Twilight Zone screw?


By dtwallace84

3 months ago


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    #1 3 months ago

    Recently bought a Twilight Zone, and not sure why they put a screw, then wrapped with electrical tape around it, on the upper board? Any thoughts?

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    #2 3 months ago

    Probably to keep the ball from getting hung up in that corner.

    Is screwed into the playfield?

    #3 3 months ago

    A hack verse leveling the mini playfield like they were supposed to

    #4 3 months ago

    Yes it is. I'm planning on taking it out, and that's what I figured. I plan to take it out. I just was making sure it wasn't some sort of strange mod someone was doing, or a common fix for something else. Thanks.

    #5 3 months ago

    I'm sure that that was what it was.. How do you level that playing field? Adjustment screws?

    #6 3 months ago

    You should go back and have them gice you 100 so you can buy a new mini pf.

    #7 3 months ago

    Thanks for the responses! I'm new to the pinball world and plan to take as much knowledge from anyone that's willing to help. Thanks!

    #8 3 months ago

    I wish it was that easy... I feel like I got a good deal on the unit. That was the only thing I noticed after I brought it home. Minus a few bulbs out. Like the one in the lower right of clock..

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    #9 3 months ago

    It has a credit dot so it might have more issues.
    Make sure you change the batteries before they leak on the board.

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    #10 3 months ago

    1) You don't need to 'level' the upper playfield. If you level the machine correctly then the upper playfield will level correctly and balls will NEVER get stuck in the corners. I'd love to flying clothes-line the person who put in that screw

    2) Your bumper caps are in the wrong order. They should be Red then Orange then Yellow on bottom. It corresponds to the skill shot and should light up accordingly. See this thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/twilight-zone-pop-bumer-cap-order

    #11 3 months ago

    Bottom right corner under the mini playfield has a screw for leveling.

    #12 3 months ago
    Quoted from DJKYrtgfsRFw:

    1) You don't need to 'level' the upper playfield. If you level the machine correctly then the upper playfield will level correctly and balls will NEVER get stuck in the corners. I'd love to flying clothes-line the person who put in that screw

    Not quite sure what planet you're from, but WMS specifically added a leveling screw/spring to the bottom right mount just for leveling. It is often necessary, since the posts and side rail's heights may not be exactly matched.

    #13 3 months ago
    Quoted from Coyote:

    Not quite sure what planet you're from, but WMS specifically added a leveling screw/spring to the bottom right mount just for leveling. It is often necessary, since the posts and side rail's heights may not be exactly matched.

    My bad. I wasn't aware of this screw/spring. You learn something new everyday

    #14 3 months ago

    Pops are red, amber, yellow according to manual.

    #15 3 months ago
    Quoted from FatPanda:

    You should go back and have them gice you 100 so you can buy a new mini pf.

    Where are these available from? When I checked with Mirco they wouldn’t sell the mini pf seperately.

    #16 3 months ago
    Quoted from merccat:

    Where are these available from? When I checked with Mirco they wouldn’t sell the mini pf seperately.

    There's one one ebay but they're not original if that matters to you

    ebay.com link » Twilight Zone Pinball Machine Mini Playfield 36 50020 1 Free Shipping New

    Edit: By Mirco I assume you meant Marco, they have one in stock http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/36-50020-1

    #17 3 months ago
    Quoted from DJKYrtgfsRFw:

    There's one one ebay but they're not original if that matters to you
    ebay.com link » Twilight Zone Pinball Machine Mini Playfield 36 50020 1 Free Shipping New
    Edit: By Mirco I assume you meant Marco, they have one in stock http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/36-50020-1

    Please, don't buy it from Mad Amusements (aka *pinballparts* on eBay) He's a crook.....a fraudulent con-man.

    #18 3 months ago
    Quoted from DJKYrtgfsRFw:

    There's one one ebay but they're not original if that matters to you
    ebay.com link » Twilight Zone Pinball Machine Mini Playfield 36 50020 1 Free Shipping New
    Edit: By Mirco I assume you meant Marco, they have one in stock http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/36-50020-1

    Thanks, will check those out. Reproduction is fine, Mirco is what I meant as they are a manufacturer of reproduction playfields but I’m fine buying through Marco as they are good people too.

    #19 3 months ago
    Quoted from DJKYrtgfsRFw:

    I'd love to flying clothes-line the person who put in that screw

    It's quotes like this that keep me coming back to Pinside!

    #20 3 months ago

    Is screw mod for sale??
    Having problems with mine sticking too.

    #21 3 months ago
    Quoted from DJKYrtgfsRFw:

    My bad. I wasn't aware of this screw/spring. You learn something new everyday

    Oh! Okay - yeah, originally the game had no way to level the powerfield. When production started, they made a spring/screw setup where you adjust one screw (the one on the inside, away from the outside of the game) and it will tilt the powerfield left-right. (Not increase/decrease pitch.)

    #22 3 months ago

    Uff black rubbers everywhere

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