I had not played my machine for like 3 weeks, and when I went to play it last week I noticed it was having a sound issue on my Premium. Volume is up at 45, and we all know that's a good level, nice and loud, nope sounds like its at 20, Polk sub barely thumps. All speakers work, but just not loud. So I pulled J10 and reseated and no improvement. So called my distributor, he said its sound like a bad CPU board, for me to call Chaz at Stern's tech. support. So I contacted Chaz, he walked me through some things, and he determined it was a bad CPU. So under warranty they are sending me a new CPU on there dime. So far I have had to change the magnet board (which was already the updated version) already a few months back, and now have to change the CPU board on a 6 month old game. Yes it was built on a Monday as well, lol. I checked the date. Aug. 13, 2013 was a Monday.
Anyone else have this issue with there Metallica sound? Cant be a an isolated issue, cuz Chaz said they had to do exchange quite a few. Corrupted Ram I guess on the board.
So just waiting for it to come, next week probably.
Also my optos were giving me service alerts, but while playing the optos were fine. Game was spazzing out with service alert notices, but they all worked. So I reset back to factory default settings and the service alerts were gone. Still love this game, no matter I have to repair, change a board, still very fun, has not gotten boring at all.