100 % electro-mechanical function,that is, discounting cosmetics? Many helpful Posts from people here got me to start reading schematics for fun, just to see if I could.
The first machine I never considered schematics and just plowed in (after reading Clays guide), never soldered much before either.
Did 3 machines so far and the first two still play flawlessly. Just couldn't figure out some glitches on Out of Sight no matter how much research/testing.
Question, how many of you restored an EM without consulting schematics? Do you still prefer this method? Or do you require them?