Guys, I'd like to welcome myself to the club! I ended up buying a JP machine in November that popped up on a Facebook forum for fairly cheap and was luckily the first to person to show interest in it. The machine was dead on purchase and would not turn on. I finally got time to look into it and restored the power supply with new caps and redid all the fuse clips... And the machine is back from extinction! Also had a issue with a bad tip36 causing the raptor pit coil to be stuck on. All of that is now fixed, and the game is up and running great.
I got extremely lucky as the playfield is immaculate and the cabinet is in pretty good shape. I don't believe this game seen much playtime at all as the playfield scoops aren't worn and there was no dust anywhere on the playfied. I'm thinking somebody had issues with the fuse clips, causing the game to not work, and packed the machine away for the past 20 something years.
I do have one question. Are many people seeing much wear in the center of the playfield? I installed one of those plexi playfield protectors on the machine and I can see from 50 or so games on the machine a bunch of scratches on the playfield protector. The game has all new balls so it's not caused from worn balls. I'm just thinking that the Choas multi ball is extremely rough on the playfield. I have playfield protectors on all my other machines and never really noticed that many scratches in the playfield protector so quickly.