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Scared Stiff Shop Job

In-Home Repair,Shop Notes 4 December 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s nice when you get to work on machines that you actually want to play! A friend brought us his Scared Stiff for a full shop job. New rings,  full cleaning and polishing, some cosmetic touch-up, skeleton re-assemble, and we even flame-polished the ramps to get them extra clear. Thanks, John! Bring Elvira back anytime.  

Johnny Mnemonic Gearbox

In-Home Repair 29 August 2013 | 0 Comments

A Johnny Mnemonic machine we’d bought was having movement issues with the magnetic hand in the left rear of the playfield. It didn’t want to move left to right. The gearboxes were noisy, too. Here’s how you clean the gearbox and solve the noise problems.    Here’s the problem with our left-to-right movement. The X-nut had been wearing […]

Guns and Roses

In-Home Repair 12 December 2011 | 0 Comments

Chandler, Arizona One of the 7 amp 12 V unregulated (and thus 5V logic) fuses was blowing on GNR which was disabling the entire game.  No CPU, no sound board, no display . It would take a few seconds as you could see it warm up, warp and them blow. I checked the bridge and it […]

Williams Slugfest

In-Home Repair 12 December 2011 | 0 Comments

Peoria, Arizona Switches were intermittently registering.  You couldn’t always select the desired pitch even though it was set up that way in the adjustments. Would sometimes throw the wrong pitch . Some of the out switches wouldn’t register until you pressed them up further. Home run switches wouldn”t always register. Everything worked 100% in switch […]

Zaccaria Farfalla

Circuit Board Repair,In-Home Repair 7 September 2011 | 0 Comments

Scottsdale, AZ Beautiful Italian game with a Risque backglass. Controlled lamps were very dim. Checked the controlled lamp voltage and it was only at 2.3 volts. This is supposed to be around 5V. Just like the repair on the Elektra, there is not much to this circuit, a bridge, a fuse , some fuse clips, […]

Bally Elektra

Circuit Board Repair,In-Home Repair 7 September 2011 | 0 Comments

Scottsdale, AZ The only tri-level game from Bally. None of the insert/controlled lights were working also the playfield GI was out. There is not much to the controlled lighting circuit. Simply a bridge a fuse and fuse clips and some connectors. This goes to the lamp board and the lamp board is controlled by some […]

Zaccaria Devil Riders

Circuit Board Repair,In-Home Repair 7 September 2011 | 0 Comments

Scottsdale, AZ The up/down ramp posts were not working on this game. Zaccaria used some heavy duty coils for these posts and even put heat sinks on the individual transistors but even that was not enough to keep the game from blowing them out. After replacing the two transistors both posts worked in solenoid test […]

Elvis Gold

In-Home Repair 7 September 2011 | 0 Comments

Scottsdale, AZ A very nice condition Stern Elvis gold that just needed a wipe down and repair 2 small issues. The first issue was a bigger pain than I thought. The Lock switch under the Heartbreak Hotel was flakey. No amount of adjustment was going to fix it so it needed to come out. Unfortunately […]

Strikes and Spares

In-Home Repair 26 May 2011 | 0 Comments

Phoenix, Arizona Game was not booting.  Checked out the MPU and there was no battery damage and the battery was already remote mounted.  Pulling and reinserting a couple of the chips allowed the board to boot.  So the issue is bad sockets.  We replaced all the sockets on the board and the board booted consistently […]

Addams Family Revisited

In-Home Repair 26 May 2011 | 0 Comments

Mesa, Arizona Back to a customer’s house to install some parts that we didn’t have in stock the first time around. Replaced the orange targets by the swamp Installed brand new replacement side rails and airbrushed on black paint where it was worn off the cabinets.  Patched some missing wood on the corner of the […]