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The Beatles - Beatlemania official owners and fan club!

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#1451 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.

Quoted from stevevt:

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.

In actuallity, it seems to me that after the recent code update that the super duper skill shot is kind of hit or miss. It used to be that it would hit every time (I have an SD card with the previous code on it, and it works like it's supposed to), but now, not so much. I'm wondering if the code was changed on this, like a timing issue on when the optos are crossed and the top bumper is hit.

#1452 4 months ago
Quoted from Scotty_K:

In actuallity, it seems to me that after the recent code update that the super duper skill shot is kind of hit or miss. It used to be that it would hit every time (I have an SD card with the previous code on it, and it works like it's supposed to), but now, not so much. I'm wondering if the code was changed on this, like a timing issue on when the optos are crossed and the top bumper is hit.

Don’t forget to find the secret 4th skill shot.

1 week later
#1453 3 months ago

Beatles Anti-Loft Ball Deflector Kit was received today. Reference Part # 502-7088-00 if you need one.

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#1454 3 months ago
Quoted from MWM82:

Beatles Anti-Loft Ball Deflector Kit was received today. Reference Part # 502-7088-00 if you need one.
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Can you take a pic of it installed... Wondering if the soon-to-be new-to-me has one

#1455 3 months ago

Here ya go. Installation took less time than taking the glass off and on.

Side note: my machine (built Dec.21) had the F-A-B cover installed from factory. So, I have an extra if anyone is interested.

Quoted from Meegis:

Can you take a pic of it installed... Wondering if the soon-to-be new-to-me has one

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#1456 3 months ago

If you want to install the Stern Insider Connected Upgrade Kit and don't want to alter/mess with your nicely lit Beatles playfield apron, a coin door mount kit is a nice solution. And here is a low cost and much simpler way to do it...

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#1457 3 months ago

My 4x LED is out. Can someone guide me what to do? It looks like it's part of a node board based on what I see & what I read in the manual.

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#1458 3 months ago

Today was a long day... But I'm officially in the club.

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#1459 3 months ago

She's all set up

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#1460 3 months ago
Quoted from Meegis:

She's all set up
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Congrats! that blue under-cab light looks great.

#1461 3 months ago
Quoted from StoneyCreek:

Congrats! that blue under-cab light looks great.

I like it, it's actually purple, but my camera makes it look weird.

I have integrated undercab lighting on the Tron as well which is tied into modes. Beatles is just a static colour though.

#1462 3 months ago

dup.

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#1463 3 months ago

Two years in, there is sort of a grinding noise when the ball passes over the top magnet (not every time) and also often when hitting one of the FOUR drop targets. Same noise. I looked around under the playfield and didn't see anything loose, though the spinner for the top magnet does wobble a small amount. I don't know why the noise would occur both at the top magnet and FOUR drops. Whatever the machine is doing in both cases is causing the sound. Anyone know what this might be?

#1464 3 months ago

Maybe, but I have been all

Quoted from beatlecraig:

Two years in, there is sort of a grinding noise when the ball passes over the top magnet (not every time) and also often when hitting one of the FOUR drop targets. Same noise. I looked around under the playfield and didn't see anything loose, though the spinner for the top magnet does wobble a small amount. I don't know why the noise would occur both at the top magnet and FOUR drops. Whatever the machine is doing in both cases is causing the sound. Anyone know what this might be?

Seems more likely it's coming from the spinning disc. Maybe try disabling it in software and see if the noise stops.

#1465 88 days ago

Tried disabling the top magnet. No improvement. Whatever happens when the game starts up (before first launch), when the FOUR drops are hit, and the first time a ball crosses the top magnet (but not on successive orbits), is making a grinding noise. Any thoughts? Thanks.

#1466 87 days ago
Quoted from beatlecraig:

Tried disabling the top magnet. No improvement. Whatever happens when the game starts up (before first launch), when the FOUR drops are hit, and the first time a ball crosses the top magnet (but not on successive orbits), is making a grinding noise. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Check the record assembly. The record magnet energizes briefly from the top rollover and FOUR targets.
Also, try changing Game Adjustment 28 "RECORD MAGNET" to DISABLED and see if the problem goes away. (Version 1.20)

#1467 87 days ago

Thanks guys. The spinning record is what is causing the noise. I misread the earlier post and tried the wrong adjustment the first time.
Okay, what can I do to fix it?

1 week later
#1468 78 days ago

Hello,
I am looking to buy a topper for my new Beatles Gold pinball machine. Anyone got a topper they want to sell ? I live in France, and I have many friends living in the United States to recover the object. Please contact with PM.

Have a nice day.
Frédéric

1 week later
#1469 66 days ago

I think I found the 4th secret skill shot.
from the left lower flipper shoot over the 'skill shot' rollover hard enough to make it up to the loop and back down to the upper right flipper.

#1470 63 days ago

Can you put a PinSound on the Beatles?

Quoted from OldGoatMan:

Beatles Pinball Retro Hawaiian Shirt
Hello:
This is my first post to Pinside!! There are four sellers on ebay selling this shirt. I just ordered one.
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Did you ever get the shirt?

#1471 59 days ago

Hello I just receive a new pinball Beatles Gold but I have problem with right upper flipper.Which screw do I have to tighten or what's the problem ? If you have picture for help thanks a lot. Have a nice day.Frédéric

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#1472 59 days ago
Quoted from boblechat:

Hello I just receive a new pinball Beatles Gold but I have problem with right upper flipper.Which screw do I have to tighten or what's the problem ? If you have picture for help thanks a lot. Have a nice day.Frédéric
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Loosen the hex bolt and move the flipper bat to the middle of the hole like the left one. Tighten as hard as practicable without bending anything. If you don't really tighten it it will come loose like it did before.

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#1473 59 days ago

Does the physical knocker do anything other than knock on Specials and end-of-game matches? Hopefully it will knock on extra balls. I just ordered one from Pinball Life but if that is all it does, I probably will not put it in.

#1474 59 days ago

Beatles wood grain tv mod is available again in my Pinside shop and at Mezelmods.

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#1475 59 days ago

Ordered one this morning…is installing some video a PITA? Never tried the process before…

#1476 58 days ago
Quoted from John-Floyd:

Ordered one this morning…is installing some video a PITA? Never tried the process before…

Thanks for your order! I sent you a message regarding the video.

#1477 58 days ago
Quoted from Sparky:

Thanks for your order! I sent you a message regarding the video.

Here's video. Plays about 30 mins before it loops. Lots of different show and concert footage.

#1478 58 days ago

Sent a message through Stern website for service advice on grinding noise when spinning disc energizes. No response in several weeks. How do I get Stern to respond to support requests?

#1479 58 days ago
Quoted from Sparky:

Here's video. Plays about 30 mins before it loops. Lots of different show and concert footage.

Perfect - Well done. Looking forward to this!

#1480 54 days ago

Help needed... i just installed the 1.20 update on my Beatles gold machine. It seemed to go well but now the LCD is in a loop where is shows the Stern logo, does a slight audio pop and reads "Game Code Update Resuming" The USB with the new code is still in the CPU as it never gave the update complete message.

it has been doing it too long and from what i see on the update videos this is not correct. Anyone experience this? do i just turn it off and try again or ????

#1481 52 days ago
Quoted from beatlecraig:

Sent a message through Stern website for service advice on grinding noise when spinning disc energizes. No response in several weeks. How do I get Stern to respond to support requests?

You still can’t hear what’s grinding still huh? Where did you get your game? Ask your distributor also if you bought it new

#1482 52 days ago

It's the spinning disc energizing as best I can tell. Just can't get anyone to tell me how to fix it.

#1483 51 days ago
Quoted from beatlecraig:

It's the spinning disc energizing as best I can tell. Just can't get anyone to tell me how to fix it.

If you got it NIB contact your Distro and ask for a new motor??

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#1484 41 days ago

Hello, a small Beatles pinball and less expensive.
Have a nice day

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#1485 25 days ago
Quoted from Scotty_K:

In actuallity, it seems to me that after the recent code update that the super duper skill shot is kind of hit or miss. It used to be that it would hit every time (I have an SD card with the previous code on it, and it works like it's supposed to), but now, not so much. I'm wondering if the code was changed on this, like a timing issue on when the optos are crossed and the top bumper is hit.

See, that's exactly what I thought! Ever since the 1.2 update, the SDSS is absolutely hit or miss. Hopefully someone at Stern discovers this and it gets fixed with the next update.

#1486 23 days ago

Hey! For all of us that were hoping Stern might do another Beatles game, here's the upcoming Stern Pinball Yellow Submarine game!

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#1487 23 days ago
Quoted from boblechat:

Hello, a small Beatles pinball and less expensive.
Have a nice day
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This is great! Where can I get one (or maybe two!) of these?

Thanks!

#1488 23 days ago
Quoted from KingMixer:

Hey! For all of us that were hoping Stern might do another Beatles game, here's the upcoming Stern Pinball Yellow Submarine game!

What the ... ? No Expression Lights?!!!

1 week later
#1489 16 days ago

1.22 code was just released.

Now you can play Seawitch on your Beatles!

New:
- New Classic Mode is available. When this mode is chosen before starting a game:
Scoring is similar to the Stern game Sea Witch from 1979
Modern features do not function
No Multiballs
No Magnet or Center Disc action
Song selected plays during the entire ball but does not impact scoring
Separate high score table

- Classic mode can be chosen at Game Over before starting a game

#1490 16 days ago

Looks like they also fixed the Super-Duper Skill Shot award, too...

V1.22 - August 2, 2022
=======================

- STERN INSIDER CONNECTED
- Home Team
The Home Team features allows Insider Connected players to log in
and play without scanning their QR code.
When the game is registered to a home location and set to Free Play,
Home Team can be enabled via Standard Adjust #51 or from Guided Setup.
Up to 8 players can be added to the Home Team from the Stern Insider
Connected Setup menu.
The Home Team can be shared across all games registered at the game's
location by enabling the Home Team Standard Adjustment on each game.
Players need only be added once to the Home Team. Players can be
later removed from the Home Team, and guests can be temporarily
added to the Home Team.
Find out more about Home Team at http://insider.sternpinball.com.

Bug fixes:
- The Super Duper Skill shot (top lane to top pop bumper) would not always award
- Mystery awards would not always be given during All My Loving
- Corrected the missing Achievement icon for I Should Have Known Better

Enhancements:
- Replace the 5 Song Champions adjustments with a single set of adjustments that apply
to all song champions
- Added high score table for SPINNER CHAMPION
- Added high score table for SONG SUPER JACKPOTS for the most Song Super Jackpots scored in a game

New:
- New Classic Mode is available. When this mode is chosen before starting a game:
Scoring is similar to the Stern game Sea Witch from 1979
Modern features do not function
No Multiballs
No Magnet or Center Disc action
Song selected plays during the entire ball but does not impact scoring
Separate high score table

- Classic mode can be chosen at Game Over before starting a game

- Adjustment Changes:
- Install Home now sets the following:
"FREE PLAY" - YES
"HSTD INITIALS" - 10 LETTER
"ALLOW LEFT+START TO END GAME" - ALWAYS
"BALL SAVE TIME" - 12 SECONDS
"HSTD RESET COUNT" - OFF (no reset of high scores)
"HOLIDAY SPEECH" - YES
"LEFT OUTLANE SAVE" - 8 SECONDS

- Competition Install now sets the following:

"AML MULTIBALL BALL SAVE" - 10 SECONDS
"BEATLEMANIA MULTIBALL BALL SAVE" - 15 SECONDS
"TAXMAN MULTIBALL BALL SAVE" - 20 SECONDS
"SONG COMPLETE LEVEL" - LEVEL 3
"DISABLE SPINNING RECORD" - "MULTIBALL ONLY"

#1491 16 days ago

While logged in, I noticed that after you play Classic and it asks you to Play Again, it reverts to the normal Beatles mode. So I just log out and log in again, which is easier now with the Home mode enabled. I have to look into the Holiday Speech....

#1493 16 days ago
Quoted from stevevt:

What is ""LEFT OUTLANE SAVE"?

This was added a couple of updates ago; when you shoot for the Super Jackpot behind the "F-A-B" drop targets, if the ball somehow exits and goes down the left outlane, you'll get your ball back

#1495 15 days ago

Just installed 1.22 and I can confirm the Super Duper Skill Shot has been fixed. I hit it twice, and it worked both times. Looking forward to playing the game just like it was a Seawitch. More as a novelty, really, because I think Stern really improved the game with the new Beatles changes/code. For me, the SDSS fix alone is definitely worth the upgrade.

Which brings a question to my mind: Just curious: does anyone NOT upgrade the code for any reason? What would make you do so? Nothing in the update you care about? I would just do the update to keep the game current.

#1496 15 days ago
Quoted from KingMixer:

Just curious: does anyone NOT upgrade the code for any reason? What would make you do so?

I haven't because last I read there was some confusion about whether the alternate music SD cards would work if the code was updated. Has there been a definite conclusion on that?

#1497 15 days ago

I like the Seawitch/Classic mode, the family had some fun with it this morning. I wish they would make more a reference to it. It would be cool that after you hit the 20,000 bonus it would revert to the old Seawitch sounds and display something cool on the display....similar to what BKSOR did. I mean they own the rights so they could.

#1498 15 days ago

A skill shot fix and Seawitch code is a nice touch but no thx Stern - not losing the album tracks mod for it.

#1499 14 days ago

After updating the code on the Beatles machine I put in my office, I played one game today during lunch. I got my highest score ever (25 mil) and got to Taxman for the first time. (Man, the playfield gets really dark when Taxman is ready to go.)

I noticed at least one fix not in the changelog: When you finish a song, then drop FOUR and then FAB, if your mode is I Should Have Known Better, the FAB targets stay down until you start the song. This of course gives you more chances to collect the song jackpot.

Classic Mode is fun, too. I like the way it's implemented, but I also wouldn't mind Seawitch sounds.

#1500 14 days ago

How do you choose Classic mode? Too many beers...haha

Nm....got it figured out. My game was a show game so some weird settings were making it not work. Installed Factory and all good now

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