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New YouTube channel for pinball maintenance tutorials: HurryUpPinball


By HurryUpPinball

30 days ago



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#1 30 days ago

Hello All,

I have been involved in pinball for about 3 years and absolutely love it. Not just playing but the maintenance side of it as well. I have always enjoyed finding out how things work and fixing things when they break. In 2018, I traded a few arcade games for a whooped Funhouse and did a complete restore / playfield swap just to try and learn how to repair / restore a pinball machine, learn how to read schematics, etc. I really enjoyed the process and learned a lot along the way. I know several people who own pins but are uncomfortable working on them so I decided to start making tutorials for various different things and posting them on my YouTube channel. The forums on Pinside have been a huge help to me and I wanted to pay it forward. My videos can be found under HurryUpPinball on YouTube or with the following channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzdHAPosu-ImTOht-WjUTAg
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#2 26 days ago

Just posted some mod install videos for Jurassic Park as well.


#3 26 days ago

These look great! Thanks for taking the time to put them together. I’m definitely your target audience.

#4 26 days ago
Quoted from Krupps4:

These look great! Thanks for taking the time to put them together. I’m definitely your target audience.

I enjoy doing the videos and I appreciate the feedback. I’ll do my best to keep them coming on a regular basis and I hope they help.

#5 25 days ago

I appreciate that! I subscribed to your channel and look forward to learning a thing or two.

#6 25 days ago

Would love to see some tutorials on deeper subjects like fixing boards or replacing coils, new flippers, etc. installing mods is great but most are so well made nowadays they aren’t too tough to figure out. As the years go on more people will need to know how to fix problems.

#7 25 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Would love to see some tutorials on deeper subjects like fixing boards or replacing coils, new flippers, etc. installing mods is great but most are so well made nowadays they aren’t too tough to figure out. As the years go on more people will need to know how to fix problems.

I figured I would start with some simple tasks and work towards some deeper repairs. I have a few pins on my bucket list that are older and will no doubt need some work, new coils, flipper rebuilds etc. As soon as I find the right one, those deeper items are on the hit list for sure. I completed a total rebuild / playfield swap / backbox build on Funhouse but wasn’t making videos at that time. It would have been some great content. Thanks for the input, it is much appreciated.

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#8 25 days ago

Pinball maintenance is not mod installing

#9 25 days ago

Thank you for the tutorials! Will be sure to check them out.

#10 25 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Pinball maintenance is not mod installing

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#11 25 days ago

Really enjoyed the videos. I am still new to working on and repairing pinball machines so your videos are much appreciated. A very easy subscription. Thank you!

#12 25 days ago

Looking forward to seeing the meat and potatoes of what is hopefully to come: board work, circuit trouble-shooting, systematic diagnosis of hardware failures, etc.

Anyone can hot-glue gun a doll on the PF or take something with alligator clips and connect it to two terminals.

This hobby NEEDS a technical knowledge, understanding, and applicability on how to FIX their games. You don't know how to swap transistors or why F114 & F115 keeps blowing......good luck. All the dolls in the world on your PF ain't going to fix your broken power driver board.

#13 24 days ago

In the next few months I hope to pick up an older, project pin. At the moment, my games are all post 2016 and have not needed any major repairs. I plan to cover a wide variety of things but also want to make sure I cover some basics too. I’m looking forward to getting up some true maintenance videos (basic and complex) in addition to the light build and mod installs. Since my JP showed up, I figured it would be a great chance to cover multiple things at once. Thanks for the feedback, it is much appreciated.

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#14 24 days ago
Quoted from HurryUpPinball:

In the next few months I hope to pick up an older, project pin. At the moment, my games are all post 2016 and have not needed any major repairs. I plan to cover a wide variety of things but also want to make sure I cover some basics too. I’m looking forward to getting up some true maintenance videos (basic and complex) in addition to the light build and mod installs. Since my JP showed up, I figured it would be a great chance to cover multiple things at once. Thanks for the feedback, it is much appreciated.[quoted image]

If you haven’t had to do much maintenance, get yourself some old boards you can practice on and destroy. You don’t want to learn (or demonstrate!) on a working board

#15 24 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

If you haven’t had to do much maintenance, get yourself some old boards you can practice on and destroy. You don’t want to learn (or demonstrate!) on a working board

One of the first things I did before rebuilding Funhouse was to buy an old printer and CD player from Goodwill and take out the circuit boards to practice soldering and de-soldering on. That was definitely the way to go. Just picked this up and will be using some old ramps to work on flame polishing them. At some point, I’d also like to also do a tutorial on how to read schematics on a basic level.

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#16 24 days ago

While I love the videos I'm hoping you do some older pins when you start repair vids. System80 is one a lot of pinsiders need to see, I know I do, not much really done on the old systems.

#17 21 days ago

Just put up a new video today. I noticed a pile of metal flakes in my pinball cabinet from a cheap coil stop bracket and decided to make a video for those folks who have never changed a coil sleeve or coil stop.

#18 21 days ago

Great videos could you possibly do a tutorial video on replacing all of the rubbers on the Jurassic Park pin. Their are some tight spots like under the helicopter that would be great with a tutorial on which screws to take off and if you need to remove the ramps ect. Thanks for the great videos.

#19 21 days ago

I received my JP Pro on New Years Eve so the rubbers are in good shape but I will probably switch them to Titans or Superbands soon. I will be sure to make a video for that one when I do.

#20 17 days ago

I just put together a tutorial on how to adjust stand up targets. I was having an issue on my TNA and decided to document the fix.

#21 15 days ago

I have a couple new videos in the works......

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#22 15 days ago

I'm impressed!

#23 15 days ago
Quoted from NPO:

Looking forward to seeing the meat and potatoes of what is hopefully to come: board work, circuit trouble-shooting, systematic diagnosis of hardware failures, etc.
Anyone can hot-glue gun a doll on the PF or take something with alligator clips and connect it to two terminals.
This hobby NEEDS a technical knowledge, understanding, and applicability on how to FIX their games. You don't know how to swap transistors or why F114 & F115 keeps blowing......good luck. All the dolls in the world on your PF ain't going to fix your broken power driver board.

Lots of Youtube vids on board work etc - and check out pinballninja's site for troubleshooting/system diagnosis - that's literally all it is, almost a thousand documented house calls/repairs, many with videos by the guy that has literally written the book on pinball repair.
Don't forget about Piniwki either.

#24 15 days ago
Quoted from HurryUpPinball:

I figured I would start with some simple tasks and work towards some deeper repairs. I have a few pins on my bucket list that are older and will no doubt need some work, new coils, flipper rebuilds etc. As soon as I find the right one, those deeper items are on the hit list for sure. I completed a total rebuild / playfield swap / backbox build on Funhouse but wasn’t making videos at that time. It would have been some great content. Thanks for the input, it is much appreciated.

Awesome work - one comment, i can't be the only one that saw this lol - chop a couple inches off the threads on those red handles!
Again, really cool!

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#25 15 days ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

Lots of Youtube vids on board work etc - and check out pinballninja's site for troubleshooting/system diagnosis - that's literally all it is, almost a thousand documented house calls/repairs, many with videos by the guy that has literally written the book on pinball repair.
Don't forget about Piniwki either.

Pinball ninja is awesome. His TZ voltage drop fix solved my constant reset issue on TZ. That guy has pretty much seen it all. So much great info on his site.

#26 15 days ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

Awesome work - one comment, i can't be the only one that saw this lol - chop a couple inches off the threads on those red handles!
Again, really cool![quoted image]

I’m right there with you. I was so excited to get my rebuild started last year I was like “meh, I’ll cut them later.” Still need to do that though.

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