(Topic ID: 82803)

Stern Star Trek multiball magnet *Solution found*

By nodyeliab

5 years ago

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#5 5 years ago

This just started happening to me, as well. Mine is an STLE with the latest software.

#55 5 years ago

I'll be eager to hear the news from Stern. I already had the problem of the second ball sticking up there. Now, I'll shoot a ball under the Vengeance with the drop target down, and it will raise the drop target, register a ball lock, but then not release the ball until a ball search forces the target to drop. I've been too busy to spend time on it, but I expect to test the optos tomorrow.

#72 5 years ago

Mine has definitely gotten worse over time. I have a group here tonight, so we'll see how it goes. I am going to have to warn them about the problem, obviously. Fortunately, it is not a tournament, so the game does not have to play 100% to be useable.

#81 5 years ago

I checked this evening, and my bottom opto is definitely out. That might not be the sole problem, but it is definitely some part of it. Not looking forward to having to replace it, but you do what you have to do.

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#195 5 years ago

I replaced the lower opto, and so far things are working, but I haven't played it enough to know that it is a reliable fix. I'll post a note if it starts acting up again.

#197 5 years ago

My opto was definitely shot.

#199 5 years ago

Just the lower one.

#201 5 years ago

Just the one on the right.

#207 5 years ago

Sorry to hear that. This is one very strange problem, indeed.

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