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  • Help! 8290XL Pin Offspot

    Our center now has 2 8290XLs installed and they run great. The rest are going in next month or so...

    I just had my first offspot pin (8-pin slid dead center behind the 5-pin). The offspot light was lit and nothing would work. I ended up shutting down the chassis to the pair and starting it back up and sweeping the deck.

    What is the correct procedure when there is a pin offspot?
    Jason

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    Re: Help! 8290XL Pin Offspot

    [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img] Turn a pair off! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img] There has to be a better way! But I dunno... [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
    That's also a good plug for a single chassis machine; only one lane down at a time. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
    If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it." -W.C.Fields

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    • #3
      Re: Help! 8290XL Pin Offspot

      Isn't innovation wonderful?

      Jerry

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      • #4
        Re: Help! 8290XL Pin Offspot

        I'm not too fond of the 1 chassis per pair either. If you lose a chassis, you lose two machines instead of one.
        Give me a hammer and some duct tape and I can fix it!

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        • #5
          Re: Help! 8290XL Pin Offspot

          The normal procedure as I understand it is to put the lane in manual mode, clear the deadwood, press sweep reverse, manually open the respot cells, and restore normal mode. We have Qubica scoring and our machines operate in manual mode, so we only have to be sure to select the proper machine before pushing any buttons.

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          • #6
            Re: Help! 8290XL Pin Offspot

            Originally posted by 8270 pinspotter:
            I'm not too fond of the 1 chassis per pair either. If you lose a chassis, you lose two machines instead of one.
            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Why not run the whole house off 1 chassis! That way you can close up the house after a failure.
            real smart design......

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            • #7
              Re: Help! 8290XL Pin Offspot

              I don't see the chassis as being a problem. Service to the other lane was only interrupted for a second and it didn't interfere with their scoring or anything. The only reason I had to kill the chassis was because I didn't know what else to do. I never tried manual mode.

              These machines have only been in for a month and a half, but they rarely stop. I've seen a couple of pinjams and I've had to spot pins a couple of times, but only because the bowlers don't understand the Boss scoring yet and reset the pins before they throw their second shot.

              In the New Orleans heat, a 6525 chassis has problems with switches and steppers sticking.
              We're constantly changing the old chassis out to let them cool down. This was the first time in a month and a half that I've had to mess with the chassis on the 90s.
              Jason

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              • #8
                Re: Help! 8290XL Pin Offspot

                I have no problems with my XL chassis either. They just keep on running and running. Just remember that to do anything from the back end you must put the chassis into Manual Mode on the lane you want to work on.

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                • #9
                  Re: Help! 8290XL Pin Offspot

                  Manual mode because you have Qubica - That sucks.
                  You lose the warning for 'about to come on' and the time delay for ball return when it turns off!
                  ALso, the masking unit 1 &amp; 2 ball lights are on all the time, right?
                  We hooked up Stel Tronics to the 90-XL and the last day of the job, they sent software that would send the MCC commands to run them normally - whew, just in the nick of time!
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                  This post is not an unpaid promotion of my business.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Help! 8290XL Pin Offspot

                    That was my mistake. I didn't press the manual mode button before I tried to clear the offspot. Up until the day before, we were having to turn on the 90s manually becuase we didn't have a MCU box yet. The 30s come on with no problem with the BOSS scoring, but the 90s had to be programmed with the MCU.

                    This was the first stop I'd had since we'd been able to turn the lanes on and off from the front desk.
                    Jason

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