New! Dark mode!

Browsing Pinside at night? Getting tired of all the white? Switch to dark mode using the button in the top right (or CTRL-B)!

(Topic ID: 230021)

X-men : owner help needed, ball stuck on the playfield

By jimy_speedt

1 year ago

Topic Stats

  • 7 posts
  • 4 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by judremy
  • No one calls this topic a favorite


Linked Games

Topic Gallery

There have been 2 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

B3481D01-E849-472A-AAEA-226571B809A8 (resized).jpeg
68CF08CC-2C06-4886-A9DA-0D265D4BB68C (resized).jpeg

#1 1 year ago


I have added a gate wire at the top of the ball lock lane, in the middle of the upper playfield. That wire was missing when I purchased the machine and the locked balls were ejected from the bottom as they should have been blocked in the lane.

I kicked the ball to the right loop for locking the ball. Then, instead of going down the lock lane, the ball has been staying stuck on the upper left side of the lane, blocked by the small hexagonal post.

Can someone advise about this ? Or can someone take a picture of the similar area on another X-Men playfield ? Maybe I have done something wrong.

Thanks a lot

68CF08CC-2C06-4886-A9DA-0D265D4BB68C (resized).jpeg
#2 1 year ago

I have an LE, not sure if it is different from the Pro, but I don't have a post on the left hand side at all. That gate attaches to a metal bracket that extends out from the left hand side, so the ball can roll freely underneath and there is nothing to get hung up on there.

#3 1 year ago

Here is a picture from mine (LE). No post under the left side of the gate.

B3481D01-E849-472A-AAEA-226571B809A8 (resized).jpeg
#4 1 year ago

Thank you for the help. I will check on mine and see if I can match with your comments.

#5 1 year ago

Hi again,

I thought it was a post underneath but it was simply a too long screw that fastened the gate, and the ball was blocked by it.

It was so unclear to me what was blocking that I assumed it was a post.

I replaced the screw. Now it is ok

Thank you

#6 1 year ago

Glad you figured it out.

#7 1 year ago

I would suggest a little bit of lock tite on that screw as it can come out over time.

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
From: $ 40.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
$ 200.00
Lighting - Interactive
Professor Pinball
$ 65.00
Lighting - Backbox
Arcade Upkeep
$ 54.99
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
Lighted Pinball Mods
$ 50.00
From: $ 40.00
Lighting - Interactive
Professor Pinball
$ 499.95
Lighting - Led
Pin Stadium Pinball Mods
$ 15.00
Playfield - Protection
Pin Mods
From: $ 5.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball

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