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For sale: 2 Pinbots For $1600


By sataneatscheese

9 days ago



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#1 9 days ago

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$ 1,600

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For sale: 2 Pinbots For $1600

Added: May 16th, 2019
Condition: As is

Item description

2 Pinbots for $1600! I'm over my head! Finish my project, have all the spare parts you need, a nice wall hanger, and plenty of spare parts and a nice cabinet to sell afterwards. If you already have a System 11a machine you can swap parts to identify the issues.

The better of the two machines is complete with topper and all necessary parts. It boots and plays. I have put in new rubbers and it is mostly LED’d. It has the following known issues.

Sound: The background music does not work, but the speech stuff works fine. I haven’t really troubleshot this but if it is just a new sound chip you can get one off of pinside for around $30.

Left Pop Bumpers: I havn’t gotten around to fixing it yet, but it does not fire in test or during play. There are 3 spare pop bumpers in the second machine that could be used if it needs replacement and isn’t a wiring issue.

Visor: The visor motor works, but when plugged in it continuously opens and closes the visor. I am assuming there is an issue with the switches connected to it but haven’t gotten around to troubleshooting. I currently have it unplugged.

GI Lighting: When I got the machine, the right side GI lighting was out. After I switched to LEDs, I jumped the right side lighting to run off of left side power. So long as you don’t switch back to incandecents it should work just fine.
Plastics: There are a handful of broken plastics on the machine including the very top of the vortex (common).

Cabinet: looks good overall, with some poor touchup on the left backbox head (not me)

Playfield: The mylar is separating in a few spots, but overall looks decent. There is a tiny bit of playfield wear around the extra ball in the top left corner where there is no mylar. There is a bit of wear under the miniplayfield around the pops. I am assuming that if you peel back the mylar it will look new.

Knocker: Currently Unplugged, have not investigated. An extra is in the second Pinbot.

Wiring: Some of the wiring between the head and the body has been cut and repaired along with the wiring from the power inverter, this may be the cause of some of the issues

Outlane kicker & scoring logic: This one is hard to describe and truthfully the only reason why I’m considering the machine. Turn on the machine, works fine. Put in a credit, works fine. Press start, does the starting sound, 3 bank and ramp vuks activate, and the ball doesn’t come out for 30 seconds to 3 minutes. No idea why. Once the ball comes out, scoring and everything works normal. Once ball ends, it takes 30ish seconds to shoot out the 2nd ball, and then the 3rd ball. The guy I bought it off said he put in a brand new Rottendog MPU which some have had difficulty with. A few times I have turned it on and did not have the Outlane kicker issue at all.

Backglass looks nice.

There is an extra original MPU board and rom set, one that had been replaced by the Rottendog MPU due to acid damage.

The second playfield is not a great example, and there is no visor motor assembly and a few of the solenoids have been removed. The cabinet looks solid and the paint is fairly nice. There are untested scoring displays, flipper power boards, and topper power boards.

The original plan was to use the second Pinbot for parts, strip and hang the playfield, then sell the cabinet and strip the rest for parts. If you already have a system 11a machine, you could probably swap out parts to figure out what is going on with the outlane piece, and maybe have better luck with the rottendog MPU in your other 11a machine and have an easy fix.

Pinbot is a really fun game and I hate to see this go, but I may have bitten off more than I can chew. If you have any troubleshooting tips for me, or warnings for others, feel free to post them here in this for sale thread.

I picked these up off of facebook around pinfest in a parking lot and the guy who sold it to me was less than forthcoming and sold them to me in a dark parking lot in the rain. I won’t pull that on you and will do my best to explain everything, and provide inspection of the machines. I would strongly recommend against this as your first machine, but if you have more repair experience than me (any really) this could be a great deal for you.

I am continuing to troubleshoot this machine and am focusing on the outlane kicker//scoring logic. If I can fix that I’ll probably just keep it.

If my Essay isn’t enough, I have a 12 minute youtube video walkthrough of the machines.



Thanks for looking!


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“Currently in the garage.”


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Crofton, MD, US


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#2 9 days ago

Awesome deal for someone who wants a project

#3 9 days ago

Man I’d be all over this if you were closer. I love deals like this one.

I just checked and it’s only 8 1/2 hours one way lol.

#4 9 days ago

You lost me at "cut wiring harness".

Sorry for the trouble man. Next time a dude you don't know off Facebook tries to sell you a machine in a parking lot deal in the dark while it's raining, be sceptical. Or at least get the guys license plate so you can go f&$# him up later

But in all seriousness, pretty lame situation to be left dealing with. Would be a shame to give up your original plan for the machines if you don't have to.

Aside from possibly your GI and pop bumper issue, I'd doubt your other issues would relate to the cut wiring.....but I'd check those 2 issues against the diagrams and trace those wires to look for bad splices if nothing else pans out and multimeter testing points you to no power or continuity when you should have it.

For the sound issue and the outhole delay issue, have you at least reached out to rottendog and told them what's going on? They may be able to provide you a solution or at least point you in the right direction.....

Good luck!

#5 9 days ago
Quoted from edward472:

Awesome deal for someone who wants a project

Really? Seems like one project pinbot plus a board or two for 2k... 2k should get you one very nice complete and working pinbot, imo…

#6 9 days ago

My kind of disaster. PM sent.

#7 9 days ago

If i were closer, i would be down for this. I am in Texas. If anyone wants to somehow deal on this, im up for it.

#8 9 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

My kind of disaster. PM sent.

Activate the circuits!!

#9 9 days ago
Quoted from flippersticks:

Really? Seems like one project pinbot plus a board or two for 2k... 2k should get you one very nice complete and working pinbot, imo…

Ive owned three pinbots and parted one trashed playfield already. I bet I almost have all the parts to put the second one back together sitting in boxes on a shelf. I think it’s a deal but I love stuff like this.

isochronic_frost if you buy and put the second one back together let me know what parts you’re missing. I sold a bunch but probably have some

#10 8 days ago

Was this the $800 one off facebook a few weeks ago? So glad I missed it now. Sorry for the deal man. Would have been interested but just pick up a pinbot yesterday

#11 8 days ago
Quoted from cmack750:

You lost me at "cut wiring harness".
Good luck!

The good news is the one in the machine appears to be mostly repaired by someone else, and there are all sorts of replacement wiring harnesses in the second machine.

Quoted from hockeymutt:

Was this the $800 one off facebook a few weeks ago? So glad I missed it now. Sorry for the deal man. Would have been interested but just pick up a pinbot yesterday

I promise this is not the $800 one off of facebook. Congrats on the new machine!

Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

My kind of disaster. PM sent.

Message received!

I have had PMs and questions from a handful of people. The general answers are yes, they are still available. Yes, I'd prefer to sell them as a pair. No, I'd prefer not to ship. There is only 1 back glass. I don't know for sure if the display works on the second machine and have not tested it.

#12 8 days ago

Thanks man! Yea wasn't trying price police, sorry if came off that way. Was just wondering if that's why it was so cheap lol good luck with the sale! I'm sure this will sell by the end of the day

#13 8 days ago

And in answer to the PMs, I am open to trades +/- cash. Bonus points for Last Action Hero.

#14 8 days ago

Price drop bump to make a good deal great. Talking with a few folks and getting close to asking with cash or with trades and wanted everyone to have the same opportunity. Bonus points for picking it up this weekend. In garage for easy load out and set up for inspection.

#15 8 days ago

Damn! Where was this a few weeks ago when I was in Allentown?

#16 7 days ago
Quoted from Hammerhead:

Damn! Where was this a few weeks ago when I was in Allentown?

In the flea area AT Allentown I believe.

#17 7 days ago

You're kidding, how did I not see this?

#18 7 days ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

In the flea area AT Allentown I believe.

Just to clarify, the nicer of the machines did not come out of the flea market at Allentown. The donor machine did come from the flea market. The nicer of the two machines was supposed to be an Allentown purchase arranged on facebook, but the seller kept pushing his arrival time back until I ended up meeting him on my way home in a parking lot in Maryland at 10 P.M. It was not what he said it was. My loss is your gain and lesson learned, never complete a transaction on a pinball machine you cannot inspect in person. But you live and you learn. I have done my best to be forthcoming on the exact condition of this machine.

#19 7 days ago

So if it wasn't in the condition you expected, why didn't you tell him to pound salt and move on?

Moot point I suppose, hindsight is 20/20.

#20 7 days ago
Quoted from Hammerhead:

So if it wasn't in the condition you expected, why didn't you tell him to pound salt and move on?
Moot point I suppose, hindsight is 20/20.

Agreed. But cosmetically it was advertised, and we met in a dark parking lot in the rain. As stereotypically close to a drug deal gone bad as you can get... even did it in the parking lot of a Casino.

I'm venting now.

I will admit that even though I'm in over my head I've been having fun playing around with it in it's current state. Pinbot is a great game.

#21 7 days ago

Sold pending pickup for a Last Action Hero and $250 from me. Thank you everyone who bumped my ad!

#22 2 days ago

Price drop bump. Back on the market (my own dumb fault). I have since filled all available space in my lineup and would prefer cash. Anything I took in trade would be going back on the market.

$1,800 cash and pickup only in Crofton Maryland.

#23 2 days ago

Price drop bump. 1700 cash and carry, easy garage load out.

#24 21 hours ago

Another price drop bump. We are getting silly now. $1,600 for two Pinbots!

#25 21 hours ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

Another price drop bump. We are getting silly now. $1,600 for two Pinbots!

Damnit! Why don't I live closer???!!

#26 21 hours ago

You absolutely sure shipping is not an option? I know of two services... and at least three locals looking for a Pinbot...

Lack of personal inspection would not be a problem. I and a local pinball friend have a collective workshop space and a lot of free time for whatever kind of project this is.

#27 21 hours ago

8+ hours one way ugh!! Would someone just buy these so I don’t

#28 21 hours ago

Luckily, my vehicle can only carry one pin at a time. Otherwise, I'd be really tempted to get into a project that I don't have time for.

#29 21 hours ago

For $1,600, if my car could fit two pins, I’d get in my car and head for Maryland.

#30 21 hours ago

Pinbot easy project, $1,600..... includes spare pinbot project machine.

And how is this not sold yet in the current market?

#31 20 hours ago

I'd remove the pic of the kid with the pin.

"Daddy! Look! I pulled out this wire!!"

Not going to help your sale.

#32 20 hours ago

6 hours one way... I could do it... it could be a day trip... don’t make me do this

#33 20 hours ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

6 hours one way... I could do it... it could be a day trip... don’t make me do this

Do it.

#34 20 hours ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

I'd remove the pic of the kid with the pin.
"Daddy! Look! I pulled out this wire!!"
Not going to help your sale.

Quoted from sataneatscheese:

Wiring: Some of the wiring between the head and the body has been cut and repaired along with the wiring from the power inverter, this may be the cause of some of the issues

"That seems reasonable."

Sees picture of kid rolling a ball on the playfield surface...

"Deal breaker"

#35 19 hours ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

6 hours one way... I could do it... it could be a day trip... don’t make me do this

If it were just a six hour trip I’d buy them. You should do it

#36 18 hours ago

I have a truck... hmm.

#37 16 hours ago

For everyone PMing me about shipping, my big issue on this one is time away from home. The pinball machines were sold as a way of keeping me around the house and out of seedy bars, not driving across the country. On that note, I am driving early tomorrow to Chancellorsville VA from Crofton MD and could drop off the pins if you are not too far out of the way and 100% committed. The last thing I want to do is show up to pick up my pins and not have room in the van. The Van leaves at 5 a.m. Saturday, 25 May so let me know.

#38 16 hours ago

If I can have my guy pick them up right from where they are, I'm in. No need to bring them anywhere.

#39 6 hours ago

This is too good of a deal to pass up. Please...someone get them!!

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