(Topic ID: 160446)

Looking for pinball repair and service - Los Angeles


By handmetheidol

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by mikeincali
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    #1 2 years ago

    Can anyone recommend excellent pinball repair/service in the Los Angeles area (Westside) for a home appointment? Searching Craigslist and Google, I found a few names--but I'd appreciate your recommendation/feedback if there was someone exceptional.

    I have three pinball machines--my Addams Family is a bit wonky. An error message appears--missing pinball--occasionally. I'd really like to get all three shopped by someone who knows what they are doing.

    Also, what is considered a "fair rate" for a home visit?

    Should I veer towards an hourly rate or a flat rate to shop all three machines?

    Thanks in advance for your guidance.

    3 months later
    #2 2 years ago

    Did you ever find someone? I too need to find a guy.

    #3 2 years ago

    Pat Choy at endless pinball.

    #4 2 years ago

    Or Kyle Takigawa for repair stuff, because he's one of the people Pat asks when he can't fix it. He's not taking on any shop jobs though, more board work and electronics.

    Time, what did you need fixed?

    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from Aurich:

    Or Kyle Takigawa for repair stuff, because he's one of the people Pat asks when he can't fix it. He's not taking on any shop jobs though, more board work and electronics.
    Time, what did you need fixed?

    Don't really mean to Hijack this thread - I have an Apollo 13 I just picked up. The Moon moves but magnet isn't activating. There's a broken wire so my fingers are crossed that's all it is. Also have a few switches not working right and bulbs needing replaced in hard to reach areas. Was hoping to not have to shop it right now but might end up doing that if I can't find someone to do house calls.

    1 year later
    #6 1 year ago

    Bumping this thread.

    I've exhausted what limited technical repair abilities I have - which are seriously limited BTW, so I'm looking for local (LA area) tech recommendations. I have an EM that isn't powering on and the new opto board for my Whirlwind has made things worse than when the original was installed.

    Before I badger a few of the names I've scanned in searching the forums here, I thought I'd reach out for recommendations of techs that are currently working in the area.

    I'm happy to have someone help even if they mock my incompetence. In fact, I would welcome it.

    #7 1 year ago

    www.Vintagearcade.net
    Gene Lewin pasadena.
    Great guy, great tech.

    #8 1 year ago

    Good call with Gene, close by but he might not want to touch EMs.

    For those, you could try Herb at FF...he's easy to deal with.
    http://www.fabfan.com/services_repair.htm

    Kent at Game Docs is another option.
    http://www.gamedoc.com/service/

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from BR80:

    Kent at Game Docs is another option.
    http://www.gamedoc.com/service/

    +1 for Kent.

    #10 1 year ago

    What em do you have? And, more importantly, was it *recently* working or did you just buy it that way?

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrArt2u:

    What em do you have? And, more importantly, was it *recently* working or did you just buy it that way?

    The EM is Sky·Line and it was working until my nieces and nephew rolled into town.

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    http://www.Vintagearcade.net
    Gene Lewin pasadena.
    Great guy, great tech.

    Quoted from BR80:

    Good call with Gene, close by but he might not want to touch EMs.
    For those, you could try Herb at FF...he's easy to deal with.
    http://www.fabfan.com/services_repair.htm
    Kent at Game Docs is another option.
    http://www.gamedoc.com/service/

    Appreciate the suggestions. I'll get calling!

    #13 1 year ago

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