Hello everyone, new guy here from Northern VA and a new pinball owner... I got my first Pinball Machine this week... SUPERMAN!!!! I’ve had it a few days now and I absolutely love it. It’s in pretty great shape, especially for its age. After playing for a few days I’ve noticed some issues that I’d like to resolve. I finally figured how to lift the play field today so I took a look around to see if I could troubleshoot some issues I’m having. Pretty minor stuff I think.
I defydo not know part names yet so I’ll do my best to describe what I’m trying to talk about.
The rollover button needs replaced, It’s difficult to depress and it’s been holding the ball when it isn’t able to go through the turn. When I lifted the field I noticed the switch was bent. Before I try and straighten it I wanted to see if there was a replacement before I make things worse. Aside from that, the plastic is worn and rubbing when you press it, it’s definitely not smooth as the other ones. I removed the part and cleaned it, still not depressing correctly so I want to replace it.
The next issue I’m having is with the bumper. It’s broken. The piece that the spring pushes up is broken in half.
The paper clip looking part is broken off. It still works, but I’d like to get a new one.
I’m also not sure of the name of this plastic piece but it’s cracked off, it still functions. It’s the one that illuminates the “S”.
I’ve got some burnt out bulbs that I want to replace and I’m considering going the LED route. I read that flipping the dip switch would stop the flickering issue that some have had. The posts are older, is this still holding up? Also, what is the difference in bulbs? I see clear, white and soft white? Is it personal preference or will they effect the board? I love playing in the dark so everything pops, What is recommendated?
Other than that I guess it’s going pretty well. I put two coats of Mill Wax on the field yesterday, it makes a pretty big difference. It could probably use a couple more.
When I flip it on, it makes some sounds and everything lights up, is there supposed to be a test that it runs through each time it starts up?
Anyway, looking forward to the replies and love the information so far from this place.