A friend of mine has an EBD he has had for a while in storage that needs a little TLC to get it back to its former glory. I gladly offered to do the dirty work, I really like shopping out games and had none in my line up that needed it. This is in no way a full restore, more like a shop job. This thread is mostly so my friend can watch the progress.
I also do have some questions, so help will be asked for.
Playfield in great shape! Does have some wear, but inserts are nice and level and Mylar still nice and smooth, this games just getting a good cleaning.
Backglass looks amazing! I meant to ask if it's a CPR repro cause it looks gorgeous, it must be.
Plays 100%, and it's a fun game! I waited a week before starting the year down to play it a bunch. I like to do that so I can compare and contrast how it plays later when it's cleaned.
Flippers are strong! Dont think they need a full rebuild, I'm thinking just sleeves and springs.
There are some insert lights out, initial investigation shows a burnt connector on the lamp driver board. Parts are ordered and that's what I will do first and see if that's the fix.
Here's a few pics of the dirty playfield for later comparison.