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(Topic ID: 18292)

VID's Guide to Upgrading/Rebuilding Flippers


By vid1900

8 years ago



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Post #6 Get the right EOS switch Posted by vid1900 (8 years ago)

Post #8 Make System 11 Flippers Feel Tight Like Fliptronic Posted by vid1900 (8 years ago)

Post #88 Replace Old Series Coils With New Parallel Coils Posted by vid1900 (8 years ago)

Post #140 Udate Old Solid State Flippers Into Fliptronic Style Posted by vid1900 (7 years ago)

Post #292 List of games with longer/shorter flipper travel Posted by vid1900 (7 years ago)

Post #294 Rebuilding 1967-1979 Flippers Posted by vid1900 (7 years ago)

Post #390 Coil stop differences between system 11 and Fliptronic Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)

Post #520 Rebuilding Bally Linear Flippers Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)


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#1160 4 years ago

Hi Vid,
great Information here. I bought a LOTR LE some months ago, which had the strong PBL flipper coils. I have 2 questions:

1. When simply holding balls with one flipper finger (e.g. during multiballs) and/or bringing them into play again by sligthly pushing the flipper button (holding time perhaps 1 minute), it happened 3 times, that the transistor was damaged and the finger was not working any longer. Can this be an effect of holding the finger up for too long or even by the strong coil itself?

2. I replaced the strong coils by weaker ones, but know, when holding the left finger up, the finger goes down a bit when a stronger ball hits the peak of the finger and then the finger reacts and shoots the ball back automatically (everything during holding the button pressed). What is going wrong here? The plunger and the coils should be o.k. Could it be the EOS switches (too wide open?)

I am frustrated a bit due to not knowing how to proceed.

Any feedback regarding these 2 issues is highly appreciated.

Eckhard

#1173 4 years ago
Quoted from Crash:

I don't fully understand, did you have the game repaired 3 times? Holding the flipper up will not damage anything unless there is a problem with the flipper drive circuit or coil. The flipper dropping and coming back up is normal. This is why your game has EOS switches.

Yes, the Game was reparier 3 times. The coils are o.k., because I changed the coil and it happened again. How can I Check the flipper Drive circuit? or what Else can I Check to find out the reason for the behaviour? Ist it solely an EOS issue?

Trank you for your assistance.

Eckhard

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