I just picked up a Star Explorer "home" pinball machine at thrift store. Got it way cheap. It powers on and lights up. However, there are some issues:
1) The left flipper solenoid had come apart and the spring was laying in the cabinet. I put it back together but still need to get a set screw to keep the flipper from slipping under load.
2) When powered on, the siren starts immediately and will not stop.
3) The button on the front of the machine has no effect.
4) The flipper buttons do not activate the flippers.
Pics follow: First pic is a stock photo of the machine. 2-3 pics are the underside of the playfield. 4th pic is showing the left flipper solenoid that I had to reassemble. Last pic shows some push buttons on the back of the machine. The left red push button makes the siren sound stop when pressed in and held. The middle switch toggles the lights on/off. The last switch operates the bonus solenoid just in front of the flippers.
Really need to know if anyone is familiar with this machine can help me get started with figuring out how to get it working again.