl rubbed raw and shorted against the flipper assembly. I put thick plastic wire loom on that harness to prevent this. Are all the wires to the pearl intact?
yes everything checked out good. I think I figured it out. The plastic of the ship runs so close to the top of the flippers at the proximal end. So I cut out part of the plastic, to allow for better clearance. I played for 20 minutes and no problems yet. I will give it a good hour game later and hopefully that’s it. Lots of work for just that, oh well I cleaned under ship and star map area and replaced rubbers in The star map area that were at the breaking point anyway. I can’t get enough of this game, an all time great!