I've had this since 2015. It's home use only as the story goes I was given and I'm #3. The two previous owners were older guys (the seller was a moving retiree down south) and other than if something broke and needed someone coming in, it never was really cleaned or maintained internally. As it stands when I got it, there were some balancing issues with the game so to speak and I've addressed them in my limited capacity the best I could.
That said, I have 3 persistent annoyances that at times keeps me from using it months at a time which is a shame as it's all I have currently as I sold my other table. Perhaps someone here can help me with pictures or borderline idiot speak in detailing on what can be attempted to address it.
1) The motorized 5 target visor array will not sit flush. I can to a degree accept it's a design flaw, but I believe there to be more to it than that. When I first got it, it was less flush than it is now. If I remember right so far I have cleaned it, adjusted the 2 screws on the plate for distance, tore it apart off the table and cleaned it again, and remounted it to the playfield bottom with lesser tension that it had. That last one seemed I think to help it a little, but still, not enough to stop it getting caught on slow rollers and I'm at a loss.
*FIXED* 2) The vortex is not consistent enough. When I got it, mostly it would bang into the plastic and be lucky to get to 5k or so. I had to remount the thing to start, cleaned thoroughly the track from the plunger. The entire plunger housing plates, plunger, and the hole it travels in I cleaned the hell out of it as it was mucky. This got it up to like 80-85% consistency. I'm starting to wonder if it's a plunger problem. I'm thinking either it's slightly ever so bent to where I can't see it without using tools to spot it. It's wobbling a little carry within the hole it travels causing it, and if not that, I don't know as the tip is new rubber.
*FIXED* 3) The angle of the table. I can't figure out a good one to place it at because I've gone between 5 and 6.5(that is max or near it with my adjustable leg screw post casters) and the game is just cruel. It happens too often you shoot, it plays into the vortex and pop bumpers, and shoots straight down the left or right side drains without so much as ever being touched with a flipper. Or you could get one or two flips in, pops off something, and runs right down the same two places which is infuriating. I've used other Pin-Bots at locations here or there and if you can count TPA(and friends) sure it happens on them too, but not at that level of frequency. Would there be any suggested angle to put this at so a decent game can be had? As annoying as the first 2 problems are, this one keeps me angry enough not ot use the table for long stretches.
I'm to the point now I want to enjoy playing again, and if it means swapping it out for another I'd hate to do it but I would. A local has a Diner for trade which looks nice but I'm not familiar with, and I'd love a T2 but I think that's over my limit which is a shame as I loved that one in college. I just would like a nice experience again where a game can be fun once more and the losses are my fault, not something that's being pissy or finicky about the machine itself.
If images are needed I have a set of them from after I got it to where it was awhile back, but nothing close up, especially of the mechanical issue #1 up above. Thanks.