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Monster Bash Remake (MBr) Owners Club (with Poll & Pics)

By MrSanRamon

1 year ago

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“Monster Bash Remake (MBr) Owners Club (with Poll & Pics)”

  • I'm in on a CE 41 votes
  • I'm in on a SE 101 votes
  • I'm in on a LE 305 votes
  • I'm out for now 161 votes

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Post #4230 Potential fix for SDTM from scoop. Posted by Reznnate (7 months ago)

Post #5928 Frankenstein switch adjustment tips Posted by MGM2 (64 days ago)

Post #6026 Links to STDM Tweaks Posted by Oaken (51 days ago)

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#5683 4 months ago

I am a couple of days away from purchasing a MB LE. The distributor told me they can't check production numbers and give me the highest but can confirm they have nothing under production number 100. Where is the cutoff on issue fixes related to production numbers or does it not matter? Thanks.

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#5743 3 months ago

Ordered my MB LE from Candice at pinballs.com. They have some in stock ready to ship. Ordered 06-25-19 and it will arrive tomorrow 07-03-19.

#5746 3 months ago

Other than the obvious assembly and 6.5 degree playffield setting, is there anything else to do before playing?

#5748 3 months ago
Quoted from donjagra:

Don't forget your balls.

I meant programming, too funny.

#5750 3 months ago

Assembling MB at the moment. What are these parts for?

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#5752 3 months ago
Quoted from kcZ:

flipper rubber and a clearance gauge for setting flipper bat height (above the table).

Extra stuff, cool, thanks for the reply.

#5754 3 months ago

MB LE 552. All setup and leveled. Plug and play or wax first?
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#5756 3 months ago

Thanks for the encouragement, already did. I noticed in idle mode before or after a game it doesn't play music. Is it supposed to be silent in idle mode? I read and couldn't find info on this.

#5759 3 months ago
Quoted from monte_:

I have had my monster bash LE for 2-3 months now and I have noticed recently that the jets/pop bumpers at the top are very insensitive. When the ball hits the bumpers, they seem to respond about 1/3 to 1/2 of the time. I have never adjusted the jets/pop bumpers or is there a setting on the machine that makes them more sensitive so when the ball touches them they respond. Thanks for the help.

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#5887 77 days ago
Quoted from Mrawesome44:

I have 2 questions one for dealers and one for everyone. The first question is are there still a lot of people who ordered thier LE game months ago and still haven't received it and for my dealer question is LE stock still available and is there still a huge wait/delay on stock if available. Would it be better to wait till late September/October to attempt at trying to buy one?

Post #5743 in this thread.

#5888 77 days ago
Quoted from JOESCHALL:

Curious: Are there people who have ordered LEs that are still waiting for them?

Post #5743 in this thread.

#5895 75 days ago

This occurred while playing this week. Turned off and on at switch with no change. Unplugged and issue resolved. Anyone else experienced this?

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#5902 72 days ago
Quoted from Lounge:

All those errors are related to the “Frank Table” error. Happens when the tab on frank table comes out of the guide and the table can’t go back to Frank laying down. Cascades to the ramp switch not being able to move and the targets not being able to raise and lower. Your Frank table is stuck in the raised (Frank standing up) position and will not go back until the tab is back in the slot.
Definitely needs a mod on the tab to keep it from popping out - it’s too short and comes out of the slot easily.

I appreciate the wisdom, what MOD has everyone used? Any examples?

#5904 72 days ago
Quoted from Lounge:

Post #5901 two posts up.

Thanks everyone for the info.

#5907 69 days ago
Quoted from Lounge:

Heard from CGC about Frank table. They say bend the tab - see pics.[quoted image][quoted image]

Do you really need to take it out to bend it? I can get my hand on it when Frank is stuck in the leaning forward position as pictured below. Also sometimes after a hard reboot/unplug, he gets stuck in the up position with the target down and I can shoot the ramp continuous without any change in his position. Is there a test I can perform in programming to move in up and down to actuate everything and get him back to normal operation? I am new to this so forgive my ignorance and thanks for the replies.

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#5915 67 days ago

Ran tests on Frank table and came up with this. Is it time to get a replacement Frank table motor from CGC?

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#5917 67 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

For a switch error ?
You have an UP switch that needs adjusting.
LTG : )

Sorry for the ignorance. I thought since the motor reads running it may have a stripped shaft since the table was not moving during that test.

How do I adjust the switch? Thanks.

#5920 64 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

Then pull up or push down, see if it's stuck or is the motor turning but nothing moving ?
In your pictures he was up and down, so I didn't think Frank moving was a problem.
LTG : )

Ball got stuck twice last night and when searching the Frank table went up and down both times. Please tell me more about the switch adjustment. It reads broken on testing but you are telling me its only an adjustment? Thanks in advance for the help.

#5924 64 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

Look at the mech below the playfield. Find the switches that open and close when the table goes up and down. Check that they are plugged into the board nearby. And the parts that move make the arm of the switch go up or down as needed.
You can check them in Tests - Switch Edge.
LTG : )

I appreciate the reply and advice.

Quoted from JOESCHALL:

As always, everything Lloyd said is correct, but understand that the message you get during testing that the switch is broken simply means that the switch is not being fully engaged. A simple adjustment to (i.e., bending of) the correct switch should likely solve the problem. In this case. there are two long metal switches underneath the mechanism under the playfield that Lloyd references (they are under a square plate, but still mostly visible), and each one is engaged one at a time as Frank goes up or down. Bending the correct switch just a bit so that it's fully engaged as the Frank table moves may be the answer.
I may be able to help you with a video, but first, please describe clearly exactly what's happening during game play. I read your posts above but I can't tell even from those exactly the problem you're having currently. When the two Frank targets are down and you shoot the ball up the Frank ramp, what happens? Does he come down to a vertical position? After you've drained down to one ball during multiball, what happens? Does he go back up to the horizontal position?

Thanks for the reply. Below is what happens.

1. Frank in standing on boot, no targets up behind him as shown in the pics above.
2. If you hit Frank he makes noise and it lights a body part.
3. Once all body parts are lit multiball starts, not sure how many hits after all body parts are lit.
4. When multiball is over he is still standing and everything repeats.

Before I ran the tests the table got stuck in the up position and we could shoot the ramp continuously. I will do what you both say when I have time tomorrow, thanks again for the help.

#5926 64 days ago
Quoted from JOESCHALL:

Thanks for the clear reply, gmagno. I believe I have the solution to your problem. See video below. As noted, turn the power off before bending the switch, and do so very carefully. If this doesn't work or you have further questions, just let me know.

You are a good man joeschall. I watched the video and will follow your instructions.

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#5983 58 days ago
Quoted from JOESCHALL:

Thanks for the clear reply, gmagno. I believe I have the solution to your problem. See video below. As noted, turn the power off before bending the switch, and do so very carefully. If this doesn't work or you have further questions, just let me know.

I opened her up and ran the test again. Same screen, switch broken, motor running. I said what the heck and grabbed/pushed on the part that spins, freed it from the up switch. It hit the down switch and stopped again, no movement. HMMM, I kept doing this 3 more times and it finally cycled up and down several times. Weirdest thing, couldn't see anything obvious that would keep it from turning. Closed her up and played fine last night. Thanks again for all the help and advice. Ordering the knocker today.

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#5987 57 days ago
Quoted from JOESCHALL:

Glad to hear it was helpful to look at and test that area--even if the "fix" that happened remains a mystery, you're looking in the right place. Play on, and if it ain't broke again, don't fix it. Good luck, and thanks for reporting back.

Thanks again Joe, couldn't have done it without you.

#5990 56 days ago
Quoted from Ambro:

You guys are lucky - my scores were wiped out; I wonder why …???

I have the card ready to perform the update. Any insight on the random loss of high scores? There must be a logical reason. Waiting on feedback before potentially wiping my scores.

#5997 56 days ago
Quoted from Moeman65:

When I did my first update on M.B. one of the steps asked if I wanted to delete scores. Just entered NO, and all previous scores remained. I would hope this second update does the same. I personally haven't done mine yet but plan to.

I contacted CGC and will post the reply so we are all informed. Pic of board behind translite for future reference.

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#5998 56 days ago
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#5999 55 days ago

I was successful and didn't lose scores. Maybe versions prior to 1.0.2 need to be updated to 1.0.2 and then updated again to 1.0.3. This is the only theory that makes sense.
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