I thought I would introduce myself as I just acquired a STTNG. I had to replace the notorious 8 driver board, all 4 coils 37-40 and completely redo the tie back wire plus a few other minor things but I finally got the game running 100%. The machine has been in storage from the previous owner for 7 years so it needed some love.
I also installed LEDs and made a few changes. For the return lanes (and under the slings) I changed the color to purple. I order to keep the return lanes and the flipper area from being to dark I put one purple frosted LED and one white frosted LED in each return lane with the white ones being closet to the flippers. Makes for a cool effect while still being able to see the balls well at the flippers. I also ordered the parts to convert the upper lanes and pop bumpers to purple from the stock red.
I am going to have to save up some dollars to buy a color DMD for this game. I think STTNG is begging for a color DMD.
I don't think this game is as fast as my other games (BL2K, Spider-man and Terminator 3) but the rules set is so deep and being a wide body there are so many things to shoot for and play with like the canons.
Now that the game is 100% working let the upgrading begin.
I learned first hand how important that stupid little tie back wire is to this game. I highly recommend doing the Tie Back Wire Mod.