Said I would post on the status of the machines. They are spoken for pending payment and the agreement of a pinball tech repairing the champion pub. As for that, he came over yesterday and found 10 plus shorts due to solder splatter. Asked the pinsider I purchased it from what he repaired. Said he didn't do that.
Really, I'm not accusing anybody but with the amount of damage on this machine and the problem being from solder splatter, not something being bumped together on the ride home, I have trouble believing this. I suppose its good I'm getting out because otherwise I would be totally angry about the lack of support from him. I am now about 800+ dollars into a machine I bought for 3000, and its really only worth 2800.
Reason I don't believe the whole truth is being told is because I told the pinball tech to contact him with any specific questions about repairs done or anything else he knew (trying to save myself money from a lengthy inspection so I can just dump this machine). The pinball tech said he didn't need to because he had seen some of his machines....and I quote "He doesn't know what he is doing, I looked at several of his machines that he blew up. I will do a complete inspection of your machine."
Apologize if I am out of line by complaining about this, just a little put off and I suppose it doesn't matter because I'm done. Thanks for all the help with my other problems and suggesting things to check. I appreciate it. Maybe sometime down the road I will find something I can deal with. Oh yeah, I found a house; so for now I'm happy