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Pinball Horror Pics!!


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#1901 44 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I wish I had this kind of blind confidence to ask money for literal, complete garbage. Boy, how do they do it?

It’s easy. It’s Craigslist. All you need is a cell phone to take some pics. Then use your phone to make a CL ad or upload the pics to your computer and make a CL ad. You can have an ad up and running in less than 10 minutes.

The ad is free and stays up for 45 days. At 45 days you can renew the ad for free for another 45 days. And you can do this for eternity.

Nobody knows who you are. Nobody knows where you live.

You just posted several pics trying to sell a piece of crap. It it sells for $50.00 then great. Maybe someone will offer $10.00 for the apron.

For you, the seller, other than the time it took you to place the ad, it is a no lose situation.

If it does not sell, then no big deal. Anything else is gravy.

#1902 43 days ago

Here’s a bad combination: termites and battery rot..needless to say, this one is far too gone for a restoration. The termites even got into the playfield.
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#1903 43 days ago

And I’ve never seen a back glass this far gone...

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#1904 43 days ago

So sad...World Champ is a great game...

#1905 43 days ago
Quoted from uncivil_engineer:

Here’s a bad combination: termites and battery rot..needless to say, this one is far too gone for a restoration. The termites even got into the playfield.
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Interesting to such damage from battery leakage. How long would that have to sit to get so far? I picture of the old film where S.King brings home the meteorite.

#1906 42 days ago
Quoted from RockfordReplay:

Interesting to such damage from battery leakage. How long would that have to sit to get so far? I picture of the old film where S.King brings home the meteorite.

Based on the batteries I found in the bottom of the cabinet, I’d say about 8 to 10 years.

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#1907 35 days ago

Im working on it...

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#1908 35 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

Im working on it...[quoted image]

Junkyard?

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#1909 35 days ago

Does this count? And not because it's a horror title either...

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#1910 35 days ago
Quoted from sevenrites:

Does this count? And not because it's a horror title either...[quoted image][quoted image]

There is a thread already for this type of horror

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/no-rainbow-puke-club-post-pics-of-worst-color-gi-fails/

#1912 35 days ago

Check out post 3825 in that thread. This Frankenstein and others in the room are there.

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#1913 34 days ago
Quoted from Pablito350:

Check out post 3825 in that thread. This Frankenstein and others in the room are there.

This was mine and how that game should be done.

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#1914 34 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

This was mine and how that game should be done.[quoted image]

I'm staying out of this one Ha Ha Ha Ha.

#1915 34 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I'm staying out of this one Ha Ha Ha Ha.

It’s all good. Mitch customarily downvotes my posts. I’ve decided to take a break from engaging people on here. It’s not worth the energy.

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#1916 34 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

It’s all good. Mitch customarily downvotes my posts. I’ve decided to take a break from engaging people on here. It’s not worth the energy.

Downvote just means I dont agree.

It's not personal just dont agree that's the way the game should be done. Dont like any color in gi.
Plus it didnt come from factory with color gi so I doubt that's the way "it should be done"

Anytime anyone posts a pic with color gi and says it looks good I downvote it cause I dont agree.

You do know you can turn the up/down vote system off so you cant see them.

#1917 33 days ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Downvote just means I dont agree.

I gotcha. I don’t need to turn off the voting system, and I know you don’t like colored GI from the other thread. Everybody is entitled to an opinion. Thanks for the input.

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#1918 33 days ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Downvote just means I dont agree.
It's not personal just dont agree that's the way the game should be done. Dont like any color in gi.
Plus it didnt come from factory with color gi so I doubt that's the way "it should be done"
Anytime anyone posts a pic with color gi and says it looks good I downvote it cause I dont agree.
You do know you can turn the up/down vote system off so you cant see them.

Get your point, but don't you think that downvoting anyone that does not share pour POV is kind of extreme?

You have the right to dislike it, just like some have the right to like rainbow pukes.

Keep in mind also that these techs were not available back in the time.
Don't you think that if they did not want any color they would have made the plastics another way so that the bulb light is not changed by the color of the plastic? They had no choice so they did not give a thought about this back then.

#1919 33 days ago
Quoted from Nihonmasa:

but don't you think that downvoting anyone that does not share pour POV is kind of extreme?

Nope

If getting a downvote is extreme your gonna have a tough life.

#1920 33 days ago
Quoted from Nihonmasa:

Don't you think that if they did not want any color they would have made the plastics another way so that the bulb light is not changed by the color of the plastic?

AC/DC and Stern Star Wars have color changing GI from the factory. It still looks like crap.

Quoted from Mitch:

If getting a downvote is extreme your gonna have a tough life.

I have your back on this one and the colored GI. Couldn't agree more.

#1921 33 days ago
Quoted from Pahuffman:

AC/DC and Stern Star Wars have color changing GI from the factory. It still looks like crap.

I have your back on this one and the colored GI. Couldn't agree more.

You guys are making it real tough for me not to engage.

But honestly, give me a break. I had two blue bulbs under the ball return plastics, and one blue LED strip mounted under the backbox. The rest is cool white. His game is “puked” and you can’t even see the art, mine was not.

I guess the color display on mine was disgusting as well.

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#1922 33 days ago
Quoted from Pahuffman:

AC/DC and Stern Star Wars have color changing GI from the factory. It still looks like crap.

I have your back on this one and the colored GI. Couldn't agree more.

TNA has color changing GI and everything else from the factory, and it is awesome!

#1923 33 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

You guys are making it real tough for me not to engage.
But honestly, give me a break. I had two blue bulbs under the ball return plastics, and one blue LED strip mounted under the backbox. The rest is cool white. His game is “puked” and you can’t even see the art, mine was not.
I guess the color display on mine was disgusting as well.[quoted image][quoted image]

Your machine looks great. And on top of that it is your machine so it doesn’t matter what others think really. My opinion is that incandescent bulbs cast a yellow smoke stained look across the entire machine and that any machine without LED bulbs is a project that must be remedied. I’ll catch a downvote for that statement I’m sure but... oh well. To each their own. Manufacturers would have always used LED bulbs had they had the tech. Yes always. Even on EM machines. They are cheap, last for a much greater time, generate more light, less heat, and use less energy. I don’t like a ton of color GI. I rarely ever use a colored bulb on top of a playfield. But some in certain places is not a crime by any means.

#1924 33 days ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Downvote just means I dont agree.
It's not personal just dont agree that's the way the game should be done. Dont like any color in gi.
Plus it didnt come from factory with color gi so I doubt that's the way "it should be done"
Anytime anyone posts a pic with color gi and says it looks good I downvote it cause I dont agree.
You do know you can turn the up/down vote system off so you cant see them.

I kinda disagree. Down vote is more a “your a dbag” vote. Not simply because I don’t like your LEDs. But hey, I don’t make the rules. So to each their own.

#1925 33 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

You guys are making it real tough for me not to engage.
But honestly, give me a break. I had two blue bulbs under the ball return plastics, and one blue LED strip mounted under the backbox. The rest is cool white. His game is “puked” and you can’t even see the art, mine was not.
I guess the color display on mine was disgusting as well.[quoted image][quoted image]

I don't know what happened between thosr 2 pics, but that bottom pic is beautiful !!

With LEDs, I have noticed that they don't photograph well. I have some blue LEDs in my Robocop. They look nice in person, but in photographs, they look ugly as sin.

#1926 33 days ago
Quoted from BorgDog:

TNA has color changing GI and everything else from the factory, and it is awesome!

That is actually a really good point. I think the reason it works so well is because it was designed to be that way from the beginning. The artwork on the plastics is largely just gray and industrial, which complements the lighting well. It does work really well on that game. You're right.

#1927 33 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I don't know what happened between thosr 2 pics, but that bottom pic is beautiful !!

The first pic was the other guy’s game from above that I just reposted so it could be contrasted with my Frank (bottom pic). Thanks Craig.

Quoted from jmountjoy111:

Even on EM machines. They are cheap, last for a much greater time, generate more light, less heat, and use less energy.

Absolute blasphemy that I have two red bulbs in the center of my Vampire. Totally ruins the game and it’s now unplayable. I’m going home to remove them immediately.

Let’s all just get along.
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#1928 33 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Absolute blasphemy that I have two red bulbs in the center of my Vampire. Totally ruins the game and it’s now unplayable. I’m going home to remove them immediately.

I use nothing but LED in my EM's, got tired of replacing Asian manufactured incandescent bulbs every few weeks.

Runs cooler, lasts longer and works great I'm all for it.

#1929 33 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I use nothing but LED in my EM's, got tired of replacing Asian manufactured incandescent bulbs every few weeks.
Runs cooler, lasts longer and works great I'm all for it.

Yeah, I was iffy to use cool white in an EM game. But when I tried warm or sunlight LED’s the game started screaming and turning to ash.

#1930 33 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Yeah, I was iffy to use cool white in an EM game. But when I tried warm or sunlight LED’s the game started screaming and turning to ash.

Can't speak for anybody else, but for a dark blue play field I find I like the natural white or cool whites for GI lighting (Laser Cue, Dragonfist). For a green play field( Big Game) warm whites look the best to me for GI lights. All IMO.

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#1931 31 days ago

Wouldn't be pinside without another pointless LED argument...

Allow me to put us back on track here. Here's some shots from a recent warehouse raid in Wisconsin, there was a hole in the roof that had eaten through a couple of the floors. The building also got hit by lightning last year and was partially on fire. Lots of games covered in filth, bird shit, and some we're getting leaked on. Tons of boxes of EM parts. I can only imagine how hot and humid it must get in the summer.

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#1932 31 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

Wouldn't be pinside without another pointless LED argument...
Allow me to put us back on track here. Here's some shots from a recent warehouse raid in Wisconsin, there was a hole in the roof that had eaten through a couple of the floors. The building also got hit by lightning last year and was partially on fire. Lots of games covered in filth, bird shit, and some we're getting leaked on. Tons of boxes of EM parts. I can only imagine how hot and humid it must get in the summer.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

that building needs more restore work then the pins! not sure I'd want to walk about in there hehe.

#1933 31 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

Wouldn't be pinside without another pointless LED argument...
Allow me to put us back on track here. Here's some shots from a recent warehouse raid in Wisconsin, there was a hole in the roof that had eaten through a couple of the floors. The building also got hit by lightning last year and was partially on fire. Lots of games covered in filth, bird shit, and some we're getting leaked on. Tons of boxes of EM parts. I can only imagine how hot and humid it must get in the summer.

Did they save everything? Looks like a shitton of pins, great pics though, those warehouses of imprisoned pins still exist! It’s our job to save them :b

#1934 31 days ago

Sad how these warehouse finds end this way.

#1935 30 days ago
Quoted from chad:

Sad how these warehouse finds end this way.

With property value what it is, surprised we even have a warehouse or barn finds anymore.
Id love a walk thru that place.
There's gold in there.

#1936 30 days ago

Zoom in. I guess previous owner didn’t know there were plugs. Doh!

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#1937 30 days ago

I spent tons of time over two days picking through it. The dirt and likely mold got to me after a few hours. There was lots of walls exposed to outside with water coming in. All of the pins were rescued. I sifted through all of the parts and found a few gems but the warehouse was very picked over.

The guy brokering the sales said some guys that own a barcade in MN took over 50 cabaret arcades, a Hercules pin, and over 100 other arcades. I saw empty TSPP boxes, tons of boards and displays for classic Bally pins, tons of jukebox parts, a few weirdo EM arcade games. Very cool experience, but very sad I missed the cream of the crop.

#1938 30 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

Very cool experience, but very sad I missed the cream of the crop.

Damn, the leftover pickings looked pretty good to me!
Nice score.

#1939 30 days ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Damn, the leftover pickings looked pretty good to me!
Nice score.

Definitely. I saw a Superman in there. I could use a better apron for mine!

#1940 29 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

I spent tons of time over two days picking through it. The dirt and likely mold got to me after a few hours. There was lots of walls exposed to outside with water coming in. All of the pins were rescued. I sifted through all of the parts and found a few gems but the warehouse was very picked over.
The guy brokering the sales said some guys that own a barcade in MN took over 50 cabaret arcades, a Hercules pin, and over 100 other arcades. I saw empty TSPP boxes, tons of boards and displays for classic Bally pins, tons of jukebox parts, a few weirdo EM arcade games. Very cool experience, but very sad I missed the cream of the crop.

Cool...but most of all thanks for saving us from that LED vs LED cul de sac we got stuck in for a while...I kept clicking on this thread last week hoping that had run itself out...lol

#1941 29 days ago

Normally I try to save any mpu I can. Dont even mi d doing alkaline repair from battery leaks. This one is far too gone.

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#1942 28 days ago

That screen burn-in on that pacman monitor though......

#1943 28 days ago

One of those monitors in the pile is a WG6100 color Vector (Tempest, Space Duel, etc.) Well, the frame and busted CRT, anyway. I had several of those, with good CRTs, and trashed them during a move 20 years ago. Dumb move.

#1944 28 days ago

As someone who isn't that experienced with pinball repair, I find this thread very informative. I've been following it since I joined Pinside and enjoy all the pics.

I enjoy when someone just posts's a pic without explaining "the horror." Forces me to look for the problem myself. (Unless it's an obvious horror picture like rat crap or termite damage, fire, etc)

Anyways just want to say thanks....keep up the horror pics!!

#1945 28 days ago
Quoted from Langless28:

That screen burn-in on that pacman monitor though......

... Ms. Pac Man. Look Where the warp tunnel is and the solid burned in walls.
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#1946 27 days ago

Hello, have read through this post and found it an interesting read. Thought I would share some past pictures I took back in and around 2008. This was at an operators storage/work area (Seattle: Kent Washington) and most of it was filled with dead/non-working pinball machines. Some of them (or most of them compared to others seen of this post) I would think would be very easy to bring back to working condition as a few just looked like they had there heads down on the playfields.

Yes, that is three TAF in different states of parts robbed from them in the pictures. I was told that the outside salesman would come into the warehouse and rob parts off working machines to repair ones in the field. I did buy a few machines from them and also did try to buy a lot purchase from them for some of these machines, but was unsuccessful. I did follow up a few years ago and they had since moved to a new location and has since moved completely out of operating pinball machines. (These machine are long gone! Sorry) Hope you enjoy these pictures!

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#1947 27 days ago

Destroyed Atari ME backglass. It's transparency increases along with a slight breeze.
~Steveo

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#1948 27 days ago
Quoted from steve-o:

Destroyed Atari ME backglass. It's transparency increases along with a slight breeze.
~Steveo[quoted image]

Do not sneeze.

#1949 27 days ago

Operator refused to sell this game, I know this wear is common on FH, but YEESH

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#1950 25 days ago

Maybe not quite as horrific as some of these, but still a bummer. I went to a barcade today that I don't think has ever cleaned their games, I did let them know they should really give the games some love since they had a killer lineup...

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