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Phantom of the Opera Club - Owners and fans welcome!

By SilverUnicorn

2 years ago

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#2 2 years ago

You have to do a "figure eight" to both sides of the center rubbers in order to keep the
flyaway door from sticking.

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from fanta:

wish the backglass was easier to come by since mines has the mask completely gone.

Mine too.

#8 2 years ago

At the time Phantom was released, to me, it looked like a lost Bally title
that should have worn the Bally logo.

#13 2 years ago
Quoted from simplykind:

This game features the world's first TY-FFASI solid state flipper" and the flipper have "Solid State" stickers on them. Anyone else ever seen this? Im assuming it came that way from factory and they were just never removed.

You are correct! The flippers would break and would get replaced with new ones with no stickers.
Now, do you you know what TY-FFASI means and the story behind the term?
Hint: it had to do with Williams at the time.

#16 2 years ago

The story of TY-FFASI. An engineer bought a Williams pinball machine. he quickly realized that it could be improved upon. Thus, were born the parallel wound flipper coils. he did not get any credit for his input.
Data East was on Williams tail to be number one. So they employed his input to make their flippers better.
1) A single wound coil with two different power supply voltages and two deferent values of regulating diodes.
2) He built on that principle to come up with the no end-of-stroke switch and yet have lane change switch
strobing capacity all in a solid state format. Thus the TY-FFASI system was born. But what does TY-FFASI
mean?... Simply.
And that was the story back in 1980's. How much of it is true?, I do not know. But an engineer out side the pinball manufacturing proses did change the flippers that are used in today's machines.

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#73 2 years ago
Quoted from Darscot:

I hear the gold paint comes off with the mylar

The gold paint that Data East and Premier/Gottlieb used did not adhere to the playfield.
e.g. Gold Wings.

3 weeks later
#98 2 years ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

Has anyone else installed Cliffy's Magic Mirror replacement? I got mine installed last night and it seems to get hung up on the rubbers on the side of it.

Anyone else experience this? Maybe I have the wrong size rubbers on the sides? The old one had no issues.
The product itself is fantastic, but I can't figure why this one hangs up and the old one didn't

Note: Magic mirror rubbers are to have a "twist" ( figure8 ) from factory. Not documented.
I saw the game, brand new, at the show and that is how they had the rubber rings done in the

10 months later
#208 1 year ago
Quoted from slither:

here is a pic of the damage


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#216 1 year ago
Quoted from PhantomO:

I have seen more than one Phantom with melted inserts, caused by flashers that stayed lit somehow. Does anyone know the cause of this, and how to ensure it doesnt happen, other than replacing flashers with leds?

I would replace the two caps that control the +5 volt IC.( power supply)
They go bad all the time and cause erratic operations.

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#231 11 months ago
Quoted from PhantomO:

Right and left slings

The capacitors are missing.
You only have the resistors.

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