(Topic ID: 251431)

Source for magnets for Great Lakes Modular Flipper boards


By uncivil_engineer

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I have a Great Lakes modular flipper board that is missing the magnet. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement besides GLM?

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#2 1 year ago

amazon.com link »

The small ones here look about right

#3 1 year ago

I was hoping to find the rectangular magnets.

#4 1 year ago

Just buy a new pair of complete flipper boards from pinball life.
I put those Great Lakes on my TZ at one time and trust me they suck!!!
I don’t wanna even sell them to get any money back.

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from RVH:

Just buy a new pair of complete flipper boards from pinball life.
I put those Great Lakes on my TZ at one time and trust me they suck!!!
I don’t wanna even sell them to get any money back.

100% agree and did the same.

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from RVH:

Just buy a new pair of complete flipper boards from pinball life.
I put those Great Lakes on my TZ at one time and trust me they suck!!!
I don’t wanna even sell them to get any money back.

Curious, what was wrong with them?

#7 1 year ago

They just don't work correctly. The magnet positioning is extremely fussy, and even when it's taped into place, you'll still get flipper flutter or worse, no activation. It's been years since I had them in, periodically I find them when I'm looking for some other parts and I'm reminded of how much I hated them.

At the time I thought would be a reliable replacement for the then-unavailable plastic interrupter, but nope. I actually put back in a warped interrupter until I could get a replacement rather than use these.

They must work for SOMEONE though since until this thread I hadn't heard much complaints otherwise about them.

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from TomGWI:

100% agree and did the same.

Buy thr ones from Pinball Life. Great lakes are junk. Inconsistent 99% of the time. I scrapped mine.

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