Picked up Fish Tales this weekend and brought her home. She was very dusty after sitting in a garage for a couple of years. Good news is playfield is in great shape and is Diamond Plated (was a pleasant surprise but are all Fish Tales Diamond Plated? Looked at pics this weekend and saw a lot of playfields that were Diamond Plated), plastics and rails are in great shape, and topper is in good shape other than the plastic dome.
Bad news is the board has a good amount of corrosion from the batteries and will most likely need to find a new board for it (was told it powers on and works from the guy I picked it up from and this is the second machine my buddy and I have picked up from him but will have to wait and see). Also, the playfield doesnt have a "stand arm" on it to hold the playfield up. Leaves me a little paranoid to stand up the playfield to do work so will have to rig something to ensure the playfield wont fall as I am working on it. Any suggestions or ideas to rectify this?
But looks like most of the work needed are cosmetic with a few molex connectors needing to be replaced (already completed). I took all the incandescent bulbs out (there were A LOT of lights) and will clean all the inserts this week and will put in Cointaker lights when they are delivered. I will post more pics as I keep working on it.
Any suggestions/ideas from the Club of Experts about this machine as I put her back together?
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