I'm thinking about buying my first pinball machine. Just from reading a bunch of post on the forum,most people recommend working on your own machine. I don't know anything about electronic/pinball repair,so I'm going to read this book first. After I finish reading this book ,if I feel comfortable about buying a pin,then I'll pull the trigger.
I've found three repairmen in my area, so I know that I can get my machine serviced,when a problem pops up.I'm not lazy,I'm just concerned about fixing something as daunting as a pinball machine. Hopefully,with the help of this book,It won't be so intimidating to me. To be honest,I'd probably get a kick out of fixing my own machine.
I'd kill to have a pinball machine mentor,but this book should be the next best thing. If there's any Trout Fly Fishermen near me, who'd like to trade some of the flies I tie for some mentoring,that would be awesome.Only problem is, most Fly Fishermen tie their own flies. I could also trade some repair mentoring, for golf lessons,but I'm an eight handicap,so maybe I'm not your guy.