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TOTAN club! (fans welcome)

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#2251 56 days ago

Borrowing and rehabing a TOTAN for one of my friends.

The only things I can tell that need help are

- vanishing magnet broken. But from what I can tell/have read it seems to be a non issue issue that is almost permanent. Any help there?

- lock coil issue. So the upkick in the lock hole gets stuck in the up position. Only hurts the game when you get a genie multi ball. With the post UP it won't allow the next ball to fall in the hole. We think it's a mech/coil issue. Anyone ever had to deal with this?

- he gave me an entire led kit and rubber kit so if I get a wild hair I can replace them all. Any tips and pointers in this undertaking? I see the backglass is not normal but I think you take the light housing odd by removing the trim?

Hope to get some help and learn alot about this game along the way. Will post pictures soon.

Thanks everyone.

#2252 52 days ago

Did a quick search and can't find anything. But I'm new to this forum and don't know who to go to so I'll post it here.

I was replacing bulbs and put the game back together. First game the genie doesn't work. Nothing about the genie works. Some of the stand up targets also don't work, and the right ramp entry. They are all on the same column of switches. But some of that column's switches DO work.

Anyone ever experience a lame Genie? I can't even tell how it works. There is nothing under the PF and I can't get to him without removing ramps. I would like to know what I'm looking for and at before I go tearing it apart. Is it optos that make him register when he gets hit? It looks like it's a giant leaf switch that hits the metal bracket. But I've never seen anything like it.

I can't find any loose/broken wires and a reseated the one plug that seems to go directly to the Genie.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

#2253 52 days ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

Did a quick search and can't find anything. But I'm new to this forum and don't know who to go to so I'll post it here.
I was replacing bulbs and put the game back together. First game the genie doesn't work. Nothing about the genie works. Some of the stand up targets also don't work, and the right ramp entry. They are all on the same column of switches. But some of that column's switches DO work.
Anyone ever experience a lame Genie? I can't even tell how it works. There is nothing under the PF and I can't get to him without removing ramps. I would like to know what I'm looking for and at before I go tearing it apart. Is it optos that make him register when he gets hit? It looks like it's a giant leaf switch that hits the metal bracket. But I've never seen anything like it.
I can't find any loose/broken wires and a reseated the one plug that seems to go directly to the Genie.
Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

Maybe try Googling it adding the word pinside to your search. I’ve found that it works much better than using the pinside search option. Hope this helps!

#2254 52 days ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

Is it optos that make him register when he gets hit?

There should be a couple large stand up targets directly behind and at the base of genie. He simply pivots back when struck by a ball and triggers the switch. Check those switches in test mode and see if they register. There should be some discussions about the drop magnet mech in this forum history and people here can help with suggestions.

#2255 52 days ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

Did a quick search and can't find anything. But I'm new to this forum and don't know who to go to so I'll post it here.
I was replacing bulbs and put the game back together. First game the genie doesn't work. Nothing about the genie works. Some of the stand up targets also don't work, and the right ramp entry. They are all on the same column of switches. But some of that column's switches DO work.
Anyone ever experience a lame Genie? I can't even tell how it works. There is nothing under the PF and I can't get to him without removing ramps. I would like to know what I'm looking for and at before I go tearing it apart. Is it optos that make him register when he gets hit? It looks like it's a giant leaf switch that hits the metal bracket. But I've never seen anything like it.
I can't find any loose/broken wires and a reseated the one plug that seems to go directly to the Genie.
Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

If the switches are on the same column, then your problem is likely a column wire. Just to exhaust the troubleshooting, take the genie skin off. It's pretty easy, One screw (and a washer) on the back just below his neck. Don't drop the screw or washer. Then the genie vinyl will slide off upward if you are careful. You will see that there are two stand-up style targets mounted upside down on the genie mechanism. Make sure none of the wires have been disconnected. While you are there, replace the bulb in the genie's head. You put the skin on the same way you took it off, but it takes some finese to get it back on and align the mounting hole.

#2256 52 days ago

Selling/Trading my Totan and I need to fix one thing but need help...on the skill shot ramp there are the little brass scrolled lips to each of the skill shot holes.....one of mie has come out. I cant tell if they were welded originally or there is another way to re secure it to the ramp?

#2257 52 days ago
Quoted from billsfanmd:

Selling/Trading my Totan and I need to fix one thing but need help...on the skill shot ramp there are the little brass scrolled lips to each of the skill shot holes.....one of mie has come out. I cant tell if they were welded originally or there is another way to re secure it to the ramp?

That entire bracket has been easy to come by at the parts suppliers. PPS has them for about $60 and in stock right now. MARCO IS ABOUT $25 more and also in stock. The metal was welded originally, some repro makers spot welding.

#2258 50 days ago

I suddenly lost my right sling, it wouldn’t fire with either switch triggered. One look at the original switch and I figured that was the problem, and both switches are daisy chained, so with one down, they both were. Replaced it and moved the diode to the new switch, works perfectly again. Nice when it works out.

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#2259 49 days ago

Found the culprit.

After the world's worst solder job everything is back to working.

There are some intermittent issues with connectivity. I replaced the batteries (still AA) and the lock upkixk seems to do better now. However there are times when the dmd seems to be on the fritz. Like there's a connection problem.

I enjoy working on it so far. The LED's make a big difference. Need to get the new bumper lights in as well as the back of lights and BAZAAR lights.

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#2260 49 days ago

How did you do this? That stupid light is right in your face and super annoying. This is much much better.

Please advise! Thanks!

2 weeks later
#2261 29 days ago

Anyone have an extra TOTAN playfield they are willing to sell? Any condition considered. Thanks.

#2262 29 days ago
Quoted from jazc4:

Anyone have an extra TOTAN playfield they are willing to sell? Any condition considered. Thanks.

CPR has the TOTAN in their short runs available. 899

#2263 29 days ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

CPR has the TOTAN in their short runs available. 899

Thanks!

#2264 26 days ago

Anyone have for sale or know where I can find the part "Guide Assembly # A-20694"? It's the sword shaped part that the ball rolls up after initial ball launch. This was the only picture I could find.

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#2265 26 days ago
Quoted from jazc4:

Anyone have for sale or know where I can find the part "Guide Assembly # A-20694"? It's the sword shaped part that the ball rolls up after initial ball launch. This was the only picture I could find.
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Is yours missing or just damaged/discolored? The reason I ask is it would be easy to replace the plastic part if you still have the metal mounting portion. Upkick or any plastic maker can cut a new part if you have the old one as a guide. If not, someone might be willing to remove theirs and TRACE the outline for you to have it manufactured, and you'll have to improvise on a metal angle bracket. (Just a few wood screws under the playfield if I rememeber correctly when I took mine out for cleaning a few years back).

#2266 26 days ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

Is yours missing or just damaged/discolored? The reason I ask is it would be easy to replace the plastic part if you still have the metal mounting portion. Upkick or any plastic maker can cut a new part if you have the old one as a guide. If not, someone might be willing to remove theirs and TRACE the outline for you to have it manufactured, and you'll have to improvise on a metal angle bracket. (Just a few wood screws under the playfield if I rememeber correctly when I took mine out for cleaning a few years back).

I don't have one as I'm doing a scratch build TOTAN. It's one of the only parts I haven't been able to find.

#2267 26 days ago
Quoted from jazc4:

I don't have one as I'm doing a scratch build TOTAN. It's one of the only parts I haven't been able to find.

https://pinbits2.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_22&products_id=258

Pinbits has it

#2268 26 days ago
Quoted from jazc4:

Anyone have for sale or know where I can find the part "Guide Assembly # A-20694"? It's the sword shaped part that the ball rolls up after initial ball launch. This was the only picture I could find.
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Thanks! One step closer......

#2269 25 days ago
Quoted from jazc4:

Thanks! One step closer......

Is Pinbits in biz? Weren’t they AWOL for the past year or so? I ordered orange plastic protectors from Pinbits for my White Water and never received anything.

#2270 25 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

Is Pinbits in biz? Weren’t they AWOL for the past year or so? I ordered orange plastic protectors from Pinbits for my White Water and never received anything.

That’s what I heard. They had stopped filling orders, but the website seems to have been updated recently. I would drop Pam an email before you sent any money…

#2271 24 days ago

I tried emailing pam and email no longer valid. Completely sucks. They were great and had great products. I really wish someone would have taken there business over.

#2272 20 days ago

The hunt continues. Any thoughts on finding an apron? Maybe a different game used the same size one? One of the few parts that I'm not sure I'll find.

Also, Pinbits website will still let you order it looks like. But I will call instead and see if I can get through for the ball launching plastic.

#2273 20 days ago

I might have an apron - I will check tomorrow

Quoted from jazc4:

The hunt continues. Any thoughts on finding an apron? Maybe a different game used the same size one? One of the few parts that I'm not sure I'll find.
Also, Pinbits website will still let you order it looks like. But I will call instead and see if I can get through for the ball launching plastic.

#2274 20 days ago

Yeah that s

Quoted from jazc4:

The hunt continues. Any thoughts on finding an apron? Maybe a different game used the same size one? One of the few parts that I'm not sure I'll find.
Also, Pinbits website will still let you order it looks like. But I will call instead and see if I can get through for the ball launching plastic.

I have my old one somewhere but it will need to be restored.

#2275 20 days ago
Quoted from Birdnest:

I might have an apron - I will check tomorrow

Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

Yeah that s

I have my old one somewhere but it will need to be restored.

Thanks guys!!!!!!

#2276 15 days ago

Can we put a shaker in TOTAN and it is included in the code?

#2277 15 days ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

Can we put a shaker in TOTAN and it is included in the code?

TOTAN code does not include direct support, but a $250 pinshaker will do the job. Basically the pinshaker triggers off of all your flashers and coils. You chose what each trigger does. Takes some setup, but will add some feel. I could see the lightning flasher being a great source of trigger, as well as the outholes and the star captures. You can choose with pinshaker.

#2278 14 days ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

TOTAN code does not include direct support, but a $250 pinshaker will do the job. Basically the pinshaker triggers off of all your flashers and coils. You chose what each trigger does. Takes some setup, but will add some feel. I could see the lightning flasher being a great source of trigger, as well as the outholes and the star captures. You can choose with pinshaker.

Thank you!

That's a really cool idea. Completely custom shaker.

Yeah the lamp would be a no brainer and the best trigger. The genie most definitely. Shooting stars. Probably the orbs as well. The disappearing/multiball magnet.

Definitely a lot to work off of. But dayumn. $250 AND I gotta do more work. Eesh. Very intriguing tho.

#2279 11 days ago

Does anyone have a spike assembly out of their machine by any chance? I need measurements of the washer assembly. It's this piece pictured below minus the spikes. I've bought all of the parts to build the two spike assemblies except for the washer assembly. It is nowhere to be found. Looks like I'll have to have two made, but I need the measurements. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2280 5 days ago

Anyone have mirror blades on their TOTAN?

The only sideblades out there I do like and look great on the machine. I wish there was another option, maybe more genie centric instead of just matching the backwall.

Mirror blades seem to be the only other option. Just wondering and wanting to see them.

#2281 5 days ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

Anyone have mirror blades on their TOTAN?
The only sideblades out there I do like and look great on the machine. I wish there was another option, maybe more genie centric instead of just matching the backwall.
Mirror blades seem to be the only other option. Just wondering and wanting to see them.

I have mirror blades and I rather like them! The high ramps and the skill shot mostly cover them, but they do brighten the playfield a bit.

#2282 5 days ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

Anyone have mirror blades on their TOTAN?
The only sideblades out there I do like and look great on the machine. I wish there was another option, maybe more genie centric instead of just matching the backwall.
Mirror blades seem to be the only other option. Just wondering and wanting to see them.

Not installed yet.
Black Friday purchase, I need to get on that project.

#2283 5 days ago

I have mirror blades on my Totan and I think they look great.
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#2284 5 days ago
Quoted from Andypc:

I have mirror blades on my Totan and I think they look great.
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They look great with all your chrome treatment.

Tell me more about the purple lights around the scoop area...

Love how your machine looks!

#2285 5 days ago
Quoted from Andypc:

I have mirror blades on my Totan and I think they look great.
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Mirrors look great! I have the blades that match the back wall too, which are consistent. I have some brass on mine and mirrors would really make it pop. Add these to the list!

#2286 5 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

Mirrors look great! I have the blades that match the back wall too, which are consistent. I have some brass on mine and mirrors would really make it pop. Add these to the list!

I put gold mirror blades on mine. I think they're worth the extra $ and they really "warm up" the playfield.

The photo makes the game look brighter than it really appears in person BTW.

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