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#3251 45 days ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Well, you could pull it out of the machine and heat it very patiently and just give it a slight upward bend.

Great minds think alike!

#3252 45 days ago
Quoted from henrydwh:

How about VERY carefully heating the acrylic and bending it up a 1/16 to a 1/8 of a inch?

I have considered this, what would you use to heat it with? I’m concerned about scorching it or ruining the decal.

#3253 45 days ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

what would you use to heat it with?

Heat gun, just keep it moving.

#3254 45 days ago
Quoted from GRUMPY:

Heat gun, just keep it moving.

It takes time for the heat to fully penetrate the plastic, so as GRUMPY says, keep it moving then pull it away so the heat you just put on it can "sink" in....then just keep repeating. You want to slowly bring the plastic up to the temp where you can bend it. Once you get it where you want it, keep it there until the plastic cools....or you can use a wet cloth to cool it.

#3255 45 days ago
Quoted from henrydwh:

Great minds think alike!

Had a nice chuckle when I saw both posts.

#3256 45 days ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

Need a little advice. The fourth metal bracket on my space shuttle spiral vortex cover was missing, the plastic was broken where it used to be. I trimmed the end of the piece with my dremel but it is still drooping a little and the ball is brushing it on the way past up the vortex. Short of finding another plastic somewhere any other ideas to make this functional? I’d rather not cut it off before the shuttle decal if possible. I thought about using a dremel to take off some thickness on the underside so maybe it would clear? I dunno, I’m stuck.
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If you can figure out a way to make the brackets, I’m getting ready to cut a new plastic.

#3257 44 days ago
Quoted from Aniraf:

If you can figure out a way to make the brackets, I’m getting ready to cut a new plastic.

I may be interested in grabbing a new plastic from you if you do just to have an extra in case the bending solution doesn’t work. Let me know.

#3258 44 days ago

Some magic eraser and elbow grease. And just a little bit of touch up. Check out this before and after! My pinbot is coming along nicely! Bottom almost completely populated. Almost time to flip to the top

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#3259 44 days ago

Nicely done!

#3260 44 days ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

It takes time for the heat to fully penetrate the plastic, so as GRUMPY says, keep it moving then pull it away so the heat you just put on it can "sink" in....then just keep repeating. You want to slowly bring the plastic up to the temp where you can bend it. Once you get it where you want it, keep it there until the plastic cools....or you can use a wet cloth to cool it.

Wow, that worked like a charm! Bent it up about 1/4 inch and no more issue! Thanks guys!

#3261 43 days ago

Hi, I'm still concidering buying the PINBOT. One guy told me that I would be bored playing it quickly. Do you think the rules are not complicated enough and I would really have small hours of fun?

#3262 43 days ago
Quoted from lecter:

Hi, I'm still concidering buying the PINBOT. One guy told me that I would be bored playing it quickly. Do you think the rules are not complicated enough and I would really have small hours of fun?

I've had mine for 20 years and it still sees a lot of use. It is a fun game. Sound, music, and lighting fit perfectly together. I've found that games don't need to be overly complicated or have a huge depth of rules to be fun. They just need to play well and this particular game does.

I'd recommend playing one in person if you can and assuming it is a good working example a few games to get a feel for it, Best not to judge a game on one that isn't adjusted or working right since that can make a huge difference.

There should be plenty of YouTube videos you can view and checkout reviews on pinside and on ipdb.org to help you decide.

Ultimately it is up to you and what you like.

#3263 43 days ago
Quoted from lecter:

Hi, I'm still concidering buying the PINBOT. One guy told me that I would be bored playing it quickly. Do you think the rules are not complicated enough and I would really have small hours of fun?

I have a friend who has a Williams Indiana Jones and 3 other dmd pins and he still wants to come play Pinbot all the time. Pinbot is a well rounded pin.

#3264 43 days ago

Bottom populated. Playfield set in. Now time to repopulate the top! The end is near!

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#3265 40 days ago

Anyone have this bracket laying around? I'm finally tackling my janky visor mech and realize though I have all new plastic parts - that one on the left literally is an honest to god carpet transition in mine. If not, I'll buy a piece of metal and make one custom - but figured with all the tear down and rebuilds in here someone would have it.

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#3266 38 days ago

Can you disable planet carry over in settings?

#3267 38 days ago
Quoted from JFink8222:

Bottom populated. Playfield set in. Now time to repopulate the top! The end is near!
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New pop bodies would been nice! Still, looks clean man!

#3268 38 days ago

Does anyone know what kind of lock you use in the back box? I tried one of these, but the cam lock shaft thing isn't long enough to block the back glass from popping up.

Furthermore, there is quite a lot of space around my back glass. I find I need to slide it as far as I can to the left so that I can actually read all of the numbers on the score board. Is this normal?

#3270 38 days ago

I'm looking for that home-made decal that goes over the target bank that drops. I PM'd the dude that made them, but no response.
-mof

#3271 38 days ago
Quoted from Aniraf:

Furthermore, there is quite a lot of space around my back glass. I find I need to slide it as far as I can to the left so that I can actually read all of the numbers on the score board. Is this normal?

Mine is like that. Far to the left. I added black electrical tape to the back edge (clear area) of the exposed edge to keep light from shining through, made a big difference. Also shimmed the translite in back with foam tape to keep it from rattling around.

#3272 38 days ago
Quoted from mof:

I'm looking for that home-made decal that goes over the target bank that drops. I PM'd the dude that made them, but no response.
-mof

Marcos had them in stock…unless you are talking about something I’m not familiar with.

#3273 38 days ago

Hi Guys again! In a few days I'm going to go, test Pinbot and I hope buy it... At the moment the only one photo I have you can see below. Maybe it's possible to notice something bad on it? If yes please let me know. Anyway I'll be testing and watchnig it myself...

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#3274 37 days ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

That’s what I thought. And the tournament roms make it only one light the first time.

Aside from that, I imagine tournament roms don't carry over unearned jackpot (solar value) to the next game for opponents to collect? I'm curious what other differences there are (if any) with tournament roms?

#3275 37 days ago
Quoted from lecter:

Hi Guys again! In a few days I'm going to go, test Pinbot and I hope buy it... At the moment the only one photo I have you can see below. Maybe it's possible to notice something bad on it? If yes please let me know. Anyway I'll be testing and watchnig it myself...
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Looks like everything is there to me. Not a fan of the black rubbers and flipper bats but that’s just me! Vortex looks intact, I don’t see any plastics missing.

Make sure you do the usual evaluation, check the boards!!

#3276 37 days ago
Quoted from lecter:

Hi Guys again! In a few days I'm going to go, test Pinbot and I hope buy it... At the moment the only one photo I have you can see below. Maybe it's possible to notice something bad on it? If yes please let me know. Anyway I'll be testing and watchnig it myself...
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Broken plastic to the right of the lift ramp & the 'ADV X' sticker is missing from the lift ramp. Looks like the top of the spiral ramp is good!

#3277 37 days ago
Quoted from MoSeS_1592:

Aside from that, I imagine tournament roms don't carry over unearned jackpot (solar value) to the next game for opponents to collect? I'm curious what other differences there are (if any) with tournament roms?

There is a read me file in the download for the roms at IPDB. It gives a list of what all is different.

#3278 36 days ago

Extra decals if anyone is in need.

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#3279 36 days ago
Quoted from ChrisPINk25:

Extra decals if anyone is in need.
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I would like the Adv X if no one asked first.

///Rich

#3280 36 days ago

All spoken for. Very quick! Thanks Guys.

#3281 36 days ago

richwolfson you want chaskett Adv X sticker, it is awesome!

#3282 36 days ago
Quoted from ChrisPINk25:

richwolfson you want chaskett Adv X sticker, it is awesome!

Yes. I just sent him payment for 2. Thanks for the reminder.

///Rich

#3283 36 days ago

Any progress on the back ramp decals? I know you were experimenting with a few options. chaskett

#3284 36 days ago
Quoted from RichWolfson:

Yes. I just sent him payment for 2. Thanks for the reminder.
///Rich

Thanks chrispink25 and richwolfson. I gotcha covered, Rich! Will send them out after presidents day.

#3285 35 days ago

Need help here! Restored my machine and all was working. Haven’t finished the plastics yet. Now the blue top ramp switches aren’t working, the right bank hits are not registering and the top left scoop hole isn’t registering. I feel like they are all connected. Replaced every fuse and traced wires. All seem to be ok. Wire in question seems to be the green & black one. Suggestions? Only thing I did in between all this working and not working was put LED lights in the topper. Don’t think it’s related. But stuck

#3286 34 days ago
Quoted from statictrance:

Anyone have this bracket laying around? I'm finally tackling my janky visor mech and realize though I have all new plastic parts - that one on the left literally is an honest to god carpet transition in mine. If not, I'll buy a piece of metal and make one custom - but figured with all the tear down and rebuilds in here someone would have it.
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last call on that bracket above - Anyone have it for the visor? If not, I'm going to fashion a home made one.

#3287 34 days ago

jfink8222 using the manual find the impacted row/column then focus on that. Could be a wire not making contact in the idc connector at the board, a bad diode, etc. I have had both of these issues. After basic troubleshooting, including continuity testing it gets more advanced and needs the troubleshooting skills of a guy like grumpy

#3288 34 days ago
Quoted from statictrance:

last call on that bracket above - Anyone have it for the visor? If not, I'm going to fashion a home made one.

I am afraid I am going to need a pair too. Is there a better picture of the piece anywhere? Part number? Is the one on the left the same as the one on the right?

These?

I don't want to take mine apart before I know what I am going to need.

///Rich

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#3289 34 days ago

Hopefully these photos will help

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#3290 34 days ago
Quoted from JFink8222:

Hopefully these photos will help

OK. Are those factory? It seems that the left and right are the same but flipped. Is there a part number for these or do we simply have to make them if when we take apart the Visor mechanism and find they are broken?

///Rich

#3291 34 days ago
Quoted from RichWolfson:

I am afraid I am going to need a pair too. Is there a better picture of the piece anywhere? Part number? Is the one on the left the same as the one on the right?
These?
I don't want to take mine apart before I know what I am going to need.
///Rich[quoted image]

So a couple years ago a friend needed a new target bank and found one at pinballspareparts.com.au . The pinbot and jackbot parts are the same here and that's what he got. I'd reach out to those guys and see what they have.

Also look at Black Knight 2000 and Attack from mars as those banks are probably similar

#3292 34 days ago
Quoted from RichWolfson:

OK. Are those factory? It seems that the left and right are the same but flipped. Is there a part number for these or do we simply have to make them if when we take apart the Visor mechanism and find they are broken?
///Rich

The "support bracket" is part #01-8494. Three bucks each at Marco:
https://www.marcospecialties.com/control/keywordsearch?SEARCH_STRING=01-8494

The rectangle of plastic right behind it, "target carrier retainer", #03-8028 is also at Marco:
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/03-8028

Check the Jackbot manual for part numbers if you can't find them in the Pinbot manual, sometimes parts are the same.

#3293 34 days ago

Hi Guys! 2 days ago I bought the Pinbot pinball machine and I hope it won’t turn out the worst decision in my life 
During watching and testing the machine I was so excited and nervous that I didn’t notice obvious defects of the machine. I noticed them at home 
Next time I’d like to take some photos of those defects and put them to this site, would it be OK for you? Can you judge if there’s a hope to repair them all (I’m an absolutely pinball beginner)?

#3294 33 days ago
Quoted from lecter:

During watching and testing the machine I was so excited and nervous that I didn’t notice obvious defects of the machine. I noticed them at home 
Next time I’d like to take some photos of those defects and put them to this site, would it be OK for you? Can you judge if there’s a hope to repair them all (I’m an absolutely pinball beginner)?

It's easy to get excited when looking at a new game. Really common to miss things.
Yes, please ask for help with your issues. One of the best things about this site is great folks willing to help.
You can start a new thread asking for assistance, or post in here.
Maybe start a new thread, and put a post in here linking to that.
Welcome to the club, and good luck!

#3295 33 days ago
Quoted from RCA1:

Maybe start a new thread, and put a post in here linking to that.

Thanks!
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/i-ve-just-bought-the-pinbot-pinball-machine#post-4848584

#3296 33 days ago
Quoted from lecter:

Hi Guys! 2 days ago I bought the Pinbot pinball machine and I hope it won’t turn out the worst decision in my life 
During watching and testing the machine I was so excited and nervous that I didn’t notice obvious defects of the machine. I noticed them at home 
Next time I’d like to take some photos of those defects and put them to this site, would it be OK for you? Can you judge if there’s a hope to repair them all (I’m an absolutely pinball beginner)?

Do not despair or give up before you get started. PinBot is a great machine. This forum is the place to get the information you will need to get it working nicely. And of course, post the pictures and your questions.

As for the "worst decision in your life"? My guess is that it will not turn out to be so.

///Rich

#3297 31 days ago

Ok little help sorting out a display issue. My displays have been having some flickering and ghosting and such. I had a pinball repair guy come look at it and he felt it was an issue with the board. So I got a used board off eBay that was said to be 100% working and tested on a Pinbot. I installed it and it looks worse if anything. There seems to be some association with the flicker and the hum that is coming out of the speakers. I'm wondering if this could be a power issue? Any ideas?

Here are some shots of the displays although it’s tough to get one with the flickering all there:

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#3298 31 days ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

Ok little help sorting out a display issue. My displays have been having some flickering and ghosting and such. I had a pinball repair guy come look at it and he felt it was an issue with the board. So I got a used board off eBay that was said to be 100% working and tested on a Pinbot. I installed it and it looks worse if anything. There seems to be some association with the flicker and the hum that is coming out of the speakers. I'm wondering if this could be a power issue? Any ideas?
Here are some shots of the displays although it’s tough to get one with the flickering all there:[quoted image][quoted image]

I would suspect a bad ribbon cable(s). Flip them end for end to see if the problem changes. Main one from mpu to display pcb, then the five to the individual displays.

A bad display can also cause issues on other displays. Hook them up one by one and see how if the problem changes.

#3299 31 days ago
Quoted from gutz:

A bad display can also cause issues on other displays. Hook them up one by one and see how if the problem changes.

If I remember correctly a internally shorted display will cause a bright segment and flickering in other displays. I would try just testing each display one at a time to see if one causes the issue. If it does then that one is bad.

#3300 30 days ago

The guy from Warsaw that just got his Pinbot is in need of a visor carrier / motor interface bushing, the one that goes on the pin that rides in the carrier oval slot and drives it up and down. The one that gets lost if you don’t know to look for it when your taking the visor mech apart. Does anyone have a spare one not installed and can measure it or know what the dimensions are of the original so he can find a bushing close enough that will work?

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