Post a photo of the strange place your ball got stuck.

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Post a photo of the strange place your ball got stuck.


By Minneapolispin

3 years ago



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#601 5 months ago
Quoted from Marvin:

in just that pic of a small part of the playfield...
1. robot ball trap on every machine it was ever installed on.
2. spiral sign
3. spiral behind the spiral sign
4. lamp over mini PF (replacing stock one though)
5. gumballs in machine
6. side art
7. backwall art
8. space ship
9. skull next to spaceship, assuming its on the plastic and not from the backboard image, can't tell for sure
10.target stickers
11. cannon next to spaceship, same caveat as #9 though
12. pyramid on right
13. plasma disk on right
14. powder coated wireform (2)
15. possibly gumball machine lighting
not all of these affect gameplay, but this is maybe 1/6 of the playfield and there are at lease 13 non standard items, probably 16 that are listed. And I might have missed something.
I'd bet there is a rocket down low, a slot machine, a coin on edge, a lamp in the pops, a car in the pops, a light up camera on the front of the mini pf. with all teh crap added to this particular game I'm surprised that the owner does not have the clock mod on the clock millions target.

Thanks for the detailed reply. Here's a full picture....you were right about the rocket.

Sorry to get off topic guys

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#602 5 months ago

Oh I had the car, but you have it in an unusual place, got the slot machine too, how could I forget the ubiquitous lit scoop?? doh. I didn't even bother listing the piano, you almost never see a TZ w/o it.
I'm not ripping you for having the stuff, it's your game enjoy it. Just that someone asked whats not stock (flipper buttons), so I answered.

#603 5 months ago
Quoted from Marvin:

Oh I had the car, but you have it in an unusual place, got the slot machine too, how could I forget the ubiquitous lit scoop?? doh. I didn't even bother listing the piano, you almost never see a TZ w/o it.
I'm not ripping you for having the stuff, it's your game enjoy it. Just that someone asked whats not stock (flipper buttons), so I answered.

It's not mine. Played at a friends

#604 5 months ago
Quoted from Marvin:

in just that pic of a small part of the playfield...
1. robot ball trap on every machine it was ever installed on.
2. spiral sign
3. spiral behind the spiral sign
4. lamp over mini PF (replacing stock one though)
5. gumballs in machine
6. side art
7. backwall art
8. space ship
9. skull next to spaceship, assuming its on the plastic and not from the backboard image, can't tell for sure
10.target stickers
11. cannon next to spaceship, same caveat as #9 though
12. pyramid on right
13. plasma disk on right
14. powder coated wireform (2)
15. possibly gumball machine lighting
not all of these affect gameplay, but this is maybe 1/6 of the playfield and there are at lease 13 non standard items, probably 16 that are listed. And I might have missed something.
I'd bet there is a rocket down low, a slot machine, a coin on edge, a lamp in the pops, a car in the pops, a light up camera on the front of the mini pf. with all teh crap added to this particular game I'm surprised that the owner does not have the clock mod on the clock millions target.

You forgot the extra spiral magnet

#605 5 months ago

Also upgraded powerfield switches

#606 5 months ago
Quoted from Meegis:

You forgot the extra spiral magnet

neither were in the original image. I saw the switches in the later image. I also left out the bad lighting, including the strips under the plunger lanes divider Not everything done is terrible, but the ball trap stuff is just stupid to me, robot, car, things like that. the piano, usually, is well done, the powerfield switches are nice, new switches and less blocking the view of the ball. Pyramid, plasma disk, UFO, pointelss clutter in my view. powder coated wireforms, yuk. But like I said, not my money. If I was given that game most of that stuff would be stripped before I ever even got around to turning it on.

#607 5 months ago
Quoted from Marvin:

neither were in the original image. I saw the switches in the later image. I also left out the bad lighting, including the strips under the plunger lanes divider Not everything done is terrible, but the ball trap stuff is just stupid to me, robot, car, things like that. the piano, usually, is well done, the powerfield switches are nice, new switches and less blocking the view of the ball. Pyramid, plasma disk, UFO, pointelss clutter in my view. powder coated wireforms, yuk. But like I said, not my money. If I was given that game most of that stuff would be stripped before I ever even got around to turning it on.

You can just make out the spiral in the original..

#608 5 months ago
Quoted from Meegis:

You can just make out the spiral in the original..

You can't even see the right orbit where that's located in the pic.

#609 5 months ago

This wouldn't happen when you are having a bad game. Has to happen when you are on a good run.

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#610 5 months ago
Quoted from Marvin:

You can't even see the right orbit where that's located in the pic.

The added spiral is above the camera Lane. Factory was only one and it was above the right flipper

#611 5 months ago

Or am I mixing it up?

#612 5 months ago
Quoted from Meegis:

The added spiral is above the camera Lane. Factory was only one and it was above the right flipper

production has 1 magnet above the shooter lane, and one magnet above the left upper flipper. the third one was removed and was in the right orbit, it would catch a ball from the shooter lane and one on that side would catch a ball from the lock kick-out on that side.

#613 5 months ago
Quoted from Marvin:

production has 1 magnet above the shooter lane, and one magnet above the left upper flipper. the third one was removed and was in the right orbit, it would catch a ball from the shooter lane and one on that side would catch a ball from the lock kick-out on that side.

Guess I was misinformed

1 week later
#614 5 months ago

Double jackpot ramp

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#615 5 months ago

Star wars Stern. The force was strong.
Just under the upper portion of the ramp

Level 257

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#616 5 months ago

Not so much stuck as came to a rest. Ball came up the lane and seemed to have a little backspin on it and here is where it stoped took a quick pic then a little nudge and back to playing

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#617 5 months ago

Not really "stuck", but a great catch by my son!

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#618 4 months ago

Was in the middle of an awesome 1st ball too

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#619 4 months ago

I got a ball stuck on this wire gate thing today on Radical. I shook the everloving shit out of the game to try to get it loose - nope!

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#620 4 months ago

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#621 4 months ago

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#622 4 months ago

Not really stuck but pretty neat...

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#623 4 months ago
Quoted from Mageek:

Not really stuck but pretty neat...

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#624 4 months ago

In an even crazier balancing act than what I achieved on my Power Play last year (ref https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/post-a-photo-of-the-strange-place-your-ball-got-stuck/page/10#post-3936673 ) ...

...check out what happened last night while playing T2! I had a friend over who witnessed it; he was just as stunned as I was!

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#625 4 months ago

Tales from the Crypt.

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#626 4 months ago

Delicate balance........20180819_082222 (resized).jpg

#627 4 months ago

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#628 4 months ago

We should start a thread called "balance your balls"

#629 4 months ago

Ghostbusters too !

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#630 4 months ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

We should start a thread called "balance your balls"

yes indeed!

#631 4 months ago

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#632 4 months ago

The shooter knob came loose
Fastened it with a bit of loctite now

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#633 4 months ago
Quoted from Vreuls:

The shooter knob came loose
Fastened it with a bit of loctite now
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Haha never seen that before....

#634 4 months ago

WTF !!!

#635 3 months ago

Every now and again the ball gets airborne on my High Speed and gets stuck in the trees...

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#636 3 months ago

never seen this one before

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#637 3 months ago

Bad bounce on Bad Girls
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#638 3 months ago

After having to go through my entire collection of games in preparation for this years party it seemed like I had a lot of stuck balls. Not sure if it was a coincidence or not but I was rather surprised at how often the ball got stuck from machine to machine. I tried to capture pictures of as many as I could, some pictures turned out well while others not so much. Here's the highlights.

John

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#639 3 months ago

Nice balancing act on Hotdoggin' during a test play before shopping the playfield. 20181005_230703 (resized).jpg

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#640 3 months ago

Gotta love those random chest launch bounces

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#641 84 days ago

TFTC above the guillotine targets. It nestled between the pop bumper plastic/skill shot plastic & spotlight.

Never seen it get stuck there before....

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#642 84 days ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

TFTC above the guillotine targets. It nestled between the pop bumper plastic/skill shot plastic & spotlight.
Never seen it get stuck there before....
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Images on ipdb that I can see it, it appears to be pointing up the playfield, not to the right. e.g. https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2493&picno=19542 & https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2493&picno=31242&zoom=1

Would that allow it to roll off?

#643 84 days ago
Quoted from ajfclark:

Images on ipdb that I can see it, it appears to be pointing up the playfield, not to the right. e.g. https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2493&picno=19542 & https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2493&picno=31242&zoom=1
Would that allow it to roll off?

I'm not sure it would have changed the outcome.

#644 77 days ago

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#645 77 days ago

Ball search isn't going to find this one. Better turn the core sling power down a bit.

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#646 77 days ago
Quoted from Jakers:

Ball search isn't going to find this one. Better turn the core sling power down a bit.
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Or loosen the tilb bob

#647 77 days ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

Or loosen the tilb bob

I could have taken the tilt bob completely out and shaking the cab wouldn't have dislodged it. That little metal wire piece is keeping it wedged between the gate and the back wall. I was getting quite a few airballs out of the core but this is the only time a ball got stuck. No airballs since I turned the slings down a bit and there's still plenty of sling action up there.

#648 72 days ago

Split second timing!

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#649 72 days ago

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#650 72 days ago

Whitewater...ball went up under the mountain and rolled down below Big Foot. Pulled it out with the magnet stick.

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