(Topic ID: 108177)

Metallica Magnet: Sparky not letting go

By kid_ego

9 years ago


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#1 9 years ago

Within the past week, the Sparky in our MET Pro has grabbed the ball with the magnet in front of him but will not let go.

Even shutting things down doesn't always release it (had to slide the glass down and bump the ball loose one time).

Anyone else had this happen?

#2 9 years ago

If shutting the game off doesn't release the ball then it can only be one thing. The balls are magnetized. Get some new balls.

#3 9 years ago

Mine does the same thing,it was also popping the fuse that works all the magnets.
My replacement magnet board had something pop loose.
Waiting on a new one,might have cooked something on the main board where the fuse is as well.
Tech is testing it now.

#4 9 years ago
Quoted from LOTR_breath:

If shutting the game off doesn't release the ball then it can only be one thing. The balls are magnetized. Get some new balls.

That makes sense.

It doesn't do it every time we play it, making it likely just one of the balls has become magnetized.

Thankfully an easy fix though. I like easy fixes.

2 months later
#5 9 years ago

My met jyst started doing this.... right after i put new balls in

#6 9 years ago

I bought new balls for it but never got a chance to swap them out.

But it hasn't done it in a couple months. Go figure.

#7 9 years ago

Mine did this right out of box. Stern sent new balls and problem was solved.

#8 9 years ago
Quoted from nitrojcrawf:

Mine did this right out of box. Stern sent new balls and problem was solved.

You contacted Stern for new balls? That's funny

#9 9 years ago

how did I know that was going to be said!

#10 9 years ago

Tee hee

#11 9 years ago

Put a piece of clear laminate over the magnet core.
Like the stuff you can find at the dollar store.
Its thinner than mylar. Will remove easily. Just cut it out with scissors to fit.

I put it over the magnets on my iron man about 2 months ago, after the ball was sticking to the whiplash magnet.
I havent had it happen since.
And it still works like its supposed to.

Cheapest fix ever. Even cheaper than new pinballs.
$1, and you could do 50 magnets.

#12 9 years ago

Make sure you're using carbon steel balls, not chromium.

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