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(Topic ID: 247534)

Stern Meteor Issue


By dpapclare

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

So I just got my Meteor up and running again and it now seems to have a strange issue where when you hit either flipper button (right flipper button more than the left), a slingshot with fire or the pop bumper will fire. With the right flipper, the upper one fires but will drop after the coil firing (happens intermittently). Not sure how to explain it better, anyone know where to start with this or has seen it before?
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#2 1 year ago

I think you are describing the noise from the coil turning off getting into the switch matrix. It is unavoidable to a certain extent and normally does not score points when it happens.

If it really bugs you can you try and move the flipper wires away from being bundled in with switch wires and shield it some how, but I'd just ignore it unless it is happening really often and scoring points.

#3 1 year ago
Quoted from barakandl:

I think you are describing the noise from the coil turning off getting into the switch matrix. It is unavoidable to a certain extent and normally does not score points when it happens.
If it really bugs you can you try and move the flipper wires away from being bundled in with switch wires and shield it some how, but I'd just ignore it unless it is happening really often and scoring points.

It's not scoring points but it happens enough that it is effecting the game play. Especially when the upper flipper goes up and immediately goes back down as if it's the hold isn't working

#4 1 year ago
Quoted from dpapclare:

It's not scoring points but it happens enough that it is effecting the game play. Especially when the upper flipper goes up and immediately goes back down as if it's the hold isn't working

Flipper button and EOS switches that are pitted, make large arcs, or cause flipper fluttering are probably going to exacerbate the issue.

#5 1 year ago

Replace the switch caps on the slings and pop bumper and make sure your flipper coil diodes are good.

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from dpapclare:

it now seems to have a strange issue where when you hit either flipper button (right flipper button more than the left), a slingshot with fire or the pop bumper will fire.

Does this happen nearly every time you flip the flippers? You sure the slingshot and pop bumper switches are gapped enough? What happens if you hit the playfield with your fist, does the slingshot/pop bumper activate from vibration?

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from Quench:

Does this happen nearly every time you flip the flippers? You sure the slingshot and pop bumper switches are gapped enough? What happens if you hit the playfield with your fist, does the slingshot/pop bumper activate from vibration?

I checked the gaps and they looked good.

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from barakandl:

Flipper button and EOS switches that are pitted, make large arcs, or cause flipper fluttering are probably going to exacerbate the issue.

This is kind of what I was thinking may be the issue, I'll take a peak at it this afternoon and see what they look like!

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from slochar:

Replace the switch caps on the slings and pop bumper and make sure your flipper coil diodes are good.

I'll check these out this afternoon!

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from barakandl:

Flipper button and EOS switches that are pitted, make large arcs, or cause flipper fluttering are probably going to exacerbate the issue.

This is exactly the problem. They look terrible and actually managed to cause a reset if the game when I hit the right flipper fast enough hahahaha

#11 1 year ago
Quoted from barakandl:

I think you are describing the noise from the coil turning off getting into the switch matrix. It is unavoidable to a certain extent and normally does not score points when it happens.
If it really bugs you can you try and move the flipper wires away from being bundled in with switch wires and shield it some how, but I'd just ignore it unless it is happening really often and scoring points.

You were correct! By the way, the new board is awesome and works great

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