(Topic ID: 185040)

EM theory of operation and repair

By RoyF

2 years ago

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  • 9 posts
  • 8 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 2 years ago by schudel5
  • Topic is favorited by 9 Pinsiders


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    #1 2 years ago

    I'd like to learn more about how EMs work and how to repair them. What are your favorite sources for theory of operation of these games, how to read the schematics and relate what is on there to physical stuff in the machines, etc? I know about Pinwiki. Any recommended videos or such that focus on theory and then show how that is implemented in a game?

    #2 2 years ago

    Check out Clay's Pin Repair Web site about EM pinball machines:


    For books about EM pinball operation theory, get a copy of Pinball Machine Maintenance by Henk De Jager.


    #5 2 years ago

    I'll 2nd pinrepair.com. Using this guide, I can fix just about any EM game.

    #7 2 years ago

    Great stuff. Keep those favorite suggestions coming!

    #8 2 years ago

    Gottlieb also published a booklet on how their pins work as well as troubleshooting & repairs. Pinball resource sells them. Protected by copyright.

    #9 2 years ago

    A couple great videos

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