Tag Archives: sttng

Opto insanity!

After replacing the power driver board, I thought all was well, but unfortunately it wasn’t so. 😐 The machine would play normally most of the time, but then all of a sudden in the middle of a game it would … Continue reading

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Replaced Power Driver Board

My STTNG machine was unfortunately suffering from intermittent reboot issues when I purchased it. I knew about the issue when I bought it, but I got the machine at such a great price that it was worth the risk. I … Continue reading

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Fixed gun trigger

STTNG, like Terminator 2 (another Steve Ritchie machine), has a gun trigger to launch the ball instead of a traditional plunger. On my machine, the trigger was very loose and only had “spring” in the last little bit of the trigger … Continue reading

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Replaced lamps

I finally got a supply of the most common bulbs in the machine – #555’s. I noticed a few burnt-out bulbs while playing, and a quick run through the lamp test mode made it easy to narrow them down. Some … Continue reading

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Catapult issues resolved

I looked up the part number for the missing catapult screw in the service manual. It is listed as “Cap Screw, 10-32 x 3/8 SH”. There’s alot of information in there – let’s look at each piece one at a … Continue reading

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Diagnosing the catapult fault

STTNG doesn’t have a standard plunger to launch the ball like most pins. Instead it has a trigger-controlled catapult that launches the ball using a solenoid and plunger – the same kind of actuator that powers flippers. On my machine, … Continue reading

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