Hello Everyone. My first post. Only game I have currently is The Sopranos. Bought it new years ago because my wife and I are both huge fans of the show. Hoping to get my second machine very, very soon!
Had my Sopranos shut down, moved cross-country and put in storage for a few months. All told it's been unplugged and turned off for the past 7 months. Got it out of storage and set up over the weekend. Wasn't terribly surprised that it re-set all of the settings and high scores. Some issues though since powering it back on.
1. When I turn it off and then turn it back on again each time it has a message on the display to open the coin door, it won't do anything until I do that. Once I do open the coin door it seems to be happy and is ready for a game. Annoying to open the door every time, how do I fix this issue?
2. Each time I've started it up (just a few times now), it doesn't remember any of the settings I changed the previous time, only things I've done are turn the volume down and set it for free play. Each time I turn it back on I have to do this again, why is it not remembering the changes I made?
3. Not necessarily a problem with the machine, but as luck would have it on my first game in months I hit the buoy that leads to the boat, when I did the plastic piece snapped in half and went flying. Did some google searches and cannot find that replacement part, does anyone know where to find it? Any ideas why it would've snapped in half after my first game, did it get brittle or weak from being in storage?
Okay, duh, I figured out my problem. I'd never replaced the AA batteries! Now that I researched I realized this was a rookie mistake and I should have been replacing them every year or so.
The battery holder fell down off it's location on the board. The batteries did have some corrosion on them but thankfully nothing got on the board. I knocked the corrosion off the battery holder when I took the batteries off.
Is it okay to just put new batteries in there, or because of the minor corrosion should I get a whole new battery holder?
The battery holder appears to be only held in with a plastic bracket thing and a zip tie, there are two little prongs that go into the board. Is that correct? Nothing needs to be soldered, it just needs to make contact with those little prongs/pins?
Quoted from VirtualMayhem:
Hey everyone - had my Sopranos pin for several years and love it. Looking to do a few upgrades on it not
Does anyone have an example of a Color DMD on a Sopranos? I want to buy one and I see LCD and LED versions and would like to see examples of those before I buy if possible.
I believe fattrain is the guy to ask for all things Color DMD related.
I was changing out the rubber on my right slingshot and tightened something too much and snapped off the end of one of the threaded posts. It seems to be threaded along the entire length of it. The manual doesn’t provide much detail on the slingshot parts. Could someone please help a dummy? Which part did I break?
And then if I’m able to get the right post can I remove the entire thing from the underside of the play field?
Quoted from Mbecker:
I can double check tmrw but im99% sure that’s #3. - standard 6-32 post screwed into a t-nut in the underside. You can try to unscrew with pliars but I’d personally try double nutting it from the top with 2 #6 nylock nuts and back the lower up against the top one and it should then unscrew the post from the t-nut
Thanks. I felt kinda stupid for doing this to begin with. I managed to extract it from under the play field. I’ll see if they have something at the hardware store so that I don’t have to special order something.
Quoted from northvibe:
DOes the manual state size and qty for coil sleeves needed on the game? I don't have a sopranos at home but I'm pulling one off route to shop out. Figured it could use a sleeve replacement while I'm at it. I thought marco used to have sleeve kits but not seeing it.
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