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Monopoly Club!! - Own it All!!!


By SilverUnicorn

6 years ago



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#701 8 months ago

new design

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#702 8 months ago

Hi All. Just bought my first pin....Monopoly. Condition seems to be pretty good, other than the right ramp has a crack in it at the entrance and that ramp flap is rising off the PF. Was going to replace just the ramp flap for now, but am having trouble finding that part. Marco is sold out. Was hoping one of you might have an extra or could point me in the direction of finding one. Couldn't find much online. Part number is 535-8968-00. Thanks.

#703 8 months ago
Quoted from jared125:

Hi All. Just bought my first pin....Monopoly. Condition seems to be pretty good, other than the right ramp has a crack in it at the entrance and that ramp flap is rising off the PF

Those ramp flaps can be bent downwards quite easily but i do have a spare from my original right ramp. I could always remove it and post it in an envelope (between 2 thin bits of card) but of course you will need to be able to rivet it on to the plastic. It's not worth bugger all and postage is negligible. Better using the proper roll over rivets but standard one's will suffice. On the other side of the planet so postage would be about 6-12 days'ish
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BTW, the flap can be bought new at PSPA over this side of the pond.
https://www.pinballspareparts.com.au/parts-by-machine/stern-parts/monopoly/535-8968-00.html

#704 8 months ago
Quoted from jared125:

Hi All. Just bought my first pin....Monopoly. Condition seems to be pretty good, other than the right ramp has a crack in it at the entrance and that ramp flap is rising off the PF. Was going to replace just the ramp flap for now, but am having trouble finding that part. Marco is sold out. Was hoping one of you might have an extra or could point me in the direction of finding one. Couldn't find much online. Part number is 535-8968-00. Thanks.

I have made my own flap for pennies.
The ramp flap material is on Marco site. Trace it out, cut with good quality scissors, rivet on.
I did my own whirlwind flap quite easily

Edit- I made a thread about it I believe...i'll look for it

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/whirlwind-club-members-only/page/49#post-4680109

#705 8 months ago

Awesome, thanks for the assistance guys!

#706 8 months ago

Hello everybody, just purchased my first pinball machine, MONOPOLY (used). I have a question and if it can be answered I would greatly appreciated it.

Thank You in advance

1. There is a signature on the railroad support ramp, as seen in the photos, WHO IS IT? AND WHY? I know there are limited editions made, but i doubt this is one. The serial number can also be seen in the photos.

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#707 7 months ago
Quoted from darvymarvy:

Hello everybody, just purchased my first pinball machine, MONOPOLY (used). I have a question and if it can be answered I would greatly appreciated it.
Thank You in advance
1. There is a signature on the railroad support ramp, as seen in the photos, WHO IS IT? AND WHY? I know there are limited editions made, but i doubt this is one. The serial number can also be seen in the photos.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Not sure what that signature is but I checked mine and there is no signature on it.

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#708 6 months ago
Quoted from TonyScoots:

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What is the status of this mod? Is it being made and if so what is the price going to be?

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#709 6 months ago
Quoted from TonyScoots:

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So I guess this was a load of BS? I sent the guy a pm over 2 weeks ago asking for detsils and pricing and never got any response.

#710 6 months ago

Hi everyone, I just bought my first pin and joined the club!

I've been enjoying the game and I'm trying to do what I can to make it play smoother and look nicer. I've read through this whole thread and learned a lot. I'll definitely be getting some lexan to make those airball guards. I'm sorry if I missed it anywhere but has anyone successfully gone from game rom 3.03 to 3.01? I just hate having to keep that rubber off the waterworks flipper since it only spins counterclockwise.

I'm also having a technical problem I'm hoping someone can help me solve. The cop target broke a few days into me owning it. I successfully swapped it for a new one and tested it out in a game and it was working great. Later I go to play a two player game and it isn't coming up. I hit the targets and it makes the whistle sound effect but no cop. It won't come up in the board chase mode either. It will come up during ball search. Weirder still is it comes up without issue in a one player game. Anyone have any idea what could be causing that?

Thanks for any help.

-Chris

#711 6 months ago
Quoted from chris508:

Hi everyone, I just bought my first pin and joined the club!
I've been enjoying the game and I'm trying to do what I can to make it play smoother and look nicer. I've read through this whole thread and learned a lot. I'll definitely be getting some lexan to make those airball guards. I'm sorry if I missed it anywhere but has anyone successfully gone from game rom 3.03 to 3.01? I just hate having to keep that rubber off the waterworks flipper since it only spins counterclockwise.
I'm also having a technical problem I'm hoping someone can help me solve. The cop target broke a few days into me owning it. I successfully swapped it for a new one and tested it out in a game and it was working great. Later I go to play a two player game and it isn't coming up. I hit the targets and it makes the whistle sound effect but no cop. It won't come up in the board chase mode either. It will come up during ball search. Weirder still is it comes up without issue in a one player game. Anyone have any idea what could be causing that?
Thanks for any help.
-Chris

Does the cop target pop up in test mode when you fire the solenoid?

#712 6 months ago
Quoted from Archon9000:

Does the cop target pop up in test mode when you fire the solenoid?

It is coming up in test mode. It doesn't go back down until hit which I'm assuming is normal. Tested the targets and board chase mode again and it comes up and goes down as it should. Still not popping up in multiplayer games.

#713 6 months ago
Quoted from chris508:

It is coming up in test mode. It doesn't go back down until hit which I'm assuming is normal. Tested the targets and board chase mode again and it comes up and goes down as it should. Still not popping up in multiplayer games.

That's a strange issue and almost sounds like it's software related. The physical connection to the solenoid seems fine based on what you describe.
One last question : do you see any corrosion at all under where the batteries are mounted?(even if they are no longer present). Even tiny bits of corrosion on the legs of chips can cause bizarre behaviors.

#714 5 months ago

Where can I get a replacement clear backglass for Monopoly I tried Marco but they say they don’t carry it

#715 5 months ago
Quoted from Archon9000:

That's a strange issue and almost sounds like it's software related. The physical connection to the solenoid seems fine based on what you describe.
One last question : do you see any corrosion at all under where the batteries are mounted?(even if they are no longer present). Even tiny bits of corrosion on the legs of chips can cause bizarre behaviors.

No corrosion to be found. Played a long game today and it popped up after hitting the targets several times, but then stopped after maybe five. Stopped the game right away and tested the coil. Starting to think it's software or rules doing it. Maybe it quits after a certain amount of times each game? Monopoly code leaves a lot to be desired.

#716 5 months ago
Quoted from chris508:

No corrosion to be found. Played a long game today and it popped up after hitting the targets several times, but then stopped after maybe five. Stopped the game right away and tested the coil. Starting to think it's software or rules doing it. Maybe it quits after a certain amount of times each game? Monopoly code leaves a lot to be desired.

That is odd. I'm getting my Monopoly back soon (lent it to buddy while I do basement renovations). I'll try to reproduce the same bug

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#717 5 months ago

Joined today. So far a neat game.

3 weeks later
#718 4 months ago
Quoted from chris508:

Hi everyone, I just bought my first pin and joined the club!
I've been enjoying the game and I'm trying to do what I can to make it play smoother and look nicer. I've read through this whole thread and learned a lot. I'll definitely be getting some lexan to make those airball guards. I'm sorry if I missed it anywhere but has anyone successfully gone from game rom 3.03 to 3.01? I just hate having to keep that rubber off the waterworks flipper since it only spins counterclockwise.
I'm also having a technical problem I'm hoping someone can help me solve. The cop target broke a few days into me owning it. I successfully swapped it for a new one and tested it out in a game and it was working great. Later I go to play a two player game and it isn't coming up. I hit the targets and it makes the whistle sound effect but no cop. It won't come up in the board chase mode either. It will come up during ball search. Weirder still is it comes up without issue in a one player game. Anyone have any idea what could be causing that?
Thanks for any help.
-Chris

I had the same issue with my cop drop target. I was able to fix it. If you look under the playfield, you will see the long white skinny part of the target. There is a switch under that in the housing unit. I had to bend the switch so the target would hit it correctly. If you move that up and down you will hear it click. It helps if you take off the part I circled in the pic.

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#719 78 days ago

Can anyone make me a set of the ramp protectors found here http://pinballzone.com/tech/monopolyflap.php

I will pay for your time and materials.
Thanks

#720 78 days ago
Quoted from zutton1:

Can anyone make me a set of the ramp protectors found here http://pinballzone.com/tech/monopolyflap.php
I will pay for your time and materials.
Thanks

I don't make them any more, but I posted my vector files if someone out there has access to a laser cutter:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/monopoly-club-own-it-all/page/9#post-4600676

#721 78 days ago
Quoted from mattosborn:

I don't make them any more, but I posted my vector files if someone out there has access to a laser cutter:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/monopoly-club-own-it-all/page/9#post-4600676

Thanks Matt! Hopefully someone can help me out.

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#722 69 days ago

Hello,

I have a question about monopoly playfields. I see there are what appear to be 2 different versions: a version that has a more grey board, and one with a more green board. Photos attached for reference.

Does anyone know why these are different? I know monopoly was run several times so maybe they changed the colors intentionally (or not?) Over courses of the run?

I have heard that sometimes the playfields on this game are susceptible to "graining," and was curious if the grey or green version has that problem more or if it matters.

Thank you.

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#723 63 days ago

Hi All! New to the club, and after one game my wife said "you're not selling this one" and she's only said that of 3 pins! Great game, fun play, decent challenge.
But after having it a month I've developed an issue. After being powered on for maybe 15-20 minutes it's seems to kind of blink power, and will do it pretty consistently until you turn it off. Next day, power on and good for a little bit again but then the same. I haven't had a chance to even open the cabinet to look around, but figured I would ask to see if anyone's had a similar issue and how it was resolved. Thanks!

#724 59 days ago

Found my problem! The ribbon wire from the display to the power board was pinched between the head and cabinet when it was set up. Crazy that it would have gone for months before becoming an issue, or that it became an issue at all! Unkinked, flattened out and routed a little better and all is good! I'll probably go ahead and replace the ribbon though to be done done with the issue.

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#725 45 days ago

Joined the Monopoly club today. Also, fairly new to 'fixing' issues. The left ramp diverter magnet isn't working, but the right one is. Are they on the same fuse? Any ideas why this may be happening?

#726 45 days ago
Quoted from sixgill:

Joined the Monopoly club today. Also, fairly new to 'fixing' issues. The left ramp diverter magnet isn't working, but the right one is. Are they on the same fuse? Any ideas why this may be happening?

If they were then the right side wouldn't be working either with a blown fuse. Start with the basics first and check the wiring to the left diverter coil as it could be something as simple as a broken wire or connector dislodged right up to something like a blown transistor on the driver board. Always check the basics first cause a good 7 out of 10 times it's where the issue lies.

#727 45 days ago

I'll have a look. Thanks

#728 42 days ago

Has any had an issue with when a ball is hit with the left flipper up the center ramp it will hit the gate and roll back down. It’s only really hard hits. My top switch was also positioned slightly left of where it should be, where the hole in the backboard is. Not sure if that’s the issue, or if the ball is just coming up to high as it hits the gate,

#729 42 days ago

What lights the pop bumpers?

#730 38 days ago

Hi all. New Monopoly owner here too. Didn't realize this thread existed before I posted my questions re: the ball jail and some issues. I'll link it here in case some of you have any ideas on these two issues. 1) gate flap closing / re-opening and letting the ball back into ball jail, and 2) the balls are left in ball jail on new game. Anybody experiencing these two issues?

More details in this post:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/monopoly-ball-jail-ball-lock-issues#post-5862340

#731 38 days ago

hey guys! i just bought a Monopoly, and LOVE IT. Lawlor is just the best. at this point, i own FOUR Lawlor titles.

monopoly and earthshaker are probably the most underrated games ever. Monopoly is such a fun game to play. easy to learn, but difficult to master. this game is a real great addition to any lineup

#732 37 days ago

Although a player for 30 years, I'm admittedly fairly new to pinball repairs. Anyone have a simple guide to updating the firmware on Monopoly? I have the file but can't anyway to get it on the machine! Is it a ship job or am I missing something?

#733 37 days ago
Quoted from sixgill:

Although a player for 30 years, I'm admittedly fairly new to pinball repairs. Anyone have a simple guide to updating the firmware on Monopoly? I have the file but can't anyway to get it on the machine! Is it a ship job or am I missing something?

You will need a Rom chip burner to do that. BTW how did you go with the diverter coil, get it working?

#734 37 days ago
Quoted from Mancave:

You will need a Rom chip burner to do that. BTW how did you go with the diverter coil, get it working?

I took your advice, took the cover off the diverter and everything looked fine, gave a wire a little wiggle and the connection fell apart. Quick strip and solder and it's working like a dream. By coincidence though, the rollover switch for ball 2 in the lock lane was broken so between both the diverter and this, that side caused quite a few issues. Have another switch on the way.

Thanks heaps for your advice.

#735 32 days ago

I added BriteRings to the Pop Bumper Caps. These glue to the bottom of the caps. The bottom LEDs light up that area of the playfield. Since you have to move the ramp to install several of them if you choose to do it make sure you use lots of drops of super glue.

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#736 31 days ago
Quoted from OTRChief:

I added BriteRings to the Pop Bumper Caps. These glue to the bottom of the caps. The bottom LEDs light up that area of the playfield. Since you have to move the ramp to install several of them if you choose to do it make sure you use lots of drops of super glue.
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Looks great!

This machine gets better every time I play it.

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#737 9 days ago

Has anyone had any issues with the kicker behind the Water Works bumpers not ejecting effectively? Should there be a small rubber on it? It works and punches the ball up but it doesn't always clear the metal strip on playfield and falls back into the hole.

#738 4 days ago
Quoted from sixgill:

Has anyone had any issues with the kicker behind the Water Works bumpers not ejecting effectively? Should there be a small rubber on it? It works and punches the ball up but it doesn't always clear the metal strip on playfield and falls back into the hole.

Ours did that when I got it. There's an adjustment in the software for COIL PULSE POWER (adjustment # 36). We changed that to HARD and it has been fine ever since.

Chris

#739 3 days ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

Ours did that when I got it. There's an adjustment in the software for COIL PULSE POWER (adjustment # 36). We changed that to HARD and it has been fine ever since.
Chris

Thanks heaps! Excellent advice and an easy fix.

#740 1 hour ago

Part way through Land Grab I get an error message "Operator Alert! #1 Trough Up-Kicker Coil Malfunction". I continue to get balls added when I loose them and the coil tests fine. The only problem is I loose some of the Land Grab scenes. Any thoughts on how to fix this?

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