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JJP Pirates of the Caribbean Official Owners and Fan Club!


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Post #222 Liar's Dice rules explained! Posted by goren1818 (9 months ago)

Post #644 Rules flow chart Posted by Rbviessman (8 months ago)

Post #1021 How to fix black pearl lamps Posted by Yelobird (7 months ago)

Post #1360 Black Pearl flippers are uneven when in upper position - Fix Posted by evh347 (7 months ago)

Post #2468 Hardware fix for balls getting hung up during multiball. Posted by Pinballpal (6 months ago)

Post #2892 Adjustment for auto plunger not hitting balls cleanly or correctly Posted by Pinballpal (6 months ago)

Post #3974 Deadflip stream from Valentine’s Day 2019. Posted by Tuna_Delight (4 months ago)

Post #4014 POTC trouble shooting guide Posted by zaphX (4 months ago)

Post #4856 Possibly let distributor go through machine and get it tuned in. Posted by dgposter (4 months ago)

Post #6315 Fix for dauntless positioning, canon shots not landing Posted by Yelobird (3 months ago)

Post #6631 Twitch Video - How to Remove and Reinstall Black Pearl Upper Playfield Posted by KevInBuffalo (3 months ago)

Post #6655 Mylar bubble at jjPotC Map hole. Posted by thc666 (3 months ago)

Post #6834 Titan ring sizes Posted by AUKraut (3 months ago)

Post #8145 Positives and Negatives for each character Posted by EaglePin (82 days ago)

Post #8288 Rubber Sizing and Location on Playfield Posted by f3honda4me (79 days ago)

Post #8602 How to see pictures the game has taken Posted by f3honda4me (72 days ago)

Post #8625 Version .99 release notes as of 5/6/2019 Posted by pinball_keefer (70 days ago)

Post #8709 How to backup settings before installing an update Posted by LTG (69 days ago)

Post #9273 Version .99 Character Plus and Minus Benefits Posted by pinball_keefer (60 days ago)


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#68 1 year ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

the standard and LE owners deserve Gold!

Where did you get that ?

Great mod !

LTG : )

2 months later
#114 10 months ago
Quoted from KevInBuffalo:

What's the trick to getting the topper installed? Seems like the screws are too short, unless I'm using the wrong ones...

They should go through the hole in the front of the metal channel the topper sits in, through the topper, and into the threaded holes in the channel the topper sits in. Then put the black plastic plugs in the holes in front.

LTG : )

1 week later
#174 9 months ago
Quoted from Vdrums:

Yeah, hopefully they figured out why that upper playfield won't stay still.

If it's moving in attract mode, shutting the game off, wait a minute, and turn back on, should fix that.

LTG : )

#194 9 months ago
Quoted from Pdxmonkey:

Where do you download this new code?

From Eric ( hogbog ) 4 hours ago in JJP Live thread :

https://www.twitch.tv/jjplive

Thursday - 3PM central-

Join us on Twitch for New JJPOTC code drop.

Liars' Dice!

ALL 5 Movie Wizard Modes

New point balancing

General awesomeness

See you there!

LTG : )

#231 9 months ago

Chest have a screw or something come loose from underneath ?

LTG : )

1 week later
#320 9 months ago

Pinball Mayhem guys shot some video. LTG : )

#327 9 months ago
Quoted from LesManley:

In my opinion it is head and shoulders better than what anyone else is producing right now.

I keep hearing from many of my players that it's the best JJP game, and I have all four here.

LTG : )

2 weeks later
#408 8 months ago
Quoted from WolfManCat:

Games fork mech under the treasure chest is not working. Just opened up a ticket with JJP. Maybe hoping Lloyd has a solution in the meantime.

Work it up and down a few times, lightly grease metal to metal parts. Go into Tests - Coils - high power interlock switch pulled out, raise and lower the fork thing a few times. You should be good to go.

LTG : )

#462 8 months ago
Quoted from Psw757:

I tried all 7 bolts on that left front top hole and none worked. The one bolt that caught initially, it took the first two threads right off the bolt.

Rethread the leg plate.

LTG : )

#471 8 months ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Haven’t had to do that before, what do I need tool wise?

Open a ticket under Support at jerseyjackpinball.com or call them, to get a new bracket and bolt. If you don't have a tap and die set.

LTG : )

#480 8 months ago
Quoted from lordloss:

Whats the weight on jjpotc?

Hobbit is about 350 pounds, I suspect Pirates about the same, maybe a little lighter.

LTG : )

#482 8 months ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

I believe they made the upper playfield easy to flip up to make adjustments...

Pull out clip on axle holding arm that hooks the motor to mini playfield ( behind playfield wall ) remove loong allen head set screw back there. Pull the pirate ship playfield back a little and lifts up.

Enough to work on it, if you need to remove it, some connectors below main playfield are involved, mark the opto ones.

LTG : )

#545 8 months ago
Quoted from Ramjet:

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?

The rocking ship pivots were changed after the first 20 games, and those have all been dealt with.

Nothing else to worry about, or coming. Buy your POTC with confidence of a great game.

LTG : )

#547 8 months ago
Quoted from DANGERTERROR:

what should I look for?

I doubt it. If ball doesn't roll off the rocking ship and down the right plastic ramp, tighten the screw a little squishing the robber grommet and lowering the ramp.

LTG : )

#601 8 months ago
Quoted from Rbviessman:

The 2x post is up against the metal behind it. Is that normal?

Yes.

LTG : )

#605 8 months ago
Quoted from Troz:

Haven't dug into it yet myself to see if I can figure it out.

Still got the styrofoam shipping block back there ? Loosen the two screws on the arm that rocks it and try adjusting it, maybe it's to tight in one direction ?

LTG : )

#607 8 months ago
Quoted from JohnA:

1. I have a test report is showing this message: "Check matrixed switch #48, Target Ship Hit (stuck closed)" I have no idea how to fix this.

Ignore it. You'll get random errors. Play a lot of great games and they'll go away.

LTG : )

#614 8 months ago
Quoted from Rbviessman:

How is that fixed?

Please go into Tests - Switches - Matrixed, bang on playfield. Adjust any switch reporting on the screen that vibration triggers.

LTG : )

#622 8 months ago
Quoted from pickleric:

should be getting my game in a few weeks. what are the majority of you doing for the leg bolts, rethreading them or getting new brackets from jjp?

Check if the grounding braid is in there before you run the bolts in.Your game will likely be fine.

LTG : )

#637 8 months ago
Quoted from Rbviessman:

is it normal for the #70 opto to always be active?

If the interrupter is parked on it, yes.

Quoted from pickleric:

What do you do if the grounding braid is in there? Take the bracket off and try to reroute part of the braid?

If you can't push it out of the way, I'd remove the bracket, slide it over, put the bracket back on.

LTG : )

#650 8 months ago
Quoted from tonycip:

I'd rather just remove it... if I can figure out how..

Unhook the clip holding the arm that rocks it. Remove the long allen head screw back there. Whole playfield slides back and up and out. You can lean it enough to work on it, or unhook connectors below the playfield to remove from the game. Mark opto connectors to which spots they go in.

LTG : )

#653 8 months ago
Quoted from twista22:

Any suggestions or any fixes for it?

Looks like left side of auto plunger needs to go more to the left so the ball sits closer to the plunger.

LTG : )

#664 8 months ago
Quoted from twista22:

Here is an updated pick. The washer still hits the auto plunger and hit it forward

If it's hitting on one side, move your plunger housing over a little, three screws hold it to the cabinet inside , loosen and move and retighten.

LTG : )

#666 8 months ago
Quoted from twista22:

It's hitting the top.

Try lowering the shooter housing.

LTG : )

#673 8 months ago
Quoted from arcadem:

I would like to know if the LE I ordered will come with the same type of great printed and bound manual that my WOZRR & THBA came with.

The compare list doesn't say anything about a printed manual for any model.

http://marketing.jerseyjackpinball.com/potc/POTC-Matrix-New.pdf

Download the one on the website, and check for updates to it.

LTG : )

#676 8 months ago
Quoted from VividPsychosis:

2. My topper does not light up. Traced the wires back and it’s plugged in and reseated. Still nothing.

Power at the connector ?

Quoted from VividPsychosis:

3. Sometimes release for the balls in the chest. It will leave 1 ball in and then not be able to find it even with ball search. The chest ball release is not always releasing it, even in testing, but the mech seems all put together fine.

Try increasing or decreasing time in settings.

Quoted from VividPsychosis:

. 1. When engaging left flipper in a game (upper or lower) it makes a clang or metal on metal sound

Quoted from VividPsychosis:

4. After 10 games of 3 players, my left flipper on the ship will not move. It is stuck in the resting or down position.

Please inspect for anything loose, broken, or missing on flipper mechs.

LTG : )

#688 8 months ago
Quoted from Mikey1983:

Hello everyone where can i find the tortuga vuk coil strengte in the coil menu?

If it has one, Settings - Coils.

LTG : )

#699 8 months ago

No idea of name, one of the six vertical up kickers. Go into Tests - Coils and fire each one and figure out the one you want.

LTG : )

#711 8 months ago
Quoted from Pdxmonkey:

Three switches aren’t working.

Play a bunch of games, they may go away.

Quoted from Pdxmonkey:

How do you lift the mpf?

Back of playfield pull the clip off and slide flat metal thing that hooks motor to rocking playfield. Remove the long allen head set screw. Slide ship playfield back and it lifts up. Probably enough for standard maintenance. To fully remove it, unhook connectors below the playfield, mark the opto ones where they plug onto the board.

LTG : )

#739 8 months ago
Quoted from VidiotGT:

Having trouble with the chest release not firing. As mentioned before it doesn't seem to be close enough to catch.

Has the relay come loose from the chest ?

Quoted from Fordgt44:

The only thing not working is the ship. First 2 games it rocked fine then in the middle of the third game it stopped and won't rock anymore. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance!

See picture, be sure the two screws didn't fall out of the bracket. Did you remove the styrofoam block back there ? Make sure a connector didn't pop off of the I/O board in the head.

LTG : )

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#751 8 months ago
Quoted from Rbviessman:

My ship stopped rocking this evening.

Look at the rear if the two metal screws fell out of the part that hooks the motor to the ship.

LTG : )

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#755 8 months ago
Quoted from VividPsychosis:

You can hear it fire, you see it trying but the magnet isn’t pulling the release. Also stumped :sigh:

Check if the relay is loose behind the chest.

LTG : )

#757 8 months ago
Quoted from VividPsychosis:

I can see the mech, what does that look like?

Behind the chest. A simple relay that pulls in or releases out, and the arm that traps the balls or lets them go is hooked to it.

Quoted from VividPsychosis:

Any ideas on the flipper?

Please go into Tests - Dedicated - push flipper button in slowly, two switches should register on the screen, first one then the second. The second one is for upper flippers, leaf blade switch, might need adjusting so it's closer to flipper button.

LTG : )

#774 8 months ago
Quoted from Rbviessman:

but should the large foam block be removed?

Yes.

Quoted from Rbviessman:

Also tested voltage to the motor. Nothing. In ship test mode with coin door closed.

I'd follow wiring up to and onto the I/O board in the head. See if a connector came off.

LTG : )

#775 8 months ago
Quoted from VividPsychosis:

I also am wondering could it be a poor solder or a cold solder?

Yes.

Quoted from VividPsychosis:

Does JJP send out techs?

No. Frank the service manager may have some he can refer you to. Also check with your distributor for help.

LTG : )

#777 8 months ago
Quoted from Rbviessman:

How long should I run it in test mode without damaging the motor? Any other suggestions?

I wouldn't run it long, won't damage anything. Not necessary.

Somewhere in the bundle of wires or what they connect to, you have a loose connection. If problem returns, please check all from under playfield to I/O board and see if any are loose. Give them all a good push.

LTG : )

#779 8 months ago
Quoted from Rbviessman:

Why would it slow down little by little and then stop?

Poor connection coming undone.

LTG : )

#781 8 months ago
Quoted from Genjuro:

If my new car had major issues and the dealer told me they would provide parts, but I had to do the work.... i honestly cant think of any other product where the buyer is expected to do the work to a brand new product.

Does your car dealer come to your house and fix your car ? Or do you have to get your car to the dealer ?

Buy your pinball machine from a distributor who will assist you after the sale, if you need more than parts.

LTG : )

#820 8 months ago
Quoted from VividPsychosis:

Just saw this message, will PM you now. Thank you.

Also call 732-364-9900 and try and get ahold of Steve. He's on the road to Fla. If anywhere near you, maybe he can stop by.

LTG : )

#822 8 months ago
Quoted from VidiotGT:

wondering if mine shifted a touch out of alignment.

Easy to adjust them to your liking.

LTG : )

#834 8 months ago
Quoted from Energyspike:

How do I resolve this?

There is a screw in front of the hex post below the spot light on the right top side of the ramp. It runs through a rubber grommet. Turn it tighter to lower the ramp to the right so the ball rolls off the gate.

LTG : )

#851 8 months ago
Quoted from VillaThrills:

The whole ramp is only held up on one side which may be the issue with the ramp not sitting level.

The ramp shouldn't be level, should be leaning to the right a bit, at the top by the pirate ship playfield.

LTG : )

#854 8 months ago
Quoted from VillaThrills:

the ramp not sitting level.

The ramp shouldn't sit level. The ramp should lean to the right.

LTG : )

#855 8 months ago
Quoted from Rbviessman:

Can you send a pic?

White X is the boat. Orange arrow and X is the metal bracket hooked to the ramp. Red arrow points to screw to screw up or down as needed. Yellow is rubber grommet you squish or unsquish as needed. Green arrow is hex post the rubber grommet rests on and the screw goes through the rubber grommet into the hex post.

LTG : )

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#863 8 months ago
Quoted from DANGERTERROR:

Ok where the heck are these from?

Hold the coin chutes to the coin door.

LTG : )

#864 8 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

Hold the coin chutes to the coin door.

Red arrows point to them.

LTG : )

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#867 8 months ago
Quoted from DANGERTERROR:

Woah! Why are they midway back in the cab

They were running away from home. And the front door was locked.

LTG : )

#919 8 months ago
Quoted from Psw757:

When I press it while in the switch matrix it doesn’t register as anything, should it?

No, it kicks the ball when a ball hits the rubber ring activating the switches fore and aft.

LTG : )

#1016 7 months ago
Quoted from tonycip:

It didn't say it was a ticket so I don't know if it's the right place to send it

Give them a call during business hours on Monday.

LTG : )

#1061 7 months ago
Quoted from Mikey1983:

Hello I have a probleem on my black pearl
Hoe do I remove HIM from THE playfield?

Turn the game off. Remove the wireform to the plastic ramp leading up to the black pearl. Remove two screws in front holding ramp down and remove the screw holding metal ramp bracket to the hex post below the spotlight. You can leave ramp plugged in and move out of the way.

The black pearl has enough slack in wiring, you can lift it and hold sideways to work on it. If you want to completely remove it, then unplug the connectors below the playfield.

Remove the clip holding the metal arm that hooks the motor to the black playfield nd lowr the metal arm, behind the back wall of the playfield. Right in front of the wall between it and the black pearl is an allen head long screw. Remove it. Slide black pearl back, then lift up once you cleared the two bearing points.

LTG : )

#1064 7 months ago
Quoted from Psw757:

I checked and there are no switch errors.

Tests - Switch Edge - bang on playfield - any switches registering because of vibration ?

LTG : )

#1068 7 months ago
Quoted from VividPsychosis:

my upper pf is no longer rocking.

Did you remove the styrofoam shipping block back there ? The long flat metal piece hooked to the motor and playfield has two screws, loosen them and adjust the arm so it isn't too tight and retighten the screws.

LTG : )

#1090 7 months ago
Quoted from FightNightFZ:

Also, are the two left LEDs on the black pearl supposed to be less lit than the two right ones?

See post 1021 in this thread.

Quoted from FightNightFZ:

Anyone have issues with the chest not releasing balls and the game trying to locate balls?

Check that the relay/arm is on tight, and when you pull in the relay the arm lifts freely. In settings you can play with the time on the release, less or more.

LTG : )

#1122 7 months ago
Quoted from GrandFireball1:

Anyone have an easy solution to the ball getting stuck here at the top of the right ramp?

See the screw the red arrow is pointing to ? Screw it down more and squish the rubber grommet. This lower the right corner of the ramp. The ramp should lean that direction.

LTG : )

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#1133 7 months ago

Tests - Switches - Matrixed. Bang on playfield. Adjust any that vibration triggers on the screen.

LTG : )

#1156 7 months ago
Quoted from dnaman:

one tong is rubbing on the side of the PF.

Can you bend it a little ?

LTG : )

#1277 7 months ago
Quoted from JordanB:

Threading that thing back in was a MAJOR pain.

I use a 10 inch long allen head T handle wrench, with one finger hold the screw on the wrench and stick it in the hole and screw it in.

LTG : )

#1280 7 months ago
Quoted from roddog:

What size allen wrench for this job?

To secure the backbox to the body ? One comes with the game.

LTG : )

#1281 7 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

Quoted from roddog:

What size allen wrench for this job?

To secure the backbox to the body ? One comes with the game.

LTG : )

5/16ths in case you are curious.

LTG : )

#1287 7 months ago
Quoted from roddog:

I was referring to the size of the "10 inch long allen head T handle wrench" in the case of the Black Pearl getting wonky.

Ten inches. HaHa, I kill me.

1/8th inch.

LTG : )

#1328 7 months ago

I would go over the plunger at the end of the ball trough that kicks the balls into play. If it's a tiny bit higher than should be, it will trap the balls from rolling into position.

The plunger/coil/bracket as a whole can be moved up or down using by loosening the four screws on the end of the ball trough. Don't go too high or two low.

LTG : )

#1331 7 months ago
Quoted from Aurium:

I have to nudge the machine to push them over so the optos see them....

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/03-16809 Cures magnetized ball issues. ( and later divot in the ball trough issues )

LTG : )

#1335 7 months ago
Quoted from Procrastinator:

my POTC trough has gotten flakier little by little over the last 100 games.

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/03-16809 Cures magnetized ball issues.

LTG : )

#1356 7 months ago
Quoted from sirlonzelot:

Get some wd40 from the underside in there

Don't get any on the plastic button. It will weld it shut.

LTG : )

#1358 7 months ago
Quoted from moTiv8:

How can i set the Ramp lower?

See the red arrow ? Turn that screw tighter squishing the rubber grommet and thus lowering the right side of the ramp. The ramp should lean a little to the right.

LTG : )

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#1361 7 months ago
Quoted from evh347:

Is that normal?

The arm behind the back wall that hooks the playfield to the motor has two screws to adjust it. Be sure the arm isn't too tight or too loose.

LTG : )

#1370 7 months ago
Quoted from pickleric:

Is there enough slack to flip the upper playfield upside down?

On it's side. Not upside down.

LTG : )

#1424 7 months ago
Quoted from Hogbog:

(I'm at a bar a mile from the factory, actually. I've been in Lakewood NJ getting the CEs off the line

You deserve a break. Great job you've done.

LTG : )

#1447 7 months ago
Quoted from heni1977:

LTG are you up to the task?

I've made some for CGC. But I don't want to step on any toes. I believe Butch is going to make some JJP videos.

LTG : )

#1463 7 months ago
Quoted from JordanB:

Anyone happen to know?

Switch protector by the whirlpool ramp.

LTG : )

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#1468 7 months ago
Quoted from JordanB:

Anyone able to give me a sanity check on this one?

Page B-37 in the manual ( download from jerseyjackpinball.com under Support - Downloads ) - Bumpers VUK Strength specify the firing strength for the tortuga VUK coil.

In Settings - Coils.

LTG : )

#1625 7 months ago
Quoted from Nemotheeskie:

Any ideas on what the issue might be?

Nut on pawl not tight enough and the flipper moved.

LTG : )

#1628 7 months ago
Quoted from Nemotheeskie:

I am new to the hobby so the little fixes are a bit intimidating at first.

Don't be afraid to reach out for help.

And in time, when you can help others, pass it on.

You'll do fine.

LTG : )

#1668 7 months ago
Quoted from misfitdart:

On the disk where exactly are others putting the white grease?

On the gears below the playfield. One is huge ( the spinner ) one is small ( the motor ) you can't miss them.

LTG : )

#1724 7 months ago
Quoted from DANGERTERROR:

Hey ltg can you give me your step-by-step for getting the ship back in?

I don't really think about it. Just hold the ship, lower, and push towards the front. If you get the front and rear bearing right, it slides right it.

LTG : )

#1794 7 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

So what is the right way to update code to .98?

Follow the directions under Support - Downloads at jerseyjackpinball.com.

Back up your settings in Utilities first ( if you want to ) and restore them when all done.

Do a full install of .97, when that is all done and in the game. Then do the delta .98 update.

LTG : )

#1811 7 months ago
Quoted from Rbviessman:

How about labeling the wires for the ship?

I'm for it. I mentioned it quite some time ago.

LTG : )

#1841 7 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

Now I'm looking to find the setting that dumps out balls that were locked in previous game.

Gone from JJP games.

If everything is working, they should automatically do this.

LTG : )

#1870 7 months ago

Unhook the flat metal bar hooking the motor to ship. Remove the long allen head screw between ship and back wall of playfield. Turn spotlight. Pull ship playfield back and up and lean on side. Solder wires. Put stuff back.

LTG : )

#1872 7 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Lloyd is working on a cinematic how to video illustrating the removal and maintenance of the upper playfield ship. My guess is he is finalizing the animations and his wardrobe to make sure it looks Perfect!

No. Butch was going to make videos and I don't want to step on any toes.

LTG : )

#1884 7 months ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

I am blind or something.

LTG : )

#1888 7 months ago
Quoted from VillaThrills:

Anything else to check?

Return flipper spring good ? EOS closing when it should and leaf blade points clean ?

LTG : )

#1891 7 months ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

says file loading.

Do you have .97 in your game ? If so, please go to jerseyjackpinball.com and download the .98 and delta install it in your game.

LTG : )

#1892 7 months ago
Quoted from KingPinGames:

slightly used, we can help.

Got any used POTC CE's in yet ?

LTG : )

#1897 7 months ago
Quoted from KingPinGames:

No yet, but if you need one I'm sure we can figure something out. You still have your bbb?

Still have it, not mine. Was thinking trading my LE up for it.

LTG : )

#1904 7 months ago
Quoted from VillaThrills:

Is that a lens to a spotlight?

Yes it is.

LTG : )

#1912 7 months ago
Quoted from VillaThrills:

a full bottle topper that doesn’t have the black board around it.

5 gallon plastic carboy is a good start.

Find a pirate ship or pirate ship kit with about an 11 inch long pirate ship. Figure your up and down motion, waves back and forth, and lightening ( flashers ).

LTG : )

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#1914 7 months ago
Quoted from screaminr:

I thought all phone numbers in the US started with 555

Not all. Mine starts with 666

LTG : )

#1916 7 months ago
Quoted from WolfManCat:

Looks like lloyd is hitting the rum barrel tonight.

Coffee actually. I'm addicted. Tried a few days without and fell off the cup.

LTG : )

#1919 7 months ago
Quoted from roddog:

I noticed the post in the chapter start shot is retracting slowly sometimes. Is this normal?

It should go up and down smoothly. Please check if it's binding on the playfield hole or anything else going on.

LTG : )

#1931 7 months ago
Quoted from tonycip:

does windows come with a unzipping program? I cant find it,

I have windows 10.

I download the .98, put it on my desktop. It looks like a zipped folder. I put a formatted USB stick with nothing else on it into my computer. Left click the zipped folder once. Then right click. Choose extract all and send it to the USB stick. When done scurry over to the game with it turned on. Plug in the USB stick. Go to Utilities - update part, do what the screen all says. When done the screen says to unplug the USB stick and restart game, so I unplug the USB stick, turn game off, wait 30 seconds, turn game back on. Party hardy.

LTG : )

#1958 6 months ago
Quoted from VillaThrills:

Never really thought about it but you can buy the CE playfield?

You'd have to call them and ask Shannan or Frank.

To buy any parts just for CE, you'll have to own one and provide serial numbers, etc.

LTG : )

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#1961 6 months ago

Facial recognition liked the face on the players T Shirt better than his own face.

LTG : )

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#1965 6 months ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Is there a trick to it?

Long socket on top, wrench or nut driver on bolt below.

LTG : )

#1998 6 months ago
Quoted from Ilushka85:

Jjp did not include leg levers

Borrow some from one of your other games so you can play your new pin. I am sorry it happened.

LTG : )

#2003 6 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

How are you actually attaching the figure though double sided tape or hot glue?

Two screws from the bottom up. Then two screws hold the figure/barrel to the pop bumper. Page C-32 in the manual.

I don't think double sided tape or hot glue would last long on a pop bumper.

LTG : )

#2011 6 months ago
Quoted from PBMAN:

Only thing I can think is there is too much play on the launch mech from side to side.

On page C-22 in the manual. One side has a washer. Can you try adding a washer or two, to limit side to side travel ?

LTG : )

#2040 6 months ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Has anyone done a detailed how to video or pictures on removing the upper playfield?

Not yet. I believe Butch Peel ( the manual guy and made instructions for WOZ 2.0 lighting kit ) was going to make some videos. Ask him to see if it's in the works.
Lloyd

#2041 6 months ago
Quoted from KingPinGames:

2) DJ art (cabinet, playfield, plastics, backglass), topper, body armor, barnacles, limited to 200 units.

Call Chris today. He may have one or two CE's left.

LTG : )

#2078 6 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

I don’t appear to have a tilt bob . Where should it be? It’s not anywhere in the coin box.

Should have been in a plastic bag in the coin box.

Call them if it's MIA.

LTG : )

#2090 6 months ago
Quoted from SheriffBarclay:

I have a tilt bob, but it didn't come with a wing nut to attach it.

Isn't is a compression spring ? Small X shaped shiny sheet metal with a hole on top and bottom and you squeeze to install on the rod and hold the plumb bob position ? Anything like that in there ?

LTG : )

#2093 6 months ago
Quoted from pickleric:

The one I got was a plastic wing nut.

You are correct. Should be a plastic wing nut.

LTG : )

#2098 6 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

1. Sticking gold button (like everyone)

What I did on my game. Took lockdown bar off. Looked down at arm on switch. Centered it a little and bent up past the point on the switch body where the arm pushes the tiny knob into the switch. Put a blob of hot glue on the end of the button and shaped it a little when cooling so the part going down was a little wider and not sticking of the side of the arm on the switch.

LTG : )

#2205 6 months ago
Quoted from Furio:

I just got my game setup

Quoted from Furio:

1. center button:

On my game, I held the switch arm down and a tiny bit past the point where the knob goes into the switch body, bent the arm up. A blob of hot glue on the end of the button makes a wider surface to engage the switch arm and not stick on it.

Quoted from Furio:

2. The shooter rod cannot launch the ball at all.

Assuming the playfield hangers aren't bent and playfield is in the right position, check between the shooter knob and shooter housing, any fat washers, remove some so the shooter rod is closer to the ball.

Quoted from Furio:

3. Test game launches the ball into the pearl and the ball can not leave the ship through the drain out due to the ship being set lower than the exit ramp.

Right side of the ramp/ship, below the spotlight is a screw through the metal ramp into a rubber grommet into a hex post. Screw that screw in more squeezing the rubber grommet so the ramp leans to the right.

Quoted from Furio:

The ship rocks during game play but it seems less than videos I have seen.

The ships rocks a lot more the farther into a game you progress.

Quoted from Furio:

Main set of keys didn’t work to open the top. I think the are on the inside of the door

Main keys are for coin door. Backbox lock key is hanging inside the coin door on a hook.

Quoted from Furio:

What’s an easy to find or best way to measure 6.5 degrees on a Playfield.

I use an inclinometer or - http://www.pinballnews.com/learn/level/index.html

LTG : )

#2208 6 months ago

More like LTG Mafia.

You'll wake up with a castrated monkey head in your bed.

LTG : )

#2216 6 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

Any suggestions here?

Switch in the cannon working ? So it knows a ball is there.

LTG : )

#2218 6 months ago
Quoted from VillaThrills:

Looking forward to see where you place him.

Careful. You won't be able to unsee it.

LTG : )

#2220 6 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

the cutest dam thing ever!

Cute is nice. Undead would be better.

Can't wait until the unveiling.

LTG : )

#2253 6 months ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Anyone else having spotlight LED diffusers popping off a lot?

I haven't experienced that. Try a dab of hot glue or silicone.

LTG : )

#2262 6 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

SPECIAL NOTE! Christopher mentioned he still had 1 or 2 CE machines left in his slay so if your looking for a Magical Piratey Christmas he can still make it happen!!! KingPinGames!!

I'd upgrade if I could. The CE is over the top for that game.

Call Chris today, make your holidays great. 608-393-2299

LTG : )

#2310 6 months ago
Quoted from SheriffBarclay:

Any ideas? Is this under the playfield? Is it on the playfield, under the ship?

Quoted from SheriffBarclay:

Follow up, now the ship is constantly moving left to right, little tight rocking motions, and it won't stop lol.

I'd check the flat bar behind the playfield with two screws, to be sure that bar isn't too tight when moving the ship about.

The non stop should clear up if you turn the game off and back on again after a brief wait.

LTG : )

#2335 6 months ago
Quoted from ellips6:

I found it...the coil of the left flipper is loose in its bracket

Are the two allen head screws loose that hold the coil stop on ? Compare to the other flippers.

LTG : )

#2376 6 months ago
Quoted from Genjuro:

I am 8 days into ownership and the button is already sticking and behaving badly.

Center the arm of the switch. Put a blob of hot glue on the end of the push button and flatten a bit when warm.

That should help a lot.

LTG : )

#2381 6 months ago
Quoted from Genjuro:

my button also pops up and halfway out of the shell

The end is misformed and shouldn't do that.

LTG : )

#2413 6 months ago
Quoted from drewski28:

Any suggestions?

Motor drawing current down ? Maybe check the whole moving mech for binding ? Maybe new motor ?

LTG : )

#2466 6 months ago
Quoted from VillaThrills:

There looks to be a cannon fire and a cannon eject setting. What is the difference?

I would imagine cannon fire is the shot at the Dauntless. The eject dribbles the ball out after the end of the game to return to the ball trough.

LTG : )

#2493 6 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

The Mod Couple is testing some New waters with inspiration from this amazing game.

You have made a lot of great mods. This one might be the best to date !

Well done !
LTG : )

#2499 6 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

I bet pirates weren’t looking for a fine waitress!!

Dodo birds.

They found them.

LTG : )

#2531 6 months ago
Quoted from moTiv8:

I would love to have the coin door Mod from the Mod Couple but the european version is different.

Get the American door.

LTG : )

#2535 6 months ago

Wanted poster video on my Pirates.

LTG : )

#2540 6 months ago
Quoted from moTiv8:

Where to buy? Which shop is the best source for this?

You'd want the right door and Pirates sticker. Contact Shannan at Jersey Jack Pinball. sfaccone@jerseyjackpinball.com

LTG : )

#2544 6 months ago

High scores on my Pirates :

LTG : )

#2563 6 months ago
Quoted from screaminr:

I like the picture of the dog there .Would be good to see him / her in a wanted poster .

She's on every JJP pin here. Unfortunately she's too small for her paws to reach the flippers and get a score and her picture on a wanted poster.

LTG : )
Disclaimer : Facial recognition probably wouldn't pick her up.

#2565 6 months ago
Quoted from Psw757:

but where are these screws located?

Turn the game off. Lean playfield against the backbox.

Remove 5 screws holding the whole assembly to the underside of the playfield. Hold the assembly in your hand and look at the top of it, the two screws are right there. A 1/4 drive for the whole thing. Phillips screw driver can work too.

LTG : )

#2570 6 months ago
Quoted from DylanFan71:

Can someone point me to a tutorial or instructions to adjust the upper playfield? Mine definitely favors the left and barely get to level when it rocks to the right.

See the flat metal part in the picture that hooks the motor ot the rocking playfield pivot ? See the two screws on it ? Loosen and then you can adjust that long metal part tighter or looser as needed.

LTG : )

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#2577 6 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

Where is the third?

Fork mech has one.

LTG : )

#2616 6 months ago
Quoted from Hasi:

What are the must have mods?

Check out yelobird's Pirates items.

https://themodcouplepinball.com/collections/all?page=3

LTG : )

#2722 6 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

I think Mr LTG made a video on this which applies to most games.

LTG : )

#2728 6 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

how do I remove the Pearl to adjust his left flipper?

Turn game off. Move spotlight over a little. Behind back panel of playfield yank out the big metal clip holding the flat metal thingy holding the motor to the pearl. I'd pull off the big white nylon spacer so you don't lose it. Look between pearl and back wall, see the long allen head screw sticking up ? Remove it with a 1/8th inch allen head wrench.

Slide pearl back and lift up and set on the side. Should have plenty of room to work.

If you want to remove from the game, disconnect the connectors below the playfield. Mark opto connectors in case they aren't marked.

LTG : )

#2733 6 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Flat metal Thingy? Is that tech support beginner level talk? Lol

Sorry about that. I should have provided a visual for the mod makers.

LTG : )

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#2746 6 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Oh that metal do hicky thing-a-ma-bob! lol Would be a better illustration without the packing foam.....lol

You should have removed it before you took the picture I used.

LTG : )

#2771 6 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

should I wait on adjusting my flippers until I get the gap tool?

No, a business card with a slot cut in it works just as good.

Quoted from zaphX:

In other words is it possible that loosening the nut without one will screw up my gap?

Not if you know what you are doing. I never use them. Just be sure and leave a tiny bit of up and down play on the flipper bat so the pawl isn't binding on the nylon bushing below the playfield.

LTG : )

#2782 6 months ago
Quoted from KingPinGames:

if new buyers are worried, give me a call.

Chris is serious.

You have a ball running around a few miles an hour inside a pinball machine. Sooner or later you'll have to fix something. Sooner or later you'll have to clean it. Chris will help you. Before, during and after the sale.

And crap can happen in shipping. The way these games bounce around down the highway in semi trailers, it is amazing more things don't pop up. Something needing adjusting, connector come loose. And in these threads too often you only hear the bad. Not the people enjoying their new pinball machine.

It's important to have a distributor who is there for you. Not to mention free shipping for veterans, and Chris doubles the factory warranty of the games he sells. He has that much faith in his product.

Call Chris today. https://www.kingpingames.net/ tell him LTG : ) sent you. You'll be glad you did.

LTG : )

#2839 6 months ago
Quoted from madscientist101:

Does the chest open and close or just stay open?

Stays open.

LTG : )

#2875 6 months ago
Quoted from FryDaddy:

Back up and running on 97 now next update to 98. YEAH

Thank you for the update. Glad you can enjoy your game now.

LTG : )

#2891 6 months ago
Quoted from javagrind888:

or the manual plunger is sitting too far forward.

This. Pull it back if ball rests on auto plunger, I'd put a washer or two on the shooter rod outside the cabinet.

LTG : )

#2945 6 months ago
Quoted from NightTrain:

Sounds like the ship is supposed to move left AND right.

As you play longer and get deeper into the game the black pearl does more. It doesn't start out doing much.

You can check the metal flat thingy holding the motor to picot on the black pear. Two screws to adjust it. See if yours is too tight or too loose.

LTG : )

#2948 6 months ago
Quoted from Genjuro:

Anyone know if I can tear apart the action button switch assembly? Mine isnt registering all of the time. I have tested it by hand in test.

Turn the game off. Remove lockdown bar. ( watch glass so it doesn't slide out ) Look at switch. See the arm of the switch ? See the tiny knob on the switch body that the arm pushes into the switch body ? Press the arm down with your fat little finger right at the point of that knob and with your other hand pick a finger and use that one to bend the arm up a little while the other fat little finger is keeping the arm pressed down on that knob.

That way the switch will work better and you didn't effect the arm pushing the knob into the switch body.

LTG : )

#2950 6 months ago
Quoted from KingPinGames:

Or..., you can look at the screw in the bottom of the action button and back it out a bit. Make that screw just a little longer and see if it has the distance to activate the switch.

If your action button has that screw. Some don't.

If it does, do what Chris posted.

LTG : )

#2952 6 months ago
Quoted from Genjuro:

its absolutely having an issue with the internals.

Get a new switch. If wiring to it is good, and below the lockdown bar receiver.

LTG : )

#3035 5 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

If someone can show the proper Pearl removal in a video it would be nice.

Hopefully Butch will make one.

Pull the black pearl playfield back harder/farther. Try and release from two pivot points.

LTG : )

#3102 5 months ago
Quoted from javagrind888:

Is there a way to mod the sound on this? I'd love to play with the audio and add some custom music and sound clips to it.

No.

LTG : )

#3155 5 months ago
Quoted from FlippinJB:

Is there a video anywhere showing how to remove the ship safely?

Turn game off. Move spotlight over a little. Behind back panel of playfield yank out the big metal clip holding the flat metal thingy holding the motor to the pearl. I'd pull off the big white nylon spacer so you don't lose it. Look between pearl and back wall, see the long allen head screw sticking up ? Remove it with a 1/8th inch allen head wrench.

Slide pearl back and lift up and set on the side. Should have plenty of room to work.

If you want to remove from the game, disconnect the connectors below the playfield. Mark opto connectors in case they aren't marked.

LTG : )

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#3189 5 months ago
Quoted from DrDQ:

Not sure if I can do the same with POTC.

Should be the same. Just a little wider.

LTG : )

#3275 5 months ago
Quoted from PinPeet:

my Black Pearl stopped moving!

See this metal thing with the two screws, hooks the motor to the black pearl ? Un clip it and see if it moves freely. If so, then loosen the screws and adjust the metal bar so it doesn't bind things.

LTG : )

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#3290 5 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Say what?? I highly doubt they are selling oversized balls

It happens. I've seen at shows two boxes with balls. Regular for pinball. And larger ( for bingo games ? ) I bought some one time and sure enough had one larger one that got mixed in.

LTG : )

#3295 5 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Did not know that guess I need to verify with the micrometer more often never would have thought they could do that. Learn something new everyday

And Truck Stop used smaller, 1", balls.

LTG : )

#3297 5 months ago
Quoted from javagrind888:

Everyone I've found is trying to charge $9 and $12 for shipping and that seems ridiculous.

I usually go with Pinball Life.

Shipping can run high, balls aren't light.

LTG : )

#3314 5 months ago
Quoted from KingBW:

frost inside and out on the glass.

Ummm................... take the glass off so you don't trap all that moisture inside.

LTG : )

#3401 5 months ago
Quoted from PiperPinball:

This cable is lose. Does it go into the spare socket?

No. It's an extra and not used.

LTG : )

#3412 5 months ago
Quoted from Pinzzz:

What is the general rule about unboxing and setting up a pin in cold weather? Can it be unboxed, setup with the legs. but don’t turn it on until room temperature?

I'd unbox and set up in room it will be in. Remove backglass and playfield glass and put somewhere safe. Lift playfield up and lean back. Let it warm up to room temperature.

LTG : )

#3413 5 months ago

I'd unbox and set up in room it will be in. Remove backglass and playfield glass and put somewhere safe. Lift playfield up and lean back. Let it warm up to room temperature.

LTG : )
Disclaimer : Double post.

#3428 5 months ago
Quoted from Pinzzz:

Thanks, but...68” from the floor, to the top of the topper can’t be right?

Mine's about 87"

LTG : )

#3495 5 months ago
Quoted from NightTrain:

The only other thing I can think to do is remove the complete assembly and add some thin washers for a little more space.

I'd do that.

LTG : )

#3526 5 months ago
Quoted from skyrex:

Not sure what to do about them.

Please go into Tests - Switches - Matrixed. Test them with your finger. Upper slingshot needs adjusting if the leaf blade switch is stuck closed. And if the front longer one is too tall, you might trip it down a little. 48 likely hasn't had a ball go by it. 37 if it doesn't work in test, you likely have a broken wire below the pirate ship playfield.

LTG : )

#3606 5 months ago
Quoted from KingBW:

I unplugged the big connector coming off of the transformer and found that one of the middle yellow wires pin connection was not seated into the connector very far,

That is why when I ask someone to check connectors. Look for loose connector and loose pins in connectors.

Not a rare issue.

LTG : )

#3613 5 months ago
Quoted from arcadem:

Can anyone tell me in which JJP post on YouTube

Probably one of the twitch feeds.

Here is one short one -

then search on line how to play liars dice so you understand the rules.

LTG : )

#3665 5 months ago
Quoted from GCS2000:

Is that downloadable

jerseyjackpinball.com - Support - Downloads.

LTG : )