(Topic ID: 348132)

Star Wars Premium/LE Hyperspace MB problem

By spidey

7 months ago

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  • Latest reply 67 days ago by spidey
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#1 7 months ago

Anyone else had trouble with Hyperspace MB where once you shoot the 2nd ball into the loop, the 2 balls spin around until it times out? I tried replacing the 4 pairs of optos and it didn't fix it. Considering replacing the node board.
Stern support is stumped.

#2 7 months ago

Have you tried replacing the balls? It's just a hunch, but maybe the balls are starting to magnetize or are losing too much density, which is throwing off the optos.

#3 7 months ago

So it doesn't serve up another ball? I'd take a look at your trough in test. Maybe some balls aren't rolling down far enough because they are magnetized or loose plugs ect.

#4 7 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I put new balls in and it seems like it might be working! But once there is 3 balls, it seems to get messed up and a ball or two will fall out of the loop, so I can't get to 4. I'll do more testing this weekend.

Added 7 months ago:

EDIT: Still not working. Changing out the balls didn't help. On rare occasion it might work and kick out the 3rd ball, but most of the time it doesn't.

#5 7 months ago

So here's the confusing part. The problem is shooting a ball into the loop is not being recognized. You're not changing the number of balls in the trough-- it's still 4.
Still hoping someone can chime in that's had this problem and fixed it, other than changing the optos.

I did reseat the connectors on the node board back there as well, just yesterday.

#6 7 months ago

Shot in the dark try re-flashing a new SD card maybe the game code became corrupted.

#7 7 months ago
Quoted from acedanger:

Shot in the dark try re-flashing a new SD card maybe the game code became corrupted.

Yeah, I've done that as well.

#8 7 months ago

Any SW Premium/LE owners run into this and get it fixed?

1 week later
#9 7 months ago

Replaced Node board 11, problem persists.

3 months later
#10 4 months ago

Having same problem. Did you figure out?

#11 3 months ago

It turns out it's a timer that runs when a ball enters the magnet tunnel. The ball must make it around the loop and back in the tunnel before it times out. So try adjusting the ramp on the left using the nut below the Death Star. Go into Hyperspace test and see if it's counting correctly.

I've passed this info along to Stern in hopes they can lengthen the timer a little.

1 month later
#12 75 days ago

Hi spidey what does node board 11 actually do? My sw is not recognising node board 11..

Cheers buz

1 week later
#13 67 days ago

Node board 11 is where the optos from the magnet tunnel are connected.
It probably drives the magnet coils as well.
When I first replaced mine it wasn't recognized because the dip switches were not set correctly.

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