Quoted from zrbrt:
Grab a magnetic nut driver (1/4" I think), lift up the playfield, remove one socket at a time, replace cold with warm. Turn on the game with the playfield up to see what bulbs you missed.
For the ball guides on bottom, remove Phillip's head (2 or 3?) and pull the ball guides slightly out pull the 4 remaining GI from the top of the playfield, done!
I think it took me 20 minutes to do, well worth it!
You're not.. swapping the GI by pulling everything off the top side of the game.. right?
First time doing a full bulb swap like this. Fortunately, I have only done a few so far.....slings and ball guides...the stuff that was easily replaceable by removing a single plastic.....but yeah, i'm such a NOOB that I probably WOULD HAVE tried to pull everything off the top side. Thanks for the tip. That makes a WHOOOOLE lot more sense!!
Quoted from luvthatapex2:
If I recall there is a backup option in the UTILITIES menu. Backup your current code, try the stern standard code and if you want to go back, restore from your backup stick.
Does that backup the CODE itself?? I thought it just backs up some of the Audit information, and maybe the high scores?
Finished my bulb swap last night. It really did only take 20 minutes or so.
OMG it is like NIGHT and DAY, replacing the stock GI with warm white bulbs! The game looks SO MUCH BETTER! I also put a few red accents here and there, and I am very happy with the results.
Highly recommend this inexpensive upgrade for Walking Dead Pro machines!
Hey gang. Need a little help.
My TWD Pro is only a few weeks old. Last night, I noticed this problem where the auto-launcher (is that what it's called?) is stuck in a forward position. Because of this, regular plunging is almost impossible. Got under the playfield and saw that the nut attached to the launcher is rubbing up against the screw that holds the launch lane switch in place, and preventing the launcher from returning to its normal retracted position. Sorry I don't know all the proper terminology! How can I adjust this? Didn't see anything loose down there.
Your help is greatly appreciated, sirs!
Quoted from FatPanda:
When you manually plunge it, is there a lot of play in the mechanism? I'll have to take a look at mine at home to see what might be happening. Check the other side of the "nut" to see if there's a C-clip that might be missing.
Normal amount of play in the plunger. The problem is the auto launcher is sitting so far forward, the ball no longer makes contact with the rubber tip of the plunger.
The nut on the autolauncher mech is rubbing against the screw holding the lane switch in place. It's preventing the autolaunch mech from returning to its full resting position.
All I see on the other side of the autolaunch nut is a screw, which is not loose at all. Can't find anything that seem to have come loose.
Quoted from Rager170:
Its hard to tell from that picture, but is that bolt from the auto launcher pushed out and rubbing on the screw? It looks like its gapped.
Yes, that is EXACTLY what is happening. But how to fix it? I can't find anything that looks like it needs to be (or even COULD be) tightened up.
Quoted from Fezmid:
I'm new to the club - looks like I have some reading to do! Any recommendations on where to start?
I think I'm going to order service rails tomorrow -- not sure I trust the sticks.
It already has the R-Rated Cleland code, so we're good there.
Anything else I should consider?[quoted image]
This was my first Stern Pro.....the sticks are a little weird at first, but whatever. I got used to them.
I went back to the stock audio, as well. I'm not a fan of the show, so I got really tired of all the random sound clips. Reminded me of digital pinball.
I would consider changing the stock GI bulbs with warm white. It makes a HUUUUGE difference in the look of the game, and only costs about $25. Took me 20 minutes to change all the bulbs. Give it a splash of red, here & there. It really looks great.
Other than that, yeah, leave it alone. This one doesn't need a shit ton of mods, IMO.
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