I finally came home with my first machine today. I've been lurking here for a while, posting now and then, and now I may have something to really contribute. I picked up a Williams Satin Doll for $300 today from a local seller. I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing, but I'm excited to learn about EMs. I'm a young guy (24) and thought I would take on this project to restore to players condition and preserve another beautiful, simple piece of Americana. All of the switches and lights work. The rubbers, new balls, and other must haves are coming in the mail soon, then I will determine I will be making the switch to LEDs soon because I like the look. A couple of questions:
When I start a game it goes directly to the 3rd ball. How do I fix this?
Is there any way to set it to free play?
Anyone have a feed on some plastics or a playfield for this bad girl?
Best way to clean without ruining the artwork?
With moderate mechanical knowledge, how safe is it for me to unpopulate the top of the PF so I can clean?
My inserts are sunk about 1/8 in into the PF. Best way to go about fixing this?
She may not be the hottest girl around, but she plays. Not the most difficult layout ever, but I figured it was a solid buy for my first machine - old enough to be brought back to life but simple and cheap enough to make a few mistakes on.
What are your thoughts, Pinside?