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The Official JJP GnR Owners Thread

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#17851 63 days ago
Quoted from screaminr:

Yep , I saw yours there , looking good

Awesome.. We are pumped for this game.

Did they say when was it getting picked up?

#17852 63 days ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

Did they say when was it getting picked up?

Not sure about that , hopefully it's not too bumpy on a long ride .

#17853 63 days ago
Quoted from screaminr:

Not sure about that , hopefully it's not too bumpy on a long ride .

Ha Ha! It has been a long bumby ride ordering and waiting for the game. A few more bumps are not going to make much difference!

#17854 63 days ago

Billy Pearce drives around the bumps, don't worry.

#17855 63 days ago
Quoted from punkin:

Billy Pearce drives around the bumps, don't worry.

I have never worried about Billy... I am not going to start now. He does a fantastic job. Best pinball mover in Australian East Coast by a county mile.

#17856 63 days ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

I have never worried about Billy... I am not going to start now. He does a fantastic job. Best pinball mover in Australian East Coast by a county mile.

If you haven't got Billy, then as Mellissa says..."You're fucked!"

#17857 63 days ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

Ha Ha! It has been a long bumby ride ordering and waiting for the game. A few more bumps are not going to make much difference!

Bumby?

#17858 63 days ago

It's an aussie thing.

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#17859 63 days ago

Down under. The "p" is upside down.

#17860 63 days ago
Quoted from zaphX:

Arm installed upside down, looks like. It took 1K games to get an EOS error like that?

yep. no error until about a month ago... unless I have some gnomes messing with my games

#17861 63 days ago

I ordered art blades and got them today and there seems to be a lot of creases in them. Has anyone else had this and are the creases still visible after installing them?

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#17862 63 days ago

My best so far

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#17863 63 days ago

I have had it happen to art blades before. Just lay them out before you put them on and they will smooth right out once they are on the side of the machine.

#17864 63 days ago
Quoted from ThePinballFuries:

I ordered art blades and got them today and there seems to be a lot of creases in them. Has anyone else had this and are the creases still visible after installing them?
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And be sure to use the wet method so you can squeegee them flat.

Creases should come right out.

#17865 63 days ago
Quoted from attitude05:

I have had it happen to art blades before. Just lay them out before you put them on and they will smooth right out once they are on the side of the machine.

Quoted from Ecw0930:

And be sure to use the wet method so you can squeegee them flat.
Creases should come right out.

Ok. I’ll lay them out with some weights to flatten them out for awhile. I’m not much for the wet method though. Too many things to go wrong. My last art blades I was able to just stick the top and make minor adjustments before fully adhering them.

#17866 63 days ago
Quoted from ThePinballFuries:

I’m not much for the wet method though. Too many things to go wrong.

Like what? Have you done it, or just heard stuff?

The wet method is LITERALLY the most forgiving way to install art blades. It's really hard to have something go wrong in the process.

#17867 63 days ago

Finally got a 6 ball power chord - 2.8 Million. Lost a 38 million jackpot that same game.

#17868 63 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Like what? Have you done it, or just heard stuff?
The wet method is LITERALLY the most forgiving way to install art blades. It's really hard to have something go wrong in the process.

Electronics and spraying water seem like a bad combo. Maybe if you have towels all over and shit it works fine. I tapped the top of the art blades to start it, moved them as necessary, and then pressed everything down when I was happy with it.

#17869 63 days ago
Quoted from ThePinballFuries:

Electronics and spraying water seem like a bad combo. Maybe if you have towels all over and shit it works fine. I tapped the top of the art blades to start it, moved them as necessary, and then pressed everything down when I was happy with it.

You don't understand the process, then. You're not spraying water in or around the machine, but on a table or even the floor from a spray bottle onto the art blade itself pre-installation, and just enough to dampen the art blade well. Then you attach the dampened blade and slide it around until you get it where you want it then squeegee the moisture out and use a towel or paper towel to wipe the small amount of soapy water that comes out of the bottom of the art blade when you squeegee it.

It is BY FAR the easiest and most forgiving method of installing art blades. I've done dozens this way and never removed a playfield or had help.

#17870 62 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

You don't understand the process, then

Fair enough. There’s more than one way to do it. I’ll think about it for a week while I try to straighten the art blades out.

#17871 62 days ago
Quoted from ThePinballFuries:

Fair enough. There’s more than one way to do it. I’ll think about it for a week while I try to straighten the art blades out.

Of course. I'm just trying to point you towards the easy, foolproof way. You had some bad information about that process that was completely wrong and I wanted to make sure it didn't mislead anyone else who read it and took it at face value.

#17872 62 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Of course. I'm just trying to point you towards the easy, foolproof way. You had some bad information about that process that was completely wrong and I wanted to make sure it didn't mislead anyone else who read it and took it at face value.

My wife and I have gotten pretty good at installing them, no issues on maybe 10 sets. But I'm gonna try wet blades next time. BTW, thx for the quick shipping on my order. Hope its here Saturday, tired of the airball drain on the left side .

#17873 62 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Of course. I'm just trying to point you towards the easy, foolproof way. You had some bad information about that process that was completely wrong and I wanted to make sure it didn't mislead anyone else who read it and took it at face value.

You should also take down the YouTube videos I watched then.

#17874 62 days ago
Quoted from ThePinballFuries:

You should also take down the YouTube videos I watched then.

PinMonk is trying to show you the easiest way. There are different ways of doing the same job. You do not have to listen if you do not want to. I am sure Pinmonk will be here to help you when/if you stuff it up.

#17875 62 days ago
Quoted from screaminr:

https://emaxmodel.com/products/emax-es3054-17g-3-5kg-0-13sec-23t-metal-gear-digital-servo-for-rc-airplane-es3154-upgrade
Emax servos came today .
Might as well go to the maker , and they are by far the cheapest I can find .
And like someone else said 17 G's and 20 G's are the same .
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Have you bolted these on the game yet? Are they a direct bolt on replacement? One of my servos finally failed and I want direct easy replacement. Thanks!!

#17876 62 days ago
Quoted from ThePinballFuries:

You should also take down the YouTube videos I watched then.

If I was taking down all the wrong youtube videos other people posted, I would never be on pinside. Just because it's on youtube doesn't mean it's correct.

#17877 62 days ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

BTW, thx for the quick shipping on my order. Hope its here Saturday, tired of the airball drain on the left side .

Sometimes you get lucky. Your timing was good because I am almost caught up on orders/OOS/backorders for once. I think I only have four more orders and I'm completely caught up, something that hasn't happened all year. I wanted to get to this point before I released the GnR diverter and magnet coolers that are ready to go, so those are finally about to see the light of day.

Thanks for the support! That airball shield idea cybevenom came up with that I took over and refined to sell has been a lifesaver for me and others. Sometimes the ball has so much momentum and spin that it seems to levitate against the shield. It's really weird to catch that out of the corner of your eye in a busy multiball.

#17878 62 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Sometimes you get lucky. Your timing was good because I am almost caught up on orders/OOS/backorders for once. I think I only have four more orders and I'm completely caught up, something that hasn't happened all year. I wanted to get to this point before I released the GnR diverter and magnet coolers that are ready to go, so those are finally about to see the light of day.
Thanks for the support! That airball shield idea cybevenom came up with that I took over and refined to sell has been a lifesaver for me and others. Sometimes the ball has so much momentum and spin that it seems to levitate against the shield. It's really weird to catch that out of the corner of your eye in a busy multiball.

Mostly it just angers me it's bad enough to lose a ball but when it happens like this it's more than frustrating. Such a fun, unique ,difficult game, unlike any we've owned so far.

#17879 62 days ago
Quoted from ThePinballFuries:

You should also take down the YouTube videos I watched then.

I've installed these on no less than 20 machines, and the wet method is BY FAR the best way to install art blades....

#17880 62 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

Have you bolted these on the game yet? Are they a direct bolt on replacement? One of my servos finally failed and I want direct easy replacement. Thanks!!

Not yet ( touch wood )
Only had the game a couple of days and thankfully they're still working .
My distributor said they're easy to do , hopefully I don't find out if they are or not

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#17881 62 days ago

I'm still looking for a link to the Eric Meunier video from Pintastic. Anyone have it?

#17882 62 days ago

Is there a spotlight adjustment settings in the menu? I see the test, but I'm wondering how the machine centers the spotlight. For instance, after installing new servos, how do I go about making sure it's "centered"? If that makes sense

#17883 62 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

Is there a spotlight adjustment settings in the menu? I see the test, but I'm wondering how the machine centers the spotlight. For instance, after installing new servos, how do I go about making sure it's "centered"? If that makes sense

You have to center the servos themselves before bolting them into the assemblies. Hook up a new servo (before installing it into the assembly) and turn the power on the the game - the servo will now be centered. Turn the power off again and do all the mechanical stuff to install the servo into the assembly, making sure the assembly is on center in the axis you're installing the servo for.

#17884 62 days ago
Quoted from frobozz:

You have to center the servos themselves before bolting them into the assemblies. Hook up a new servo (before installing it into the assembly) and turn the power on the the game - the servo will now be centered. Turn the power off again and do all the mechanical stuff to install the servo into the assembly, making sure the assembly is on center in the axis you're installing the servo for.

That makes perfect sense. Thank you!

#17885 62 days ago

For those that had to do the spotlight bracket “trimming” service bulletin- will regular wire cutters work or did you all use the specific ones JJP recommended? Also, part of this is lazy but mostly I don’t want to mess something up that is currently working but seems like you could get to that area that needs to be trimmed without removing everything, at least on the right spotlight. Thanks!

#17886 62 days ago
Quoted from screaminr:

Not yet ( touch wood )
Only had the game a couple of days and thankfully they're still working .
My distributor said they're easy to do , hopefully I don't find out if they are or not
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So, I tried 2 different servos today from my local hobby shop. Both looked like they were clones of the original, however, neither fit. The first one had 25 teeth on the gear, where the OEM one had 23. Oops... The second servo had 23 teeth and appeared to be identical, but when I tried it out, the gear was ever so slightly too small and would slip when installed. Anyway, I've now ordered these from Amazon. Let's hope they actually fit. And, i can verify, they aren't too difficult to swap out. Just some small parts to pay attention to.

#17887 62 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

That's why I said to use a pinball. PinGuy app has been shown to be wrong pretty often.
Stick a pinball on the glass where it meets the lockdown bar, right above the action button and see if it moves. If the machine really is perfectly level, it will not move from the center. This is pretty close to foolproof and much more accurate for left to right level than the pinguy app.

Man you weren't kidding, I used an electronic level and PinGuy was totally off. I also used the fix linked by fooflighter and all is fixed. Thanks guys!

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#17888 62 days ago

Hey guy's.....after 11 months and 2 days....#2273 has arrived

played a bit today and everything seems to be ok, a few exceptions as per normal so far are the pop stuck ball and
..I'm pretty sure I had an air ball (left side) I have the remedy for that in stock...(Thanks PinMonk)
I did however have a ball get stuck at the very top left of the wire down ramp...that was interesting
anyways...awesome game...can't wait to actually learn the rule set...will start the fine tuning and mods tommorow.

ordered: Dec. 22/20
received: Nov. 24/21
Game #: 2273
Dist.: Player one
Mississauga,Ont.
Canada

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#17889 62 days ago
Quoted from Ballers_Decade:

Hey guy's.....after 11 months and 2 days....#2273 has arrived
played a bit today and everything seems to be ok, a few exceptions as per normal so far are the pop stuck ball and
..I'm pretty sure I had an air ball (left side) I have the remedy for that in stock...(Thanks PinMonk)
I did however have a ball get stuck at the very top left of the wire down ramp...that was interesting
anyways...awesome game...can't wait to actually learn the rule set...will start the fine tuning and mods tommorow.
ordered: Dec. 22/20
received: Nov. 24/21
Game #: 2273
Dist.: Player one
Mississauga,Ont.
Canada[quoted image]

Stuck ball at pops is very common. I used some drop dead ball foam on the pops skirt to prevent. Others have used other similar methods.

The wire form stuck ball on bass ramp seems to be coming up more often lately, maybe a mess up on the line?

Congrats on the game!

#17890 62 days ago

Got a new (to me) call out tonight. Tilted, and Slash said, “I see you got your stupid vaccine.” LOL!

#17891 62 days ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

Stuck ball at pops is very common. I used some drop dead ball foam on the pops skirt to prevent. Others have used other similar methods.
The wire form stuck ball on bass ramp seems to be coming up more often lately, maybe a mess up on the line?
Congrats on the game!

I had to remove ramp and bend down inner two fingers. No probs since

#17892 62 days ago
Quoted from PinWoofer:

Hey Guys! I checked with Agima2000 and he approved printing some of these free of charge for disty to PinSider's. So, I printed some overnight. They are printed with PLA so there's no guarantee they will be strong enough to last the lifetime of the playfield, but free is free and who knows.
I'll send a few to Vespula, but is there a volunteer to take these off my hands and give them out? Thanks!

I will do it!
Pinsiders without 3d printers? Or a friend without a 3d Printer?
I know the feeling. I don't have one either!!

Fear no more....

I have received (from Dan, the man) a decent assortment of RED and BLACK bumper ball savers to share with you all... thanks to Agima2000 for creating, and thanks to PinWoofer for printing, and thanks to me for distribution. .

Do you want one?
If you want one, I will drop it in the mail to you -- USA ONLY - sorry everyone not USA.

Due to the undisclosed qty of these I have (LOL)...
I am accepting minimum donations of $3 each by paypal Friends and Family for this to cover the cost of postage/handling/envelope.
Financial assistance is available if you don't have $3 bucks. It's Thanksgiving after all!!

PM me if you want one and state your color preference, and I will reply with confirmation that that color stock remains and if not, give you option for the remaining color. At that time I will also request your address if you didn't already provide it and give you the paypal ID.
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#17893 62 days ago
Quoted from Vespula:

I will do it!
Pinsiders without 3d printers? Or a friend without a 3d Printer? Fear no more....
I have an decent assortment of RED and BLACK to share with you all... thanks to Agima2000 for creating, and PinWoofer for printing, and me for shipping.
Do you want one?
If you want one, I will drop it in the mail to you -- USA ONLY - sorry everyone not USA.
Due to the undisclosed qty of these I have (LOL)...
I am accepting minimum donations of $3 each by paypal Friends and Family for this to cover the cost of postage/handling/envelope.
Financial assistance is available if you don't have $3 bucks. It's Thanksgiving after all!!
PM me if you want one and state your color preference, and I will reply with confirmation that that color stock remains and if not, give you option for the remaining color. At that time I will also request your address and give you the paypal ID.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Super cool offer guys! Thanks in advance. Love pinside and thanks as always for everyone taking time to help others out. Great hobby made even better by a great community!

#17894 62 days ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

Got a new (to me) call out tonight. Tilted, and Slash said, “I see you got your stupid vaccine.” LOL!

OMG that’s awesome.

#17895 61 days ago

Did JJP finally change manufacturer of there playfields I just rec my game today 11/25/21 and it looks like the Mirco logo is gone and replaced with this

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#17896 61 days ago
Quoted from Baba_Booey:

Did JJP finally change manufacturer of there playfields I just rec my game today 11/25/21 and it looks like the Mirco logo is gone and replaced with this
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No that's Mirco , just so you know you've got a quality Playfield

Welcome to the club .

#17897 61 days ago

Is it normal that I have to short the power between the 3rd and 4th pins on the backbox connector to get my machine to turn on? It needed that right out of the box and I'm doing that at least once a month because my machine doesn't fire up

#17898 61 days ago
Quoted from allsportdvd:

Is it normal that I have to short the power between the 3rd and 4th pins on the backbox connector to get my machine to turn on? It needed that right out of the box and I'm doing that at least once a month because my machine doesn't fire up

If you're talking about a CPU jump start then no, not normal. I had one machine do this once but has been fine since. If it keeps happening I suggest you report to your distributor/JJP tech support.

#17899 61 days ago
Quoted from allsportdvd:

Is it normal that I have to short the power between the 3rd and 4th pins on the backbox connector to get my machine to turn on? It needed that right out of the box and I'm doing that at least once a month because my machine doesn't fire up

Call Paul

#17900 61 days ago

Question.. while we are talking about power issues...

It's been pretty common knowledge to gracefully and properly shut down your PC and don't just kill power to it...
Why is it ok to just kill power to the pin to turn it off? It's a PC. Is there a way to gracefully power it off that I don't know about?
It goes against decades of training and common sense so I count to 3 and wince everytime I kill the power while it's on. It's like ripping off a bandaid for me.
Why is it ok for the pin PC to do this? What's changed that made this ok?

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