Quoted from Yelobird:
Ok unless I read that wrong it Seems like you are going the wrong direction. You adjusted your game pitch from 5.9 (way to low in my opinion) Up to 6.5 (I prefer 6.8) and Then reduced the flipper power?? When you increase the incline you need to also (most times) Increase the flipper power or I suspect you will never hit that chest. Go up and continue to go up until it goes in. Make sure your not flying off ramps and you should be good to go.
Did you ever fix this? I'm having the same problem now.
Last week I realized that there was very slight damage happening beside MAP, and decided now was as good a time as ever to put the Cliffy on! (the previous owner installed all the other ones but not this one).
So I took the Pearl off, gave the game a good cleaning, put it back on and now.... the ball #1 won't lock. I'm puzzled.
I have done all the tests I could think of and everything seems to be fine. Switch locks 1,2,3 fire off every ball fired (very rapidly), but it just won't lock. It doesn't even try. I can throw the ball up the ramp and it won't work either.. I sit beside it and watch... If I put the ball inside the chest and let it roll, it will lock it. So duh, obviously, it's something to do with it coming in fast.... but I just don't know how I would change that, and why it would have been working the last year (all the issues I've had with this, this is the first "chest" issue).
Anyone encountered this? I have looked at the whole mechanism and got to know it pretty good. It looks like the last owner put a screw that wasn't the right size - it's too long - it sticks out a bit - in the very back (the one that holds the coil), but it's nice and tight.... I couldn't see why this would be the issue? Obviously having the right size screw will make it look aesthetically pleasing but I don't see how this could be the issue..
I saw other people saying to bend the metal piece that locks it....I'm a little hesitant going down that road... I could see it having trouble releasing balls after as the ball release is only a slight coil tick.... Why do they have to make this thing so **** precise. I can see why they wouldn't make it again though honestly....all the dialing in I've done on this bitch. I was done....I *was* done...
I can't even have a game now ugh :/