(Topic ID: 99097)

The Shadow left phurba ramp


By Spies

5 years ago



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  • 9 posts
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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by markmon
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#1 5 years ago

I'm having a problem with the right hand side shot registering on the left phurba ramp, the balls appears to actually jump the switch on the wire form, I can't see an obvious fix for it, is this a common problem?

Thanks

#2 5 years ago

Very common problem. Replace the factory switch with a straight wire switch from Pinball Life. The extra length of the wire will insure the switch is triggered every time.

Steve (in Escalon, CA)

#3 5 years ago

You can replace the switch with a 12-smsb or 12-smsw (which is longer). These are available at Marco. Or you can make the modification shown in the following thread.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-shadow-left-ramp-switch-mod

#4 5 years ago

^^^Have same issue... Love your idea, Thanks!!!

HELP : On another note, I'm having an issue when the game has been played for a while, the machine starts to act strangely. It seems like its warming up and the coils start to act funny. The lock ball magnet won't through the ball forward, even though it's done it previously during play. The left flipper starts to hesitate and the upper playfield action does the same. All this happens at the same time during the game play after we've been at it for at least 10-20 games. Any insight would help. If it was only one issue with a single coil, I think it would be more mechanical. But with several issues happening randomly during extensive game play, I'm thinking it's something more involved.

#5 5 years ago
Quoted from TaTa:

^^^Have same issue... Love your idea, Thanks!!!
HELP : On another note, I'm having an issue when the game has been played for a while...

You may need Lloyd for this one, but check the white molex connectors where they attach to the power board. Look for discoloration which could be a sign of overheating and a pin socket that needs replacing. Make sure all molexes are fully inserted by removing and re-attaching.

#6 5 years ago

Also check molexes at fliptronics board, especially J901 I have had a similar magnet problem that was caused by a bad opto in the ball through. Don't forget to run switch and solenoid tests. If you don't have a manual you can download one from the Internet Pinball Database.

#7 5 years ago
Quoted from Pinmeister:

You may need Lloyd for this one, but check the white molex connectors where they attach to the power board. Look for discoloration which could be a sign of overheating and a pin socket that needs replacing. Make sure all molexes are fully inserted by removing and re-attaching.

Thanks! I'll try that first... Lloyd second, it's Sunday and even Lloyd needs a day off here and there.

#8 5 years ago
Quoted from Pinmeister:

Also check molexes at fliptronics board, especially J901 I have had a similar magnet problem that was caused by a bad opto in the ball through. Don't forget to run switch and solenoid tests. If you don't have a manual you can download one from the Internet Pinball Database.

Will do...

#9 5 years ago

You also light verify your 12v unregulated is stable. If the circuit over heats it might get weak as it's left on and could cause most these issues due to not driving the optos properly.

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