I swore I'd never do this, but then again I swore that "one is enough" in May of 2014 when I bought my first EM. You people know the drill...
So anyway, we moved the thing in yesterday. I can tell immediately that there are a lot of issues. I have no GI - backbox or cabinet. Tons of lights out everywhere. One of the pops is very sluggish. One of the lower slings is not working. There is a line of light across my DMD that stays there all the time. So much to work on. I have played a few games and, of course, worked through all features with the glass off. Everything seems to work, computer gameplay speaking. I'm sure addressing the mechanical issues is just like it is on my other three tables and I have a good amount of experience with that at this point. My Williams Pat Hand didn't really work at all when I bought it last summer and I kind of brought it back from the dead, so I am not a total noob.
OK, so here is my question: I am assuming that you long timers out there are going to say CLEAN UP THE FILTH first and then start fixing. I'm wondering if anyone has a system or a procedure that they stick by in these situations as they work through this first portion of fixing up a "new" game that they buy to ensure that they are not missing or overlooking anything as they go. I have to believe that the most logical thing now is to tear this pf down, clean posts in the ultrasonic, clean up ramps and plastics (I have already searched Pinside and found great info on doing these things and I love all the debates - "You can clean metal ball habitrails in your dishwasher." "NO YOU CAN'T." "Yes, you can..."), wipe out all grime, etc. Then get everything back together and see what needs attention at that point starting with a clean game.
Yes? No? Ans also again, does anyone use a set system at this initial post-purchase point?
Tim In Motown
Ps HOW BIG WAS IT?