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Pinball Magic Club


By WesleyCowan

5 years ago



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#2001 35 days ago

This isn't specific to Capcom games as the boards are obviously different and I believe Capcom pulses much faster but the general troubleshooting steps are still the same. First though make sure you don't have a bad socket or set of sockets that's creating a short. And make sure they are no LEDs installed unless you have the OCD board too. Good luck!!

Sorry, forgot the link: https://homepinballrepair.com/pinball-lamp-matrix-theory-and-troubleshooting/

2 weeks later
#2002 19 days ago

Does anyone know what to call and/or where I can source the black trim that sits on top of the lower backbox panel that has the channel for the backglass? I picked up a project pinball magic that didn't have this piece included and can't seem to find it, any help is appreciated!

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#2003 19 days ago

Forgot to resign from the club, Magic left two weeks ago.

#2004 19 days ago
Quoted from Venetic:

Does anyone know what to call and/or where I can source the black trim that sits on top of the lower backbox panel that has the channel for the backglass? I picked up a project pinball magic that didn't have this piece included and can't seem to find it, any help is appreciated!
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https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/03-8265-1

Not sure what size capcom uses, but this should give you an idea of where to start.

#2005 19 days ago
Quoted from dung:

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/03-8265-1
Not sure what size capcom uses, but this should give you an idea of where to start.

This should work hopefully, thanks!

#2006 18 days ago
Quoted from punkin:

Forgot to resign from the club, Magic left two weeks ago.

The first rule of resigning from Pinball Magic Club is that you don't talk about resigning from Pinball Magic Club.

Sorry you sold yours but no need to resign You've been a wealth of knowledge so please stick around!

Chris

#2007 17 days ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

So, I've had my Pinball Magic 5 years now. I had always thought the wireforms looked dull. Not worn, just "dull" I tried to polish them up but nothing changed, so I just kind of lived with them. I had the opportunity to get a NOS loop wireform and jumped at it. Now that I got it, I am thinking my original wireforms were podercoated. Like I said, they aren't bad, just not shiny.
My guess is that they were worn and someone had them powercoated. Now I am conflicted. I Love the shiny new one, but then the other one won't match
First world problems I guess. Oh and I got a really cool cad drawing of the ramp. Anyone want to reproduce them? LOL
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My old machine came from Italy and it was exactly the same powered coat colour. I wonder if some came this way as powder coating wasn’t really a “mod” for operators back in the day.

#2008 17 days ago
Quoted from HighVoltage:

My plunger doesn't slide as freely as I like. I was going to replace the plunger sleeve, but couldn't remove whatever's in the housing: seems like a brass sleeve but flanged on both sides. What's up with that? Are these removable? I tried, but they seem pretty permanent.

Sorry if this was answered later in the thread but the Capcoms (and I think Sterns today) had a particular shooter housing with an oil impregnated bronze bushing called Oilite- https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oilite

I bough a NOS one for my Airborne but you can buy the bushings from engineering type places.

I had to drill my old bushings out very carefully and tapped in the new ones. Made the world of difference.

#2009 13 days ago
Quoted from DMC:

Every shot on the game has to be made to kill Matra Magna I believe.
http://www.gamefaqs.com/pinball/915937-pinball-magic/faqs/1450

Resurrecting an old point of discussion here because I've not managed to beat her yet and it doesn't really light any of the shots. Sometimes hitting certain stand-ups will award damage but it appears that if you wait too long between them she regains strength and fires her wand at you. I haven't been able to find a video stream of anyone beating her either so if anyone has pointers or tips on how to finish her off please share!

#2010 11 days ago

Why are so many people selling right now? This game is awesome!?!?

#2011 11 days ago

Mine didn't fit my collection, all either modern machines or Bally/Williams and older Sterns.

Can be a bit polarizing the repetitive rules too, if you really are wondering.

#2012 11 days ago
Quoted from wackenhut:

Why are so many people selling right now? This game is awesome!?!?

I keep kicking around letting mine go. I have owned it a few years. I owned another before that.

#2013 11 days ago
Quoted from wackenhut:

Why are so many people selling right now? This game is awesome!?!?

Maybe the prices games are fetching now? Capcoms don't seem to get too crazy, but they are still up there.

Chris

#2014 8 days ago

I have a NOS set of plastics for sale in the market.
These dont come up too often.

#2015 8 days ago

Are the 5 left drop targets supposed to pop back up after knocking all of them down? I noticed that mine remained down and only popped back up after a ball drain.

#2016 8 days ago

Yes, clean switches at drop targets first. One is not making good contact.

#2018 8 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Plastics sold pending

Rats. That's what i get for drinking last night and sleeping in

Chris

#2019 7 days ago

Plastic set still available.

#2020 7 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Plastic set still available.

PM sent

#2022 7 days ago

See, drinking all night and sleeping in wins again!

#2023 7 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

See, drinking all night and sleeping in wins again!

Apparently so! LOL

Chris

#2024 7 days ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

Apparently so! LOL
Chris

I already have a set of plastics , but you seem to beat me to all the spare parts.

#2025 7 days ago

for all those with spare plastics,
does anyone have a spare one of these you would be willing to part with?

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/AW00123-07

Ive been looking for one for my game for a while with no avail, this is the only plastic I need if anyone can help me out

#2026 6 days ago

Happened last night, this is the second post I've busted off on this game and I've never seen this happen on another game in my life. I tried turning the flipper power down a bit because I do think it's a bit high but then the already hard to hit ramp becomes REALLY hard to hit. I may need to lower the playfield pitch (it's about 6.8 now) and try the lower flipper power again. Some of these posts (I haven't checked this one yet) are basically impossible to find and you have to sub in something else.

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#2027 6 days ago

Have owned 4 capcoms, 2 pinball magics, and have not had that issue. Have had it on a couple of other games. Most likely someone overtightened it at some point in its life.

#2028 6 days ago

Bobukat, the game is 25 years old, things break. Like dung said, someone probably over tightened. Replace it and set up the game the way you like to play it.

Although I'll admit I had one break when I stripped the pf earlier this year. Couldn't find the exact part, so I had to move around a couple from the pf and replace a hidden one with a different part.

#2029 5 days ago

Hey Bob, what's the difference with the PM post and a regular old William's, like this one right here

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#2030 5 days ago

I agree that replacing the post with just a regular old Bally Williams post should suffice. It's only purpose is to host a post sleeve and if any generic post is serving that purpose then you are good to go.

My question is what flipper power do you guys have your Pinball Magic set to? Been working on my machine on and off for about a year and after solving the last major issue I finally just tonight got it on legs and starting to play test it really for the first time. This is a real special game and can't wait to explore the rules once I get it at 100%. Almost there.

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#2031 5 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Hey Bob, what's the difference with the PM post and a regular old William's, like this one right here
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Trying to keep it OG as much as possible and they are different sizes than anything Stern or B/W used, why I have no idea.

#2032 5 days ago

Does anyone have any extra coil stops they would sell? A-00378

PPSA is out of stock

I think I read that the ones posted at marco are not what you get when you order them?

Or are you just doing the data east coil stops with the washers under them to adjust for the height difference?

Between the 2 flipper mechs on the machine and the 2 extra mechs I bought I have only 1 original coil stop.

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#2033 4 days ago

So I finally installed the stage doors I had made. They work great. See video. The issue I had is that due to the thickness of the repro doors the original hardware will not fit so you can either modify the doors or change the hardware (which is what I did).

I have 2 sets left and not sure if I will bother making anymore. Not sure the demand is there. $30usd shipping included.

Here is the video I took last night...

#2034 4 days ago

Anyone have one of these or know where to get one? Capcom Apron Decal...

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/CA-13E

#2035 4 days ago

I might have an extra one laying around somewhere, I will look after the holiday!

#2036 4 days ago
Quoted from atariaction:

Anyone have one of these or know where to get one? Capcom Apron Decal...
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/CA-13E

I thought I had a few of those but all I could find was the larger "CAPCOM" that is in the center of that decal, but it's way too big for the apron area.

Hopefully wackenhut can find one for ya!

Chris

#2037 4 days ago
Quoted from wackenhut:

I might have an extra one laying around somewhere, I will look after the holiday!

That would be awesome thanks!!!!

#2038 4 days ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

I thought I had a few of those but all I could find was the larger "CAPCOM" that is in the center of that decal, but it's way too big for the apron area.
Hopefully wackenhut can find one for ya!
Chris

Thanks for checking!

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