Not much of a story.. My name is Joe (justjoe13) and my wife (Darth Ripley) have been interested in Pinball games since I was young, and never really imagined being able to purchase a Pinball machine until 9/13/2011. I was at a Christian ReSale (think of a Christian Goodwill) and spotted a Williams Gorgar machine for $199. After some bargaining, I was able to pay just $150 for it. It powers on, but only works 85%.. some lights are out, and does not play 100%.. but "GORGAR SPEAKS!". And from the people at the store.. it WAS working a week ago.. so there is hope!
I swapped out some old AA batteries.. and got the dreaded 1496 error.. quick off/on makes it come up OK.. checked the voltage at the batteries.. each one is OK.. but the main +/- show no voltage.. so I have to re-solder the pins.. or replace the holder and +/- .. any ideas??
I just ordered the manuals for it.. but is there a difference from the operating manual or owners manual? So I can help troubleshoot the rest of the pinball not working properly.
This goes right next to my 1983 Williams Joust Arcade machine that I picked up for $50 (but is currently down for repairs).. shame that someone doesn't have replacement boards for those machines like Rottendog makes. =(
More machines to come once I have a bigger house!