(Topic ID: 49182)

Desperate! Pinball Machine Won't Turn On!

By shellyshelly

6 years ago

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#1 6 years ago

This is my first post here, and I hope someone can help me with my problem. I did a search on the Internet, and I found this forum. I'm desperate! I bought a pinball machine as a surprise for my husband. He's on a business trip until after this weekend, and I can't get it to work! He will kill me if I spent all this money on something that doesn't work! I bought it from a widow woman I met at AA (she's an alcoholic, not me; I go to support a friend of mine). The widow's husband had pinball machines and video games that he had in bars and bowling alleys and places like that. Now that he's passed away, she doesn't know what to do with them. I told her my husband and I used to play a game called Monster Bash at a yogurt shop when we were dating. She said she didn't know what games were in the shop, but I could look. When I went to her place, her neighbor and his creepy friend were there to help out, AND I SAW MONSTER BASH! THAT WAS THE MACHINE MY HUSBAND AND I PLAYED! I couldn't believe she had the machine! I was so excited! The guys plugged it in, and I played one game, and it seemed to be working fine. The neighbor and his friend agreed to deliver it for me that afternoon, so I worked out the deal with the widow. I was a little nervous about the creepy friend coming over, but I had my girlfriend Angela come over (she's pretty tough and bigger than this creep!). Everything turned out fine, and they left as soon as I tipped them. After they left, I couldn't get it to work! HELP! HELP! HELP! I tried calling the widow, but all I get is her voicemail. I hope she's not on a binge celebrating her big sale! I thought maybe my outlet wasn't working, but I plugged in a lamp, and it works fine. I thought maybe there was a button I had to press, but no buttons turn it on. I tried to hold the start button for 10 seconds, like a computer, but nothing. I tried that with the "Launch Ball" button, too, and I even tried pushing them both at the same time! I finally figured to open the door, and I saw those buttons there. They don't start it either! I don't want those creepy guys to come over again, and I don't know what to do! $1500 is a lot of money to pay for something that doesn't work!

Sorry it's so long, but I'M DESPERATE! I couldn't sleep last night!

#2 6 years ago

If you seriously paid 1500 for a Monster Bash, you need to chillaxe. That game is worth about 7000$ when it's working. Even if it's broke, you just got away with bloody MURDER in the eyes of all of us....

Reach under the machine on the bottom right side. There is an indent with a switch in it. Push the switch.

#3 6 years ago



#4 6 years ago

Is it April 1st???

#5 6 years ago

I smell BS........

#6 6 years ago

Everything works better with alcohol.

#7 6 years ago

yeah, power switch most likely. Turn it on. And if you really got Monster bash for 1500, you stole it.

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#8 6 years ago

If anybody even responds to this post, er, oops.

#9 6 years ago

Mind sharing that widow's phone number? haha

#10 6 years ago


#11 6 years ago

Plug it in.

#12 6 years ago

Houseofpin, you have been missed. Paragraphs please.

#13 6 years ago
Quoted from sammiesguys:

Houseofpin, you have been missed. Paragraphs please.

I think he's on a mandatory week-long vacation from pinside

EDIT -- I get it now haha

Post edited by The_Director : A-ha moment

#14 6 years ago

Is this a real thread? I can see the first part happening, but the $1500 for MB.......No. Unless they swapped out the one you played with a pos one they brought over. Even then, if it's complete, it is still a win.

#15 6 years ago

What is this forum coming to..... people need to get a life or a new hobby.

#16 6 years ago

I don't think there is any hope of ever getting it to work again. But just so that your husband doesn't get mad at you I'll make the sacrifice and take it off your hands for what you paid. Maybe I can make a little of it back by parting it out.

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