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JJP Pirates of the Caribbean Official Owners and Fan Club!

By goren1818

2 years ago

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20 key posts have been marked in this topic

Post #222 Liar's Dice rules explained! Posted by goren1818 (1 year ago)

Post #644 Rules flow chart Posted by Rbviessman (1 year ago)

Post #1021 How to fix black pearl lamps Posted by Yelobird (12 months ago)

Post #1360 Black Pearl flippers are uneven when in upper position - Fix Posted by evh347 (11 months ago)

Post #2468 Hardware fix for balls getting hung up during multiball. Posted by Pinballpal (10 months ago)

Post #2892 Adjustment for auto plunger not hitting balls cleanly or correctly Posted by Pinballpal (10 months ago)

Post #3974 Deadflip stream from Valentine’s Day 2019. Posted by Tuna_Delight (9 months ago)

Post #4014 POTC trouble shooting guide Posted by zaphX (9 months ago)

Post #4856 Possibly let distributor go through machine and get it tuned in. Posted by dgposter (8 months ago)

Post #6315 Fix for dauntless positioning, canon shots not landing Posted by Yelobird (7 months ago)

Post #6631 Twitch Video - How to Remove and Reinstall Black Pearl Upper Playfield Posted by KevInBuffalo (7 months ago)

Post #6655 Mylar bubble at jjPotC Map hole. Posted by thc666 (7 months ago)

Post #6834 Titan ring sizes Posted by AUKraut (7 months ago)

Post #8145 Positives and Negatives for each character Posted by EaglePin (6 months ago)

Post #8288 Rubber Sizing and Location on Playfield Posted by f3honda4me (6 months ago)

Post #8602 How to see pictures the game has taken Posted by f3honda4me (6 months ago)

Post #8625 Version .99 release notes as of 5/6/2019 Posted by pinball_keefer (6 months ago)

Post #8709 How to backup settings before installing an update Posted by LTG (6 months ago)

Post #9273 Version .99 Character Plus and Minus Benefits Posted by pinball_keefer (6 months ago)

Post #11892 Clear concise video on removing the black pearl Posted by rlslick (88 days ago)

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#250 1 year ago

Has anybody heard anything about adding/expanding the lightshow and audio when firing at the ship and then sinking the ship?
The new movie clips help but I think just firing and hitting the ship should result in much better audio and greater light show and then sinking the ship should really be something "special"

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#542 1 year ago

I'm thinking about getting a POTC but I want to make sure I get the most recent build. Can you guys tell me what has been fixed from the first games that were shipped? I believe the ball getting stuck on the right ramp transition is something that has been fixed, has there been any other corrections that have been made recently or more importantly . . .any fixes that are coming soon or should be made?


#581 1 year ago
Quoted from tonycip:

I just got mine in the game room. Heads up try to put the leg bolts in first and make sure they thread in .I also had one, back right. that would not go in due to the grounding braid being in the way, I tried to poke it out of the way with a screw driver but that didn't work. I was frantically trying to clear the hole while my buddy was holding it up.. I had to run a tap through it before it would screw in.
I also see the spinning disc is not centered in the hole or level.(as someone else mentioned ). that's all the time I had for now.

More leg problems and the spinning disc not centered on another game.
I certainly hope that JJP is made aware of these problems and are working on correcting them?

#617 1 year ago

Wow, there seems to be a lot of problems right out of the box. I had my check ready to mail out to my distributor yesterday but I didn't. Unfortunately I'm going to wait until they get a handle on all these issues on the assembly line.

#683 1 year ago
Quoted from LTG:

The compare list doesn't say anything about a printed manual for any model.
Download the one on the website, and check for updates to it.
LTG : )

Printed manual for the Collector's Edition

#684 1 year ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

All pins need tweaking out of the box from my experience..... especially pins with so much on the playfield like jjp makes.

Not like this game. I've bought all three JJP games NIB and never had problems like people are seeing on POTC

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#2572 10 months ago

Does anybody know if the cannon shooting lane/guide "underneath" the Black Pearl is adjustable? It is not lined up correctly at all on my game, it is pointing too far to the right so you are never able to sink a ship because it hits the right side of the hole on the other ship even when you have fired the cannon at the right time (up/down).


#2602 10 months ago
Quoted from Ramjet:

Does anybody know if the cannon shooting lane/guide "underneath" the Black Pearl is adjustable? It is not lined up correctly at all on my game, it is pointing too far to the right so you are never able to sink a ship because it hits the right side of the hole on the other ship even when you have fired the cannon at the right time (up/down).

Still looking for an answer on this, is anyone experiencing the same thing?

Thanks in advance

#2614 10 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Ok I am Hoping this can help you trouble shoot to verify if the issue is mechanical. I am using house hold MacGyver props to illustrate. Fold up a piece of paper 8 1/2" wide into a 1" strip. Fit it into the cannon tray and see if there is a true alignment issue. Note that the Dauntless Can slide front to back on its pivot pin so make sure to check this with the ship front And back! My personal game works fine though it does favor the Rear of the ship hole (sounds dirty) entrance. I suspect this is because of the added variable of the game tilt and ball trajectory? IF your measurements look Way off from what I show the only simple solution I can recommend is to simply add 1-2 washers between the Large Nylon spacer and metal plate on the bottom side of the game. (shown) This should keep the Dauntless at least a 1/4" further back. Hope some of this makes sense and helps others fine tune this ship.

Thanks Yelobird,
I did something similar last night, I had two thin pieces of wood and put them in the cannon tray , my alignment is worse than yours, further to the right of the Dauntless.

Eric/Lloyd: Is the cannon shooting tray under the Black Pearl adjustable?

#2623 10 months ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Really seems odd that the cannon is the culprit for alignment.
You 100% sure it’s not the dauntless that is out of alignment like mine was? Mine were bricking off the side to the lower right of the target hole

I'll check it again when I get home tonight

#2627 10 months ago

Here is a picture of mine, the ball always hits to the right of the hole. I checked the Dauntless and it moves freely back and forth. There isn't any room to add a washer or two to the spacer on the Dauntless, it's very tight.

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#2631 10 months ago

The picture is deceiving, the wood in the picture is inside the shooting housing of the Black Pearl on the other end so it's the right side of the wood in the picture is where it hits the right side of the hole, it's more than 1/4 inch off

#2632 10 months ago

Hogbog, here are some pictures, let me know if you need any others. FYI: The metal piece in the shooting housing is something I'm trying as a temporary fix

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#2634 10 months ago

I've asked that question about adjusting the cannon direction twice but I have yet to get an answer, hopefully it can be done or there is another solution.

#2697 10 months ago
Quoted from Hogbog:

Post some pics of your Pearl as well, or pm them to me. Something seems off.

Hogbog, were you able to see anything in my pictures?

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#3060 9 months ago

Since the bracket for the topper on the LE version is not centered correctly, has anybody tried moving it? How is it attached?

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#3468 9 months ago

I have a set of the Plastic Protectors from Mezel mods for sale that I decided not to use. I took the protective plastic off them but they have not been used. They go $40 plus shipping from Mezel Mods. These are $34 shipped. I will package them up so that they will not get scratched.
PM for paypal address


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#5626 8 months ago
Quoted from Heater:

So I spent the night loading the cannon and firing it, the shots are hitting the right side of the hole and not going in. Want does everyone think? Is it the pearl that’s out of alignment of the dauntless?

I have had the same problem from day one so I submitted a support ticket about this on January 14th and have heard absolutely nothing back from JJP!
I would imagine that other people have the same problem but probably think they are not timing their shot correctly and don't realize that the two ships are not aligned like they should be. I'm hoping more people start bringing this to JJP's attention so that it can be addressed with some type of fix.

#5710 8 months ago
Quoted from VillaThrills:

So I finally got to this tonight. The cannon rail is only held in by 4 screws. There isn’t much play in it but enough to unscrew a little, twist the right direction (toward my thumb in the pic) and tighten back down. This was enough for me to realign and get a center shot repeatedly.
It is the 4 screws by the u channel, not the 4 nuts. Unfortunately in the pic my cannon mod covers the other side screws.
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Thanks for the advice VillaThrills but I actually tried that last weekend and was not able to move if far enough where it made any difference.
I cut and taped a piece of sheet metal to the inside of the cannon shooting lane as temporary fix to guide the ball towards the hole but we need is JJP to address the problem and provide a solution.

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#6344 7 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Ahoy pirate skallywags and rum lovers. A minor public announcement for those ailing from Dauntless aiming issues. This repair tip came from pirates wiser then I but works perfectly if your issue persists. Very simple to do and permanent. The Dauntless as shown is mounted with 2 standard 8x32 x1 1/2” standoffs. Replacing this 2 standoffs with 1 1/4” standoffs brings the ship to port in perfect firing alignment. I will provide a link to McMaster though I am Certain these can be found at Pinball Life, Marco and even Ace hardware last I checked. Took 5 minutes to swap and we be sinking that bloody ship every time now!
Hex stand off McMaster:
Pinball life has them in 1 1/8” which would work fine possibly needing a washer:
https://www.pinballlife.com/metal-hex-spacers-1-18-to-3-116-8-32-thread-femalefemale.html[quoted image]

Thanks for the heads up on this fix Yelobird.
I can't believe that JJP has not addressed this? I brought this up multiple times to JJP as far back as January 14th and have heard absolutely nothing! This is a big part of the game and needs to be addressed. They will answer you very quickly if a part needs replacing but when it comes to major issues like this, they are silent. I've purchased all four of their games and would really think twice about getting another one in the future.

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