Mr. Pinball Tip:

If the pop bumpers in your Data East/Sega game don't give a good hard kick, check the following:
1) Clean and gap the contacts--get the gap as small as possible without false firing;
2) Clean up the coil sleeve and check the coil stop for wear and proper alignment;
3) Clean the plastic 'spoon' with a Q-tip soaked in silicone spray;
4) Check the condition of the spring;
5) Make sure the UPPER coil bracket is as tight against the top of the coil as possible--it is held by screws in slots, and if it is too high it will limit the travel of the coil core and therefore the kicking ring.

Don Caldwell

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