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Skateball Club (fans welcome!)


By mof

5 years ago



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#401 4 months ago
Quoted from Newhollend2:

My skateball started acting funny tonight, when hitting the flippers it will sometimes tilt and restart the game or reset and move to the next ball. Anyone have any ideas?

Check your end of stroke switches. You can desolder one of the wires on one EOS then power on the game and hit both flippers. If it still resets repeat on the other side.

#402 4 months ago
Quoted from NinJaBooT:

Check your end of stroke switches. You can desolder one of the wires on one EOS then power on the game and hit both flippers. If it still resets repeat on the other side.

Thanks for the information, ill give it a try tonight. If that stops the issue what is the fix?

#403 4 months ago

What would you guys say the value on a Skateball with a CPR Silver playfield already installed, new plastics, perfect original backglass, and decent, but not restored cabinet would go for nowadays?

#404 4 months ago
Quoted from Newhollend2:

Thanks for the information, ill give it a try tonight. If that stops the issue what is the fix?

You certainly don't need to un-solder anything to check this. Slide a business card between the EOS switch contacts to keep them from making.

#405 4 months ago
Quoted from John_In_WI:

You certainly don't need to un-solder anything to check this. Slide a business card between the EOS switch contacts to keep them from making.

Good call! Thanks! So if I put the card in the contacts and it disrupts the connect the coils should stay in high power correct?

#406 4 months ago
Quoted from Newhollend2:

Good call! Thanks! So if I put the card in the contacts and it disrupts the connect the coils should stay in high power correct?

No, they'll never go to high power.

#407 4 months ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

What would you guys say the value on a Skateball with a CPR Silver playfield already installed, new plastics, perfect original backglass, and decent, but not restored cabinet would go for nowadays?

These days much closer to 3k than 2k would be my guess.

#408 4 months ago

My Skateball coils just stopped working today. Only did a cursory look at things. Fuses seemed fine. Any thoughts? No trough eject, slings or pops right now

#409 4 months ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

My Skateball coils just stopped working today. Only did a cursory look at things. Fuses seemed fine. Any thoughts? No trough eject, slings or pops right now

Check the under playfield fuse next to the flipper mechs - it's a 1 amp slow blow and fuses all playfield coils *after* the flippers.

#410 4 months ago
Quoted from Quench:

Check the under playfield fuse next to the flipper mechs - it's a 1 amp slow blow and fuses all playfield coils *after* the flippers.

That was it. Thanks.

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#411 4 months ago

I’m trying to find info on how to light the spinner. Could someone please point me in the right direction. Thanks.

#412 4 months ago
Quoted from Nhpolarbear:

I’m trying to find info on how to light the spinner. Could someone please point me in the right direction. Thanks.

A & B rollovers, essentially the inlanes on Skateball.

#413 4 months ago

Thanks Tommy. Maybe I have a bulb out. Time to investigate.

#414 4 months ago

Tommy. Did you ever get an answer to your value question?

#415 4 months ago
Quoted from Nhpolarbear:

Tommy. Did you ever get an answer to your value question?

Roughly $3500 it seems which sounded about right to me. I ended up not needing to sell it fortunately at this time, but it is at the bottom of my list of Bally's right now. The game is so pretty, but the rules need to be re-written, or at least modified to make the BALL Saucer reset after each collect regardless of current value.

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#416 77 days ago

Can anyone post a picture of their ball trough switch? I bought a game in pieces and have it all back together but the trough switch doesn't seem to line up correctly with the outhole. It is just a regular leaf switch. Is there something I might be missing?

#417 77 days ago
Quoted from frisbez:

Can anyone post a picture of their ball trough switch? I bought a game in pieces and have it all back together but the trough switch doesn't seem to line up correctly with the outhole. It is just a regular leaf switch. Is there something I might be missing?

Actuator and a bracket. Hope this helps.

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#418 77 days ago

One more straight on

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#419 77 days ago
Quoted from Beemus:

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Perfect. Thank you. I'm totally missing the rollover wire assembly.

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#420 60 days ago

I don't know if this has ever been mentioned here before, but originally Skateball had a very different playfield. A friend of mine had told me that many years ago and I had never seen anything about that. Thanks to the IPDB, we now have a pic of it. I love how the game turned out , but would have loved to play the other playfield layout and ruleset. I am curious to hear some of your opinions of this other playfield.

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#421 60 days ago
Quoted from out_of_order:

I don't know if this has ever been mentioned here before, but originally Skateball had a very different playfield. A friend of mine had told me that many years ago and I had never seen anything about that. Thanks to the IPDB, we now have a pic of it. I love how the game turned out , but would have loved to play the other playfield layout and ruleset. I am curious to hear some of your opinions of this other playfield.
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Looks like a boring 2 flipper with a nudging though pops upper playfield that is just wasted space imo. Glad this isnt what we got. (Though i dont own any games yet with the big center drain pop up....)

#422 60 days ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

Looks like a boring 2 flipper with a nudging though pops upper playfield that is just wasted space imo. Glad this isnt what we got. (Though i dont own any games yet with the big center drain pop up....)

I agree...
I think it would lend itself better as an EM pinball.
The layout screams EM.
It almost looks like a CCD style game.

#423 60 days ago

Glad they went with the production PF. That bottom end is one of the best ever imo.

#424 60 days ago

Very cool piece. I agree that it looks like an EM playfield. I wonder who the designer is? I think it would be fun in its own regard as an EM game. Definitely not to replace the Skateball that we know and love, but as it's own machine.

#425 60 days ago

The story of this playfield is on IPDB: Thanks to out_of_order for the heads up.

https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=3237

#426 60 days ago

Just finished a pf swap. No way on earth would I have done that with the original pf design.

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#427 59 days ago

Mine turned out a little different than stock!!

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#428 48 days ago

Interested in buying a nice Skateball.

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#429 39 days ago

I’ve joined the club. Not sure if I’ve played it at all but it looks good.

Yesterday I was browsing FB Marketplace and saw an ad for a $40 machine that had just gone up. Thought it would be a tabletop game - no, a Skateball! I inquired right away. Seller said it wasn’t working but I was the first interested person. The second offered $100 which I agreed to match. Picked it up a couple hours later (it was only a few miles away). Didn’t bother to try it until I got it set up at my place. Plugged it in - nothing. Turned on the switch-it starts right up. Played a game the best I could with broken rubbers.

It has some playfield wear and broken/missing plastics but after a shop job it should be a decent machine.

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#430 39 days ago

$100?

Crazy. Amazing.

Look at that glass! What an awesome score.

#431 34 days ago
Quoted from schwism:

I’ve joined the club. Not sure if I’ve played it at all but it looks good.
Yesterday I was browsing FB Marketplace and saw an ad for a $40 machine that had just gone up. Thought it would be a tabletop game - no, a Skateball! I inquired right away. Seller said it wasn’t working but I was the first interested person. The second offered $100 which I agreed to match. Picked it up a couple hours later (it was only a few miles away). Didn’t bother to try it until I got it set up at my place. Plugged it in - nothing. Turned on the switch-it starts right up. Played a game the best I could with broken rubbers.
It has some playfield wear and broken/missing plastics but after a shop job it should be a decent machine.
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Awesome pickup! $100? WTG!

#432 34 days ago

You got a bargain. Enjoy it!

#433 33 days ago

Thanks. I’ve thrown on a few new rings so I could play it and it seems to be playing fine. The center drop target in the middle bank is broken but everything else seems okay.

Interestingly the manual says nothing about playfield pitch. Is 6 degrees reasonable?

I need to replace the battery. Some leakage which I’ll need to clean up.

Looking into free play options. Doesn’t look like this can be done with dip switches.

Needs cleaning but there’s a decent playfield under the dirt.

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#434 33 days ago
Quoted from schwism:

Thanks. I’ve thrown on a few new rings so I could play it and it seems to be playing fine. The center drop target in the middle bank is broken but everything else seems okay.
Interestingly the manual says nothing about playfield pitch. Is 6 degrees reasonable?
I need to replace the battery. Some leakage which I’ll need to clean up.
Looking into free play options. Doesn’t look like this can be done with dip switches.
Needs cleaning but there’s a decent playfield under the dirt.
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No free play on these games unless you've got an altec board installed, change the dip switches to give 15 credits per coin and load it up to 40 credits.

6.5 degrees is typical, but I jack mine up in the back to make it play fast. Too floaty and these games are snoozefests imo.

The battery should be clipped off and replaced with an offboard AA battery holder or better yet, NVRAM. Just plug and play with these games. Use hydrochloric acid toilet bowl cleaner and a toothbrush to scrub off any corrosion, then wash it with a bit of water and some 90% isopropyl alcohol. Make sure it's completely dry.

#435 33 days ago

Set your Free Play / Free Credit Award to something attainable in under 3 Balls and you shouldn't have to reload credits much at all.

#436 33 days ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

No free play on these games unless you've got an altec board installed, change the dip switches to give 15 credits per coin and load it up to 40 credits.
6.5 degrees is typical, but I jack mine up in the back to make it play fast. Too floaty and these games are snoozefests imo.
The battery should be clipped off and replaced with an offboard AA battery holder or better yet, NVRAM. Just plug and play with these games. Use hydrochloric acid toilet bowl cleaner and a toothbrush to scrub off any corrosion, then wash it with a bit of water and some 90% isopropyl alcohol. Make sure it's completely dry.

Thanks for the tips. I did order a battery board from TNT which will get me to a safer and longer lasting CR2032 battery. I’ll clean it up and I think I’ll be okay.

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#437 33 days ago
Quoted from schwism:

Thanks for the tips. I did order a battery board from TNT which will get me to a safer and longer lasting CR2032 battery. I’ll clean it up and I think I’ll be okay. [quoted image]

Yeah, clip that battery off ASAP if you haven't already. A coin battery will do fine, but I always go with NVRAM since the board is socketed to easily accept the replacement. Maybe for next time

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