(Topic ID: 269328)

I got a free game!

By Rascal_H

1 year ago


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  • 34 posts
  • 28 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by Luckydogg420
  • Topic is favorited by 2 Pinsiders

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“What does “electrical problems” mean?”

  • Batteries leaked 46 votes
    58%
  • Bad fuse 24 votes
    30%
  • Some lights burnt out 5 votes
    6%
  • Switches out of adjustment 5 votes
    6%

(80 votes)

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#1 1 year ago

Excited to be picking up a FREE 1983 Bally Grand Slam tomorrow!

My parents non-collector friend is doing a bunch of work on his house and just wants it gone.

He warned me that it has some “electrical problems”. Considering the price I’m not worried haha.

Just for fun, how about we guess what “electrical problems” means? I’ll update when I get it figured out.
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#2 1 year ago

Nice!! You can always convert it to a custom Simpsons pin you already have the "HOMER" drop targets.

#3 1 year ago

Tell hi you need the other pop bumper cap or the deal is off.

Nice score! Congrats!

My guess on the electrical - batteries have leaked.

#4 1 year ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

Tell hi you need the other pop bumper cap or the deal is off.
Nice score! Congrats!
My guess on the electrical - batteries have leaked.

Battery acid is worst case scenario. Fingers-crossed it’s not that.

Marco has some cool baseball themed pop bumper caps I might use.

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#5 1 year ago
Quoted from mrclean:

Nice!! You can always convert it to a custom Simpsons pin you already have the "HOMER" drop targets.

Maybe change the H to B and make a porno pin.

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

Maybe change the H to B and make a porno pin.

... bomer?

#7 1 year ago

Oops, gotta change the M too.

#8 1 year ago

Urban Dictionary definition of bomer might work here.

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from Barr993:

Urban Dictionary definition of bomer might work here.

Funny stuff, lets stick with the M.

#10 1 year ago

No worries, it's just a fuse.

#11 1 year ago
Quoted from Rascal_H:

Battery acid is worst case scenario. Fingers-crossed it’s not that.
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I hope not too, for your sake. Fuse or connector, more than likely. Cant beat the price regardless!!

#12 1 year ago
Quoted from Rascal_H:

“electrical problems”

When someone says this, I would be prepared to find a game that does not even turn on.
But for the price its okay haha

#13 1 year ago

It’s probably the mpu board and/or connectors just like every old Bally.

Mpu costs $200. Connectors cost time.

Wouldn’t care if the mpu is toast. You are better off with a new one anyway those boards are great.

#14 1 year ago

I say “you fuse, you lose”. Cannot wait until it’s working so I can play ball!

#15 1 year ago

Wow congrats!! Free plays the best!

#16 1 year ago

Looks like a really nice game. Looks fun also.

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Mpu costs $200.

Alternative to Alltek is $158. https://nvram.weebly.com/new-pcbs.html

#18 1 year ago

Congratulations and hope it's easy to get going.

LTG : )

#19 1 year ago

I’ve probably used 25 alteks over the years, been rock solid. I’ll stick with em.

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from Billy16:

No worries, it's just a fuse.

Maybe a carriage bolt fuse...

#21 1 year ago

Maybe you feel more like it fell in your lap, but here are stories of other free games:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/have-you-ever-found-a-free-pinball-machine/

#22 1 year ago

I love that game... Awesome. I used to play the heck out of it when it first came out. That's a total score. I love the artwork too.

#23 1 year ago
Quoted from Rascal_H:

Battery acid is worst case scenario

No battery alkaline is the worst case scenario. Use an acid to treat it.

#24 1 year ago

Good game, good score. Congratulations!

#25 1 year ago

Bitchin score

#26 1 year ago

Brings back to mind a telephone conversation about a pin for sale ad. The guy told me his pin had a weak fuse, the game would light up but not play. Told me it was only a weak fuse, he knows this. He claimed to be a lek-trish-un.

#27 1 year ago

Got to love those deals. How does the cab and backbox look?

#28 1 year ago

Very unique and fun layout. As far as why it's not working, probably something simple. People who aren't in the hobby usually shut the machine off permanently at the first little issue. Even if it's battery leak, as Levi said, that problem has a simple and fairly inexpensive fix.

Nice score!

#30 1 year ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I’ve probably used 25 alteks over the years, been rock solid. I’ll stick with em.

I recently had an Altek lamp driver board that was only 2 months old have an SCR go bad, was very surprised. Good thing they have a lifetime guarantee. I contacted them and explained and they sent replacement SCR in the mail and I fixed the board myself

#31 1 year ago

A little more information.

I picked up the game today but have yet to plug it in. I actually unloaded it directly into my moving container instead of into my house. Might be a couple weeks before I dig into it.

When I was taking it apart to transport I found the original MPU in the cabinet and an Altek board in the head. Some of the connectors looked as though they were replaced. The owner said he had his electrician friend work on it. We shall see! The game looks to be in pretty good shape!

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#32 1 year ago

It is likely battery acid. Either way...you can't beat free.

I'm still waiting on my first free pin. My record so far is 15 bucks, but I had to drive almost 3 hours to get it. Still, I can't complain.

#33 1 year ago

If anyone deserves a free game - it’s a nice member of the community like you!

I deserve MANY free games, but I digress.

Congrats man!

#34 1 year ago

That’s a good sign there’s 2 boards. My assumption is a complicated switch matrix issue that the previous owner assumed a new board would fix. My bet is that old MPU isn’t that bad and could be fixed.

Great score. I can’t wait for the updates

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