2013 Stern Star Trek LE - N/A

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Although Star Trek Next Generation is my favorite pinball, this is pretty nice. I have only played it a few times so far. I have been adding the Cliffy protectors and a Bird of Prey add on. But so far, so good. I have added a Vengeance Mod and Ramp protectors to cover cracking that started on the left Alpha Ramp.

The pictures have been taken with the glass off to get a better picture.

This game comes with a manual.

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The Bird of Prey on the left is an add-on

 

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My wife, Suzanne, photographed the NIB game being placed onto my truck at YRC Frieght.

 

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Getting closer.

 

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Although the person using the forklift knew exactly what he was doing, any slight vibration scared me. But of course it went onto the truck with no problem.

 

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About to take it off the pallette.

 

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Did I tie it well enough not to fall in any direction?

 

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Home

 

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Down in the basement.

 

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Inside the basement.

 

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Peaking into the top of the box. I then removed the legs which were in long boxes on the right and the left side of the "Truck this side" of the box.

 

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I cut down the side of the "truck this side" of the box and slid out the game.

 

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I put the front legs on and lowered the game.

 

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I have a custom designed and built manual fork lift to raise up pinball machines by myself.

 

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Put together.

 

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#481

 

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About to cut the tie holding the Vengeance ship for shipping.

 

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Clean, simple.

 

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First time my baby was turned on.

 

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I will add the Cliffy protector. First need to remove this plastic.

 

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Then remove the VUK loop.

 

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Then remove the ramp.

 

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And unscrew from left sling.

 

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Ramp removed. Now remove this plastic and rubbers.

 

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Plastic removed. Now remove 3 screws, loosen allen nuts and loosen top nut.

 

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Screws removed. Allen nut loosened.

 

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Remove Shields plastic.

 

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Shields plastic removed.

 

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Unplugged VUK coil. Will next remove the coil and bracket and the 2 nuts holding in the lane guide.

 

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Two nuts removed and VUK coil removed.

 

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Next we will remove the screw at the left of the lower lane guide.

 

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Lane Guide removed.

 

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Nut removed on the metal canopy to allow it to raise up to place the Cliffy protector in place.

I also purchased a Bird of Prey add-on from flashymods.com. While I have this part of the playfield apart, it will be easier to install. The plug to light up the Bird of Prey will go around the metal popst at the top left of the photo and then down below the playfield between the stand up targets. This will be between the two white LED lights above the spinner ramp.

 

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The power connector for the Bird of Prey add-on ship will come through here.

 

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And plug into the connector at the bottom right of the playfield.

 

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One side of the Bird of Prey will connect to the gray post that I have the nut securely held in place so I can unscrew the screw and attach the loop on the wing to this. With the parts out to do the Cliffy protector, this was simple. Not sure how simple if all the parts were still in place.

 

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Removing the screw.

 

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The Bird of Prey left wing is attached. I have also reattached the three screws, two allen nuts and the nut to the revolving canopy. I also added the lane guide back in.

 

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Shields plastic back in place.

 

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Plastics with two rubber pads and the wire ramp back in place.

 

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About to attach the ship's right wing to the plastic once in place.

 

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Red plastic back in place and the ship's right wing secured.

 

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Power on. I adjusted the ship to point straight rather than a little down.

 

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Adiing Cliffy switch protectors....

 

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here....

 

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and...

 

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here. I may buy another just to add for balance.

 

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Removing the single drop target in front of the Vengeance to add the Cliffy protector.

 

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Coil and bracket removed.

 

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Cliffy in place.

 

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Loosening magnet to raise up to center the Cliffy magnet ring around.

 

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Raising the magnet shaft.

 

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The Cliffy protector added to the drop target. The magnet raised to add the Cliffy magnet protector.

 

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Screwed in the Cliffy protectors since nothing holds it in place.

 

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This game was purchased at the beginning of February 2015. It is now May 7, 2015. The ALPHA ramp is getting cracks on the left. I ordered ramp protectors from Germany on ebay today.

 

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Left ALPHA Ramp lip cracking.

 

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Better view of the crack.

 

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Interesting I own 481 of 799....

 

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Removed apron to add Cliffy protectors.

 

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Will add a protector where the balls come up.

 

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Needed to lift the trough and remove the wood.

 

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Protector installed.

 

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Wood replaced.

 

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Other 2 protectors added below the level.

 

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I purchase the Vengeance Mod from beatmaster on PINSIDE. Here our my installation photos. I took off the glass and removed the 4 balls. The 6 screws on the Vengeance. 2 on the front piece. 4 on the back bigger piece.

 

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I took off smaller screws on the front piece. Note the black paper aligned to the two front holes.

 

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Back part removed.

 

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I aligned the black paper over the two front holes.

 

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I took off the protective plastic and the sticky that said "this side up" and aligned the piece with this side up.

 

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I aligned the ring and reinstalled the front piece.

 

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I lined up the wires and installed the back piece. As Bob states, the two back screws screw in but only a few turns.

 

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I did not show a picture of attaching one of the ties to align the wires together. I then removed the white wire holder and inserted the wire and pushed it through the back.

 

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The wire to Flasher 31 also comes through the back here with the orange and black wires. I installed the connector and then the other tie.

 

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Beautiful.

 

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My left side of the Alpha Ramp started to crack. I bought ramp protectors for the Alpha and Beta ramps. They will cover the flap and go under the existing ramp protectors. These ramp protectors are sold by Freddys-Pinball-Paradise on eBay.

 

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The kit comes with two sets of the above. They are sturdy and fit nicely on the game.

 

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The screws have a rubber covering on the shaft. I was able to re-attach of the Beta ramp. I was not able to on the Alpha ramp (since I did not want to take the game apart) but I kept the rubbers in case I have to take the game apart for any other reason.

 

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Screw and rubber.

 

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The existing protectors may need to be bent out a little to fit in the width of this new protector that will go underneath.

 

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New ramp protector installed before existing ramp protector placed on top.

 

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Left side done. It looks nice.

 

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Beta ramp complete.

 

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Note the left side of the Alpha ramp and the cracks.

 

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Ramp protectors installed.

 

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More glamour shots.

 

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  1. We will NOT provide a warranty for the machine since we cannot be assured that a problem did not happen when you transported the machine. (As of August 1, 2014, we will no longer provide a warranty with our pinballs unless you purchase a separate warranty from us. A 1 year warranty is $500 or pay as you go if you even need it. If you buy it directly from us and take it home yourself, you will be inspecting it to ensure it works. If we deliver, we will ensure that it works 100% when delivered.)
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