A short time back I picked up another Classic Stern project machine: Meteor.
I have Nine Ball up and working and this machine was available for sale locally. . . I just like working on/fixing things I guess.
Right off I am declaring this to be a "Get the game up and running" thread -- not going to the extremes Nine Ball received for now.
For extra reading, Nine Ball Thread:
To be really nice this cabinet needs sanded/filled/stenciled and the playfield looks to be completely covered in mylar; those conditions want me to start simple and play several games before going all in.
First, a few pictures.
OK Backglass, but far from perfect.
Inside the boards look good, even the MPU. That battery was removed shortly after this picture was taken.
Playfield has all the original drop targets in place, some minor wear here and there, and one smashed passive bumper.
Why are flipper rubbers always missing and where do they go?
Perhaps this game was in a rough neighborhood as the door security system suggests. More security means holes to repair later (sigh). I do like the metal ID/number tag on the left.
First order of business, replacing the rectifier board. Previous owner said the game kept blowing fuses. I saw the board flopping around and did not ask many questions. The plan is to start with a solid power supply and work our way up. . . just like last time!
Progress will likely be sluggish on this one. I have several other projects in the works and can never be content to work on one thing at a time. Variety is the spice of life!