Hi all, first post on the forum.
I recently bought a Back to the Future pin at a local auction house here in Northern Ireland. I loved pinball when I was a kid and Back to the Future has always been my favourite movie so I decided I'd give it a go and won it. I repair mobile phones, computers and tablets for a living so I'm hoping fixing this up won't be too difficult.
I'm going to be completely honest from the get-go. I know nothing about maintaining pinball machines and whilst I can see there are a few what I hope to be small issues with this one I want to get it up and going to sit proud in my garage. I also know nothing of the lingo involved in pinball machines so I hope some of you more experienced guys can be patient and not laugh when I'm not using correct terminology etc.
They had the pinball machine up and running in the auction house and said it was working ok, it seemed to be from what I was seeing also.
I took delivery of the machine around 10 days ago and upon first starting it up it said MEMORY ERROR OPEN DOOR.
Could anyone show or tell me how to fix the following issues?
From reading a topic on the forum I believe this to be a battery issue? It won't allow me to post a link as I'm a member less than two days, sorry about that.
I believe an NVRAM chip will sort this but the place that sells them doesn't seem to ship to the UK.
Two of the drop targets are broken, I can find data east drop targets easily in the UK so getting those won't be a problem.
This is where my pin lingo is going to let me down, the 3 red bounce things up towards the top of the machine that should kick the pinball around do not seem to work at all. Is this a big repair job? I have no idea what the parts are called to even go searching for them.
A few of the bulbs are fused, would you guys recommend upgrading the system to LED?
I hope some of you can point me in the right direction of how to get this going, I have a very eager son and daughter wanting to play as well as myself
Thanks for your time