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Pinball Horror Pics!!

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#3351 66 days ago

That just has to be an operator repair. Keep that pin earning.

#3352 61 days ago

Moving stuff from my store to my gamesroom at the house I saw this lying on the floor... I seem to be getting into the annoying habit of smashing pinball heads at the moment!! No idea what caused it to fall off the cab it was sitting on!

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#3353 61 days ago

Dude said his massive dog loved to knaw on the shooter rod. Bonus melted coil from the same game.

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#3354 61 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

Moving stuff from my store to my gamesroom at the house I saw this lying on the floor... I seem to be getting into the annoying habit of smashing pinball heads at the moment!! No idea what caused it to fall off the cab it was sitting on!
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Lucky your back glass did not break on that rare pin.

#3355 61 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Lucky your back glass did not break on that rare pin.

I forgot to mention that... luckily this game has a plastic backgkass, or it would have been toast!! Very lucky on that front!! Just a bit of wood glue should sort it!

#3356 61 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

No idea what caused it to fall off the cab it was sitting on!

Gravity

#3357 60 days ago

That certainly helped, but gravity was acting on it for the last 8 years, but it only fell a few days ago... slow gravity maybe hopefully I've not disturbed a nest of rats while moving things around and they've been scampering around at night looking for another home and bumped into it...

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#3358 53 days ago
Quoted from Jappie:

If you think this rare Gottlieb Striker looks perfectly fine.... look closer.
Found on a French For Sale-website.
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Wow, that's a shame. Striker is an awesome game as it was. Now it looks like just another basic pinball machine.

#3359 53 days ago

Working on a rollergames. The golden standard is set. CF8BB169-09CA-4856-943B-7B35FD23FCD6 (resized).jpeg

#3360 52 days ago
Quoted from Axl:

Working on a rollergames. The golden standard is set. [quoted image]

Bally Radical:
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For bonus points, the GI was still broken...

#3361 52 days ago
Quoted from ajfclark:

Bally Radical:
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For bonus points, the GI was still broken...

I could substitute pics of a Swords of Fury I just repaired without changing anything in this post. Must be the preferred method in the evil field repair handbook.

ALTHOUGH! The board clearly had to come out to do that, why not just fix it right the first time?!?!?!?!?!

#3362 52 days ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

The board clearly had to come out to do that, why not just fix it right the first time?!?!?!?!?!

Lack of parts was the most common reason way back when. Even with the proper tools a lot of people can't make good crimps on molex pins (no idea why, that).

#3363 51 days ago
Quoted from slochar:

Lack of parts was the most common reason way back when. Even with the proper tools a lot of people can't make good crimps on molex pins (no idea why, that).

And speed - game down, money loss. Get it back up and working ASA-freakin'-P.

#3364 51 days ago

Impressive rust bloom on a game I moved from the store today...

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#3365 51 days ago

Arrg matey, was that one rinsed with salt water?

#3366 51 days ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

I could substitute pics of a Swords of Fury I just repaired without changing anything in this post. Must be the preferred method in the evil field repair handbook.
ALTHOUGH! The board clearly had to come out to do that, why not just fix it right the first time?!?!?!?!?!

If it had been soldered a little better (one wire was already loose) I think those terminal blocks and the line cord would handle the current better than the looped IDC so it would have it actually worked around the issue of the connector overheating.

#3367 51 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

Impressive rust bloom on a game I moved from the store today...
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The mixmaster post from my Dr Dude:
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#3368 51 days ago
Quoted from ajfclark:

The mixmaster post from my Dr Dude:
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Looks like that one mixed one too many.

#3369 51 days ago

The genius I bought my Top Score from was proud that his son in law was able to get it open. Seriously, did he not own a drill or have a brain? He destroyed the coin door, striker plate and lock catch that mounts to the door. Fortunately when I got it he hadn't tried opening the back box. I picture 1" all around of the back box cover left with the center sawzalled out.

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At least it was already rusty.

#3370 51 days ago
Quoted from PinballAir:

Arrg matey, was that one rinsed with salt water?

No, I wasn't cheating!

#3371 45 days ago

Found this beauty in a Williams Can Can.
"Let's just bypass this unnecessary fuse." ‍♂️

That coil got so hot, it charred the wood. I don't know how long it had to cook to do that!!

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#3372 45 days ago

Just pulled Playboy from storage, bought sight-unseen about 5 years ago, was packed in a combination of bin-bags and card board... which were fixed directly to the cabinet with packing tape, there must have been about 2m of packing tape stuck directly to the cabinet artwork... luckily when I pulled it off it only pulled paint off in the black areas, so easy to touch up... looks like the previous owner/operator tried to boost earnings after punters had seen the hidden Stern supplied photos by swapping them for magazine cut-outs stuck to warped bits of plastic using double sided tape... I'm not gonna post what was hiding behind the drop-screen!! Impressive rust and warped plastics for a relatively recent title! At least it actually worked with a decent DMD even!!

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#3373 41 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

Just pulled Playboy from storage, bought sight-unseen about 5 years ago, was packed in a combination of bin-bags and card board... which were fixed directly to the cabinet with packing tape, there must have been about 2m of packing tape stuck directly to the cabinet artwork... luckily when I pulled it off it only pulled paint off in the black areas, so easy to touch up... looks like the previous owner/operator tried to boost earnings after punters had seen the hidden Stern supplied photos by swapping them for magazine cut-outs stuck to warped bits of plastic using double sided tape... I'm not gonna post what was hiding behind the drop-screen!! Impressive rust and warped plastics for a relatively recent title! At least it actually worked with a decent DMD even!!
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Was this stored in a hot environment?

#3374 41 days ago
Quoted from newpinbin:

Was this stored in a hot environment?

It came from Spain, which can get very hot!! I'm guessing it was on location at a place exposed to direct sunlight, although the colours haven't faded, just crazily warped plastics... a new set has been ordered from Marco.

#3375 37 days ago

It kills me how nobody knew how to spec connectors.
Nothing out of the ordinary for a project pin, but this connector was especially crispy.
Shoutout to Molex and trifurcon pins!

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#3376 37 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

It kills me how nobody knew how to spec connectors.
Nothing out of the ordinary for a project pin, but this connector was especially crispy.
Shoutout to Molex and trifurcon pins!
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That’s actually par for the course on ALL Data East games. Their GI was always improperly rated for the amp draw. I just picked up Lethal Weapon and the backbox connector literally crumbled in my hand.

MNF is a fantastic game and you’ll love it

#3377 37 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

It kills me how nobody knew how to spec connectors.
Nothing out of the ordinary for a project pin, but this connector was especially crispy.
Shoutout to Molex and trifurcon pins!
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Machines were only expected to be around 3 to 5 years, I'd say under that metric it did just fine.

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#3378 1 day ago

Seen better days.

Thanks to C.J. from FB.

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#3379 1 day ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

Seen better days.
Thanks to C.J. from FB.
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Looks like Yukon or Gold Rush

Edit: Gold Rush, it has more than one set of score reels.

#3380 1 day ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

Seen better days.
Thanks to C.J. from FB.
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A little planking but other than that, not bad.

#3382 1 day ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

Seen better days.
Thanks to C.J. from FB.
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Parts,parts,parts!. Oh how we loves parts.

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#3383 1 day ago

Bought a Phantom of the Opera at an auction sight unseen that was only photographed from this side:
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(there were 10 more pics, just not of the left side)

Unpleasant surprise when I came to pick it up
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#3384 1 day ago
Quoted from koen12344:

Bought a Phantom of the Opera at an auction sight unseen that was only photographed from this side:
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(there were 10 more pics, just not of the left side)
Unpleasant surprise when I came to pick it up
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Ugh, that sucks and is terribly dishonest on the part of the auction house. They knew exactly what they were doing.

#3385 1 day ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Ugh, that sucks and is terribly dishonest on the part of the auction house. They knew exactly what they were doing.

Yep, disgusting. Karma will get these people in the end!

#3386 1 day ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Ugh, that sucks and is terribly dishonest on the part of the auction house. They knew exactly what they were doing.

Yup, it was definitely intentional, the listing had pics of every angle so I assumed the left side of the cabinet would be in similar condition. And the description mentioned other defects but not this. If the listing had only one pic, I agree that would've been my risk for not going to the viewing day, but here they're just intentionally hiding a massive defect.

Its a rather respectable auction house which I've had a good experience with in the past, so I'm hoping they will come up with some kind of compensation, because this is just unfair

#3387 1 day ago
Quoted from koen12344:

Bought a Phantom of the Opera at an auction sight unseen that was only photographed from this side:
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(there were 10 more pics, just not of the left side)
Unpleasant surprise when I came to pick it up
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File a dispute with your credit card company.

#3388 1 day ago

That’s pretty ridiculous
I agree they should make this right
Oh the other side of the cabinet? Lol.

One would assume the whole game was nice from side pic.
Kind of a big deal lol!!

#3389 1 day ago
Quoted from koen12344:

Bought a Phantom of the Opera at an auction sight unseen that was only photographed from this side:
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(there were 10 more pics, just not of the left side)
Unpleasant surprise when I came to pick it up
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What auction house had that listed? There is no excuse not show or disclose an image of that bad side of the game. I could understand if you found an MPU trashed by battery damage or scary hacks under the playfield where they may not have opened it up to look. This is intentional not disclosing the damage to get higher bids. From the picture posted there was no way to expect that surprise. Sorry that happened.

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#3390 23 hours ago
Quoted from koen12344:

Bought a Phantom of the Opera at an auction sight unseen that was only photographed from this side:
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(there were 10 more pics, just not of the left side)
Unpleasant surprise when I came to pick it up
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Quoted from koen12344:

Bought a Phantom of the Opera at an auction sight unseen that was only photographed from this side:
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(there were 10 more pics, just not of the left side)
Unpleasant surprise when I came to pick it up
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Jesus, its legitimately the Phantom of the Opera where one side is normal and the other is disfigured.

#3391 23 hours ago
Quoted from Coindork:

Jesus, its legitimately the Phantom of the Opera where one side is normal and the other is disfigured.

Modders dream...

#3392 21 hours ago
Quoted from koen12344:

Yup, it was definitely intentional, the listing had pics of every angle so I assumed the left side of the cabinet would be in similar condition. And the description mentioned other defects but not this. If the listing had only one pic, I agree that would've been my risk for not going to the viewing day, but here they're just intentionally hiding a massive defect.
Its a rather respectable auction house which I've had a good experience with in the past, so I'm hoping they will come up with some kind of compensation, because this is just unfair

If you don’t get satisfaction, out them.

#3393 19 hours ago

Looks like they dragged it to the auction on that side.

This sucks and is f'ing dishonest, plain and simple.
Hope you get some kind of rebate.

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