Just picked up a pin off my wishlist- Bally Power Play. This was the game I grew up with as it was in my grandmothers basement growing up. 3 days a week and every weekend my brother and sisters would play the heck out of that machine- Sadly- when my grandparents passed the machine was sold- lost but not forgotten. This machine was my introduction to pinball!
Fast forward to about 2 hours ago and my brother and I are now owners of a Power Play- I am not new to pinball machines and there refurbishment - but my comfort zone is with EM's. The solid state stuff just freaks me out a bit - Probably has alot to do with my Lucky Seven that took more time and money than I care to admit to get going- and after all that I just wasn't impressed with the game-
But PP is a different story - I have alot of history and memories of this machine and I will be doing this restoration with a great deal of care- the cosmetics I can handle but I'd like some advice on how to keep the electronics in order - as it sits now the game works and plays ok- the PF is really really rough so I will tackle that first. nothing I am too unfamiliar with there- that being said- any precautions with the electronics/boards/ harnesses? I know that Lucky seven had batteries - I didn't notice any on PP but that doesn't mean that they aren't there. if it has batteries, for example- do I get it reassembled at home and plugged in - then change batteries? I apologize for asking such "simple" questions- I just don't know much in the SS area and I don't want to do anything to damage a game that as of right now works and plays- any and all help/ advice is appreciated!