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Primus Pinball Woes, Sadness, Disappointment


By Acupuncture

2 years ago

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  • 277 posts
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  • Latest reply 7 months ago by KenLayton
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#251 2 years ago

Open the game up. Physically inspect the flipper underneath. Compare with the good flipper. Several physicals things can affect a flipper.

Coil sleeves are cheap to replace
The rod in the coil should feel smooth going through the coil and sleeve. Inspect the plunger rod for abrasiveness or mushrooming. A file usual cures that.
The plastic epic connecting the plunger to the flipper wears out - the hole it links to gets bigger, looser, sloppier
The coil stop may simply be loose

Consider the vids guide to flipper rebuilds here.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-to-upgradingrebuilding-flippers

Page 43 of the Whoa Nellie manual covers the flipper assemblies. You can download that from Stern if the
Pabst manual is lacking.

#252 2 years ago
Quoted from jfesler:

Page 43 of the Whoa Nellie manual covers the flipper assemblies. You can download that from Stern if the
Pabst manual is lacking.

Where can one find the Pabst manual or the Primus manual? They are NOT on Stern's website.

#253 2 years ago

No idea. But, it's the same mechanical game, so use the Whoa Nellie one. Or, contact whoever sold you the Pabst or Primus.

#254 2 years ago
Quoted from KenLayton:

Where can one find the Pabst manual or the Primus manual? They are NOT on Stern's website.

Pretty sure I've got the manual in my crusher. If there's anything you need me to look for in it, just let me know.

#255 2 years ago
Quoted from hassellcastle:

In addition. Kudos to Stern for alerting them to the issue and them immediately overnighting our customer brand new updated flipper bats. New bats from Chicago to Dallas in less than 12 hours.
Bottom line, Stern received a bad batch of bats. It can happen in any business/industry that receives parts from several manufacturers. With a small run of 100 the problem was discovered after the fact. Stern was PDQ with helping customer get back up and running.

Point being, they didn't qc these pins, at all.

11 months later
#256 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinstym:

Pretty sure I've got the manual in my crusher. If there's anything you need me to look for in it, just let me know.

Since Stern has never posted a manual, can you scan it and send it to the pinball database for everyone's benefit?

#257 1 year ago

I need to find the coin box keys. I think 11 months now I can't get inside. Ridiculous.

#258 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinstym:

I need to find the coin box keys. I think 11 months now I can't get inside. Ridiculous.

Drill it. Locks are cheap.

#259 1 year ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Drill it. Locks are cheap.

I think the keys fell off the head and down into the cab when I took the backglass off to put Primus in.

Volume controls on the outside of coin door. No real need till now to stop being lazy. Totally forgot to look last night.

All my games are keyed alike. Except that one. Figures.

#260 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinstym:

I think the keys fell off the head and down into the cab when I took the backglass off to put Primus in.
Volume controls on the outside of coin door. No real need till now to stop being lazy. Totally forgot to look last night.
All my games are keyed alike. Except that one. Figures.

What is the code on the lock? You can likely get new keys from Stern or Happ.

#261 1 year ago

That game has a Happ coin door with Happ locks installed. The key number is stamped into the face of the lock.

#262 1 year ago

Thanks for the help guys.

I have a long history of scratched coin doors and broken drill bits. Was really hoping the keys would just show up.

Now I can finally replace the crusty ball in the game and try to figure out this scanner.

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#263 1 year ago

So there actually is a Can Crusher Manual.

I wonder if the people with a Primus actually got a manual in their machines too?

These manuals need to be scanned and shared since Stern is not forthcoming with manuals for these machines.

#264 1 year ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

my only current gripe would be that the game has flashers in the backbox that don't ever seem to flash (unless someone can show me otherwise). this is a code issue, as they work fine in test. i mentioned this to stern when i called about my flipper. the response: "well, it's not a very deep game." to which i said: "yeah, that's true, but it has flashers, they should flash."

The flasher problem was corrected with the latest game code.

1 week later
#265 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinstym:

I need to find the coin box keys. I think 11 months now I can't get inside. Ridiculous.

Did you get a chance to scan that manual yet?

#266 1 year ago

Have not. Thanks for reminder.

#267 1 year ago

That totally sucks about the Primus flippers. Question: Why have they reskinned this game 3 times? Are they trying to recoup the dev costs or something? I actually kind of like WNBJM but the constant farting sounds get really old. Plus it's a TnA machine without very much actual TnA.

#268 1 year ago

It needed reskinning since the WNBJM theme was unfortunate. It was easy/cheap to reskin since there is no display to redo.

7 months later
#269 7 months ago

This thread makes me feel sick - what a shoddy production run

#270 7 months ago
Quoted from KenLayton:

Did you get a chance to scan that manual yet?

Pinstym: Any updates on scanning that manual?

#271 7 months ago

I will try to take care of this asap. Apologies.

Is there a good phone scanner app (samsung phone) where it would pretty much be like taking a bunch of pics? I could just send to you and let you do whatever with.

#272 7 months ago

Scanned.

Do you have Google Drive?

#273 7 months ago

Nope. Any chance it could be submitted to the IPDB?

My mailbox limits are 10mb file size maximum.

#274 7 months ago

The manual has been submitted to ipbd.

1 week later
#276 7 months ago
Quoted from Pinstym:

The manual has been submitted to ipbd.

Added.

#277 7 months ago

Yup, the Pabst Can Crusher manual is now available at the IPDB:

https://www.ipdb.org/files/6335/Stern_2016_The_Pabst_Can_Crusher_Service_and_Operation_Manual.pdf

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