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Slugfest Club - Back, back, back… Gone!

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#1401 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Congrats on your game purchase.

With power off, reseat the ribbon cable at the top left MPU connector at the sound board.

Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Congrats on your game purchase.

With power off, reseat the ribbon cable at the top left MPU connector at the sound board.

I had tried that last night with no luck. I'll have to check voltages on the sound board tonight.

Thanks for the other help guys, I'll keep trying tonight.

#1402 1 year ago

Whoops double post and double quote

#1403 1 year ago

I've probably figured out the sound issue. Took a good look around the board last night and found C28 had exploded. Ordering a replacement today.
Forgot to take a picture sorry

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/5041-09031-00
Is this the proper replacement?

#1404 1 year ago
Quoted from Jwf_pinball:

1. I'm having similar home-run ramp issues as others have said. I might only get about 20% of my shots that go up the ramp to actually go out of the park. It seems like I hit the top of the bleacher plastic about 60% of the time, or hit the top mesh and have it rejected for a foul the other 20%.

In my case I found the ramp cam had worn down over the years and the ramp was not being pushed up all the way. Purchased a new ramp cam from Marco and that solved the problem of the ball not reaching the bleachers. Never found a fix for the ball bouncing off the bleacher mesh and back. I figure they are Wrigley Field bleacher fans throwing home run balls back.

#1405 1 year ago
Quoted from BigAl56:

In my case I found the ramp cam had worn down over the years and the ramp was not being pushed up all the way. Purchased a new ramp cam from Marco and that solved the problem of the ball not reaching the bleachers. Never found a fix for the ball bouncing off the bleacher mesh and back. I figure they are Wrigley Field bleacher fans throwing home run balls back.

I need to film a game to see where all the bounce backs are coming from. I think it's the mesh net or possibly the wrong playfield pitch. I only get homeruns about 1 or 2 out of 10. Pretty sure they are well over the bleacher plastic.

#1406 1 year ago

Finally getting around to doing the additions to my Slugfest. How does the card dispenser stay locked into the machine? I bought the machine without a dispenser and now trying to install one I bought on Pinside last year.

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#1407 1 year ago
Quoted from BigAl56:

In my case I found the ramp cam had worn down over the years and the ramp was not being pushed up all the way. Purchased a new ramp cam from Marco and that solved the problem of the ball not reaching the bleachers. Never found a fix for the ball bouncing off the bleacher mesh and back. I figure they are Wrigley Field bleacher fans throwing home run balls back.

I’ll give this a try on my machine, thanks for the idea. I’m hitting the very top of the bleacher plastic. Looked at the ramp cam and it appears to be original and it has some wear. The bat assembly feels powerful when hitting the ball, so I think that is ok. I like $7 fixes.

#1408 1 year ago
Quoted from Ryguy80:

I’ll give this a try on my machine, thanks for the idea. I’m hitting the very top of the bleacher plastic. Looked at the ramp cam and it appears to be original and it has some wear. The bat assembly feels powerful when hitting the ball, so I think that is ok. I like $7 fixes.

Yeah, to my post above, mine felt powerful too, there was nothing wrong with the mechanics, but the linkages underneath were so worn it either enough to slow it down from binding along the way or something. No slow down was noticeable, I mean, the coil fires full power after all. On two different sections it gets so worn that it takes just enough off of the swing I guess. Did you check underneath? You won’t be able to tell from the top.

#1409 1 year ago
Quoted from Ryguy80:

Finally getting around to doing the additions to my Slugfest. How does the card dispenser stay locked into the machine? I bought the machine without a dispenser and now trying to install one I bought on Pinside last year.
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I think I figured out the issue. The cabinet is missing this metal flap to keep the dispenser assembly in place.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/slugfest-club-back-back-back-back%e2%80%a6-gone/page/24#post-6475474

#1410 1 year ago

Joining this club this weekend. Picking up Saturday. Just wondering, is there a trusted source for replacement cabinet art? This one is very faded. I found one place that sells them but they're pretty expensive and I can't find anything about their quality.

#1411 1 year ago
Quoted from ProjektPat:

Joining this club this weekend. Picking up Saturday. Just wondering, is there a trusted source for replacement cabinet art? This one is very faded. I found one place that sells them but they're pretty expensive and I can't find anything about their quality.

Welcome! Slugfest is a must-have if looking for variety. I have pinball, arcade, foosball, and a slot machine as well. Slugfest and foosball are currently my kids favorites.

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#1412 1 year ago

Anyone know how to get the "new posts" section to be a link like other threads? When there are new posts, there is no link/text next to the "+" sign, like there is on other favorited threads I follow.

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#1413 1 year ago
Quoted from midcoastsurf:

Welcome! Slugfest is a must-have if looking for variety. I have pinball, arcade, foosball, and a slot machine as well. Slugfest and foosball are currently my kids favorites.
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Nice! I have a Monopoly, a starship troopers, a neo Geo cab and soon to be slugfest!

#1414 1 year ago

Just noticed my game is missing the side brackets that hold the bleachers/players from sliding forward. Anyone know what this part is called?

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#1415 1 year ago

How do y’all get your netting so straight?

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#1416 1 year ago

Anyone know where to get a replacement netting of maybe a way to smooth it out? Mine is warped as hell

#1417 1 year ago
Quoted from ProjektPat:

Anyone know where to get a replacement netting of maybe a way to smooth it out? Mine is warped as hell

Try warming it up with a heat gun and laying heavy flat object on it.

#1418 1 year ago
Quoted from ProjektPat:

Anyone know where to get a replacement netting of maybe a way to smooth it out? Mine is warped as hell

I thought you were referring to my net in the post above yours

#1419 1 year ago
Quoted from midcoastsurf:

Just noticed my game is missing the side brackets that hold the bleachers/players from sliding forward. Anyone know what this part is called?

90 degree Angle brackets I believe. They are a PIA because you have to remove them to get the plastic off to get to the lights and remove the Target assembly.
I can understand why they are missing. Game will work without them but you can probably find something at the hardware store that will work if you spray it black.

#1420 1 year ago

I've read that putting it in boiling water can reinvigorate old brittle plastics?

#1421 1 year ago

This thing is a bitch to work on

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#1422 1 year ago
Quoted from midcoastsurf:

Is there a way to diffuse these lights and stop the reflection on the DMD? These are the bulbs behind home plate.
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I tried all kinds of things without success. I just unplugged them.

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#1423 1 year ago

How do I pull the playfield up on this thing? It won't budge!

I've got an issue where sometimes after playing a few innings strikes will stop registering and there will be a long delay and it just counts everything as a foul. My machine is giving me a switch #52 error. It seems to work just fine though, maybe it's sticking? Is this a thing that happens? Maybe some wd40?

#1424 1 year ago
Quoted from ProjektPat:

How do I pull the playfield up on this thing? It won't budge!
I've got an issue where sometimes after playing a few innings strikes will stop registering and there will be a long delay and it just counts everything as a foul. My machine is giving me a switch #52 error. It seems to work just fine though, maybe it's sticking? Is this a thing that happens? Maybe some wd40?

there's a couple of latches under the playfield that hold it to the sides of the cabinet. kind of like a modern stern. There's one set for the control panel, and another for the playfield.

#1425 1 year ago
Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

there's a couple of latches under the playfield that hold it to the sides of the cabinet. kind of like a modern stern. There's one set for the control panel, and another for the playfield.

Ah ok, beautiful. Any insight on the switch in question?

#1426 1 year ago
Quoted from ProjektPat:

Ah ok, beautiful. Any insight on the switch in question?

Read through everything first. Its complicated but not.

So the sequence of the "ball" taking awhile would likely be based on the ball getting caught up in the return trough. I am not sure which switch is the one in question, but there's an internal timer within the game that knows to differentiate between a strike and ball.

You can ONLY get a strike if you swing, OR have more than 3 balls and not swing(or 3-0 baseball term for ref). With that being said if you foul hit a pitch, the game will recognize the fact you swung and dish out a strike. However if the internal timer runs out (Roughly 2 seconds) it will dish a ball (typically when a foul actually happens). What's likely happening is maybe a couple things? It could be the switch, you're getting phantom strikes on and is stuck closed and creating a switch ground, OR the switch could be flakey, and not register the ball crossing over it. We assuming the switch 52 is the return trough switch.

When the ball reaches the end of the trough, the pitch buttons are supposed to re-enable by flashing. While the game is between figuring out strikes and balls, the pitch buttons stop flashing, letting you know the game is "busy". If you continue to try to pitch, the game will not let you do so if the buttons are not ready or flashing. Thus you will sit here hitting the button to pitch, and waiting for the game to be ready to pitch the next ball despite the ball already being where it needs to be. The game will then timeout another timer that allows play to continue. And that's what you are waiting for.

#1427 1 year ago
Quoted from ProjektPat:

How do I pull the playfield up on this thing? It won't budge!
I've got an issue where sometimes after playing a few innings strikes will stop registering and there will be a long delay and it just counts everything as a foul. My machine is giving me a switch #52 error. It seems to work just fine though, maybe it's sticking? Is this a thing that happens? Maybe some wd40?

NO WD-40 on anything. It will just gum up over time. If the switch is going bad, better to replace with a new one.

#1428 1 year ago

Hi y’all I just picked up a slugfest yesterday. It’s fully working and boots up besides ones thing…it’s missing the pitching mech. If anybody here has parted one out or has a spare please let me know. This game is so close to living again I’d feel awful parting it out but if I can’t find anything I’ll have to sadly. I thought about making one but my buddy doesn’t have his slugfest anymore so it would be a lot harder without one in hand. If anyone has a spare or parts game please message me I’ll pay well

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#1429 1 year ago

Anybody got a spare playfield plexi overlay kicking around? Mine has a crack and I'd love to replace it.

#1430 1 year ago

Oops…I guess I’ll be doing business with Phoenix Arcade for new bleacher plastic.

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#1431 1 year ago

Can anyone point me to how to rebuild the batting system? I feel like the whole thing is just gummed up and not moving freely.... Any advice on how to "restore" the bat to work properly would be greatly appreciated! If you happen to be in the Saint Louis area, I am open to paying someone to visit to do this, and a few really minor repairs on some pins. Thanks!!!

#1432 1 year ago
Quoted from ramsfan:

Can anyone point me to how to rebuild the batting system? I feel like the whole thing is just gummed up and not moving freely.... Any advice on how to "restore" the bat to work properly would be greatly appreciated! If you happen to be in the Saint Louis area, I am open to paying someone to visit to do this, and a few really minor repairs on some pins. Thanks!!!

Where's Vid? This repair guide should be a sticky post in this thread - as I'm sure most of use have scanned through 29 pages trying to piece this together.

#1433 1 year ago
Quoted from ramsfan:

Can anyone point me to how to rebuild the batting system? I feel like the whole thing is just gummed up and not moving freely.... Any advice on how to "restore" the bat to work properly would be greatly appreciated! If you happen to be in the Saint Louis area, I am open to paying someone to visit to do this, and a few really minor repairs on some pins. Thanks!!!

You can do it. My advice: Make sure you work in a place it can be untouched if you have to break. Take pictures of the unit every time you take something apart. Lay out the pieces the way you remove them. Just cleaning the entire unit should be all you need to do. MOST of the time the oils and grease folks like to use only gum things up over time and an excess finds its way on to the playfield. Ensure any sleeves/bushing are replaced (I can't remember if this unit has them for sure but I would bet it does). Also make sure you use the correct screws when mounting back to the playfield. Just a smidge longer and you will push or penetrate the playfield.

Hope that was helpful. If not, well glad I could steal a few minutes from you...

#1434 1 year ago

https://www.pingraffix.com/product-page/slug-fest-williams

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#1435 1 year ago

For everyone wanting slugfest playfield parts I have a fully populated playfield so if you need parts message me and let’s work something out.

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#1436 1 year ago

Long shot I know but does anyone have a source for this?:

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#1437 1 year ago
Quoted from OutlawTorn304:

Long shot I know but does anyone have a source for this?:[quoted image]

Is yours broken? Or missing? Is it fixable?

#1438 1 year ago
Quoted from OutlawTorn304:

Long shot I know but does anyone have a source for this?:[quoted image]

I think this was the part that was impossible to find when I needed one. And if it is, I had someone weld a washer to the existing part and it worked great!

#1439 1 year ago
Quoted from OutlawTorn304:

Long shot I know but does anyone have a source for this?:[quoted image]

Email Jimmy at Pinball Resource. I got mine from them but it was a year ago for my Upper Deck. Theirs is a bronze color.

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#1440 1 year ago

Figured out why the bat was binding up. New parts on the way….

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#1441 1 year ago

Anybody know how to align the flap? Mine is off center. Not sure if it has any effect on the ball but I’d like it to be correct.

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#1442 1 year ago

Under the playfield there are 2 screws that hole the pitching flap bracket to another bracket under the playfield. Adjust those screws.

#1443 1 year ago

Any suggestions for a replacement rubber for my card dispenser drive roller? It doesn’t have the o ring grooves like some others I’ve seen.

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#1444 1 year ago

They are standard O-rings you can find at the hardware store in the plumbing isle.

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#1445 1 year ago

This is maddening. I've spent hours looking. Is there a place where you can get control panel button switches without the buttons themselves? Just the switch?

#1446 1 year ago

Common microswitches without an activator lever. Marco should have them. Just search microswitch.

#1447 1 year ago

can't seem to find one with the lightbulb attachment like this uses

#1448 1 year ago
Quoted from ProjektPat:

can't seem to find one with the lightbulb attachment like this uses

might need to check arcadeshop.com
or other arcade button suppliers

#1449 1 year ago
Quoted from ProjektPat:

can't seem to find one with the lightbulb attachment like this uses

I'm leaving the club tomorrow and I replaced all the buttons on my machine. I threw all the old stuff in my misc arcade parts bin. How many are you looking to buy and can you attach a picture of exactly what you're wanting? I'll take inventory of what I have and see if it helps you out. If memory serves a couple of mine broke coming out so I don't have a full set.

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#1450 1 year ago

Just joined the club. Are toppers available anywhere? Vendors seem to be out of stock. I would be interested in a used, NOS or reproduction. Also might be looking for a baseball card dispenser and tray. Thanks

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