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Quartette Gottlieb EM (1952) Repair

This is my first pinball and my first repair attempt.   I have relieved heavily on the Pinball Ninja’s posts for guidance and this document is in appreciation for his work.  I have performed many of the standard repairs, with a couple of twists, that hopefully are interesting/useful.  As a newbie to this subject, some of the detail may be elementary to professionals, but still useful to other newbies.  This post has been my relief valve when the frustrations of repair get the better of me.  Before retirement, I documented computer processes, so I’m much more comfortable here than finding “machine bugs.”  Here’s hoping that my experience as a handyman for years will translate to this environment.  Please enjoy.

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June 23rd, 2020

Last year a very good friend of mine and fellow pinsider, JimmyHonda, gave me one of the best birthday gifts I've ever received a Cleopatra pinball machine. (https://pinside.com/pinball/community/pinsiders/jimmyhonda/stories) Although I knew Cleo needed some work I was stoked about my   > more...

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“Dad. Me. Pinball”

June 13th, 2020

At the time of writing this I am in my early 30's and I own a few Pinball Machines. But WHY? My love and enjoyment for Pinball started as a kid growing up in a city where Pinball Machines seemed limited.   > more...

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Stern Pinball and Incendium today officially launched the Heavy Metal pinball machine they have co-produced. The title has been trailed before and was due to launch just as the Coronavirus lockdown hit and pinball production largely closed down. So, Heavy Metal‘s launch was delayed until today, although the game won’t actually ship until late-November or …   Read on...


We often get asked which companies are still active and making games, and which are no longer in business or still developing their first games. So, we have developed this list of companies from the past twenty years who are active in manufacturing, those who are in the design phase but haven’t actually manufactured any …   Read on...


Although the theme for Stern Pinball’s next release had been widely reported, the timing of the game’s launch was less certain. Originally planned to be announced shortly after the Texas Pinball Festival in March and shown at the Midwest Gaming Classic the following weekend, the launch plans were thrown in the air by the impact …   Read on...


Multimorphic has added internet capability to its Cosmic Cart Racing game, allowing owners of the P3 pinball platform with the Cosmic Cart Racing game kit to compete against other players anywhere in the world. Closed-network gameplay on the P3 had been demonstrated at pinball shows for several years, but using the internet to connect P3 …   Read on...

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