Okay... So my goodie box arrived finally. I put the fuses in and I turned the game on, and I got an ADJUSTMENT ERROR...
I was a bit upset at first. Power cycled it, but then the same error. And that is when I realized.... Ohhh yeah, I already took the old batteries out and put new ones in. So I'll have to reset the game settings.
Took me a few minutes to figure out how the controls worked for this. But, I got it. Set it to free play and also got my extra ball rewards for replays turned on, and turned special as well to Extra ball...
Now this is where it gets funish...
So While I was trying to take a post out... I took the whole post out screw and all. This was from my attempt to see if it was wear or mylar by the outlane. And so, I'm going to have to figure out the best way to take the plastics off. As I don't think I want to remove the whole post when I do so... Anyway... That's the first thing I need to look up and figure out.
Also I then went through catloging the lights out and all the other issues... THERE ARE A LOT!
So I think about half the bulbs are out, and most on the backbox are out as well.
All but 3 flashers on the backbox are out. And I know the jam flasher is out as well.
But, I'll probably replace all the hard to get to bulbs and flashers on the playfield. AS its just not worth having to rechange if they go out later.
I bought 30 bulbs of each kind for this game, and I don't think I bought enough... So I might be placing another order. Eventually I will LED... But, I just thought it would have been easier to replace the bulbs and then LED at my leisure.
Now... For the real issues.
Besides changing all the bands.
Coffins remain in their open status. They don't reset. The switches for the targets do seem to work.
In fact all the switches seemed to work. Even the ones on the ramps. I love the OHHHH NOOO... Callout when it rolls back down(so I needed to make sure that worked).
Pizza lane worked.
Not sure if the deadheads dancing worked. But, thats tied to the coffins, and those are up... So... Couldn't test them.
BBQ switch doesn't always register. But, that got better as I played a mock game...(I did cheat and grabbed the ball sometimes to make sure I hit a few shots).
But, the BBQ shot seemed to get more reliable the more I shot a ball there. Still not 100%, but hey.. Its working. Minor adjustment might be all that needs.
Jam drops however not only stick and go slowly down. They don't seem to be registering that I hit them. Could just be one that is not registering the hit and thus not resetting. The good... They do reset on the start of each ball...
The good... Flipper strength is really good.
The bad... The right flipper is a bit out of alignment. Its not pointed the right way. ITs a bit off. I'll have to figure out how to adjust it. Yes... I know its not aligned right... But, no I don't know as of today how to fix that... I'll learn and fix it.
The pops are strong and all work. The bad. 2 of the lights are out for the pops. But, that looks easy to replace... I hope!!!!!
The good. Skull lock works. And his eyes work!!!!
ANd more important. The kickout for MB start works.
The right ramp coil kickout to the wireform. That is also working greatly. Really strong coil. So I am pleased about both of those.
The sound works. A bit staticy... And really the same issues, you'd expect from an old sound system. It doesn't like going too low volume. But, I found a nice level that the audio sounds nicely on and is just right for home use.
The potentially bad... Everytime the ball trough kicks a ball out. There seems to be a coil/switch firing somewhere. Not sure if this is a serious issue. Or just annoying or if its common. I don't think the galloping ghost one has this issue. So I'll have to look into this.
And I guess the last good.
The knocker works and is SUPER LOUD!!! I'm a big fan of real knockers. And really don't have any games in my house that work currently that have one.
So I like this one... But, it is LOUD!!!
So that is my list of things I need to fix and do. Its going to be a bit before I get this game up and running.
Maybe some people could blow these issues out in a couple of hours. Not me. But, I do hope a little here, and a little there, and I'll have a fun game.
Just funny. That no doubt a lot of these issues would have been minor fixes over the years. But, most people don't want to be bothered with pinball maintenance and so it grows, and grows and just gets to be like this.
Since I'm still a newb. What would you guys suggest I tackle first. Replacing the bands I think will be one of the last things I do. I know to get to a lot of this stuff to fix the other issues, I'll need to take off the plastics, and so of course when I take those off, I'll replace the lights and bands after I fix what is needed in those areas.
Thanks in advance for the help and suggestions. And yes. I'm going to get pictures.
Edit... One very minor thing. The plastics are in great shape. I did buy a full replacement set, but that was to get the topper mostly. Anyway.. The party punch plastic. One of hte mounts came off. So I need to figure out the hardware to get that fully secured. Very minor. But, adding it to the list!!!!! Almost could use double sided 3m tape really....