Quoted from Matt_Rasmussen:
I called myself an idiot as I was berating myself for asking stupid questions.
So yes, it was necessary.
Thanks for the concern though. I'll try to be nicer to myself in the future.
Quoted from Bulldog1008:
Here are the batteries ...
Those are the original batteries! Looks like they haven't leaked. I had those red ones in my NIB STTNG, too....just shriveled, but didn't leak. Did we get lucky or were those leak proof batteries or something!?
Probably still shows original play count.. Pull up the menu and post the total play pic
every time you mention your STTNG i get this tinge of jealousy. just FYI!
I don't know why you think that someone would buy a pinball machine, set it up, and never play it - not once - while at the same time, opening the game up just to chip away at the shooter lane and cover the playfield in filth.
The game is used. Thousands of games probably. But it very well may be HUO. Thank your lucky stars and give up on the "never used" fantasy.
Audits mean nothing. Dead batteries will reset them.
Was this estate sale not advertised? I would have expected at least 10 pinheads fighting over this thing. Especially in California; or Texas for that matter.
Wow, that's quite a time capsule! Congrats....
Whats up with the blue CPU board or were all WPC-95 boards blue like that?
So you found it by luck at an estate sale that wasn't listed and bought it sight unseen. OK....
You should really take those batteries out no? Or are they so old they won't leak anymore lol
Pretty sure you can go into the menus and find out just how many games have been played.
Definitely used most of my pins still have the original stickers like yours .I have a tz in the same kind of condition except no shooter lane wear and is so clean I was told it sat in a basement untouched for 20 years. I was wondering when you were picking this up if interested in shipping let md know im interested .
Is that Blue CPU board normal? Mine is green.
Also, check the version of the code ROM - especially for a game that looks like it was played but then not used for ages. Mine was on 0.5. Upgraded to the newest (1.09?) and made a huge difference.
That's a very nice find.
Pull those old red batteries out immediately, and bury them with full honors for not leaking - they deserve it.
Put in Lithium AAs, which are (almost) leak-proof.
Combine the Lithium AAs with a remote battery holder and that's as bulletproof as it gets without delicate soldering.
Take some rubbing alcohol on a rag to the shooter lane and take another pic. I bet it looks new after that.
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