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My top 2 worst things when working on my pins


By MK6PIN

4 months ago



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    #101 4 months ago

    Smart move on keeping the glass on. After reading all the great stories and remembering all the ones that I've done I go and pick up a Viking. Order some parts just yesterday. Today a sling coil locks on. Two days and two orders.

    #102 4 months ago
    Quoted from Buzz:Smart move on keeping the glass on. After reading all the great stories and remembering all the ones that I've done I go and pick up a Viking. Order some parts just yesterday. Today a sling coil locks on. Two days and two orders.

    Knew it!!! I was tempted, but ended up just playing and hitting a bit of Bourbon tonight....I'll start my under glass adventure tomorrow (maybe)...

    Sorry for your mishap....you do know the machines are aware when we are vulnerable?!?..

    #103 4 months ago

    Thanks and no worries always glad to have another pin. It just seems par for the coarse in this pinball life.

    #104 4 months ago
    Quoted from Buzz:

    Thanks and no worries always glad to have another pin. It just seems par for the coarse in this pinball life.

    We do this to ourselves...(who knows why) but even the crazy stuff seems to be part of the thrill of these things. A pinball machine is like nothing else (thankfully)..

    #105 4 months ago

    I’ve always figured the old machines were possessed, especially while playing them. Maybe this carries over in fixing them..... ie screws falling where u can’t find them, clips flying off into no where land, forgetting to put the balls back in, not ordering all the parts needed etc.

    #106 4 months ago

    Right you are!!!

    TZ was in my head from both a playing and repair standpoint for years ( still the game I dread the most when popping the hood)..

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    #107 3 months ago
    Quoted from LyonsRonnie1:

    The other day I was ordering some stuff from Marco (which I love) and had written down everything I found on a machine that I needed to order. So while I'm doing it, I see something I hadn't thought of like, oh instruction cards and add that to the cart too. So then I go back to the machine, work on it awhile looking for other stuff I might need to order, oh, I need some of those clips (or whatever)... so I go back to add it to the cart off the website, and the cart is empty because I screwed around too long without checking out.
    Damn, now I'll have to redo it all over again. So I go reorder everything I had written down, then add the clips and checkout... then just after I press the checkout button, remember that I forgot to add those cool instruction cards (for $1.50 or whatever) back in

    Better: when you must order a part and you are ordering some more spare parts to avoid shipping costs. At the end you see that the initial part isn't available but somehow you just order only spare parts....

    #108 3 months ago
    Quoted from eagle18:

    I’ve always figured the old machines were possessed, especially while playing them. Maybe this carries over in fixing them..... ie screws falling where u can’t find them, clips flying off into no where land, forgetting to put the balls back in, not ordering all the parts needed etc.

    Possessed machines. Every time I go to a repair saying to myself that it's just a box of lamps, coils and switches, and everytime I come back with my head hanging down stating that possessed machines should never be underrated.

    #109 3 months ago

    I got tired of torching things (skin, wires, coils) when using the butane torch. That exhaust port is always fun. I nearly started carrying around a Hakko 888 in my field kit.

    I’ve recently moved on to the TS80 soldering iron, tethered via USB cable to an Anker battery. Melts solder like butter even on coil.

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    #110 3 months ago

    Dropping a screw, it lands on the floor at the right backside.
    Me on all fours ,I pick it up, try to get up....
    And hit the top back of my skull on the point of the backbox

    #111 3 months ago
    Quoted from jorro:

    Dropping a screw, it lands on the floor at the right backside.
    Me on all fours ,I pick it up, try to get up....
    And hit the top back of my skull on the point of the backbox

    Ouch!!!

    #112 3 months ago

    Dropping a screw into a raised pf.

    Cat hops in the opened door with glass on and pf down. Little fu@ker.

    #113 3 months ago
    Quoted from jfesler:

    I got tired of torching things (skin, wires, coils) when using the butane torch. That exhaust port is always fun. I nearly started carrying around a Hakko 888 in my field kit.
    I’ve recently moved on to the TS80 soldering iron, tethered via USB cable to an Anker battery. Melts solder like butter even on coil. [quoted image]

    any input on how long the battery lasts for this? both in use and in storage?

    #114 3 months ago

    I haven’t drained it yet but the math says about 90 minutes of runtime. As to storage I’ve only charged it once and have been using it periodically for the last month; the battery indicator hasn’t changed at all. Some day I’ll try and intentionally run it down.

    I wrote up a more detailed post on this -
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ts80-battery-powered-soldering-iron-i-m-in-love

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