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Metallica owner's thread


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#16701 34 days ago
Quoted from RCA1:

I picked up a Monsters Premium translite on Ebay, from a pinball retailer.
Saw this when I got it. Looks like silver sharpie.
Is my new translite signed by Dirty Donny?[quoted image][quoted image]

Sure looks that way. Same as another signature I seen of his.

#16702 34 days ago
Quoted from RCA1:

I picked up a Monsters Premium translite on Ebay, from a pinball retailer.
Saw this when I got it. Looks like silver sharpie.
Is my new translite signed by Dirty Donny?[quoted image][quoted image]

Yup! I bought a METpro and it had the same silver marker signature!! U can only see it with the pin turned off tho which sucks but oh well!! Gentleman i bought mine from went to a book signing i believe and took it with him!!

#16703 34 days ago

Or maybe Danny Devito signed it?

Rob

#16704 34 days ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

Or maybe Danny Devito signed it?
Rob

Dudley Do-right?

#16705 34 days ago

It's clearly Daredevil

#16706 34 days ago

I have mine signed as well. Looks about right

#16707 34 days ago

What is the latest revision and have songs become switchable between balls yet? That single thing has always been my biggest complaint. I don't want to play the same song throughout the entire game.

#16708 34 days ago
Quoted from sohchx:

What is the latest revision and have songs become switchable between balls yet? That single thing has always been my biggest complaint. I don't want to play the same song throughout the entire game.

No.

#16709 33 days ago
Quoted from sohchx:

What is the latest revision and have songs become switchable between balls yet? That single thing has always been my biggest complaint. I don't want to play the same song throughout the entire game.

If your doing any good on the game then you will be changing the music constantly between the the multiballs and crank it up modes. Choosing a single song isn’t a big deal for me because of this.

#16710 33 days ago
Quoted from RCA1:

I picked up a Monsters Premium translite on Ebay, from a pinball retailer.
Saw this when I got it. Looks like silver sharpie.
Is my new translite signed by Dirty Donny?

I bought one of these too a few months back and thought the same thing. So I asked the seller about it and they said its a copy of his signature. So he signed one of them and then copies were made, which we bought.

#16711 33 days ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

I bought one of these too a few months back and thought the same thing. So I asked the seller about it and they said its a copy of his signature. So he signed one of them and then copies were made, which we bought.

So someone is making illegal copies of the translites and selling them on eBay.

#16712 33 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

o someone is making illegal copies of the translites and selling them on eBay.

Well, I'm not saying that or accusing anyone but it does seem that way. However, they were honest when I asked the question. I don't know who else would make these translites like this.

#16713 32 days ago

Just so Im clear, Im not accusing anyone of selling fake goods. I bought mine from the Gameroom Guys on Ebay. I have bought many things from them and they have always been great. Here is their response to my question on ebay. Also, the top signature is mine and the bottom is from rca1 pic. Notice the signatures are close but different. Take it for what its worth. doesnt really bother me. The translite seems like Stern quality.
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#16714 32 days ago

Looks the same as mine which I got in person at the Ottawa show last year... also got mine personalized as that’s my preference when getting autographs. It’s in my DIY backlit translite box above where my now sold MET used to sit.

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#16715 32 days ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

I bought mine for the Gameroom Guys on Ebay.

Same here. I like the idea of an original signature better, but it was not listed that way and would have been a surprise.
Oh well, it's cool either way.

#16716 32 days ago

Mine is direct from Stern. Looks the same. Anything is better than Lyman's signature. That man is a legend but he signs his name like hes signing a grade 8 year book lol.
Off topic here but I own a pro and I also have the monsters translite. The pro translite is much thicker and stronger than the monsters. Anyone else notice this?

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#16717 32 days ago
Quoted from roar:

Looks the same as mine which I got in person at the Ottawa show last year... also got mine personalized as that’s my preference when getting autographs. It’s in my DIY backlit translite box above where my now sold MET used to sit.[quoted image][quoted image]

Yours makes all of ours look fake lol. It's totally different than all the other ones. I'm likely going to the Ottawa show next weekend. I'll have to get him to sign something else.

#16718 32 days ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Anything is better than Lyman's signature. That man is a legend but he signs his name like hes signing a grade 8 year book lol.

I like Lyman's.... I can actually read it.

#16719 31 days ago

I ordered a set of cliffys over a month ago and have not yet seen them. He told me at the time he was backed up, so I wont sit here acting like I wasnt warned. That said I sent an email a couple days ago asking for an update with no response. Just curious if this is normal for those who have ordered directly from him.

#16720 31 days ago

I have had the same experience, they will eventually get there, but may take a long time. Worth the wait, but not good for impatient people such as myself.

Quoted from jandrea95:

I ordered a set of cliffys over a month ago and have not yet seen them. He told me at the time he was backed up, so I wont sit here acting like I wasnt warned. That said I sent an email a couple days ago asking for an update with no response. Just curious if this is normal for those who have ordered directly from him.

#16721 31 days ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

I ordered a set of cliffys over a month ago and have not yet seen them. He told me at the time he was backed up, so I wont sit here acting like I wasnt warned. That said I sent an email a couple days ago asking for an update with no response. Just curious if this is normal for those who have ordered directly from him.

I have been waiting for a couple months and sent an email for a update. No response either. He is usually good at responding within a day or two so he must really be backed up

#16722 31 days ago

Generally cliffy will give me a bit of an indication on the wait before I order. That way it's up to me whether the buy or not. I can't see a problem with that. Patience and eventually you'll get them or maybe ask for a refund. I'm sure he'd ablidge if you can't wait.

#16723 31 days ago

The translight quality is good so they are probably not copies, and none of the signatures are 'exactly' the same. Heidi said it was a printed signature, but they would be identical if that were true.

I bet that DD signed a bunch at Stern. Maybe they were planning to use those in a vault or ship with the last 50 produced, like Borg signed, or maybe they were signed to be shipped to Stern Army members to use for prizes, etc.

#16724 31 days ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

I ordered a set of cliffys over a month ago and have not yet seen them. He told me at the time he was backed up, so I wont sit here acting like I wasnt warned. That said I sent an email a couple days ago asking for an update with no response. Just curious if this is normal for those who have ordered directly from him.

I can vouch for Cliff. Cliffy is a friend of mine and a great person. He is also a one man operation. So if he's not answering emails, he's making product, if he's answering emails, then he's not making product...you get the picture. He is also trying to design product for new games. Don't take it personal if you haven't heard from him in awhile. He will ship your product. Hopefully sooner than later.

#16725 31 days ago
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#16726 31 days ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

I can vouch for Cliff. Cliffy is a friend of mine and a great person. He is also a one man operation. So if he's not answering emails, he's making product, if he's answering emails, then he's not making product...you get the picture. He is also trying to design product for new games. Don't take it personal if you haven't heard from him in awhile. He will ship your product. Hopefully sooner than later.

100 percent understood !! I’ve heard absolutely nothing but great things. Just making sure that could be the case since I’m still new to all this.

#16727 29 days ago

Hi!
Lucky owner of a premium 2015-16
I have problems with GI? (Slings, backboard, apron) some games it’s flashing like crazy. Strobe light.
Does anyone know what to do?

#16728 29 days ago
Quoted from JHPSWE:

Hi!
Lucky owner of a premium 2015-16
I have problems with GI? (Slings, backboard, apron) some games it’s flashing like crazy. Strobe light.
Does anyone know what to do?

Yep. Follow the cable under the playfield(up near the back) that looks like a phone line. Reset the connector. Bam! Strobing gone.

#16729 29 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Yep. Follow the cable under the playfield(up near the back) that looks like a phone line. Reset the connector. Bam! Strobing gone.

Ok will have a look.
I tried to power off and on the game but still bad.
Is this a network cable? Any idea why it happens

#16730 29 days ago
Quoted from JHPSWE:

Ok will have a look.
I tried to power off and on the game but still bad.
Is this a network cable? Any idea why it happens

Yes, it's a network cable, I think it just happens due to vibration.

#16731 29 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Yes, it's a network cable, I think it just happens due to vibration.

Ahh! Thanks!
Will check tomorrow

#16732 29 days ago
Quoted from JHPSWE:

Hi!
Lucky owner of a premium 2015-16
I have problems with GI? (Slings, backboard, apron) some games it’s flashing like crazy. Strobe light.
Does anyone know what to do?

Quoted from yzfguy:

Yep. Follow the cable under the playfield(up near the back) that looks like a phone line. Reset the connector. Bam! Strobing gone.

More likely this: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/metallica-lights-strobing-continuously

The power connector to the light controller board needs replacing.

Rob

#16733 29 days ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

More likely this: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/metallica-lights-strobing-continuously
The power connector to the light controller board needs replacing.

Rob

Not sure how likely either is. I've seen two games strobe and a wiggle of the wire solved the problem.

#16734 29 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Not sure how likely either is. I've seen two games strobe and a wiggle of the wire solved the problem.

The power connector is a known failure point. If it's discolored even a little bit, it should be replaced. It happened on my game too.

Rob

#16735 29 days ago

Yup, common fault on Metallica.

#16736 28 days ago

With regards to this network cable
1. Can you hot glue the connection point to the socket or is this a waste of time.
2. Is this a standard cable you buy from computer stores etc? If so what is it called?

Thank you

#16737 28 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Yup, common fault on Metallica.

I hope this is the right size. Trifuron pins should be used when the connector is replaced. It's what I used.

https://www.pinballlife.com/156-trifurcon-crimp-terminals.html
https://www.pinballlife.com/156-396mm-crimp-stuff-3-position-housing-with-locking-ramp-17575.html

Rob

#16738 28 days ago

Im not sure that either power cable or network is the problem. On my game I doesn’t help but if I disconnect the RED GI from the board it stops! (cN20)
I will check soldering to se if it helps.

#16739 28 days ago

I viewed the video and just checked my game as has strobing and noticed while removing power cable that the header pins were loose. I resoldered and all good. But I'm unsure if that solved the issue or merely reseating the connections did.

#16740 28 days ago
Quoted from embryon:

I viewed the video and just checked my game as has strobing and noticed while removing power cable that the header pins were loose. I resoldered and all good. But I'm unsure if that solved the issue or merely reseating the connections did.

Did you remove the connectors and solder the cable to the pins?
I tried to reset my game with power connector and network but still strobe.
If I remove Red GI it stops and starts with reconnect

#16741 28 days ago
Quoted from JHPSWE:

Did you remove the connectors and solder the cable to the pins?
I tried to reset my game with power connector and network but still strobe.
If I remove Red GI it stops and starts with reconnect

Is the power connector discolored at all? It could be you are just reducing load on a bad connection.

Rob

#16742 28 days ago
Quoted from embryon:

I viewed the video and just checked my game as has strobing and noticed while removing power cable that the header pins were loose. I resoldered and all good. But I'm unsure if that solved the issue or merely reseating the connections did.

If the power connector is discolored at all, replace it. The loose header pins can be a sign it got hot enough to melt the solder off the pads.

Rob

#16743 28 days ago
Quoted from JHPSWE:

Did you remove the connectors and solder the cable to the pins?
I tried to reset my game with power connector and network but still strobe.
If I remove Red GI it stops and starts with reconnect

Removed plugs and pcb and soldered the power cable header pins on the pcb. My power plug may show the slightest yellow but so slight it's hard to tell even with a light on it. So will keep an eye on this and if strobing returns

#16744 27 days ago

a cold solder joint on the male connector (backside of the board) is a probable cause to why the connector is discolored (overheated) in the first place.

the proper fix for this is:
- remove the board and reflow the male (pins) connector on the board. replace the board side connector if the pins look worn or pitted from overvoltage
- replace the connector on the wiring harness leading to that connector. terminate the wires using trifurcon pins in a [new] connector to provide 3-points of contact to the male (pin) side of the connection

#16745 27 days ago

Hi everyone! I just bought a NIB Metallica Premium that must be one of the last Premiums ever made (I bought it from a distributor who has a few left). While I wait on it to be shipped I am picking up some necessary extras, I am ordering some cliffy's but I am wondering if I should buy the magnet protectors? A search of this thread revealed that 3-5 years ago the metal ones were curling and loosening, then some people went with mylar circles that they have to replace as needed, then cliffy comes out with a carbon fiber protector that does not curl but some say is too thick, then later posts suggest that mylar was factory applied over the magnets on later-built machines. So what is the consensus? Should I go cliffy, mylar, or not worry about it?

Thanks for the help! This game has been my grail game and I cannot wait to start playing it!

#16746 27 days ago

Hey guys. My left flipper doest retract properly after a game or two. It will flip then lazily creep back down. Just a simple coil swap? I've never had to swap one yet.

#16747 27 days ago
Quoted from LargemouthAss:

So what is the consensus? Should I go cliffy, mylar, or not worry about it?

I went mylar and haven't had any issues in a home-use only environment. I think I've got over 1,000 games on my machine now

#16748 27 days ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Hey guys. My left flipper doest retract properly after a game or two. It will flip then lazily creep back down. Just a simple coil swap? I've never had to swap one yet.

Probably not the coil itself. More likely the coil sleeve or the bushing.
Rebuild the flippers and that should fix any likely issue.

https://www.pinballlife.com/new-style-flipper-rebuild-kit-left-and-right-flippers-for-sternsega.html

#16749 27 days ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Hey guys. My left flipper doest retract properly after a game or two. It will flip then lazily creep back down. Just a simple coil swap? I've never had to swap one yet.

The flipper plunger rod is probably mushroomed on the edge. Do a flipper rebuild to fix. How many games played on your game? Also. If you have young kids who flip a thousand times per ball will wear this rod out quickly too

#16750 27 days ago
Quoted from embryon:

Also. If you have young kids who flip a thousand times per ball will wear this rod out quickly too

Or Wife/Girlfriend

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