I finally decided to get into the game and bought my first pinball. 1985/86 High Speed. Game works pretty well. I want to get into repairing bits and pieces, but I have no need to do a major rebuild. I would love to show my 17 yr old son these things too as I am a firm believer that understanding what makes these machines tick is an important thing for all men to learn. (Coils, mechanical levers, general electronics....)
All of that being said, I would love for someone to point me in the direction of good posts to help me understand repair of the components and possible easy fix ideas.
My first question would be is there a good way to test and or fix a 7 digit alph/numeric display? My Player 1 display seems dead. It appears as though of my 4 displays I have 3 different types/styles. I assume someone replaced one of the alpha/numeric displays with something not standard. I looked online and couldn't find anything under 100 bucks! Is there an aftermarket replacement less expensive?
Thanks in Advance--I will keep looking around--but would love to spend my time in the most productive places so any help is appreciated.