(Topic ID: 198604)

Weak Flipper on Batman Forever

By mfishell

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

I've seen several posts regarding the lower right flipper on Batman forever being weak but none really have the answer to fixing it.

I have a Batman Forever that use to have no problem getting the ball up the lower left ramp to load the bat gun. Now it only makes it about 3/4 of the way.

So far I've rebuilt the flipper with new bushing and complete rebuild kit and I've replaced the flipper controller board with a Rottendog board with no change at all.

The only thing I didn't replace when I rebuilt the flippers is the EOS switch because it looked good. I did file the contacts to make sure they were clean.

I've seen suggestions of replacing the coil with a stronger coil but there has always been enough opposition to doing this that I don't want to push it.

They changed flippers half way through production of this machine so it has the Stern flipper assemblies.

Suggestions?

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#2 4 years ago
Quoted from mfishell:

I've seen several posts regarding the lower right flipper on Batman forever being weak but none really have the answer to fixing it.
I have a Batman Forever that use to have no problem getting the ball up the lower left ramp to load the bat gun. Now it only makes it about 3/4 of the way.
So far I've rebuilt the flipper with new bushing and complete rebuild kit and I've replaced the flipper controller board with a Rottendog board with no change at all.
The only thing I didn't replace when I rebuilt the flippers is the EOS switch because it looked good. I did file the contacts to make sure they were clean.
I've seen suggestions of replacing the coil with a stronger coil but there has always been enough opposition to doing this that I don't want to push it.
They changed flippers half way through production of this machine so it has the Stern flipper assemblies.
Suggestions?

I have had similar issues in other games.

For me it always comes down to EOS. Sometimes taking a file to them can actually make them worse. I use toothy thick paper, like a business card. Add some alcohol and drag it through the switch.

Even with a new EOS switch you have to play with it. Even if it looks like it's making good contact.

I also make sure the flipper switch in the cabinet is making good contact and clean.

Good luck

#3 4 years ago

Also make sure the wires are solidly soldered on to the EOS

#4 4 years ago

That's a low voltage gold played eos, you should never file it. It shouldn't affect strength anyway. Even with it disconnected the flipper will probably work the same. At least that's how wpc is, as far as I know these are coded the same way.

Does it use the same coil as the left? I'd try replacing it with one of the same (correct) windings.

#5 4 years ago

I just got a bm forever and changed everything flipper wise including coils with diodes mine had none and shows they having them. Working much better. But also check machines height , that it's at 6 degrees or so. A lot people crank up or don't know how to adjust rear feet and pitch of machine to steep. Also anyone have this color speaker shroud ? I've seen no other this color with bat signs in question mark. Thanks keith

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#6 4 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

That's a low voltage gold played eos, you should never file it. It shouldn't affect strength anyway. Even with it disconnected the flipper will probably work the same. At least that's how wpc is, as far as I know these are coded the same way.
Does it use the same coil as the left? I'd try replacing it with one of the same (correct) windings.

Got it fixed. The EOS switch was bent slightly and replacing it has fixed the problem.

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