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Mibs Coin Insert Light

By The-Who

6 months ago

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#1 6 months ago

I’m pretty sure the “25 cents/2 plays” panel should light up on my Mibs, but I’m not completely sure. If it does, I have two questions:

1) How do you get in the panel to get to the bulb?
2) Does it take a #44 bulb or a special bulb?

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#3 6 months ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Raise the playfield and get it from there. 44 or 47 bulb

I looked at it with the play field up, but there was no bulb access there, only the solid metal backside of the fixture screwed into the cabinet. I’ll have to get a picture of that when I get home.

If you remove the lock bar, it looks like it should pop off at the top front, but there are two tabs on either end holding into place and I didn’t want to force anything.

#5 6 months ago
Quoted from dmarston:

The metal faceplate above the door and below the lockdown bar is held onto the cabinet by two screws accessible inside the cabinet. Do you have a parts catalog from that era? There may be a good illustration.
.................David Marston

Thanks David, I didn’t want to just start taking things apart in a blind search.

Parts catalogs are on my list when I order next time from PBR.

#7 6 months ago
Quoted from Darcy:

When you pull the stainless cover off, you might find that there is 3 burnt out bulbs in there. Those bulbs should have a plastic shield, pushed over the bulb and the bulb socket. (I can add a photo, later).

I would appreciate that.
Thank you.

#11 6 months ago
Quoted from Darcy:

The only straight part is where the hinge attaches.

Darcy, here’s what I found after removing the two screws. Two broken bulbs and and the back of the panel that I’m sure didn’t come from the factory like this.........Lol. They had the 25 cent card taped onto a piece of aluminum.....there isn’t any light going to pass through that!

Any idea on how to get the broken bulbs out and what I The inner panel should look like?
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#16 6 months ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Unplug the game. Slide off the plastic cover. Carefully use a small needle nose pliers. Try to grab the center of the electrode part, carefully twist the bulb and pull, (just the playfield lights). Unless it is stuck with some old soda, or beer, the base of the bulb should come out.

Thank you

#17 6 months ago
Quoted from Darcy:

I would guess that your game, at one time had three coin slots, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Those white 'coin entrance plates' are available from Pinball Resource. There are different sizes of the slots for various coins. There are also many different 'Labels' for different coinage. Those 25 Cents for 2 Plays are common. Pinball Resource has the square labels too.
In your photo the bulbs are broken.

Thanks again, Darcy.
If I would have started into this project last night I would have removed the screws in the chrome piece, along with the plunger, never noticing the two recessed screws.

I looked up the white coin slots and will call PBR in the morning.


#18 6 months ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

And if needed you can grab one edge of the socket with needle-nose pliers and twist, sometimes this deforms the base of the bulb but I always can extract the piece.

Got it! The wires had been snipped and laying inside the cabinet. Hooked them up and it’s glowing like a Kenny Rogers Roasted Chicken Restaurant sign (you have to be a Seinfeld fan to get that one). I’ll order my PBR parts tomorrow and put it back together when they arrive.

One final question, then I promise I’m done. Only the far left slot is set up to take quarters. Does anyone make anything to plug the unused coin slots or is there something good to use for that purpose?
Thanks again for all your help
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#22 6 months ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

buy extra plastic inserts and glue a blocking piece of plastic. i think i did that on a game

I ended up buying a nickel, dime and quarter insert. That way I will have them if I ever restore the machine to original (probably not), but at least the grandkids can only put the quarters in one slot.

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