(Topic ID: 54093)

Official TRON lovefest thread, I love it more than Lightning Kitty.


By centerflank

6 years ago



Topic Stats

  • 9,330 posts
  • 476 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 7 days ago by Fytr
  • Topic is favorited by 143 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

Topic poll

“Is TRON super awesome or are you a hater?”

  • TRON is unreal, centerflank is supersmart. 401 votes
    71%
  • TRON blows, voters for this option have a small dingy :( 102 votes
    18%
  • Never played TRON, but if Centerflank likes it, it must be fun!!!! 60 votes
    11%

(563 votes)

Topic Gallery

There have been 2,266 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

20191125_100130 (resized).jpg
20191125_071829 (resized).jpg
45CA4C72-1E5B-4934-9248-2DA1D4F94079 (resized).jpeg
EC3635BA-C031-4D50-92AA-E6D0A25D8726 (resized).jpeg
DE99EB72-0942-49E3-9985-F790D5A1F569 (resized).jpeg
E6E45E7C-5552-401B-B918-3502BD55C609 (resized).jpeg
tronflipperfuses (resized).jpg
B3A2B4C0-E9EB-4DEF-A6EC-57EE3A255961 (resized).jpeg
20191030_191954 (resized).jpg
20191025_214447 (resized).jpg
IMG_20191016_213037 (resized).jpg
C3274E82-5928-4425-80FC-82E5869342BA (resized).png
IMG_2493 (resized).jpeg
IMG_2438 (resized).jpeg
IMG_5562 (resized).jpeg
IMG_5564 (resized).jpeg

There are 9330 posts in this topic. You are on page 172 of 187.
#8551 1 year ago
Quoted from Stones:

Only 10 years late, but got this installed tonight. Absolute must have.....[quoted image]

Just got ours installed a couple days ago and I totally agree. Was so glad there was another small run of these. So beautiful!

1 week later
#8552 12 months ago

If anybody wants an external volume control switch let me know. It fits in your unused tournament button spot under the start button on any SAM game and wires up to your existing coin door volume buttons by soldering to the existing terminals (3 wires) or you can use your own quick connectors. I'll be making a few extras this weekend, cost is $20 shipped. These currently sell for $30+shipping at PBL and Marco.

#8553 12 months ago

Of course you would do this now. I recently bought and installed 6 of those things from PBL

#8554 12 months ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

If anybody wants an external volume control switch let me know. It fits in your unused tournament button spot under the start button on any SAM game and wires up to your existing coin door volume buttons by soldering to the existing terminals (3 wires) or you can use your own quick connectors. I'll be making a few extras this weekend, cost is $20 shipped. These currently sell for $30+shipping at PBL and Marco.

Ok these are all spoken for, much quicker than I thought. If you still want one shoot me a message and I'll put you on the list when I make up some more in about 2 weeks.

#8555 12 months ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

If anybody wants an external volume control switch let me know. It fits in your unused tournament button spot under the start button on any SAM game and wires up to your existing coin door volume buttons by soldering to the existing terminals (3 wires) or you can use your own quick connectors. I'll be making a few extras this weekend, cost is $20 shipped. These currently sell for $30+shipping at PBL and Marco.

Do you have a pic of what this looks like installed?

#8556 12 months ago

I joined the Tron Owner family Light Cycle mod in there now, not on pics yet....

IMG_3380 (resized).JPGIMG_3382 (resized).JPGIMG_3390 (resized).JPGIMG_3393 (resized).JPGIMG_3807 (resized).JPG

#8557 12 months ago

Hello, does anyone know where I could get this topper? Or, if you own it, are you willing to sell it? Thank you.

B14A144C-EC6E-407F-9086-58D0E23CCEC9 (resized).png
#8559 12 months ago

Hello, Anyone have this translite they would consider selling? Thank you!

00CB3602-7E5B-46C7-96A7-62DA69CB585B (resized).jpeg
#8560 12 months ago

Libations for everybody!!!
...water for the kids.

61189A58-0842-4861-B945-B91CCA28161B (resized).jpeg9DAEC5E3-AF4B-4130-B2EA-BE1D17FA949F (resized).jpeg
#8561 12 months ago

I have never seen illuminated leg protectors before

#8562 11 months ago
Quoted from Durzel:

I have never seen illuminated leg protectors before

They look great on Tron

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-led-leg-light-ups/page/11#post-4637653

#8563 11 months ago

That´s the first LE I´ve seen with a signed playfield.

#8564 11 months ago

What's up Tron owners! I just did a temporary trade for a Tron and need some troubleshooting advice for a crazy loud spinning disc motor. I did some research and found the Stern service bulletin for Pirates of the Caribbean calling for 3 and 1 motor oil applied to the top and bottom of the motor shaft to lubricate it. My question is how did you get to the top shaft...did you need to dissemble the disc mech to access it? Also, did this fix work for any of you who have tried it? It's loud enough where the sound is so annoying that I deactivated the motor in the menu and would love to quiet this down so I csn enjoy the game with the spinning disc mech on.

Thanks!

#8565 11 months ago
Quoted from Hasi:

That´s the first LE I´ve seen with a signed playfield.

Oh really! Guessing it is Borg's signature!

#8566 11 months ago

IIRC, only the first 100 LEs had the signature.

#8567 11 months ago

Nearly finished. Only one
last mod left.

2FFA09C2-8234-4023-8AC6-AEA5CF9A602A.jpegA8061322-4926-48F5-8DB5-7676E1939B45.jpeg8226BF70-7665-4C07-840A-996DB9E2591B.jpegDA3A8F6B-CFF7-417E-A4D4-667A2BE6BA31.jpeg0F291C60-1306-468C-96B6-8ED231D2093A.jpeg
#8568 11 months ago

Woah Hasi that's freakin beautiful!

#8569 11 months ago

I‘m still looking for these plastics.

The guys from gamestencils.com don‘t answer.

Does anyone have them for sale?

DF38A614-91C0-4C94-A61C-54E2F0FB87E6 (resized).jpeg

#8570 11 months ago
Quoted from bjorg:

IIRC, only the first 100 LEs had the signature.

Hmmm...I have LE #88 and there is no signature on the playfield...

#8571 11 months ago
Quoted from FtrMech:

Hmmm...I have LE #88 and there is no signature on the playfield...

I would consider yourself lucky. Unless is a cool looking signature like George Gomez I would rather not have any.

#8572 11 months ago
Quoted from Hasi:

I‘m still looking for these plastics.

The guys from gamestencils.com don‘t answer.

Does anyone have them for sale?

Same for me. No answer at all for months. Anyone???

#8573 11 months ago

Came across this game for sale and had to buy it, seemed like a nice guy to deal with. Glad to be part of the Tron community.

ACDB8C0F-8528-44AC-92E9-74B30B9C65DB (resized).jpeg9447A70A-43C6-4081-A5A0-D0F1F5C49F93 (resized).jpeg
#8574 11 months ago

Bummer if CF sold his Tron! Really miss him, this place isn't the same without him...

Added 11 months ago:

Now that his Tron has moved on, it seems permanent that he isn't coming back...

#8575 11 months ago
Quoted from FtrMech:

Hmmm...I have LE #88 and there is no signature on the playfield...

I stand corrected.

#8576 11 months ago
Quoted from dkazz1:

Came across this game for sale and had to buy it, seemed like a nice guy to deal with. Glad to be part of the Tron community.

That is centerflank's in case anyone didn't catch the dmd. Sad day for the hobby but he still has the apron of destiny at least.

#8577 11 months ago

I miss centerflank. It's funny because I don't know him and I didn't even join the club until after he was gone but I enjoyed reading his posts

#8578 11 months ago

Centerflank was a big loss to our community. He was loud and obnoxious, but his passion was palpable!

#8579 11 months ago
Quoted from bjorg:

I stand corrected.

Ok so only 1st 100 Tron LE's got a signature it seems.

#8580 11 months ago

Damnedest thing happened the other day. Turned on my Tron and the Eli's kit stopped lighting up along with a trough issue where it shows a ball on the dmd even after all 4 balls are ejected.

First issue with the Eli's: checked out a post on here where Eli suggested updating the code with the latest on pinbits site. Gave it a shot with no luck. Computer was able to find the board no problem and the test light would light up no problem when it was plugged in but still getting nothing when in the board. Checked all connections under the play field and in the back box and all feel solid and do not look burnt.

Second with the ball through basically the dmd on the eject screen show the main 4 balls, a ball above the 4th one from the left and I believe one in the plunger Lane. When I eject all the balls the one above the 4th one from the left still shows at times and can often caused the machine to think it's missing a ball.

I haven't dug into the second issue as much because it's a new issue. Coming up empty handed on there Eli's though. Hope this isn't unique. Thanks guys.

#8581 11 months ago

@spyk

Sounds not too unlike the weirdness that was baffling me for a while: bad trough opto board resulted in switch errors on 3-bank. Try unplugging your trough opto (for rightmost ball + ball jam) & see if weirdness is corrected.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-tron-lovefest-thread-i-love-it-more-than-lamp/page/171#post-4692320

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-tron-lovefest-thread-i-love-it-more-than-lamp/page/170#post-4662749

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-tron-lovefest-thread-i-love-it-more-than-lamp/page/170#post-4659903

Good luck.
-Jason

#8582 11 months ago
Quoted from jasonbar:

@spyk
Sounds not too unlike the weirdness that was baffling me for a while: bad trough opto board resulted in switch errors on 3-bank. Try unplugging your trough opto (for rightmost ball + ball jam) & see if weirdness is corrected.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-tron-lovefest-thread-i-love-it-more-than-lamp/page/171#post-4692320
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-tron-lovefest-thread-i-love-it-more-than-lamp/page/170#post-4662749
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-tron-lovefest-thread-i-love-it-more-than-lamp/page/170#post-4659903
Good luck.
-Jason

Thanks. I just found this too on the forum. Going to check this in the am. Apparently the Shaker motor can cause the pins to come loose especially after 100 be or so plays. Well it's in need of a cleaning so I'd say the timing sounds about right.

The ramp is what's messing with my head the most. I just had the tech fix it with new boards for the lights them selves as the color was off and was working fine. All of the sudden just stopped the other day. Unless I'm looking at the manual wrong the stern manual doesn't tell you too much about the actual board either. I was going to try to trace the electricity but I'm guessing it the rest of the pin is working fine, and it is electrical, it's got to be isolated to either the pin connector on the small board or the larger board specifically for where the small board connects to the larger one. Does this sound logical?

#8583 11 months ago
Quoted from dkazz1:

Came across this game for sale and had to buy it, seemed like a nice guy to deal with. Glad to be part of the Tron community.
[quoted image][quoted image]

Wow!!! congrats for you, but sad to see Flank finally let it go......we had great times on the grid.....he'll be missed here. Armwrestling champ of pinside, as I recall....

#8584 11 months ago
Quoted from Stones:

Only 10 years late, but got this installed tonight. Absolute must have.....[quoted image]

Completely agree.....ahh, life on the grid thread.... a nice break from some of the insanity in some of the others.

#8585 11 months ago

Has anyone totally solved the noisy disk motor issue?

Googled it and looked at everything that showed up.

I’d spent the past few nights working on all the things that annoyed me on my tron.

Stern buzzing flippers : fixed finally!
Autolauncher hitting playfield : fixed
Noisy disk motor : still not fixed

I pulled the disk mech apart and tested the motor in its own. Removed plastic disk but couldn’t remove the grub screw holding the adapter plate on. Added a tiny amount of 3in1 machine oil. Tested. Repeat several times. It got a little quieter but still very noisy. Doesn’t seem to be a balance thing as there isn’t much vibration.

So I’m thinking do I bite the bullet and get a replacement motor.

Googled the part id and it’s the same as the shaker motor.

I’ve got a half dozen machines with shakers.

So my idea is to see if I can switch a shaker motor for the disk motor. I’ll test it for balance and noise before doing the full swap.

Is there any difference between the shaker motor and the disk one? (except for the connectors etc that is desolder off the original disk motor)

#8586 11 months ago
Quoted from atariaction:

Ok so only 1st 100 Tron LE's got a signature it seems.

I believe it was the first 50 that had signed playfields, similar to what was done with Avatar LE think that was first 20 of 40 with signed playfields.

#8587 11 months ago

I just tested power to the pig tail and everything is coming up all right. I did notice if I plugged the pig tail in after the game was on (might have been a dumb move but wasn't thinking) the purple test light will go on for a second or two and turn off. Otherwise the only way to seem to be able to get this thing to turn on is by plugging it into my PC. Still no lights. Tried the update again with no luck. I am trying to reinstall the original that came with this board when it was given to me and trying to wait the 20 second recommended on the pinbits sight while also "Safely ejecting" the hardware. Got nothing so far. Super frustraiting as the only post I have seen with this same issue seemed to have fixed it with a simple code update. I have a file called "Pref" on the Eli's board but I am supposing that is supposed to be there as it worked with it on there before.

#8588 11 months ago
Quoted from koops:

Has anyone totally solved the noisy disk motor issue?
Googled it and looked at everything that showed up.
I’d spent the past few nights working on all the things that annoyed me on my tron.
Stern buzzing flippers : fixed finally!
Autolauncher hitting playfield : fixed
Noisy disk motor : still not fixed

What didi you do to fix Stern buzzing flippers and Autolauncher hitting playfield?

#8589 11 months ago

Ok so somehow I fixed it. We are back in business!!!!!!!!!!! Don't know what it was. Was checking DC voltage and next time I went to turn it on it worked... Maybe I spooked it.

#8590 11 months ago
Quoted from FtrMech:

Hmmm...I have LE #88 and there is no signature on the playfield...

Top 50 only were signed.... I have #33.

They don't do that anymore

#8591 11 months ago

Can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than to take my TRON up to the next level:

Here is what it looks like without the translite:

Here is a before reference pic:

fullsizeoutput_c19 (resized).jpeg

#8592 11 months ago
Quoted from Bramvk:

What didi you do to fix Stern buzzing flippers and Autolauncher hitting playfield?

Autolancher : replaced the entire support bracket. The arm was moving too far and the plunger wasn’t hitting th stop soon enough. As the coil stop is built into bracket I didn’t have a choice. Either replace the stop or the plunger. Local supplies of flipper rebuild parts are dry atm so I got the bracket that was available.

Buzzing flippers.
Removed the stops and the plunger.
Sanded and polished those till they were as flat and shiny as possible. You’ll be able to see the indentations/wear marks on both pieces. You need to remove both so they are flat. I used a steel ruler to check. Also put the two pieces together and see if they are flush. Reinstalled and held the coil stops as tight as I could while reinstalling them.

The main difficulty is getting the plunger piece flat. I don’t have a fool proof method but I just held it as close as I could to the sand paper otherwise you tilt it constantly. The coil stop is much easier as it so large.

#8593 11 months ago

I bought a HUO Tron yesterday. The spinner seems to be pretty loud. I’ve read up that this is a pretty common issue. Any idea how to fix this?

#8594 11 months ago

turn the volume up.

#8595 11 months ago
Quoted from Jimmyhonda:

I bought a HUO Tron yesterday. The spinner seems to be pretty loud. I’ve read up that this is a pretty common issue. Any idea how to fix this?

As in the wire weight spinner mech? I’d just try polishing the wire up so there is less physical resitance/rough surface to cause a noise.

#8596 11 months ago

i'm guessing he means the recognizer disc.

#8597 11 months ago
Quoted from weaverj:

i'm guessing he means the recognizer disc.

Ahh yeah my bad. Haven’t seen a definiative fix apart from a little light machine oil at both ends of the motor. Limited success with that. Mines a little quieter but still has a rattle to it.

#8598 11 months ago

Yes, the recognizer disc. I will try some oil. Thanks!

#8599 11 months ago

Also, I bought a Tron pro and the light cycles seem very faint. They are wired to the GI? Is this incorrect? I heard they should be wired to 5v source? Where and how would I do that? Any help would be great. Thank you!!!

#8600 11 months ago

Has anyone else listened to episode 73 of the head2head pinball podcast with the interview of Lyman Sheats? The entire interview is pure gold... at a minimum, I would urge you to go to the 1hr 24min mark and listen to Lyman stumble over his words when talking about Tron code. It seems almost to me that he starts to talk about what they are already doing, but catches himself and talks about what he would like to do if he had the chance. If this is true, I have no idea if this is for a VE, or just another code update of a game that’s been out for a while (like they did recently with Metallica... a game that was already very mature).

Any thoughts on this, falconpunch??

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
Trade
Machine - For Trade
Lynn, MA
$ 26.95
Playfield - Protection
ULEKstore
6,900
Machine - For Sale
Spring Branch, TX
From: $ 18.00
Apparel - Men
Pinside Shop
There are 9330 posts in this topic. You are on page 172 of 187.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside