(Topic ID: 181756)

Star Trek Pro


By Moeman65

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

I have a Star Trek Pro by Stern made in 2013. Sometimes the drop target for the Vengeance ship will fall back down when it pops up to reset. Anyone else experience the same problem? If so how did you fix it. ( stronger spring?)

#2 3 years ago

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#3 3 years ago

This has been covered in the Star Trek thread. Unfortunately its a big thread and not indexed so you'll need to dig.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/star-trek-clubmembers-only

#4 3 years ago
Quoted from Moeman65:

I have a Star Trek Pro by Stern made in 2013. Sometimes the drop target for the Vengeance ship will fall back down when it pops up to reset. Anyone else experience the same problem? If so how did you fix it. ( stronger spring?)

I was going to say the little plastic ledge that the target rests on to keep it up must have broken but since you mention that it only does this some of the time then that can't be the issue. If it's related to the spring, a stronger spring creating more tension will only make it worse.

#5 3 years ago

I did check the little plastic ledge and it's ok.
It's not really much of a ledge to rest on, is there another adjustment somewhere?

#6 3 years ago

If it's not the drop target activating the vengence ship, then what else could do this causing it to score and the ship rocking around at the beginning of a game or switching to next player and there are no balls on the playfield?

#8 3 years ago

Just got off the phone with a tech. at Stern. He said the use of 2 thin washers was a good idea and then went on to suggest using a piece of paper etc. to shim the plastic ledge. Just being careful to observe the clearance so target operates and drops.

#9 3 years ago

Installed the washers this morning. Seems to be working fine. Overall the repair was easy and was a learning experience with the research and physical aspects of the problem.

#10 3 years ago

Be warned that washers with no shim will crack that ledge quickly...too much stress.

Ironically, I reinstalled the cracked and broken ledge with washers while waiting for a new one and it's worked perfectly ever since...that was a year ago.

#11 3 years ago
Quoted from investingdad:

Be warned that washers with no shim will crack that ledge quickly...too much stress.
Ironically, I reinstalled the cracked and broken ledge with washers while waiting for a new one and it's worked perfectly ever since...that was a year ago.

Me too. The broken ledge approach is definitely the way to go.

#12 3 years ago

I was wondering about that so with your advice I shimed it by using two pieces of insulator paper used between contacts. Thanks for the advice!

#13 3 years ago

BEFORE you start taking it apart - simply check the bolt/screw at the bottom of the drop target assembly, it can come loose (as happened with mine) tighten it up - and it's fixed. I think people often mistake this for the well documented 'broken black plastic ledge' issue. Check the screw, it worked for me!

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