(Topic ID: 224586)

Star Trek TNG flipper button launches ball

By Genjuro

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

Hello, I have a ST:TNG that on occasion upon touching the flipper button will launch the ball during the selection screen at the start of each ball as if you have pulled the trigger.

This issue is intermittent.

Other notes: machine is running comet leds, has pinball pro speakers, and a color DMD.

Thanks in advance to anyone that has seen this or has any ideas.

#2 1 year ago

It's a setting I believe, in case the trigger switch breaks. Check your menu. (Might be wrong on that)

#3 1 year ago

Yep, just saw that from a thread 4 years old, going to attempt to find it and change it...

Although the intermittent nature of this happening worries me.

#4 1 year ago

Any luck? What setting?
I am having the exact same issue, this started happening after i re-wired the lights for the pop-bumpers, super-weird and annoying.

#5 1 year ago

Make sure all flipper opto switches are engaging right in test. Clean the u shaped optos for good measure as well with windex on q tips. Intermittent issues could be just dirty.

#6 1 year ago

Zero errors in test-mode though.
All of them checked and working except: The gun-handle trigger, i have not opened it up and checked, might there be an issue there?

#7 1 year ago

Yeah, that's important to work as well. You'll have to pull it apart and clean it likely. It's been awhile since I've pulled one apart but it's like 4-6 bolts. Not too bad, theres a little push button in there that can get gummed up. Clean with ispopryl alochol until registering smooth, put back together and you should be in business.

#8 1 year ago

I took it apart, the spring inside the mechanism looked a little messed up, adjusted that alittle bit, put it back together ( did not clean it thought, but will do ).
And now it worked perfectly now.. kind of weird since the gun-handle didnt contain any switch, there is just this little metal-rod touching a microswitch on the inside of the cabinet, but for some reason, the flippers does not fire the ball anymore.

2 months later
#9 1 year ago

After swapping the flipper optos for new ones this problem went away. And the upper right flipper is strong again.

Just wanted to say this in case anyone searches for the problem.

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