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TOM Trunk Error - Leon's Fix. NOW AVAILABLE, SEE POST #225


By EvanDickson

5 years ago

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#751 1 year ago

Just ordered a Opto-Board with Leon integrated can't wait for it to show up so i can stop clearing errors every other game

3 weeks later
#752 1 year ago

I also just ordered this board combo. Will be nice to have this issued fixed for good!

1 month later
#753 1 year ago

Finally- a final fix for this annoying problem. Order received and installing it now. Thanks, Ingo!

#754 1 year ago
Quoted from bsbdmd83:

I have installed Leons add on board as I already the GLM opto board. Took time to clean motor as well, but I still get the trunk to stop sometimes and wont fix until a reboot. I have the aluminum disk as well. Think its the GLM board and I should order leons complete package? or am I missing something else.

I also installed Ingo's latest combo-board in my TOM (1.4h), thanks Ingo

I also cleaned & regreased the trunk gears and installed the aluminium opto breaker.
Eddy board is the still original one.

Trunk test in the test menu works nicely, also most of the time during a game.

Sometimes the trunk locks up and doesn't move anymore, i have to open up the test menu and clear the trunk "Motor error" / reset the game
After this the trunk works again, until the next lockup.

I don't think this is a problem with ingo's board. Could the motor be at its end?
Or could this be a problem with the original eddy board? The boards works when i test it, also every hit on the trunk is recognized.

Ingo's board is installed/wired correctly.

Any ideas what could be the issue of this cause?

@bsbdmd83 Any luck with your problem?

1 week later
#755 1 year ago

Bump for a good cause! Ordered one and am excited to clear up this issue.

#756 1 year ago

Just ordered the combo board, looking forward to this fix, thank you!

#757 1 year ago

A couple pages back I saw $70, is that the current price?

3 weeks later
#758 1 year ago

Received my trunk fix about an hour ago.
Took about 10 mins to install.
The directions a few pages back, but the cliff notes are:
Install with the extended side of the board up (or over the subway).
On the motor plug I had to extract one of the keys to fit.
A connector that comes from the center of the trunk needs to be depinned to come out, just used a flathead screw driver.
Pretty easy.

Only played a few games, appears to work correctly (also tested with the glass off and using the ball in hand).
Well worth the $78 I payed shipped.
I'm not sure how anyone plays this game without it.
It's a really fast pin and it's extremely likely you hit the trunk while it's turning during a good game.
And when that happens the game is ruined.

#759 1 year ago

Has anyone had issues continued issues after installing the combo board? Send me a DM if you have any ideas of what I should be checking, thanks!

1 month later
#760 1 year ago

What is the purpose of the D1 and D2 diodes?
Rectify AC voltage caused by motor turning?

1 week later
#761 1 year ago
Quoted from Joe-Ker:

What is the purpose of the D1 and D2 diodes?
Rectify AC voltage caused by motor turning?

See here:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/tom-trunk-error-leons-fix-anyone-done-this#post-2643044

#762 1 year ago

I just ordered a board. This trunk problem has ruined a lot of games, so I am glad there is finally a fix.

3 months later
#763 1 year ago

Thanks Ingo for still selling these after all this time! Hopefully the international mailing issues get cleared up soon and we can get back to life as usual.

1 week later
#764 12 months ago

I just picked up this game and have the problem with the trunk - hitting when moving

is this " Leon " fix still available to buy? (if so where?)

whats the difference between that and this opto board from Ministry of pinball:
https://www.ministryofpinball.com/en/theatre-of-magic-trunk-opto-board.html

thanks,
m

#765 12 months ago
Quoted from fanuminski:

I just picked up this game and have the problem with the trunk - hitting when moving
is this " Leon " fix still available to buy? (if so where?)
whats the difference between that and this opto board from Ministry of pinball:
https://www.ministryofpinball.com/en/theatre-of-magic-trunk-opto-board.html
thanks,
m

Contact German pinball a couple posts above yours.

#766 12 months ago
Quoted from jcar302:

Contact German pinball a couple posts above yours.

thanks - I've sent several messages but haven't heard back as of yet.

#767 11 months ago
Quoted from fanuminski:

thanks - I've sent several messages but haven't heard back as of yet.

I will contact you this evening!!!!!

2 weeks later
#768 11 months ago

I sent a message

#769 11 months ago
Quoted from fanuminski:

I just picked up this game and have the problem with the trunk - hitting when moving
is this " Leon " fix still available to buy? (if so where?)
whats the difference between that and this opto board from Ministry of pinball:
https://www.ministryofpinball.com/en/theatre-of-magic-trunk-opto-board.html
thanks,
m

after never hearing from German-pinball, I ordered the trunk opto board from ministry pinball .
does anyone know what auto adjusting eddy board (trunk area) is available to purchase and will it
work with the trunk board that I ordered?
thanks
Mike

#770 11 months ago
Quoted from fanuminski:

after never hearing from German-pinball, I ordered the trunk opto board from ministry pinball .
does anyone know what auto adjusting eddy board (trunk area) is available to purchase and will it
work with the trunk board that I ordered?
thanks
Mike

He does take some time to get back sometimes...but here is a link to the auto eddy board and yes it can be used with the updated trunk board. https://www.pinbits.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_33&products_id=375&zenid=9bf51d7640b65bfd180006ab3568a6a8

2 weeks later
#772 10 months ago

I sent him a message 3 weeks ago, still waiting for a reply

#773 10 months ago

Is this problem not also fixed in the latest 'unofficial' software update?

2 weeks later
#774 10 months ago

I sent him a message 5 weeks ago, still waiting for a reply.

#775 9 months ago

Thnx for posting this, pinbits is always out of stock

3 weeks later
#776 9 months ago

Do you know if this works for both the trunk and the outlanes? I have a friend needing all three boards, but can't seem to catch them in stock from Pinbits. Also trying to get in touch with Ingo for an upgraded board, but with no luck like everyone else.

#777 9 months ago
Quoted from JustEverett:

Do you know if this works for both the trunk and the outlanes? I have a friend needing all three boards, but can't seem to catch them in stock from Pinbits. Also trying to get in touch with Ingo for an upgraded board, but with no luck like everyone else.

Nevermind on the eddy board compatibility. I just found in the manual, and they have it listed as a replacement for both parts.

#778 9 months ago
Quoted from JustEverett:

Nevermind on the eddy board compatibility. I just found in the manual, and they have it listed as a replacement for both parts.

Its supposed to be faster responding with a little bit better accuracy than the pinbits.
I have the pinbits sets, I havent tested the AU one yet.

#779 9 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Its supposed to be faster responding with a little bit better accuracy than the pinbits.
I have the pinbits sets, I havent tested the AU one yet.

I sent the link to my friend. I told him I would install the new boards for him. I'll test and report back.
Edit: The pinbits boards have been excellent for me, so I'm not sure how anything could really be better.

1 week later
#780 8 months ago

I know this is a VERY old post.....

I purchased the "ultimate trunk error hardware fix kit" years ago, and I'm finally getting around to installing it.

Does anyone have a link to the installation instructions? I can't seem to find mine.

#781 8 months ago
Quoted from indypinhead:

I know this is a VERY old post.....
I purchased the "ultimate trunk error hardware fix kit" years ago, and I'm finally getting around to installing it.
Does anyone have a link to the installation instructions? I can't seem to find mine.

I don’t recall having instructions when I installed mine. I think it was pretty straight forward plug and play basically.

#782 8 months ago

I don't fully remember how I installed it, but you will have to depin a connector. That's the only part of any significance.

#783 8 months ago
Quoted from jcar302:

I don't fully remember how I installed it, but you will have to depin a connector. That's the only part of any significance.

That's odd, I didn't have to de-pin any connectors. But now that you say that it seems like there was a connector that served as an adjustment to the original configuration.

Quoted from indypinhead:

I know this is a VERY old post.....
I purchased the "ultimate trunk error hardware fix kit" years ago, and I'm finally getting around to installing it.
Does anyone have a link to the installation instructions? I can't seem to find mine.

Let me know if you need me to upload some pics of the installed product.

5 months later
#784 85 days ago

I’m experiencing the trunk issues with my TOM.

Just stops turning after so long until I restart the pin.
Are the fix boards still available??

#785 85 days ago
Quoted from spikedbat:

I’m experiencing the trunk issues with my TOM.
Just stops turning after so long until I restart the pin.
Are the fix boards still available??

The board here comes in two flavors, one that replaces the whole board and one that just is an add-on to fix some of the behavior. If your trunk is experiencing problems like that, it could be due to the cylinder/sensor being out of alignment or getting loose or cracked, or an opto-switch on the board going bad or dirty. This originally was a black circular piece that trips these sensors as it turns.

Check that out and fully understand what's wrong. Obviously you can replace the board but if the problem is mechanical it won't necessarily help. The board kicks ass though.

#786 83 days ago
Quoted from jsa:

The board here comes in two flavors, one that replaces the whole board and one that just is an add-on to fix some of the behavior. If your trunk is experiencing problems like that, it could be due to the cylinder/sensor being out of alignment or getting loose or cracked, or an opto-switch on the board going bad or dirty. This originally was a black circular piece that trips these sensors as it turns.
Check that out and fully understand what's wrong. Obviously you can replace the board but if the problem is mechanical it won't necessarily help. The board kicks ass though.

I don’t believe I have mechanical issues. Works fine. Just after so long and on multiplayer games it stops turning.

I’m guess I probably just need the ad on but I’d consider both. How do I find them?? Anybody still selling the board fixes?

#787 79 days ago
Quoted from spikedbat:

I don’t believe I have mechanical issues. Works fine. Just after so long and on multiplayer games it stops turning.
I’m guess I probably just need the ad on but I’d consider both. How do I find them?? Anybody still selling the board fixes?

Here:

https://www.german-pinball-modular.de/trunk-opto-board.html

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