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Pinball Horror Pics!!


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#1351 1 year ago

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#1352 1 year ago

Not quite what the thread is looking for, but seems to match the title in a way Older pic now that I came across again. I took it before I sold my Freddy pin.

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#1353 1 year ago
Quoted from srcdube:

Better than moose poop!

Moose take dump

#1354 1 year ago

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#1355 1 year ago
Quoted from ltd73:

They couldn't figure out why the ball wasn't draining

Hey Rocky, watch me drain a ball off the playfield!

But that trick never works!

#1356 1 year ago

Just a little dusty..

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#1357 1 year ago

Man, how could somebody let that happen to a BK2000?

#1358 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Man, how could somebody let that happen to a BK2000?

Mirco is making BK2K playfield.

#1359 1 year ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Mirco is making BK2K playfield.

Both playfields?

#1360 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Both playfields?

Yep. There's a Mirco thread were this was juhst mentioned last week. By late summer will be done.

#1361 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Man, how could somebody let that happen to a BK2000?

Looks like just a game someone started robbing for a few parts and left the playfield glass off. Blow a few pounds of dust out of it, replace some parts, might be a decent machine..

Richard

#1362 1 year ago

I picked up a BK2K in similar condition once. The pinside faithful told me it wasnt worth more than $100 lol. It ended up making a nice machine. I believe I got around $2000 out of it three or four years ago. I’d take a flyer on that one for sure. Finding the glass is the hard part.

#1363 1 year ago
Quoted from someotherguy:

Looks like just a game someone started robbing for a few parts and left the playfield glass off. Blow a few pounds of dust out of it, replace some parts, might be a decent machine..
Richard

I looks alot more like a game that went through a flood up over the PF to me...

Sean

#1364 1 year ago
Quoted from Stoomer:

I looks alot more like a game that went through a flood up over the PF to me...
Sean

That was my take. It even looks like there is some moisture damage on the light panel in the backbox (swelling around lamp sockets on lower half).

I’d still take it just in case it could be saved. Although as jmount said, not an easy glass to find. Just ask this guy that had his backglass-less game at Pinfest.

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#1365 1 year ago
Quoted from Stoomer:

I looks alot more like a game that went through a flood up over the PF to me...
Sean

Quoted from Colsond3:

That was my take. It even looks like there is some moisture damage on the light panel in the backbox (swelling around lamp sockets on lower half).
I’d still take it just in case it could be saved. Although as jmount said, not an easy glass to find. Just ask this guy that had his backglass-less game at Pinfest.

Y'all sure can see a lot in a blurry pic. Look closer and you'd have to imagine if it was a flood victim, the water stopped just below the backbox, as there's not a layer of silt inside it. But we're all just guessing anyway, until the actual story comes out.

Richard

#1366 1 year ago
Quoted from someotherguy:

Y'all sure can see a lot in a blurry pic. Look closer and you'd have to imagine if it was a flood victim, the water stopped just below the backbox, as there's not a layer of silt inside it. But we're all just guessing anyway, until the actual story comes out.
Richard

I hear ya! ) I think just looks alot like other flooded pins pics we've seen over the years...always a shame.

There used to be more pics on this page, but in the faraway shots of the games in the parking lot, you can see how silt covers everything after the PF floods:

https://papa.org/about-papa/papa-flood/

#1367 1 year ago
Quoted from Stoomer:

I hear ya! ) I think just looks alot like other flooded pins pics we've seen over the years...always a shame.
There used to be more pics on this page, but in the faraway shots of the games in the parking lot, you can see how silt covers everything after the PF floods:
https://papa.org/about-papa/papa-flood/

Wow, that was 14 years ago? Doesn't seem that long!

#1368 1 year ago

I do have bk2k playfields in stock for immediate shipping.

Regards,
Mirco

3 weeks later
#1369 1 year ago

Found this gem on Letgo. It looks like the house was on fire at one point. It's a flipper parade.

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#1370 1 year ago

A local operator closed up shop and auctioned off all of his pins and 40 years worth of pin trash. I bought 3 play fields. I punched out all of the inserts and finished stripping them down today.

Nitro Groundshaker.

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Future Spa

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High Speed. Had some good plastics and play field wiring was intact.

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#1371 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

A local operator closed up shop and auctioned off all of his pins and 40 years worth of pin trash. I bought 3 play fields. I punched out all of the inserts and finished stripping them down today.
Nitro Groundshaker.

Future Spa

High Speed. Had some good plastics and play field wiring was intact.

Good for you, always lots of decent usable parts to be found in such playfields - no matter how bad they look.

1 week later
#1372 1 year ago

Despite an otherwise pretty nice cabinet, my NGG came with this nearly melted button. Wonder what caused it...

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#1373 1 year ago
Quoted from dudah:

Despite an otherwise pretty nice cabinet, my NGG came with this nearly melted button. Wonder what caused it...

Some dick with a lighter, or cigarette.

#1374 1 year ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Some dick with a lighter, or cigarette.

It could have been a C-word......

2 months later
#1375 1 year ago

Not sure what happened with this board. Found it in a mixed box of other boards.

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#1376 1 year ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Not sure what happened with this board. Found it in a mixed box of other boards.[quoted image]

WTF? I might expect to see that on an older board, but a Rottendog? I know sometimes they use cheapy fuse clips that I’ve had to replace right out of the box because they snap, but I’ve never seen one blown out like that.

#1377 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

WTF? I might expect to see that on an older board, but a Rottendog? I know sometimes they use cheapy fuse clips that I’ve had to replace right out of the box because they snap, but I’ve never seen one blown out like that.

I actually think that's a relay.. And I can't tell if the relay shorted and fried, or the transistor under it did. Honestly, this may not be a fault of RD, but whomever had the game first, miswiring something.

#1378 1 year ago
Quoted from Coyote:

I actually think that's a relay.. And I can't tell if the relay shorted and fried, or the transistor under it did. Honestly, this may not be a fault of RD, but whomever had the game first, miswiring something.

To me, it looks like both happened. One transistor is cooked pretty good, and the edges of the relay housing are melted outward, rather than inward.

Yeah, I imagine there was a problem with the game it was in. A lot of times, people just throw an aftermarket board in a game blindly without properly checking for problems first thinking that it will be a magic fix for everything.

#1379 1 year ago
Quoted from dudah:

Found this gem on Letgo. It looks like the house was on fire at one point. It's a flipper parade.
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Can I get an explanation on how or why this would be worth $400?? Or really why it would be worth anything over $2????

#1380 1 year ago
Quoted from tmntrule999:

Can I get an explanation on how or why this would be worth $400?? Or really why it would be worth anything over $2????

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#1382 1 year ago

As of January 2018 this BK was still being played at Fun Spot in New Hampshire. Played very well, but playfield tragically trashed down to bare wood. Good candidate for a hardtop.

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#1383 1 year ago

Hilarious (to me, anyway) that the half moon sling mylars combined with the wear turned "Black Knight" into "Blight"

Richard

#1384 1 year ago

I like that it's worn away under the drop targets to read "gets down"

This game is super well loved.

#1385 1 year ago
Quoted from mackey256:

I like that it's worn away under the drop targets to read "gets down"
This game is super well loved.

It has functioned well making a lot of money for the operator(s). Just like the brochures of that era stated.

#1386 1 year ago
Quoted from MrBally:

It has functioned well making a lot of money for the operator(s). Just like the brochures of that era stated.

Probably put one of their kids through college at this point...

#1387 1 year ago

Anyone else notice today's pinball flyers mention little or nothing aboot profits? Looks like the Lawyers are involved and don't want any pesky Lawsuits....

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#1388 1 year ago
Quoted from MrBally:

It has functioned well making a lot of money for the operator(s). Just like the brochures of that era stated.

That's actually something I really enjoy seeing. When I see a playfield worn down THAT much but still being maintained from a functional standpoint, you know that game brought a lot of joy to a lot of people, and still continues to this day. I love it.

#1389 1 year ago

I went to the Phoenix show a couple years ago and there was a Taxi with a completely paintless playfield. Smoothest game I ever played.

#1390 1 year ago
Quoted from sohchx:

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Restoration started on Gorgar. Speaker replaced: Check.

#1391 1 year ago
Quoted from epeabs:

As of January 2018 this BK was still being played at Fun Spot in New Hampshire. Played very well, but playfield tragically trashed down to bare wood. Good candidate for a hardtop.
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Wow.....last time I played that Black Knight in Funspot was in 2014, and the playfield was already pretty shot.....it looks SO much worse now.

#1392 1 year ago

Just think about how mant times that Black Knight paid for itself.

1 month later
#1393 1 year ago

Found this in a box of boards I grabbed. Some more fabulous board artistry...

“You don’t have to remove a cap and replace it...you can solder a new one right next to it bro!”

“And screw resistors...let’s just tap some transistors in...um....here and here.”

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#1394 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Found this in a box of boards I grabbed. Some more fabulous board artistry...
“You don’t have to remove a cap and replace it...you can solder a new one right next to it bro!”
“And screw resistors...let’s just tap some transistors in...um....here and here.”
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That board looks familiar to me. The two TO-220 case parts belong where they are. The board mounts to a plate that acts as a heat sink.

#1395 1 year ago

Its a Gottlieb system one power supply.

John

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#1396 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

“And screw resistors...let’s just tap some transistors in...um....here and here.”
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another case of "I don't know how its supposed to be so I'll yell its wrong so I look smart"

#1397 1 year ago
Quoted from Marvin:

another case of "I don't know how its supposed to be so I'll yell its wrong so I look smart"

What are you talking about dude? This board did not leave the factory like that. And I’m assuming the game worked perfectly fine when it was sold NIB.

And I’m sure you believe that jumper wire from the transistor to the back of the board is how it’s supposed to be as well.

#1399 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

What are you talking about dude? This board did not leave the factory like that. And I’m assuming the game worked perfectly fine when it was sold NIB.
And I’m sure you believe that jumper wire from the transistor to the back of the board is how it’s supposed to be as well.

the transistors were hung like that. The jumper was added. The board is a mess, but the transistors are not part of the issue.

#1400 1 year ago
Quoted from Marvin:

the transistors were hung like that. The jumper was added. The board is a mess, but the transistors are not part of the issue.

Either way, this PSB did not leave the factory with those transistors in place. They were added, so it’s a hack, “improvised repair” or modification.

And your comments that I “don’t know how it’s supposed to be” and “I’ll yell it’s wrong so I look smart” are condescending and unnecessary.

I have my collection history listed here, at least a good portion of games I’ve owned, unlike you. Take a look. I have owned over 10 System 1 games and have repaired several others, and I have never seen this on a power supply in one of them. So in my experience, my comments were appropriate.

No need to be derogatory towards other members in this thread. Keep that crap in the clown puke thread where all the other curmudgeons hang out.

You’ve agreed the board is a mess, and that is the purpose of this thread.

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