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JJP POTC-CE Collector's Edition

By RichieWrench

3 years ago

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#83 3 years ago
Quoted from PinballSTAR:

'Joe why doesn't Jack have little pirates on the ship in the bottle, that's BS man, somebody's got to steer'

Where's the Jack the dead monkey in the bottle Joe ?

LTG : )

2 months later
#107 3 years ago
Quoted from RichieWrench:

wow...nothing new on this game???..

Lots. Joe is keeping you in the dark. Time to start calling him, a lot.

LTG : )

3 months later
#308 2 years ago
Quoted from RichieWrench:

If I am correct I think it was limited to 200....Am I correct on that?

No. CE was cut off Dec. 31st at midnight EST. So no way of knowing how many were sold.

LTG : )

#310 2 years ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Lloyd, think your wrong for once, or the first time. That was Dialed In midnight thingy, its 200 CE's confirmed for JJPOTCCE.

You are right. 200 POTC CE's.

I thought this thread had drifted into a Dialed In discussion. Sorry.

LTG : )

#316 2 years ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Next you'll be telling us you don't Really know what

Actually, I found out the what. Quite by accident. Now I'm sworn to secrecy.

LTG : )

#326 2 years ago
Quoted from RichieWrench:



You have a stool that isn't powder coated.

LTG : )

1 month later
#341 2 years ago
Quoted from RichieWrench:


Best start calling Joe all night right now.

LTG : )

#343 2 years ago
Quoted from screaminr:

Can anyone tell me what this is , it looks like a ship but not really sure .

Looks like a ghost ship coming at YOU.

LTG : )

3 weeks later
#354 2 years ago
Quoted from whitey:

dropping 2 mechs

Changed two.

Quoted from whitey:

Now Im hearing alot of other issues

Like what ?

They've performed pretty good at shows and on the live twitch feed.

LTG : )

#360 2 years ago
Quoted from JoinTheCirqus:

Going from a 3 disc spinner full of variables and leds down to 1 plain spinner is a total downgrade.

The 3 disc is now doing the variables on the screen. And the three ring spinner replaced with a single spinner. Which throws the ball quite nicely. Something the three didn't do a good job of.

You haven't lost anything.

LTG : )

#362 2 years ago

I didn't deny anything.

Quoted from JoinTheCirqus:

The 3 ring spinner on the playfield is easier for the player to see while they’re playing,

You didn't say anything about seeing it until now. Three feet away from the playing position looking at the playfield, or watching the screen. Fact or not, doesn't seem like a lot of difference to me. You have ball(s) running around and yet you have time to concentrate on the 3 rings or LCD, what they are doing ? I'd think you'd be going for your next shot. If you have time to look down and read, you have time to look up and read.

Quoted from JoinTheCirqus:

How about the loss of the chest as well?

You are of course correct. The lid is now fixed open. What a great tragedy. First thing I think of when I played it. Looking back there. Crap, is that lid up or down ? That could greatly alter whether I win a game or not. Damn. Heck, I might not even match now.

LTG : )

#365 2 years ago
Quoted from DerGoetz:

But reading your last two comments makes me wonder whether you had a few beers tonight.

No beer. After 12 plus hours of working my arcade and tech support, I do get in a jollier mood. Anything worth doing is worth having some fun.

LTG : )

#367 2 years ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

Are you dropping 10K-12K on one of these machines?

Folks spending that much cash on a pinball machine tend to be somewhat picky.

No, and yes.

When you consider the amount of time I put in doing tech support, I'll have way more than that in the game.

LTG : )

#369 2 years ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

but it would appear someone should be writing you a check for at least some of your time.

No. I don't do good with a boss. I only did that once. Though I did get to run a foreman up a forklift and left him up there.

This morning I already spent an hour on the phone with a person having an LED board issue on a WOZ. Person was the problem, not the LED board. About 30 minutes into one of these you start going cross eyed and lose a lot of IQ points. You couldn't pay me for this crap. There ain't enough money out there.

The companies I work for I tell them. Let me know what you want done. Consider it done. Leave me alone.

I'm just doing what I've always done. Trying to make my little corner of pinball a little bit better and enable people to enjoy their games more.

LTG : )

3 weeks later
#383 2 years ago
Quoted from tacshose:

Sorry, not to be personal, but JJP does not pay you for providing tech support to their customers?

No. That was my decision, not Jack's. Or Rick's. Or anybody else I may help in the future.

I knew from the previous 17 years at that time when Jack hired me, helping people on line, there isn't enough money available to do that. After an hour explaining why you can't put 10 balls in a 5 ball game or you can't cut circuit boards in half. You haven't lived until you answer that phone. You couldn't pay me to do that. I knew what I would be getting myself into back then and what I do hasn't changed. Let me know what you want done. Consider it done.

All I've ever wanted was to make my little corner of pinball a little bit better.

LTG : )

#385 2 years ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Wait one minute. I cant cut a circuit board in half?

You can. Just not a great idea.

Charlie of Spooky Pinball asked me about that one. He asked me, "They do that", "Why?"

I told him, "You don't want to know". I never ask how we got to that point. I don't want to know why or what their thinking was. I just try to get their game going again as fast as possible.

LTG : )
Disclaimer : Tech support. It's not a job. It's an adventure.

1 month later
#403 2 years ago
Quoted from dashv:

The new spinner has none of the charm or awe of the triple. That was the main draw for me.

The triple spinner is done on the screen now.

The single spinner works great and actually flings the ball. The three ring version didn't have enough surface area on any one ring to really effect the ball. Watch videos of it, the ball pretty much rolls across it.

Play the production model if you can. Then decide. It's proving to be a great pin.

LTG : )

#408 2 years ago
Quoted from Reznnate:

The passive aggressive "not buying with only one disc" comments are funny to me, although I'm sure they do hurt/bother/annoy the intended JJP employee audience.

If you mean me, it doesn't bother me at all. Especially for dashv, since he's thinking of buying a Hobbit instead. Pirates and Hobbit are both JJP pins.

Like any pin, JJP or other manufacturer, I've always encouraged people to play them and get the one they like. They are the ones that have to live with their decision. Don't rule a game out until you play it and decide.

Not to mention if down the road I ever give them tech help, I'd much rather help a person who is happy with their purchase than sorry they ever got it.

LTG : )

2 months later
#453 2 years ago
Quoted from RichieWrench:

Can you send me a message so that I can get these mods for my game -- Where Do I go to get this mods for my game --


LTG : )

2 weeks later
#563 2 years ago
Quoted from Hogbog:

Or buy the game team lots of beer...

I tried that. That don't work.

LTG : )

#598 2 years ago
Quoted from seenev:

Are we seeing the results of rushing to meet Christmas delivery?

Could be inside the game somewhere if it fell off.

LTG : )

#599 2 years ago
Quoted from RichieWrench:

Am I missing a topper piece for this bumper???

How have you not called Joe and texted him 100 times by now ?

LTG : )

#604 2 years ago
Quoted from RichieWrench:

GREAT SERVICE AT JJP....They were all over it and apologized.

Steve was already on it when I called you.

Thank you for the kind words.
LTG : )

#615 2 years ago
Quoted from DylanFan71:

Instruction for the topper? Anyone?

You'll need to talk to NJ JJP for that one, if none came with the game.

LTG : )

#622 2 years ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Question, did the full printed manual show up with the game or is that a later arrival type of accessory for the CE?

Coming as soon as they are printed.

LTG : )

#631 2 years ago
Quoted from Genjuro:

Did you have pilot holes in the top of your backbox for the topper

Should be four spotting holes up there.

Quoted from Genjuro:

Mine is rather loud.

Apparently they are loud.

LTG : )
Disclaimer : I don't have one to check.

#632 2 years ago
Quoted from Genjuro:

Did you have pilot holes in the top of your backbox for the topper,

LTG : )

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#641 2 years ago
Quoted from RichieWrench:

Is there a fix or maybe a way to muffle it down.

Tech support for the topper is coming out of NJ. So contact JJP there.

LTG : )

#653 2 years ago
Quoted from Ilushka85:

Jjp did not include leg levers

I am sorry this happened. Perhaps borrow some off one of your other pins. I know it isn't right, but then you can play your pirates.

LTG : )

#657 2 years ago
Quoted from Ilushka85:

Too hard to pick them up like this all for a temporary solution.

Anywhere you can find the local ? I doubt they could ship them so you'd have them before the holiday.

Quoted from Ilushka85:

And my topper screws were also missing.

I know. I am sorry. You can play the game without the topper until they send them to you.

LTG : )

#658 2 years ago
Quoted from Ilushka85:

Too hard to pick them up like this all for a temporary solution.

You are about an hour from Pinball Life.

Any friends closer you could borrow some from ?

LTG : )

#698 2 years ago
Quoted from Ilushka85:

if i bend the leaf part of the switch it makes contact but then it does not push the leaf far enough down to hit the red part of the actual switch.

Bend it past the part that pushes the small knob into the switch body. So you don't effect that.

LTG : )

#699 2 years ago
Quoted from KingPinGames:

How do you spell Eric's last name?

Same as yours. Mueneir.

LTG : )

#734 2 years ago
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 : )

#742 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinballpal:

If any buddy wants to sell me their CE topper let me know.

You need a CE game. It won't work on other models.

LTG : )

#743 2 years ago
Quoted from Genjuro:

the noise that is present from the gearbox on the motor.

This is what I would try. ( They won't give me one for tech support so I can't experiment ) The flat surface of the cam, a very thin line of grease on it. The roller thing it pushes, a drop of oil on each side where it rolls on an axle.

Past that I'd check other surfaces that are binding or adding to the noise. Might be a bit of work and digging into it. I do believe it can be reduced.

LTG : )

#746 2 years ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

He mentioned the code (settings) were developed prior to the final ship and was not implemented at release.

Nice they let me know, since I'm getting calls and emails about it.

Thank you Yelobird !

LTG : )

#747 2 years 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 : )

#755 2 years ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Of all the mods we have created this one is dare I say the Cutest thing we have ever made.

You did a great job on him !

LTG : )

#770 2 years ago
Quoted from RichieWrench:


Merry Christmas Richie. I do hope you remembered to call and text Joe Star about 14 hours ago.

LTG : )

#826 2 years ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

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

Greatest Pirates mod yet !

LTG : )

#836 2 years ago
Quoted from RichieWrench:

Who is down for me starting off the year with the 3AM text to my good old buddy Joe?

Yes. Start the New Year off right. It will be the first of many in the New Year !

LTG : )

1 week later
#910 2 years ago
Quoted from whitey:

GI,s are out and the lights stop 3/4
Of the way down on the playfield?

This should help you :

Please check out page C-54 in the manual ( you can download it at jerseyjackpinball.com ) that page shows the data harness path. From W6 to #29, to #1, to #2, to #3, etc. etc.

Please go into Tests - LEDs - All LEDs, this turns any working all white. Lift playfield and lean on backbox. You can see the working ones kind of glow.

They are wired in series, a straight line. Find the last working one, the one after it that is out is the bad one. With the power on, you can by pass the data harnesses on the LED boards, bypass the bad one, and turn off in settings. ( be sure and turn it back on when you replace it ) this will help you identify a bad one.

As an example, say #15 was out. You can run the data harness from red on W2, to green on #16 instead of #15. If the rest light up, you know #15 is the bad one.

With the power on you can move data harnesses. They go red to green from board to board. Don't mess with the power connectors with the power on.

Quoted from whitey:

Happy to pay ya !

I'll be right over.

LTG : )
Disclaimer : Just kidding. Tech support late needs a little humor.

#928 2 years ago
Quoted from Cgpinhead:

Any advice on how to adjust

See the red arrow pointing to the red screw ? Tighten it down and squish the rubber grommet it goes through to lower the ramp so it leans to the right.

LTG : )

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#1029 1 year ago
Quoted from DarthSinex:

how easy these are to install?

Just like changing a shooter rod.

LTG : )

#1037 1 year ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Looking at the 3 inch disk.
Jack/Eric.....i'm at a loss for words.

The disc acts like a disc, throws the balls good. The three thinner discs didn't have enough surface to effect the ball much.

LTG : )

6 months later
#1082 1 year ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

LTG works 7 days a week.

I can't send parts though.

Under warranty or to buy a new one, contact Shannan next week.

LTG : )

3 months later
#1131 1 year ago
Quoted from dts:

What do you guys think?

They give you money so you spend it. If they didn't want you spending it, they wouldn't give it to you.

So if a Pirates CE makes you happy. Go for it.

You'll be glad you did.
LTG : )

#1140 1 year ago
Quoted from dts:

I'll be asking Yelobird to make me a coin door plaque for CE 172...

Smart move. That is one of the best looking mods out there.

LTG : )
Disclaimer : Next to the Monkey.

#1146 1 year ago
Quoted from dts:

I figured the code updates wouldn't support the triple spinner.

That is correct.

LTG : )

4 weeks later
#1160 12 months ago
Quoted from dts:

Maybe someone will fill me in on how to replace the coindoor...

4 bolts and two or three connectors. Pull it out, put in new one. Then bolts, then connectors.

LTG : )

#1164 12 months ago
Quoted from Vitty:

Anyone have any recommendations for replacing the barnacle adhesive?

Double faced automotive tape for side molding.

LTG : )

#1170 12 months ago
Quoted from dts:

Only issues I see right away are two balls pop out at the beginning,

Too many balls in the game ?

LTG : )

#1175 11 months ago
Quoted from Vitty:

No fix unfortunately. I have turned my ship in a bottle off for now.

Search RitchieWrenches posts. He put insulation in his to quiet it down.

LTG : )

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