I just wanted to share my latest Pin purchase. I picked up a Speakeasy last week that initially looks to be in great shape.
The regulator and driver board need a lot of work but cosmetically it looks great. The play-field has very little wear on it, outside of the flyaway targets and a few broken lane guides. Does anyone have a source for these targets? I may be able to touch them up but new ones would be nice. The back-glass is also in excellent condition, no flaking, fading or even scratches. Even the cabinet has minimal wear, with some minor touch-up it will look great as well.
Also, when I was checking everything out I noticed that someone had cut one leg off of a lot of the resistors and diodes located on the upper left hand side of the MPU module? Anyone have any idea why someone would have done this? I reconnected all of them and after adjusting the power I was able to actually start a game. It never made it all the way through due to the power issues but it's a good sign.
Do any of you Speakeasy owners have a list of common issues with these games? Or any Bally AS-2518-35 issues in general? If there are any upgrades or common fixes I'd like to make sure they get done.
I'm planning on getting it back to as close to 100% as I can but right now I'm just waiting on the power section parts to come in. Once it's working I'll turn my focus to the rest of the game, I'm not in a hurry but I'm looking forward to seeing it completed.