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Welcome To The Jurassic Park Prem/LE Club!!


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#4501 51 days ago
Quoted from RPZ:

Anyone here changed all the warm white GI’s to Cool white and have any pics? Thinking of maybe doing this!

Hmmm... Nah don't, too harsh... Looks great on Star wars with the blues and reds but the color palette of JP doesn't compliment cool white and visa versa

#4502 51 days ago
Quoted from RPZ:

Anyone here changed all the warm white GI’s to Cool white and have any pics?

Dear god no. I do the opposite, change most of my Sterns from cold white clear to warm white frosted. JP saved me the trouble.

#4503 51 days ago

done!

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#4504 51 days ago

Anyone else noticed that when you hit both posts at the entry to the right ramp (double brick) it awards a shot to the ramp? Like in Metallica right ramp.

But what I can’t work out is how the hell does it register that - they’re just static posts.

#4505 51 days ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Anyone else noticed that when you hit both posts at the entry to the right ramp (double brick) it awards a shot to the ramp? Like in Metallica right ramp.
But what I can’t work out is how the hell does it register that - they’re just static posts.

Check your switch at the top of the helix, it may need adjustment... You may be bricking it hard enough to trip that switch that is connected to the pass gate at the top of the helix

#4506 51 days ago

My stock upper right flipper alignment is slightly off the flipper "dot" (in the PF), which is directly behind the post. This seems to be the case for other examples as well. Seems like it makes the tower shot more difficult. On another example, I re-aligned the flipper with the dot/post and the tower was much easier to hit. Now that it's my 2nd example and Stern seems to be consistent with the recessed alignment, I'm wondering if it's intentional.

Is you upper flipper in line with the post or slightly off? Have you been adjusting it?

Curious...thanks for any feedback.

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#4507 51 days ago
Quoted from snaroff:

My stock upper right flipper alignment is slightly off the flipper "dot" (in the PF), which is directly behind the post. This seems to be the case for other examples as well. Seems like it makes the tower shot more difficult. On another example, I re-aligned the flipper with the dot/post and the tower was much easier to hit. Now that it's my 2nd example and Stern seems to be consistent with the recessed alignment, I'm wondering if it's intentional.
Is you upper flipper in line with the post or slightly off? Have you been adjusting it?
Curious...thanks for any feedback.[quoted image]

I thought it was supposed to be off intentionally. Covered earlier in the thread I believe.

#4508 51 days ago
Quoted from estrader:

I thought it was supposed to be off intentionally. Covered earlier in the thread I believe.

Hmm...since there are over 4500 posts, kind of tough to find. I did find this post where the owner decided to align the flipper with the PF "dot".

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/welcome-to-the-jurassic-park-le-club/page/62#post-5321595

#4509 51 days ago
Quoted from snaroff:

My stock upper right flipper alignment is slightly off the flipper "dot" (in the PF), which is directly behind the post. This seems to be the case for other examples as well. Seems like it makes the tower shot more difficult. On another example, I re-aligned the flipper with the dot/post and the tower was much easier to hit. Now that it's my 2nd example and Stern seems to be consistent with the recessed alignment, I'm wondering if it's intentional.
Is you upper flipper in line with the post or slightly off? Have you been adjusting it?
Curious...thanks for any feedback.[quoted image]

You want the post to divert the ball from draining down the center, if you line it up with the dot you'll likely have a lot of center drains.

#4510 51 days ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Hmm...since there are over 4500 posts, kind of tough to find. I did find this post where the owner decided to align the flipper with the PF "dot".
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/welcome-to-the-jurassic-park-le-club/page/62#post-5321595

Probably a page or two after that other posters commented about the center drains if I remember correctly.

#4511 50 days ago
Quoted from snaroff:

My stock upper right flipper alignment is slightly off the flipper "dot" (in the PF), which is directly behind the post. This seems to be the case for other examples as well. Seems like it makes the tower shot more difficult. On another example, I re-aligned the flipper with the dot/post and the tower was much easier to hit. Now that it's my 2nd example and Stern seems to be consistent with the recessed alignment, I'm wondering if it's intentional.
Is you upper flipper in line with the post or slightly off? Have you been adjusting it?
Curious...thanks for any feedback.[quoted image]

That looks good, I adjust mine to have the ball rolling from the helix to the left flipper... With that angle I can hit the upper orbit numerous times 4 in a row once and makes quick work of the double upper/ tower shot also, puts the flip in a good position to do an O shot, and reflect the ball off the left orbuit rail, of the upper flipper, back up the O Lane and into the pops

#4512 50 days ago
Quoted from snaroff:

My stock upper right flipper alignment is slightly off the flipper "dot" (in the PF), which is directly behind the post. This seems to be the case for other examples as well. Seems like it makes the tower shot more difficult. On another example, I re-aligned the flipper with the dot/post and the tower was much easier to hit. Now that it's my 2nd example and Stern seems to be consistent with the recessed alignment, I'm wondering if it's intentional.
Is you upper flipper in line with the post or slightly off? Have you been adjusting it?
Curious...thanks for any feedback.[quoted image]

mine was like that, adjusted it yesterday and have better luck with upper shots now. No centre drains...

#4513 50 days ago

I miss Mr. DNA...

#4514 50 days ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

I miss Mr. DNA...

Me too!

#4515 50 days ago
Quoted from yancy:

Mouth opto tells the game the ball is caught. Ramp entry opto enables the magnet to catch the ball. If the ball jumps the ramp opto, the mouth will not grab it.

Not sure if that’s true because the ramp entry opto will detect the ball but the magnet will not grab the ball until the opto in the mouth detects the ball. That is what causes many to complain about failure of the trex to grab and hold the ball unless the shot is fairly accurate.

If the ramp opto turned on the magnet by itself, then theoretically the magnet would remain on indefinitely until/unless the ball made it all the way into the mouth.

#4516 50 days ago
Quoted from Bos98:

Joined the club yesterday and finally got the game setup today. Code updated immediately and have been having fun all night!
LE 184[quoted image]

Is that a DP LE with Pro backglass?

#4517 50 days ago
Quoted from Freakyguy666:

Is that a DP LE with Pro backglass?

pro/prem with LE armour

#4518 50 days ago
Quoted from Freakyguy666:

Is that a DP LE with Pro backglass?

That's a Pro

#4519 50 days ago

Has anyone had any issues with Chromium pinballs becoming magnetized on the premium/le versions of this game? As I understand it, the only magnet is in the TRex's mouth so I'm not sure how much exposure that will actually end up being or if that's enough to produce this effect.

I'm considering some Super Shiny pinballs from Titan or the premium chromium steel balls from Pinbits but not sure if they're worth it or if the warnings about potential magnetization should be heeded for use on Stern's Jurassic Park premium/le.

#4520 50 days ago
Quoted from nullPinner:

Has anyone had any issues with Chromium pinballs becoming magnetized on the premium/le versions of this game? As I understand it, the only magnet is in the TRex's mouth so I'm not sure how much exposure that will actually end up being or if that's enough to produce this effect.
I'm considering some Super Shiny pinballs from Titan or the premium chromium steel balls from Pinbits but not sure if they're worth it or if the warnings about potential magnetization should be heeded for use on Stern's Jurassic Park premium/le.

I’m running the ball baron ninja balls on route and they seem fine on this game and black knight.

#4521 50 days ago
Quoted from Freakyguy666:

the magnet will not grab the ball until the opto in the mouth detects the ball.

This is simply incorrect. Try it with the glass off. Ramp opto activates the magnet. Mouth opto by itself does nothing.

Quoted from Freakyguy666:

If the ramp opto turned on the magnet by itself, then theoretically the magnet would remain on indefinitely until/unless the ball made it all the way into the mouth.

It's on a short timer.

#4522 49 days ago
Quoted from yancy:

This is simply incorrect. Try it with the glass off. Ramp opto activates the magnet. Mouth opto by itself does nothing.

It's on a short timer.

I think Yancy is right about this. And I think Keith Elwin is probably right about it also. From Keith Elwin:
“If the ball goes into the mouth but doesn't grab try removing the spacers on the clear roof plastic at the front of the ramp. This is there to make sure the ball trips the ramp optic in order to fire the mouth magnet.”

Here’s a link to the post where he wrote it:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/welcome-to-the-jurassic-park-le-club/page/13#post-5217546

#4523 49 days ago

Added some nice decorations to my premium. Love the trees they really give the game a jungle feel. Bought them on aliexpress for less then 10 dollar. Great value!

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#4524 49 days ago

Anyone noticed a bug, glitch, or whoopsie with the interaction between the start of a T-Rex mode and the smart missile? Last night I started T-Rex multiball with a shot caught by the T-Rex. With the ball in it’s mouth, There was a callout saying smart missile ready and the post at the left inlane came up and went right back down. The T-Rex released the ball to the wire return and I flipped it, then right after I flipped it the smart missile countdown started. It seemed like the ball rolling over the inlane switch activated smart missile but the post wasn’t up.

Then tonight it was weird again. I started T-Rex multiball with a shot that wasn’t caught and the smart missile ready callout happened. The ball happened to go into the inlane and the post came up while the T-Rex multiball intro played. Then it suddenly flashed into the smart missile countdown but only said “3” and then the post went down. It didn’t finish the countdown beyond 3 and it didn’t let me choose the smart missile reward.

Just wondering if anyone noticed anything similar.

#4525 49 days ago
Quoted from Dirk:

Added some nice decorations to my premium. Love the trees they really give the game a jungle feel. Bought them on aliexpress for less then 10 dollar. Great value![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

How did you attach them??

#4526 49 days ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

Last night I started T-Rex multiball with a shot caught by the T-Rex. With the ball in it’s mouth, There was a callout saying smart missile ready and the post at the left inlane came up and went right back down. The T-Rex released the ball to the wire return and I flipped it, then right after I flipped it the smart missile countdown started. It seemed like the ball rolling over the inlane switch activated smart missile but the post wasn’t up.

Yeah, I've seen something very similar to (or exactly) that, when starting t-rex multiball.

#4527 49 days ago
Quoted from MikeS:

I was told the same thing (April) for my Premium ordered right before Christmas. It's tough waiting but I know it will be worth it!

Jason at Classic Game Rooms in Georgia has Pros in stock. He said he will get another shipment of Premiums in February. Several are already accounted for but he said there were some spots left. I think the Premiums continue to fly off the shelf. I've bought a few Sterns and CGC games from him over the years and he's always been accurate as to when he will have stock, and he ships fast. jason@classicgamerooms.com

#4528 48 days ago
Quoted from yancy:

Mouth opto by itself does nothing.

The question remains, what does the mouth opto do?

#4529 48 days ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

Anyone noticed a bug, glitch, or whoopsie with the interaction between the start of a T-Rex mode and the smart missile? Last night I started T-Rex multiball with a shot caught by the T-Rex. With the ball in it’s mouth, There was a callout saying smart missile ready and the post at the left inlane came up and went right back down. The T-Rex released the ball to the wire return and I flipped it, then right after I flipped it the smart missile countdown started. It seemed like the ball rolling over the inlane switch activated smart missile but the post wasn’t up.
Then tonight it was weird again. I started T-Rex multiball with a shot that wasn’t caught and the smart missile ready callout happened. The ball happened to go into the inlane and the post came up while the T-Rex multiball intro played. Then it suddenly flashed into the smart missile countdown but only said “3” and then the post went down. It didn’t finish the countdown beyond 3 and it didn’t let me choose the smart missile reward.
Just wondering if anyone noticed anything similar.

Had this same issue a few days ago with the Smart Missile and T-Rex MB.

#4530 48 days ago
Quoted from Skipnatty:

Had this same issue a few days ago with the Smart Missile and T-Rex MB.

Me too!

#4531 48 days ago

Ramp opto ignites catch sequence. Mouth opto verifies ball in mouth when catch sequence done.
Bad mouth opto= credit for t-rex catches you didn't make.
Bad/ ball skipping over entry optic = no catch attempt or late catch attempt as ball crosses opto beam on way down.

#4532 48 days ago

Color Synced to the playfield with Superband sleeves!!! I love the clear on the Raptor pit..looks beefier... like metal structure supports!

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#4533 48 days ago
Quoted from mthirkell:

How did you attach them??

I drilled a hole in each tree and then put some steel wire into the hole. The end I made into a loop shape. The screws that hold down the plastics, ramps I used to hold down the loop.

I try to make some pictures later. However installation was super fast i did around 15 trees in an hour

#4534 43 days ago

Put this in the Pro thread yesterday...

Could someone do me a solid and measure the dimensions (LxWxH) of the playfield truck? I do not currently own this pin but am already planning my mods for when I put my order in. Thanks a ton!

Not sure if this is something that is easy to remove from the newton ball assembly or not. If so, knowing the weight of the stock truck would be very helpful to know as well.

Love this community and have enjoyed living vicariously through all of your unboxing and mod stories on this thread!

#4535 43 days ago
Quoted from jacksparrow0112:

Put this in the Pro thread yesterday...
Could someone do me a solid and measure the dimensions (LxWxH) of the playfield truck? I do not currently own this pin but am already planning my mods for when I put my order in. Thanks a ton!
Not sure if this is something that is easy to remove from the newton ball assembly or not. If so, knowing the weight of the stock truck would be very helpful to know as well.
Love this community and have enjoyed living vicariously through all of your unboxing and mod stories on this thread!

Someone did a truck mod awhile back . PM him for details. I am out of town or would measure it for you . Good luck

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#4536 42 days ago

Good Grief, what a wizard mode. I can't say with any certainty that I'd make it there in-game, closest I've gotten is Visitor's centre + control room + 1 T-rex mode to go (zero letters.) Very happy to have the Escape "challenge" option.

I also can't imagine Escaping Nublar in the game in a thousand that might get me there. So far my success rate is about 10 percent. When I did it, I nailed the helipad shot and got the full hurry-up value. That was an AMAZING feeling.

It's certainly fun, which is nice, but it's more stressful and adrenaline-pumping which I think is actually a very good thing. The alignment with the "story" of the table and the fact that ultimately it's based to a degree on how you did getting there, truly remarkable. The only one which comes even remotely close in that regard to me is the Princess Rescue in TOTAN and that's a relatively easy thing to achieve and beat.

Beautifully coded, thoughtfully designed, and impeccably executed, in my opinion. "After careful consideration I have decided to ABSOLUTELY endorse this wizard mode."

Keith, you're amazing. As a first time pin owner, I can't imagine a better experience.

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#4537 42 days ago
Quoted from ShineSpark:

Good Grief, what a wizard mode. I can't say with any certainty that I'd make it there in-game, closest I've gotten is Visitor's centre + control room + 1 T-rex mode to go (zero letters.) Very happy to have the Escape "challenge" option.
I also can't imagine Escaping Nublar in the game in a thousand that might get me there. So far my success rate is about 10 percent. When I did it, I nailed the helipad shot and got the full hurry-up value. That was an AMAZING feeling.
It's certainly fun, which is nice, but it's more stressful and adrenaline-pumping which I think is actually a very good thing. The alignment with the "story" of the table and the fact that ultimately it's based to a degree on how you did getting there, truly remarkable. The only one which comes even remotely close in that regard to me is the Princess Rescue in TOTAN and that's a relatively easy thing to achieve and beat.
Beautifully coded, thoughtfully designed, and impeccably executed, in my opinion. "After careful consideration I have decided to ABSOLUTELY endorse this wizard mode."
Keith, you're amazing. As a first time pin owner, I can't imagine a better experience.[quoted image]

What an amazing post .

Well done on the mode .

#4538 42 days ago
Quoted from EightBallTexas:

What an amazing post .
Well done on the mode .

Thank you! I look forward to attempts to get there for real... In the meantime, trying to increase score and decrease time on the "challenge" mode will be a fun addition to an already wonderful table.

I am looking forward to seeing whatever is in store for "When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth."

#4539 42 days ago
Quoted from Chambahz:

If anyone is having any trouble with either plunger (manual or autolauncher) not completing the horseshoe ramp, there's a simple fix.
You need to raise the left fork of the ramp slightly, forcing the ball to the right side of the lane.
We did this today at my buddy's place and had 100% accuracy thereafter, and I've just done the same for mine.
(Mine was near perfect but occasionally, the ball would dribble back down the ramp and hit the top of the right sling.)
We just undid both screws, lifted the fork slightly, then placed a small nut under the left side. The screw on the left side fed through the nut and back into the playfield. When you're standing above, looking straight down, it's barely noticeable so I took a photo much closer to playfield level. (It really looks exaggerated in the photo.)[quoted image]

I still need to try this. It may work, but regardless, my auto plunger gets progressively weaker throughout the game. Seems as if it's a problem on many Sterns.

I will also try reflowing solder to the joints. (Read in an older topic that the solder joint may not be conducting as well when it heats up.)

I will also perhaps try adding a cabinet bumper or something below the link just below the playfield that effectively places more of the plunger in the coil. (Also read this somewhere else.)

Anyone else experiencing weaker auto plunges the longer you play? Any other thoughts?

#4540 42 days ago
Quoted from wheels:

I still need to try this. It may work, but regardless, my auto plunger gets progressively weaker throughout the game. Seems as if it's a problem on many Sterns.
I will also try reflowing solder to the joints. (Read in an older topic that the solder joint may not be conducting as well when it heats up.)
I will also perhaps try adding a cabinet bumper or something below the link just below the playfield that effectively places more of the plunger in the coil. (Also read this somewhere else.)
Anyone else experiencing weaker auto plunges the longer you play? Any other thoughts?

I find the "lift the left fork a bit" solution to have worked except for immediate autoplunges after a trough eject (ie: certain fast ball saves) and that could be that the autoplunger is working so quickly that the ball hasn't yet had time to go all the way to the back of the shooter lane and thus doesn't get the full power from the autolaunch. I wish there was a setting to force a half second delay on autolaunches because it would get me to 100 percent success.

Action button autolaunches and manual plunger launches from a ball which is at the base of the shooter lane are all successful. I am wondering about autolaunch power though... does seem weaker than when I got the machine.

#4541 42 days ago
Quoted from wheels:

I still need to try this. It may work, but regardless, my auto plunger gets progressively weaker throughout the game. Seems as if it's a problem on many Sterns.
I will also try reflowing solder to the joints. (Read in an older topic that the solder joint may not be conducting as well when it heats up.)
I will also perhaps try adding a cabinet bumper or something below the link just below the playfield that effectively places more of the plunger in the coil. (Also read this somewhere else.)
Anyone else experiencing weaker auto plunges the longer you play? Any other thoughts?

My auto plunger started getting really weak. I took the coil sleeve out and cleaned it out a bit, reassembled it, and it went back to firing 100% again. If I'd had the right size coil sleeve on hand I would have replaced it but just taking it out and cleaning it a bit seemed to do the trick. Of course it also might not have been the coil sleeve and instead something else might have been out of whack that I didn't realize and it got set back into alignment without me knowing it when I did this, but whatever was causing it got sorted out by removing & replacing the coil sleeve and now it's working great again.

#4542 42 days ago

My t-rex has started behaving oddly, it makes a loud buzzing sound when moving horizontally. And when I qualify for t-rex multi ball the head plants itself in the lower right rather than the usual position with the open mouth. Any advice greatly appreciated!

#4543 42 days ago

Was one T-Rex start away from starting Nublar, and this stupid T-Rex has gone back to rejecting balls.

I'm frustrated because I've been fighting with this mech since I got the game.

In the instructions from Stern, it says the alignment should be such that when the jaw opens, it barely touched the ramp. Even in the highest position with the bolts in the back of the mech, the jaw still comes down on the ramp with a this.

Anyone else getting rejections, or found a way to fix this?

#4544 42 days ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

My auto plunger started getting really weak. I took the coil sleeve out and cleaned it out a bit, reassembled it, and it went back to firing 100% again. If I'd had the right size coil sleeve on hand I would have replaced it but just taking it out and cleaning it a bit seemed to do the trick. Of course it also might not have been the coil sleeve and instead something else might have been out of whack that I didn't realize and it got set back into alignment without me knowing it when I did this, but whatever was causing it got sorted out by removing & replacing the coil sleeve and now it's working great again.

I will keep this in mind. I can't get out of my mind how it seems fine when I first begin playing and then after a while it gets weaker. It seems to me, then, it may be electrical; e.g., cold solder joint. I'll just need to get in there and try some fixes. Replacing the coil sleeve will be high on my list. Thank you for the tip.

#4545 42 days ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

Was one T-Rex start away from starting Nublar, and this stupid T-Rex has gone back to rejecting balls.
I'm frustrated because I've been fighting with this mech since I got the game.
In the instructions from Stern, it says the alignment should be such that when the jaw opens, it barely touched the ramp. Even in the highest position with the bolts in the back of the mech, the jaw still comes down on the ramp with a this.
Anyone else getting rejections, or found a way to fix this?

Try the tape fix.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fixed-t-rex-not-grabbing-ball-consistently

#4546 42 days ago
Quoted from adamross:

My t-rex has started behaving oddly, it makes a loud buzzing sound when moving horizontally. And when I qualify for t-rex multi ball the head plants itself in the lower right rather than the usual position with the open mouth. Any advice greatly appreciated!

I adjusted the alignment both horizontally and vertically. Doing that corrected my issue. Also take a look at the roller switches on the mech and make sure they all have the proper contact. 3 of them I believe.

I think Keith posted about the alignment and it’s marked as a key post. I followed his instructions and played around with the switch test to get everything working. I’d say I’m not a good pinball repair person either so it’s not a difficult fix.

#4547 42 days ago
Quoted from adamross:

My t-rex has started behaving oddly, it makes a loud buzzing sound when moving horizontally. And when I qualify for t-rex multi ball the head plants itself in the lower right rather than the usual position with the open mouth. Any advice greatly appreciated!

Hey Adam,

After updating to the latest release, my T-REX was pretty dysfunctional (actually looked & sounded like your T-REX in the video). Prior to the update, was perfect. Chaz @ Stern suggested I do an SD card update (which takes the USB update process out of the loop). After reinstalling with the SD card, my T-REX returned to good behavior again. Never had a software update mess with a specific feature like this, but I thought I'd share the story just in case your T-REX dysfunction was coincident with installing the latest code. I was shocked and relieved that my T-REX came back to life! Didn't feel like futzing with with the mech...having too much fun playing it

#4548 42 days ago
Quoted from wheels:

I will keep this in mind. I can't get out of my mind how it seems fine when I first begin playing and then after a while it gets weaker. It seems to me, then, it may be electrical; e.g., cold solder joint. I'll just need to get in there and try some fixes. Replacing the coil sleeve will be high on my list. Thank you for the tip.

Mine was the same getting weaker as the game went on. I even cranked coil power way up and it had no effect - it was still weak and didn’t increase the launch power. I don’t know for sure whether or not the sleeve was the issue but taking it out, moving the plunger a couple times by hand with it out, and putting it back together somehow solved it on mine. On the first launch after I did that I’d forgotten to lower the coil power back down and it ripped out of there. This was about a week ago and so far it’s stayed strong. Hope you get yours figured out.

#4549 42 days ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

Mine was the same getting weaker as the game went on. I even cranked coil power way up and it had no effect - it was still weak and didn’t increase the launch power. I don’t know for sure whether or not the sleeve was the issue but taking it out, moving the plunger a couple times by hand with it out, and putting it back together somehow solved it on mine. On the first launch after I did that I’d forgotten to lower the coil power back down and it ripped out of there. This was about a week ago and so far it’s stayed strong. Hope you get yours figured out.

Interesting. I will likely try this first then. Thanks again.

#4550 42 days ago

Another issue I am having is that the flippers seem to be a lot weaker than when I initially started playing the game out of the box. I have other Sterns that have the same snappy power even after years of play.

I changed the coil stops but that did not do anything.

Anyone else experience this? Any suggestions?

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