(Topic ID: 145737)

Star Wars Data East Ball Missing Issue


By JFirenze

3 years ago



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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by JFirenze
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#1 3 years ago

Hey all,
I recently picked up a SW DE pin and I am absolutely in love. However there are a few issues I would love some help with:

R2D2 Doesn't bounce - His head spins fine but he doesn't bounce. Anyone know what part controls that?

Ball Missing ALOT - When I power up the table I get a ball missing error. It cycles for a while and then finally finds the ball. But it can take upwards of 5 min.

Doesn't register when a ball has left the playfield - When the ball leaves the playfield the software doesn't register that a ball is off the table (drained through a ramp or through the center) have to reboot at this point.

Any help or steering in the right direction would be amazing!

#2 3 years ago

I can possibly speak to the ball leaving the table issue. My machine had a problem where the ball would not sit properly in the out hole and didn't press down hard enough on the switch. I placed a couple of very small screws so the ball would sit centered over the switch

#3 3 years ago
Quoted from JFirenze:

Ball Missing ALOT - When I power up the table I get a ball missing error. It cycles for a while and then finally finds the ball. But it can take upwards of 5 min.

Doesn't register when a ball has left the playfield - When the ball leaves the playfield the software doesn't register that a ball is off the table (drained through a ramp or through the center) have to reboot at this point.

To funny cuz I just started having that problem just the other day, goes through the ball search and tells me there's a ball missing. Haven't had time to look at the problem but it's probably a switch problem in the trough.

You should join the DE SW Club.

#4 3 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

You should join the DE SW Club.

How do I do this?

#5 3 years ago

The club:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/data-east-star-wars-clubmembers-fans-welcome

I had a similar issue, reseated the switch connector, and the problem went away. I seem to have other periodic switch related glitches, so I may redo the switch connector entirely.

#6 3 years ago

I am a total jackass. When i raised the playfield one of the balls fell out... no wonder i was getting the error. Thanks all!

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