(Topic ID: 240130)

Wonka Club - Golden Tickets Inside

By f3honda4me

2 years ago


Topic Heartbeat

Topic Stats

  • 10,605 posts
  • 559 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 21 minutes ago by smalltownguy2
  • Topic is favorited by 236 Pinsiders

You

Topic poll

“What edition are you ordering or planning to buy?”

  • Standard 128 votes
    26%
  • Limited Edition 252 votes
    51%
  • Collectors Edition 116 votes
    23%

(496 votes)

Topic Gallery

View topic image gallery

Screenshot_20220122-074542_Samsung Notes (resized).jpg
WW autolaunch.pdf (PDF preview)
385FB29F-826C-4A9D-A109-A244CF7BDBA2 (resized).jpeg
F7E046FC-A5D9-43AD-BAA6-668EFF05ED82 (resized).jpeg
Diverter2 (resized).jpg
Diverter2 (resized).jpg
Diverter1 (resized).jpg
WW_Rules_Jan20.pdf (PDF preview)
16424417089588745583249294379054 (resized).jpg
Screen Shot 2022-01-17 at 10.52.40 AM (resized).png
20220107_100734 (resized).jpg
66D72AF2-3E85-43A4-BE7D-B739C7903A87 (resized).jpeg
IMG_1051 (resized).JPG
IMG_1051 (resized).JPG
pasted_image (resized).png
372637F9-957E-42D4-AF78-7AAC3B0A9B51 (resized).jpeg

Topic index (key posts)

12 key posts have been marked in this topic, showing the first 10 items. (Show topic index)

There are 10,605 posts in this topic. You are on page 183 of 213.
#9101 6 months ago

Checked that too. Reseated the connectors and still nothing.

#9102 6 months ago

Here's some pics of what I'm looking at.

PXL_20210727_001554975 (resized).jpgPXL_20210727_001618226 (resized).jpgPXL_20210727_001656796 (resized).jpgPXL_20210727_001708831 (resized).jpg
#9103 6 months ago
Quoted from SuperMas77:

Here's some pics of what I'm looking at.
[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Did you Try reversing the cables for the topper and the light strip ?

#9104 6 months ago

Yes, but not possible. Different size connectors.

PXL_20210727_002817834 (resized).jpg
#9105 6 months ago

Get out a multimeter and start checking to see if you're getting voltage. That will tell you right away if it's power or the LED strip.

#9106 6 months ago

It's a brand new lighting strip from Lermods, just arrived today. Multimeter shows connector has power. Guess I just got a bum strip?? Anything else I should be checking?

#9107 6 months ago

jjp sent me the tv camera and oompaa loompa.. my old camera broke at its base. is it simple to install?

#9108 6 months ago
Quoted from SuperMas77:

It's a brand new lighting strip from Lermods, just arrived today. Multimeter shows connector has power. Guess I just got a bum strip?? Anything else I should be checking?

Maybe lermods has the positive and negative reversed in the connector. Do you have a 12v source you can use to test the strip ?

#9109 6 months ago
Quoted from SuperMas77:

It's a brand new lighting strip from Lermods, just arrived today. Multimeter shows connector has power. Guess I just got a bum strip?? Anything else I should be checking?

There are other power sources you can use in Wonka also

08EE408C-F109-4A7A-A248-3B0041E8159C (resized).jpeg
#9110 6 months ago
Quoted from Mrsiyufy:

I don’t have a 3D printer can I pay someone who does to print one of these please ?

I already offered to help you earlier. Just pm your address.

Nick

#9111 6 months ago
Quoted from Mrsiyufy:

There are other power sources you can use in Wonka also
[quoted image]

We're in business now. Thanks for all the help, much appreciated.

PXL_20210727_010427486 (resized).jpg
10
#9112 6 months ago

Pure Imagination my friends!! Pure Imagination. I was only there for a minute or two but I finally made it!

#9113 6 months ago
Quoted from paulbaptise:

Pure Imagination my friends!! Pure Imagination. I was only there for a minute or two but I finally made it!

Sweeeet! I got there once also and I drained in under a minute- but what a feeling of accomplishment. Congrats!

#9114 6 months ago
Quoted from SuperMas77:

We're in business now. Thanks for all the help, much appreciated.
[quoted image]

Sorry, just saw this. What was the issue? You said the stock strip wasn’t working. I looked at your pics and the mod was wired correctly.

The lighting looks great, very even and not harsh. I hadn’t seen our new lighting system on wonka before. Ok if I use your pic on our website?

#9115 6 months ago
Quoted from Mrsiyufy:

What did you do to stop your gobstopper floppy switch from getting stuck? That’s the only thing I haven’t been able to dial in.

Simple fix. Jam a tiny bit of e-tape into the switch body (where the arm comes out.). This firms it up, it stops flopping over the lip and you're good to go.

I did this to my CE and over 9000 plays later it has not recurred.

#9116 6 months ago
Quoted from paulbaptise:

Pure Imagination my friends!! Pure Imagination. I was only there for a minute or two but I finally made it!

Congrats! I had 4 tickets last night and just needed to hit the final Wonkavator shot in phase 2! Oh so close!

#9117 6 months ago

Has the revised code made this game easier?

#9118 6 months ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Has the revised code made this game easier?

Yes Beta did. I went from 10 million GC on regular code to 30 million GC with Beta.

#9119 6 months ago
Quoted from Phbooms:

Yes Beta did. I went from 10 million GC on regular code to 30 million GC with Beta.

That’s what I thought.I’m pretty sure no more then a handful of people would’ve ever reached final wizard mode with original.

#9120 6 months ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Has the revised code made this game easier?

For me having only 2 levels on the wonkavator multiball changed it for me. I've been at 4 tickets many many times before the beta, but never crossed the line. Changing the difficulty of that one mode made it accessible to me. Of course the wife has made it twice before the beta so she will Lord it over me, but I was ecstatic last night to have finally made it. She was there next to me and taped all the 90 seconds of my glorious accomplishment.

Now to get there again and move up a few levels...Is there an end to pure imagination? Will I actually receive a Golden Ticket and keys to my own chocolate factory if I win? I think it's possible....

#9121 6 months ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Sorry, just saw this. What was the issue? You said the stock strip wasn’t working. I looked at your pics and the mod was wired correctly.
The lighting looks great, very even and not harsh. I hadn’t seen our new lighting system on wonka before. Ok if I use your pic on our website?

Absolutley. We got it all figured out, had nothing to do with the strip, works like a charm! Thanks for checking.

#9122 6 months ago

Is the beta software worth upgrading to for those that have it? Or is it better to wait for the official release?

#9123 6 months ago

My right flipper is weakening after ~30 minutes of play. I changed the coil sleeve, and that improved it a bit, but it still seems to do the same thing. Looks like it's the overheating problem. Does anyone know where I could get some flipper fans here in the UK? Anyone importing them?

#9124 6 months ago

Is the beta update different from the 1.38v listed on JJP's web? If so, how do I get it? Thank

#9125 6 months ago
Quoted from Captchaos:

Is the beta update different from the 1.38v listed on JJP's web? If so, how do I get it? Thank

Beta is different than 1.38. First download 1.38 then opt in to the beta from the menu.

#9126 6 months ago
Quoted from FlippinJB:

My right flipper is weakening after ~30 minutes of play. I changed the coil sleeve, and that improved it a bit, but it still seems to do the same thing. Looks like it's the overheating problem. Does anyone know where I could get some flipper fans here in the UK? Anyone importing them?

On Wonka I find the flippers get weak during multiballs when the magnets are doing their thing. I bumped the lower flippers +2 each. This makes them a -bit- too strong in normal play, but just strong enough during multiballs. I've not needed fans on Wonka though I do think Guns needs them.

#9127 6 months ago
Quoted from Dreadreaper:

Is the beta software worth upgrading to for those that have it? Or is it better to wait for the official release?

I upgraded to beta 4 from 1.38 and found the difference from prior version to be massively positive.

#9128 6 months ago

Hi All, Im a new owner of a WW. Looking at a test report it says ball trough #5 and #4 are stuck open. Game seems to play fine until a ball is physically locked: when I put a ball in the elevator. When I do this, 2 balls are released into the plunger lane. Any idea how to fix this? I have re-seated the wires to the optical board of the ball trough, but that didnt do it. Thanks! PS, first JJP too, so feeling like a newbie...

#9129 6 months ago
Quoted from Animal:

Hi All, Im a new owner of a WW. Looking at a test report it says ball trough #5 and #4 are stuck open. Game seems to play fine until a ball is physically locked: when I put a ball in the elevator. When I do this, 2 balls are released into the plunger lane. Any idea how to fix this? I have re-seated the wires to the optical board of the ball trough, but that didnt do it. Thanks! PS, first JJP too, so feeling like a newbie...

Trough board failure - I'd contact support.

#9130 6 months ago
Quoted from Animal:

Hi All, Im a new owner of a WW. Looking at a test report it says ball trough #5 and #4 are stuck open. Game seems to play fine until a ball is physically locked: when I put a ball in the elevator. When I do this, 2 balls are released into the plunger lane. Any idea how to fix this? I have re-seated the wires to the optical board of the ball trough, but that didnt do it. Thanks! PS, first JJP too, so feeling like a newbie...

You can pull the transmitter board (closest to the front edge of the playfield and easy to remove) and reflow the solder on the pads (there are not many components on the transmitter board) if you are comfortable soldering. That should solve the problem. Some trough transmitter boards during the WW run had insufficient solder on the pads during manufacturing.

#9131 6 months ago
Quoted from Pinballomatic:

You can pull the transmitter board (closest to the front edge of the playfield and easy to remove) and reflow the solder on the pads (there are not many components on the transmitter board) if you are comfortable soldering. That should solve the problem. Some trough transmitter boards during the WW run had insufficient solder on the pads during manufacturing.

Thanks for the post!

So, I reached out to JPP support about this and spoke with Steve and he told me this exactly and it worked perfectly. As well, my input was only playing one channel and Steve helped fix that as the plug was in backwards. Such a great experience with JPP! Super thrilled to get a WW NIB from a friend such a beautiful machine - while I continue to wait for GnR...

#9132 6 months ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Has the revised code made this game easier?

Yes but also much more balanced. All of the modes are worth paying attention to now, where previously I ignored most everything but the GT quests.

One of my favorite improvements on the 2.0 code is that when you're in Kid MB, there are now visual indicators on the mini-screen for which kids you've gotten and which ones you still need. (Double/Super also indicated.)

#9133 5 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

Yes but also much more balanced. All of the modes are worth paying attention to now, where previously I ignored most everything but the GT quests.
One of my favorite improvements on the 2.0 code is that when you're in Kid MB, there are now visual indicators on the mini-screen for which kids you've gotten and which ones you still need. (Double/Super also indicated.)

Thanks good to see you here.I finally there in the towel and ignored some of the worse on GnR threads.That shit is a downer all day long!

#9134 5 months ago
Quoted from Animal:

Hi All, Im a new owner of a WW. Looking at a test report it says ball trough #5 and #4 are stuck open. Game seems to play fine until a ball is physically locked: when I put a ball in the elevator. When I do this, 2 balls are released into the plunger lane. Any idea how to fix this? I have re-seated the wires to the optical board of the ball trough, but that didnt do it. Thanks! PS, first JJP too, so feeling like a newbie...

I had this too. If you know how to flow the solder on the back of the boards (on each sides), that fixed it for me.

#9135 5 months ago

Anyone have a Wonka LE they are looking to sell?

#9136 5 months ago

My manual plunger is hitting the ball too high unless it is rotated to the perfect position. Is there a simple fix for that? Unscrew reposition? Thanks

#9137 5 months ago
Quoted from Dreadreaper:

Unscrew reposition?

Three screws inside. Loosen them, lower the shooter rod assembly a little. Tighten the screws back up.

LTG : )

#9138 5 months ago

I am back in the Wonka Club! So happy to upgrade to a CE NIB today. I absolutely love this Pin.

4671E0CA-E026-44E8-852E-093970DD52B5 (resized).jpeg388B622B-E99B-49C1-923A-84CEB17F5D84 (resized).jpeg
#9139 5 months ago
Quoted from TonyScoots:

I am back in the Wonka Club! So happy to upgrade to a CE NIB today. I absolutely love this Pin.
[quoted image][quoted image]

LE owner here- I’m Jelly !

#9140 5 months ago

I did the update 01.32-01.38, it was successful, now I am trying to connect to a WiFi network and its not coming up, I even moved the modem next to it but still no luck
63BE0663-8E92-4355-9A9A-D63ED90B5CC3 (resized).jpeg

#9141 5 months ago
Quoted from TonyScoots:

not I am trying to connect to a WiFi network and its not coming up,

Do you have a WiFi dongle in your game ? Like this : https://www.microcenter.com/product/604932/tp-link-archer-t2u-nano-ac600-nano-wireless-usb-adapter

Is your modem settings not showing as an available network ?

LTG : )

#9142 5 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

Do you have a WiFi dongle in your game ? Like this : https://www.microcenter.com/product/604932/tp-link-archer-t2u-nano-ac600-nano-wireless-usb-adapter
Is your modem settings not showing as an available network ?
LTG : )

I do not have a WiFi dongle, I didn’t know I needed one, will head out tomorrow to pick one up

Thank you
LTG

Tony

#9143 5 months ago
Quoted from TonyScoots:

I do not have a WiFi dongle, I didn’t know I needed one, will head out tomorrow to pick one up

Plug it into the USB cable by the cashbox.

LTG : )

#9144 5 months ago
Quoted from TonyScoots:

I do not have a WiFi dongle,

If you want to use the bluetooth too, you'll need a dongle for that and a hub to plug both into the USB cable by the cashbox.

Bluetooth :
https://www.microcenter.com/product/426849/asus-usb-bt400-usb-20-bluetooth-40-adapter <https://www.microcenter.com/product/426849/asus-usb-bt400-usb-20-bluetooth-40-adapter>

USB Hub :
https://www.microcenter.com/product/485912/inland-4-port-usb-31-(gen-1-type-a)-hub---black <https://www.microcenter.com/product/485912/inland-4-port-usb-31-(gen-1-type-a)-hub---black>

LTG : )

#9145 5 months ago

What the heck am I doing wrong? I’m running 01.32-CE and trying to update?
I downloaded from and Mac (didn’t work) so tried Windows (still didn’t work)

What am I doing wrong?

DB73FA3A-6240-45BE-B731-5D5A0C781F48 (resized).jpeg
#9146 5 months ago
Quoted from FlippinJB:

My right flipper is weakening after ~30 minutes of play. I changed the coil sleeve, and that improved it a bit, but it still seems to do the same thing. Looks like it's the overheating problem.

It was not the overheating problem! Dry joint on the middle lug, sparking away like bonfire night. Lessons I have learned: 1) Don't assume. 2) Investigate properly.

Oops!

Dry solder joint (resized).PNG
#9147 5 months ago

Just tried a different USB and now got this … still suck on 01.32-CE …. Do I reall need a dongle to do a usb update?

986A9391-D903-4FAD-84C0-E7635B83A328 (resized).jpeg

#9148 5 months ago

Where is the best place to grab 12v from for a through light strip ?

#9149 5 months ago
Quoted from Beez:

Do I reall need a dongle to do a usb update?

No. Dongle message comes up because your game doesn't have one.

USB stick should work. Try different USB sticks, 8GB to 16GB. Follow instructions carefully. You need to do a Full Install of 1.38. Delta won't work from 1.32.

LTG : )

#9150 5 months ago

After switching USB sticks a third time it worked!!
I’m finally updated from 1.32 to 1.38 … now, what’s this Beta thing everyone is talking about?

There are 10,605 posts in this topic. You are on page 183 of 213.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside