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Jack*Bot club... Everyone welcome

By Syco54645

5 years ago

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#24 3 years ago
Quoted from Chippewa-Pin:

I've had my JB for about 9 months now and when I see pics of other JBs, only a few of them have the thin black edging around the cabinet like mine. It's not tape or anything. It feel like the regular part of the graphics. It's smooth to the touch in the transition from the black to the graphics and back.
Anyone have any ideas? Maybe it was on the early or late pins built? Here's a few pics from both sides.
JB Cab 1.jpg
JB cab 2.jpg

Just picked up one myself and did a fast tune-up on it and replaced the bulbs that were out. This thing is in mint shape with only one other owner. The other owner bought it new in 2000 still NiB. This machine sat in the same corner of a finished basement for the last 15 years and never moved. Adult owned and no kids this thing has almost no wear on it is in awesome condition.
That said, yes mine has the black outlines all around the cab and back box and the manufacturing date is 9/1995

#26 3 years ago
Quoted from Chippewa-Pin:

Wow, that's quite the find. Enjoy it! I think it's such an underrated DMD that you can get in the low 2s... amazing. Glad I have one.

I sorta knew the owner (friend of the Wife) and I was able to score for much less ... I gave about 4 hours of labor fixing misc things around the house for them and then gave 800 cash. ... Funny story about how I ended up with it but short version ... I found a BoP, (My First real Pin) made the deal and drove 5 hours to get her. A week after I had BoP and working on her (she needed lots of TLC) my wife texts me and says I have a surprise for you. "You remember so and so? Well they are splitting up and have a pinball they want to sell and you will never guess what one ..... Jack*Bot!" So a week later I went over and made a deal for 1500. One thing led to another and being the handyman type of person I was able to trade some labor towards the price, when I went to pick it up Final price was 800 cash ..... Score of a lifetime!

#27 3 years ago

Here is my fine example.






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#30 3 years ago

Good looking one for sure Silvercoin .... Enjoy it as I know it is popular with everyone that plays it here ... including my kids.

#31 3 years ago

There has to be more Jack*Bot owners here .... it is a great game .... I was playing Pinbot on location just yesterday and thinking the whole time 'man, Jack*Bot is soooo much better in looks and gameplay' I am glad I own one.

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#38 3 years ago

I had to replace the plunger that was in my JackBot with the correct round plunger and even under the plunger housing is the black edging ... buttons also.


#45 3 years ago
Quoted from Casinorun:

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#48 3 years ago
Quoted from Casinorun:

Les did yours come with black rubber on the upper playfield? Or is that something you did yourself? My upper playfield is all white rubber.

No mine came with the black rubber installed ... not sure if they were original or something that was put on by someone else .... the people that owned it before me had it for 15 years and they got it "new in the box" in early 2000 the distributor that had it must have took it apart to wax it up and never got it back together correctly. It was having issues with the skill shot ramp and loosing balls in that back corner ... the people before me did not know that you could even pull the playfield out on the tracks, they were not mechanically inclined, to put in mildly. I found 6 extra balls in that back corner .... all they knew how to do was add more balls and change that batteries. It had a different shooter rod and stronger spring (trying to compensate for the bad reassembly) and also had spacers / washers behind the shooter rod housing trying to align it. The flaps of the metal ball guide and skill shot ramp were misaligned and then the upper play field ramp was spaced up too high and allowed the balls to collect behind that area. The plastic cover for the skill shot ramp was not spaced correctly either and unless the ball went through there perfectly it would not go any further than the first hole. I took it all apart to fix these issues and noticed there had been wax applied poorly to parts that they would not have been able to reach without taking it apart. The previous owners had not done anything to the machine including moving it from where it was originally placed in 2000.
Just last weekend I got around to putting on the rubber kit and while I did that I also put on my Black Chrome vinyl wrap on the sides and back flasher panel. I was really waiting for a oem manual so I could put it back together correctly. I made sure I had the white rubbers where they needed to be with the manual as my guide.


#49 3 years ago
Quoted from Casinorun:

There were only 44 made after mine, im#2384, and there was 2428 made. Also mine is a domestic WPC-S. Maybe they stopped the black edging in the later models.

well looks like I have one that was made after your numbers end .... I will get a better picture tomorrow as my phone was almost dead ... 2461 I need to do more research on this now .... lol


#52 3 years ago

Yes Ipdb.com is also where I found the information but I do not understand how that can be accurate when I was able to find this .... from http://www.ipsnd.net/

link to the Jack*bot entry


#53 3 years ago

Better picture of my SN


#57 3 years ago

Yeah that is what I found also ... strange that there is such a range of SN and beyond the 2428 number. Not just a few either, I wonder where the 2428 number comes from and why IPDB considers it to be the correct number to the point that they will not change it. Because if you click on Submit Changes you get this half way down the page ....
"2428 units
Number of games produced. Normally this data is unpublished by the manufacturers, but this value has been obtained from a trusted source, is considered accurate, and so cannot be changed"

I am thinking that this one is not so accurate ......

#58 3 years ago

I mean unless I am missing how they numbered them and how they count ...


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#75 3 years ago

Ok I am going on record here ... To say that there was never 2 different color schemes .... all machines that I have been looking at over the last two weeks (including mine) have fade! I can see at different locations where the red color has faded and then you get to the edge of a boil or trim or hinge and there is the red. This is not limited to JackBots either, I was able to look over quite a few Williams and Bally games from the late 80's early 90's and they all have some fading / bleaching of color. On my particular JackBot machine I was doing some cleaning, (after I reading this and other posts about color fade and different color schemes) and realized that the front Coin door and the left back box does indeed have some fading. The coin door front still has some red on it but while cleaning with a damp cloth would actually get a slight red on it if I rubbed too hard. The back box left side looks exactly like all the "alternate" color schemes with only the yellow and gold on it. The right side back box is beautiful full color with only a few little edge scratches. There is no way they would put one color scheme on one side and a different one on the other of the same box .... unless this was a Friday at 5 build that was finished on Monday ... lol I took out 2 bolts in the back box to confirm my suspicions, mine is fade for sure as there was still red "where the sun don't shine"

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