Thank you for answering my legitimate question. I am not a pinball collector. I just like to play pinball. I don't know what's worth a lot of money and what isn't. I picked this game up at an estate sale, and since it wasn't working, just took it over to my friends business, since he's a good electrician, and had him look at it (made perfect sense to me, since I don't know squat about electronics and he's an electrician). At the time, I didn't know there were any places locally that specifically repaired pinball machines. After I took it to him, then I saw the thread from the guy offering 25k for a pinball machine, which I thought was crazy. A couple of weeks later when I was over at my friend's business again he told me he'd been looking for parts and had found out the game was fairly rare. Then I put two and two together. I hadn't really paid any attention to the name of the game I had taken over to him. It was just a pinball machine that wasn't working.
To me, I really don't care. I've got more tied up in one rack of inventory in my golf shop than some of the numbers that are getting thrown around here (20 Titleist 915 drivers, 30 Titleist 915 fairways, 25 Titleist 915 hybrids, and several sets of the 716 AP1 and 716 AP2 irons....do the math. If you are a golfer, you will understand). So getting back to my question, I was just wondering if I let my friend poke around on the machine trying to get it to run, is it really going to make that much difference in the value of the machine. He's been a friend for a long time, and I don't want to insult him or his knowledge of electronics by telling him I don't want him to touch it, if he thinks he can fix it. And if he can't fix it, more than likely anything that he does do to it can be undone. I don't intend to have him do anything with the graphics, plus that's not anything he could (or would) do anyways.
So again, thank you for answering my question. I figured if anyone would know anything about these machines, I'd get able to get an answer on forum site like this one. What I didn't expect were some of the nasty comments, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I just consider the source. I'll post some pictures after I get the machine up and running.