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The Beatles - Beatlemania official owners and fan club!

By Psw757

3 years ago


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#1401 5 months ago
Quoted from beatlecraig:

As an update to my post #1397, I need to reset whatever extra ball setting I changed a couple of weeks ago back to factory, because I can now earn more than one extra ball before a drain, and I have determined that I do, sometimes, get to play both of those extra balls. In addition, sometimes the inlane extra ball light stays on after a drain. I've been playing Beatles for 22 months now, and that has only been happening since the last time I monkeyed with the settings. I thought I was still at factory settings except for unlimited extra balls and "easy" Taxman, but I obviously changed some other extra ball setting. My all time high was 50 million with the original code about a year ago. I earned a ton of extra balls today, and hit several super jackpots, and had 53 million! I was going blind from all the flashing lights. Now I feel like I'm cheating. I assume it's something I changed in the settings and not a defect in the code.
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And I thought my all time high score from last night at 1.8M was good. I've had the machine for 2 weeks. Can't wait to get to the level you are at! What a great game!

#1402 5 months ago
Quoted from TeeJayN:

Yep, that's the problem. See pics below which shows the plug that should be there. Those wires are routed to the circuit board straight above, which is Node 9, and should be plugged in to CN11 on that board. Is there a plug in CN11? If not, you are missing the entire cable. If so, the other end must be somewhere so carefully search around and behind the cable harness.[quoted image][quoted image]

Yeah, that was it. How the plug could become disconnected in shipping is beyond me. Thanks for the reply.

#1403 5 months ago
Quoted from MWM82:

Yeah, that was it. How the plug could become disconnected in shipping is beyond me. Thanks for the reply.

I would guess they just forgot to plug it in while it was being built. Then it was missed in final QA. Glad it was an easy fix!

#1404 5 months ago
Quoted from thekaiser82:

I would guess they just forgot to plug it in while it was being built. Then it was missed in final QA. Glad it was an easy fix!

Definitely glad about that. Thanks for making me pull the pf up and look around again.. It's funny how the score goes up when all the targets are available...

#1405 5 months ago

Dark horse.
This is one of the better modern (classic) Sterns.
Shhhhhhh…

#1406 5 months ago
Quoted from Vino:

Dark horse.
This is one of the better modern (classic) Sterns.
Shhhhhhh…

Agreed, but why keep it quiet? Shout it from the rooftops I say! This game should get the love (and market prices) it deserves.

#1407 5 months ago

Hit Taxman for the first time today...

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#1408 5 months ago
Quoted from Scotty_K:

Hit Taxman for the first time today...[quoted image]

First of many to come!

#1409 5 months ago

So I’ve got the latest run of the Beatles with stern insider connected installed on the apron
I’ve updated to code 1.20 and can’t seem to get stern connected to work
Any tips/suggestions
Thx in advance

#1410 4 months ago

Would be nice if we can get the DJ Mixer feature in future update with full length tracks.

#1411 4 months ago
Quoted from Scotty_K:

Hit Taxman for the first time today...[quoted image]

Well, given my less than stellar pinball acuity, I may never reach Taxman but I'll keep on keeping on and enjoy every play!

#1412 4 months ago
Quoted from Hawks:

So I’ve got the latest run of the Beatles with stern insider connected installed on the apron
I’ve updated to code 1.20 and can’t seem to get stern connected to work
Any tips/suggestions
Thx in advance

You need to activate/register on the stern website also. It took a couple of goes on the games menu before it seemed to pair up and talk to the website. Once it did it was all fine.

My personal opinion on it is that the wifi code updates option is fantastic, the achievements are a bit of a toss plus you have to check the website and not the game to see what you have achieved.... stupid. You don't get time to see what you've achieved during gameplay as the achievements pop up too quick. Not to mention the god ugly sticker on the speaker panel I now need to sort out.

#1413 4 months ago

Thanks again to doug for his awesome products from speakerlightkits.com. the gold acrylics looks fantastic with the 5.25 speaker upgrade.

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#1414 4 months ago

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#1415 4 months ago
Quoted from John1210:

Thanks again to doug for his awesome products from speakerlightkits.com. the gold acrylics looks fantastic with the 5.25 speaker upgrade.
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What Brand/Model 5.25" speakers did you decide on?

#1416 4 months ago
Quoted from TeeJayN:

What Brand/Model 5.25" speakers did you decide on?

Here in Australia 5.25 size can be hard to source. I have ordered the kenwoods from ebay before and also Vibe speakers... both 90w which is plenty for the tweeters.

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#1417 4 months ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Would be nice if we can get the DJ Mixer feature in future update with full length tracks.

It would be nice but not happening with this particular license.

#1418 4 months ago

Never played a Beatles before but decided to pick on up in a trade this past weekend. This game is incredibly fun and addictive. I don’t know if it will be a long term keeper but I’m having a last so far.

#1419 4 months ago
Quoted from TheBeefSupreme:

Never played a Beatles before but decided to pick on up in a trade this past weekend. This game is incredibly fun and addictive. I don’t know if it will be a long term keeper but I’m having a last so far.

If you just want to play a quick game or two then Beatles is the one.

#1420 4 months ago

Love my Beatles! Mines been getting steady play from our group since I got it a month ago. Addictive and fun and there’s a special charm to that old school layout that compliments my modern Rock pins nicely. The simple and easy to grasp rule set is badass as well.

#1421 4 months ago

Beatles is on my list, but now I just can't bring myself to pay the current prices, after seeing so many try to get sold off for 7k.

#1422 4 months ago
Quoted from Capn12:

Beatles is on my list, but now I just can't bring myself to pay the current prices, after seeing so many try to get sold off for 7k.

Are Beatles appreciating that much?
Thought they still could be found HUO 7-8.

#1423 4 months ago
Quoted from Capn12:

Beatles is on my list, but now I just can't bring myself to pay the current prices, after seeing so many try to get sold off for 7k.

I hear ya about prices, but speaking as someone stupid enough to buy NIB, I have no regrets because the game is super fun.

I don't play it every day, but when I do, I still love it. Simple, fast and brutal.

I sometimes finish a game still shaking from the adrenaline rush.

(Get the White Album code. )

#1424 4 months ago
Quoted from Capn12:

Beatles is on my list, but now I just can't bring myself to pay the current prices, after seeing so many try to get sold off for 7k.

Same for most titles... holding back then means paying more now. Unless you can get a nib for msrp. I think the nib are all soaked up by now.

I only just cracked mine open... fantastic game and definitely a sleeper title from stern.

#1425 4 months ago

Franchi signed a card for me at TPF!

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#1426 4 months ago

Anyone having issues with the FOUR drop targets causing airballs from the right flipper mostly? I'm getting about 4-5 per play. Talked to stern IT and they mentioned turning down flipper strength but I really don't want to mess with the defaults. Thoughts? Do you have this issue?

I have a unlisted video of the issue here

#1427 4 months ago
Quoted from ryanparr:

Anyone having issues with the FOUR drop targets causing airballs from the right flipper mostly? I'm getting about 4-5 per play. Talked to stern IT and they mentioned turning down flipper strength but I really don't want to mess with the defaults. Thoughts? Do you have this issue?
I have a unlisted video of the issue here

Yes. Stern should have offered a kit, but since they did not, you can purchase one here:

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/502-7088-00

#1428 4 months ago
Quoted from Vino:

Yes. Stern should have offered a kit, but since they did not, you can purchase one here:
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/502-7088-00

Stern IT told me that he has never heard of this issue. I found that suspect as a ton of places offer kits. With the kit you mentioned where does that metal piece install? That's the first I've seen this for the FOUR drop targets.

#1429 4 months ago

I emailed stern and got a FOUR air ball protector a month ago. They should have them. Ask another person Give them your serial number when you email them. [email protected]

#1430 4 months ago
Quoted from ryanparr:

Stern IT told me that he has never heard of this issue. I found that suspect as a ton of places offer kits. With the kit you mentioned where does that metal piece install? That's the first I've seen this for the FOUR drop targets.

Over fab drops as you get air balls there too.
Good luck trying Stern again- hope that helps.

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#1431 4 months ago
Quoted from pinnyheadhead:

I emailed stern and got a FOUR air ball protector a month ago. They should have them. Ask another person Give them your serial number when you email them. [email protected]

Thank you. Will contact another person at Stern. Love the game but the quality with Stern is a bit poor. If you see my other posts, they added the wrong color side rails to my Beatles pin NIB. That's crazy!

#1432 4 months ago
Quoted from Vino:

Over fab drops
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I see. Yes. That piece over FAB drops did come NIB for me. But not for the FOUR drops. Thank you for posting.

#1433 4 months ago

Did you get the rail thing worked out?

#1434 4 months ago
Quoted from pinnyheadhead:

Did you get the rail thing worked out?

My distributor contacted them and they are sending new rails this week. That means I will have an extra pair of gold rails that match the pre Dec releases if anyone is looking.

#1435 4 months ago
Quoted from ryanparr:

My distributor contacted them and they are sending new rails this week. That means I will have an extra pair of gold rails that match the pre Dec releases if anyone is looking.

Were the incorrect ones WWE LE gold rails?

#1436 4 months ago
Quoted from pinnyheadhead:

Were the incorrect ones WWE LE gold rails?

Either that or they are the first round of production Beatles which has a lighter gold vs the darker gold with the Dec production.

#1437 4 months ago
Quoted from ryanparr:

Thank you. Will contact another person at Stern. Love the game but the quality with Stern is a bit poor. If you see my other posts, they added the wrong color side rails to my Beatles pin NIB. That's crazy!

my distributer sent me the air ball deflector kit...call your distributor if you can't get any satisfaction from Stern.

#1438 4 months ago
Quoted from StoneyCreek:

my distributer sent me the air ball deflector kit...call your distributor if you can't get any satisfaction from Stern.

Thanks. I'm working with Pablo at Stern and he was saying he has never heard of the FOUR airballing but it seems to be all over this forum. I'm sure they will resolve, if not, I will just buy a kit. Thanks all!

#1439 4 months ago
Quoted from ryanparr:

Thanks. I'm working with Pablo at Stern and he was saying he has never heard of the FOUR airballing but it seems to be all over this forum. I'm sure they will resolve, if not, I will just buy a kit. Thanks all!

Thalia Cruz from Stern hooked me up and sent a pic beforehand.

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#1440 4 months ago
Quoted from pinnyheadhead:

Thalia Cruz from Stern hooked me up and sent a pic beforehand. [quoted image]

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#1441 4 months ago
Quoted from ryanparr:

Stern IT told me that he has never heard of this issue. I found that suspect as a ton of places offer kits. With the kit you mentioned where does that metal piece install? That's the first I've seen this for the FOUR drop targets.

Stern has it. They are shipping me one under warranty. Dec 2021 machine here.
Pablo answered my email.

Best of luck. You should not have to pay for the part.

#1442 4 months ago

Might be joining the club soon.... Any thoughts on shaker use in this machine?

All my other games have them, so curious if I should add one here.

Going to search the thread for info, but thought I'd ask.

#1443 4 months ago

The shaker effects are very well done and it's a worthwhile add-on IMO.

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#1446 4 months ago
Quoted from MWM82:

Stern has it. They are shipping me one under warranty. Dec 2021 machine here.
Pablo answered my email.
Best of luck. You should not have to pay for the part.

Update from Pablo:

"Thank you for the information. Warranty order has been entered for the Anti Loft kit for your game."

I have not seen it ship or any information since but it does look like they are aware and sending me a kit. Thanks all!

#1447 4 months ago

Can someone point in the way of the super duper skill shot. Its eluding me.

#1448 4 months ago
Quoted from John1210:

Can someone point in the way of the super duper skill shot. Its eluding me.

The super duper skill shot is accomplished by plunging the ball through the gap at the top of the playfield orbit.

Now, if you're asking how to do this, that's a whole other issue...

#1449 4 months ago
Quoted from Scotty_K:

The super duper skill shot is accomplished by plunging the ball through the gap at the top of the playfield orbit.
Now, if you're asking how to do this, that's a whole other issue...

Is there maybe a step 2 to the super duper skill shot? Used to be the case, doesn't seem to work that way anymore.

#1450 4 months ago
Quoted from chaz009:

Is there maybe a step 2 to the super duper skill shot? Used to be the case, doesn't seem to work that way anymore.

You have to hit the top bumper as the first switch.

Things that could cause this not to work would be a different switch (e.g., slingshot, rollover, drop target, whatever) firing before or as you plunge the ball, or the pop bumper scoring switch not firing when you hit it.

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