Broken playfield metal post. Piece stuck in the hole


By Marcuni

5 years ago


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#1 5 years ago

My Pinbot is missing the left metal post on the visor. The one on the tip of the left plastic piece. Amazingly the plastic is still intact. This hole does not go through the playfield and I can see a piece of the original post in the hole. How do I get it out???

Also, what is the correct post and rubber that goes there? I've seen a couple different games that have different kinds.

This is not my game picture. It's just to show you where the post hole is.

Thanks.

#2 5 years ago

If its actually a post that is screwed into the playfield... and there isint anything to grab onto above the playfield you will probably have to drill it out or use an EZ out screw extractor. I don't know if they make them that small.

#3 5 years ago

i had to drill out and around a broken off post like that once. i cried, but there was no other way. Only chance you have is drilling through it like ssathre mentioned, but that takes a very high quality bit to be able to drill out another bit. i ended up filling the area with plastic wood. good luck.

#4 5 years ago

It's either that or nuke it from orbit... its the only way to be sure.

#5 5 years ago

Or just buy a new playfield....haha

#6 5 years ago

or you could just 'cut it in half' and part it out?

#7 5 years ago

IF it is threaded you can find some counter clockwise drills and attempt to drill it out. If the drill bites then it will thread it out of the hole.

#8 5 years ago
Quoted from Pugsley:

IF it is threaded you can find some counter clockwise drills and attempt to drill it out. If the drill bites then it will thread it out of the hole.

This

Quoted from ssathre:

EZ out screw extractor

#9 5 years ago

I'll give it a try this weekend. Thanks for the tips.

#10 5 years ago

Good luck! Let us know how it goes.

#11 5 years ago

These type post have pointy ends. Use a nail set and drive it out through the bottom. You'll have to do a little wood repair (Elmer's Carpenter's Glue) but it won't be visible from the top.

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