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14:45 CST :: 4/17/2016

gotmilk0112
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I'm not sure what the techs did when they worked on the pads a couple months ago, but since then, the down-left arrow on the 2P side pad has been randomly not responding to steps.

Just single steps, it will not respond. At random. I can't seem to find any pattern to when it will happen. The sensor seems to be fine; I pressed my foot all around the edges of the panel with varying pressure and it seemed to respond just fine, but at least once every 3-4 games, I'll get a pad miss due to this one arrow not responding.

Anyone know what's going on? It's a DX cabinet, if that changes anything.


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16:05 CST :: 4/17/2016

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Something like this can happen when the arrow panel gets pushed a certain way so that it slides under one of the  brackets, causing it to get depressed just enough to register on the sensors. The game thinks the panel is being held, so you get your missteps. Just jostling it around slightly can free it from this position. I've had this happen on occasion, so it's a definite possibility on the machine you play.

21:24 CST :: 4/17/2016

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Hm. Interesting. I'll have to try that.

It does only seem to do this on single steps, not holds, so that could be the issue.


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Quote (BlueballFragginCrunch @ 02:48 CST :: 12/11/2007)
and now children let's bat attention to your mother wher I accidentally combed my hair with a toothbrush. that's right my children for I am the jesus to annhilate your m other frog. christy chexios and a peas full of morning.


Quote (Kuhazan @ 11:06 CST :: 1/12/2009)
The only virus a machine can get is from Beethoven.

17:00 CST :: 4/18/2016

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Didn't seem to work; I shifted the panel around a good deal and still got a bunch of pad misses with just that one arrow.

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Quote (BlueballFragginCrunch @ 02:48 CST :: 12/11/2007)
and now children let's bat attention to your mother wher I accidentally combed my hair with a toothbrush. that's right my children for I am the jesus to annhilate your m other frog. christy chexios and a peas full of morning.


Quote (Kuhazan @ 11:06 CST :: 1/12/2009)
The only virus a machine can get is from Beethoven.

01:01 CST :: 4/19/2016

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One of the sensors is just oversensitive or something is wrong inside, because
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It does only seem to do this on single steps, not holds, so that could be the issue.

15:25 CST :: 4/19/2016

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Quote (Salem Cat @ 01:01 CST :: 4/19/2016)
One of the sensors is just oversensitive or something is wrong inside, because
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It does only seem to do this on single steps, not holds, so that could be the issue.

Is there a way to fix oversensitive sensors??
The machine I play at has like 2 or 3 of those lol.

00:34 CST :: 4/20/2016

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Is there a way to fix oversensitive sensors??

No, as far as I know. You just need to replace it.

12:05 CST :: 4/20/2016

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1: Open up the service menu and try stepping on some of the arrows, stomping, doing some small runs, just see if you notice a sensor`s activation light not disappearing instantly, Make notes of all that behave this way.
2: if you saw any of them stuck, well there is your culprit, check and see if they did any modifications to that sensor that could be causing it to stick (foam, business cards, etc)
3: Remove the sensor`s L bracket protector, Then remove the sensor, Clean out the sensor channel and wipe it all down, then spray the backside of the L bracket with WD40 so it slides around with ease.
4: Put the arrow back down and secure two of the brackets to test if it solved the problem.
5: if its all fixed, seal it up, if it is not, disconnect the sensor until you have a replacement in your position so gameplay can resume in a timely manner.

17:28 CST :: 4/20/2016

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That all sounds nice, but it's not my machine. It's at a D&B.  :P

It's not gamebreaking, just annoying with how often it turns my S or SS into an A.


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Quote (BlueballFragginCrunch @ 02:48 CST :: 12/11/2007)
and now children let's bat attention to your mother wher I accidentally combed my hair with a toothbrush. that's right my children for I am the jesus to annhilate your m other frog. christy chexios and a peas full of morning.


Quote (Kuhazan @ 11:06 CST :: 1/12/2009)
The only virus a machine can get is from Beethoven.

00:10 CST :: 4/22/2016

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Oversensitive sensor fix: split it on the sides and wrap a couple layers of electrical tape around any open wires inside, if none then just wrap a couple of layers away from the middle to keep some distance between the top and bottom. This will make it last for a pretty decent while until you actually get new sensors in.

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