(Topic ID: 210894)

LOTR - right flipper has no EOS switch


By parsonsaj

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I'm sure these are not the best photos, but I tried to capture a picture of the "good" flipper on my LOTR machine. It seems to have the normal EOS switch that is opened when the flipper is activated. The right flipper, though, has a single blade switch, which obviously does nothing. I assume that I need to replace the EOS switch on the right flipper? If I understand flippers correctly, the lack of an EOS switch means that the flipper always high current and voltage, instead of the minimal amount that would be present if the EOS switch was functional.

Anyone in the Atlanta area want to offer to help me replace this switch? This would be the first attempt at soldering anything, and the switch contacts look pretty small...

Thanks in advance for any help.

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#2 1 year ago

Modern games can usually account for a missing/malfunctioning EOS and won't overheat, but can't hurt to replace. Soldering the switch is a good first time practice, they're not that small. You can solder the wires to the new switch before screwing it in, so you'll have plenty of room to work and see what you're doing

#3 1 year ago

The one blade broke off on the right one. It happens. But yeah, it needs replaced.

#4 1 year ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Modern games can usually account for a missing/malfunctioning EOS and won't overheat, but can't hurt to replace. Soldering the switch is a good first time practice, they're not that small. You can solder the wires to the new switch before screwing it in, so you'll have plenty of room to work and see what you're doing

Thanks for the advice! The right flipper seems to get weak faster than the left one does, especially during a long game. I was thinking I would probably replace both of the flipper coils with the "medium" strength ones sold by one of the vendors on Pinside (already have those in hand, still waiting for the EOS switches to come in). The coil replacement seems to be a less intimidating first soldering project since the lugs on the coils are HUGE

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