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Pinball Fails Documented here!!!


By RTR

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

Ok, how about a thread dedicated to your (or someone else's) epic Pinball Fails!

I will start this off - I am getting my games ready to move, so decided to remove the balls, replace batteries, etc. turns out there is no key to my FT back box. No problem - just drill the lock right?

FAIL! Did not reinstall the glass.....

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#4 4 years ago

Maybe others can learn from the FAILs documented. Just spent 15 minutes vacuuming the playfield. So many tiny metal shards....

#16 4 years ago
Quoted from Riptor:

I was recapping a williams system 6 power supply and put a cap in backwards. Noticed the displays were not working when I powered up. Looking around to see if I had missed a connector I started hearing a hissing sound. I proceeded to stick my head closer to the back box to see where the sound was coming from...BOOM. I was lucky that the cap body held on to the board. Other than needed to change underwear and a ringing in my ears I was ok.
So normally when there is a pair of caps on a board they typically go the same direction....not these. It was late at night and I was not paying close enough attention.
It took me about 30 minutes to clean up all the paper frags from inside the backbox and on the playfield. Its amazing how much paper is inside one little cap.

Man, these pinball machines can be dangerous - sounds like the beginning of a cool Stephen King novel....

#25 4 years ago

I was shopping a really dirty TAF and my wife was helping. She asked if she could wipe down the apron with a cloth I was using to clean the extremely grimy playfield. I said sure, not realizing the orange grime cutter stuff would wipe the paint right off that metal apron, which it did....

#27 4 years ago
Quoted from Travish:

Hey, she asked.

I accepted full blame!

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