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Am I the only one OCD about everything working?

By alexanr1

4 months ago


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    #51 4 months ago

    Sounds like there are enough here we need to officially start an Pinball OCD anonymous chapter.

    #52 4 months ago
    Quoted from Lermods:

    You’ll never see a credit dot on one of my games…

    I only see Medieval in your collection as a game with credit dots....
    I have a whitewater on location and every time I see it it has a dot, for bigfoots cave.
    Nobody ever hits it, so you get the dot, switch works fine.

    #53 4 months ago
    Quoted from alexanr1:

    Sounds like there are enough here we need to officially start an Pinball OCD anonymous chapter.

    That's just Pinside as a whole

    #54 4 months ago
    Quoted from DNO:

    , for bigfoots cave...

    ALWAYS

    #55 4 months ago
    Quoted from Lermods:

    You’ll never see a credit dot on one of my games…love to fix them when they do have issues.

    That's even worse than just a regular ol' issue like a burnt bulb. The game *knows* there's a problem and lights up one niggly little dot telling you "hey dummy, look! FIX me, you lackadaisical bum!"

    #56 4 months ago

    Drives me nuts as well.

    #57 4 months ago
    Quoted from marioparty34:

    I noticed a slightly dirty white rubber post when I was playing today. I tried my best to ignore it, but I just couldn't.
    Needless to say, I didn't finish the game.

    A man of your skill level should have been able to finish the game one handed whilst replacing that dirty white rubber with a translucent Titan......omg who uses rubber now anyway seriously mate

    #58 4 months ago
    Quoted from alexanr1:

    Sounds like there are enough here we need to officially start an Pinball OCD anonymous chapter.

    I thought we had one already. It’s called Pinside!!

    #59 4 months ago

    It doesn't bother me unless it impacts game play. Meditation and yoga are great ways to cure OCD.

    That and family members getting cancer.

    #60 4 months ago

    Nah. Started in this hobby over 30 years ago, all u could get were non working somewhat cannablized games from operator pole barns. No internet or 3d printers. It sometimes took years to get a game to .

    I have searched for some game specific parts for literal decades Burned bulbs can wait till I get to them.

    #61 4 months ago

    Meh, you get used to it

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    #62 4 months ago

    same for me: I can´t stand any credit dot or other faults with my games. Have to correct them asap.
    I´m impressed the majority seems to suffer the same OCD

    #63 4 months ago

    I'm depressed right now since two games each have a switch that isn't working and is rendering them rather unplayable. That's never happened before. And never mind the fact that I have 9 others I could play while I wait for parts...I'm still bummed. So I don't think the OP is the only freak here at all.

    #64 4 months ago

    You would be well advised to keep your collection in fairly low numbers if OCD . Though if pinball your primary hobby one could dedicate more lifes available hours to the hobby . Good nights sleep lost a bad thing .

    Even bought NIB games will develope issues over time .

    Shane

    #65 4 months ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    Yep. The very reason I don't play any games an hour before bedtime. I'll either be up too late fixing or won't be able to fall asleep thinking about owning a game with an unresponsive switch, etc.

    I put a sticky note on the machine with notes on minor things that don't work. If a light goes out, I will continue to play, but make a note of it for when I work on the machine again. As things get fixed, I just mark those things off the list on the machine. If something major happens that makes the machine play differently, I will likely stop and address that, if I have the parts to fix it.

    #66 4 months ago
    Quoted from Methos:

    It doesn't bother me unless it impacts game play. Meditation and yoga are great ways to cure OCD.
    That and family members getting cancer.

    Turned a little dark all of a sudden……

    #67 4 months ago
    Quoted from Dent00:

    I put a sticky note on the machine with notes on minor things that don't work. If a light goes out, I will continue to play, but make a note of it for when I work on the machine again. As things get fixed, I just mark those things off the list on the machine. If something major happens that makes the machine play differently, I will likely stop and address that, if I have the parts to fix it.

    I have 10 pins and don’t need a sticky note because I can’t get it out of my head when something is wrong with any machine

    #68 4 months ago
    Quoted from alexanr1:

    Turned a little dark all of a sudden……

    Didn't mean to be a downer. What does get to me is when I have a series of games that aren't working...usually projects that pile up. That mentally gets very frustrating. But of the games I have up and running, only about 75% of them are fully up. The others, as long as it doesn't get to game play, I just go with the flow.

    #69 4 months ago
    Quoted from alexanr1:

    Last night I turned on my TZ and notices that one of the lights were out on the door in middle of the playfield. I couldn’t play the game and had to immediately replace the burnt out bulb. I have some serious OCD when it come to not everything working on my pins. Here are a few more examples…
    Over the past 2 months I have:
    - completely rebuilt the reels on my Whodunnit because they were not perfectly in sync with the game
    - intermittent head issues with the DJ on my PartyZone, I fixed
    - TheShadow had a target bent causing it to ricochet up and out of play down the left side drain.
    I have also had Funhouse - Rudy eyelid issues, TZ - clock malfunctions, TS - Battlefield malfunctions, etc….
    I can’t seem to ignore them and almost immediately have to diagnose and fix them.
    My wife and I played in a pin museum in Del Ray, Florida, and she said “I don’t like playing some of these games, they aren’t 100% fully functional like ours at home”
    Am I alone, or do others have to keep their pin’s 100% working all of the time!

    I must have every switch operating properly.

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