My mother moved from my childhood home and I snagged the family Firepower. My younger brother moved out in 1988, so this machine has literally not been touched/used/maintained in 30 years. It turns on and lights up but I can't get it to work. From my extremely untrained eye it appears to be in very good condition. For the past couple days I've been lurking, searching and learning a lot from this great site... so thank you for providing this great resource. I'm trying to determine if I sell it or enjoy it and have a bunch of questions...
What do I look for to determine condition?
What are signs of "playfield wear"?
What does "flaking" mean?
I'm not very mechanical and honestly a little afraid of the electrocution thing... but are there some simple things I can try to get it working?
Is it possible to sell it "as is" or should I get it fixed first?
Can anyone recommend a good repair person in the Minneapolis area?
Your thoughts on value/price? (I'm only looking to get a fair price and not get "taken")
Thank you in advance for any info, advice and encouragement you can provide.