Welcome mateHello All.
Just joined from Oz.
Pinball is a passion for me and I have owned/played many over the years.
Currently own Alien Le(probably the best pin ever). Tommy (underrated).The Mafia founders no 007(looks basic,but very difficult,a keeper).Breakshot(only because it reminds me of great times of my youth).Digital bingo(had an em Bally bingo but kept failing.This one is good) The Sopranos(for its gameplay and grit)
Look forward to engage in the forums
Thanks Mike,Hi there, always good to know of a fellow Alien owner - Feel free to share tales of living with such a demanding machine...
A couple of the people involved with Alien that I have spoken with claimed that some documentation exists but so far no-one has come up with the goods.Thanks Mike,
I am sure you are well aware of the history of this machine,and probably the ongoing issues with it as well.When it plays as it should it is like playing a TZ in super hyper mode,there is nothing better IMO.What is so frustrating are the gremlins that crop up: cutting out mid play,Xeno head malfunction,airlock malfunction,and of course IO board failure of which I have had to replace three???????Because there is no manual available it makes sourcing/fixing problems all the more difficult.Having said that,would I sell it? NO!
There would have been schematics when Heighway was building the machines so why they have not surfaced as yet is a mystery.That fuse blowing has also happened to me!Some have suggested that changing the USB cables to ferrite core types helps solve some issues.That is my next try.A couple of the people involved with Alien that I have spoken with claimed that some documentation exists but so far no-one has come up with the goods.
Fortunately I have had few technical issues with my machine, barring a recurring issue with the 6.3A secondary fuse blowing randomly. I've dialled down the solonoid power levels and it's holding for now. I have a spare IO board from Free-play.se just in case. I have had to replace 15 LED PCBs and one more has recently gone, taking out 2 of my 3 eggs!