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(Topic ID: 184272)

TOTAN magnet throw options & switch error


By atariaction

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

There is an option for magnet throw for the Genie magnet. Options are 1 2 or 3. Factory is 1. I tried 3 and could not tell if there was a difference. Which option throws the ball the most? Not found in the manual strangely so maybe this was a software update after the manual was printed?

Also I'm getting an intermittent "vanishing magnet is broken" credit dot. Comes and goes. Is that happening because sometimes when you hit the genie the ball skirts by the magnet so it confuses the game? (the magnet works fine).

#2 3 years ago
Quoted from atariaction:

Also I'm getting an intermittent "vanishing magnet is broken" credit dot. Comes and goes. Is that happening because sometimes when you hit the genie the ball skirts by the magnet so it confuses the game? (the magnet works fine).

There's a microswitch in the subway just below the Genie Vanishing magnet (it will be just above it when the PF is up) Check that switch- It may be sticking. Mine was (I replaced it) and was giving me the same error, intermittently. Also, a faulty/flaky microswitch in the Bazaar scoop will throw this error as well

EDIT: The ball not catching the magnet when multiball is tripped (either by hitting Genie or target to the right) won't cause this error.

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1 week later
#3 3 years ago

Awesome. As a matter of fact I did have that Subway switch being a little sticky before. Maybe I will replace the micro switch body and that should solve that issue. Thanks again.

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