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NEW Jurassic Park owner needs help!! FIXED


By hodgesm0

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

Hi Everyone,

First I would like to start off by saying that I am very new to the hobby. I have one machine, (DE Jurassic Park), that my wife bought me as a project a year ago. I tinkered with it quite a bit, but finally decided to have it fixed by a professional. 3 weeks and a few hundred dollars later I have a working and playable machine. (YAY)

After playing it for a few weeks, and learning how the game was supposed to work by watching a few youtube videos, I realized that my machine was not progressing in the game modes. (BOOO) I started to diagnose the problem, and figured out I had a bad switch for the center scoop. I bought a replacement and put it in. The game now recognizes the switch in DIOGNOSTICS mode, but in gameplay it will not progress the game mode; strange side note, it does give some points for activating it.

I manually activated the switch with the game running to make sure it wasn’t a ball contact issue, and I have also noticed that the green light above the scoop will only blink for a couple of seconds randomly. I believe this is supposed to be lit when the game starts, and when you hit the “Power Shed” shot to re-light it.

I have gotten the first mode (Stampede) to start by using the “Smart Missile” button, but only then. I have read through almost all of the forum post that may have connection to my same issue, but haven’t found anything similar. My next thinking is that maybe my game Chip could be bad?

Any help that you could provide would be greatly appreciated; I throw myself at the feet of the pros and veterans in this hobby. I can answer any questions you may have, as well as provide pics/video of anything.

Thanks, Matt

#2 3 years ago

Had the same issue when I had mine. You really need to bend the switch arm to make sure the ball is activating the switch when it rolls over. I thought just using my finger to activate the switch meant it was working, but that wasn't the case.

#3 3 years ago

I was getting deja vu on this question as I know I had chimed in somewhere. Took a little digging but I found it and 2nd dontfeed

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/jp-power-shed-wont-keep-control-room-lit#post-3643808

#4 3 years ago
Quoted from Meloyelo51:

I was getting deja vu on this question as I know I had chimed in somewhere. Took a little digging but I found it and 2nd dontfeed
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/jp-power-shed-wont-keep-control-room-lit#post-3643808

I did read that thread, will try bending the switch arm and report back.

#5 3 years ago

go into switch test mode and test with the ball, not your finger.

#6 3 years ago

Holy crap! I cannot believe that bending that arm just a little tiny bit actually fixed it!!! I played with the glass off and walked the ball through all the modes and everything seems to be working great. Thanks guys!

#7 3 years ago

I'm proud to see that in 3 posts, the original poster ALREADY knows to put "FIXED" in his title thread so people looking for help in the future will know that there IS a solution in here.

Well done on both, OP - fixing it and labeling your title thread appropriately.

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