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Pinball Horror Pics!!

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#3452 65 days ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

If someone insists on cutting off the chip rather than desoldering, a nipper tool is a much better option.

I always nip the chip leads as close to the chip as possible and then remove the pins, one at a time. Seems like the risk of board damage is much less this way, but YMMV.

#3453 65 days ago
Quoted from someotherguy:

Dremel can be quite an effective way

Thats how i do it

#3454 65 days ago
Quoted from zaza:

Someone tried to repair a WPC95 CPU-board and used a Dremel to remove the old ICs and then used a 300W solder iron to remove the remains of the traces and solder pads. Then placed sockets on it, making multiple shorts.
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What is the proper temperature to use in this scenario?

#3455 65 days ago

For this I used a temperature controlled solder iron, set to about 250℃/480℉ and a fixed 12Watt iron that is perfect for the small traces.

btw, the board does boot now after ~20 stitches. Tomorrow test all I/O signals.

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#3456 65 days ago
Quoted from phil-lee:

What is the proper temperature to use in this scenario?

Temperature is dependent on the solder alloy you use.

https://www.kester.com/knowledge-base/alloy-temperature-chart

#3457 64 days ago
Quoted from PinJim:

Back in my early board repair days, I tried the dremel method.

I did a DMD board with a 4 sided surface mount chip, it takes a steady hand.

Someone suggested heating one pin at a time and bending the leg back and moving to the next which sounds like a safer course of action next time.

#3458 62 days ago
Quoted from TecumsehPlissken:

What's the spinner from? Looks Myan

That spinner is from a Williams Aztec, odd that was used as a replacement.

#3459 62 days ago
Quoted from Classics_Master:

That spinner is from a Williams Aztec, odd that was used as a replacement.

It cracked me up. Not sure why they had it in storage.
Does anyone stock the proper one so I can convert it to original? It looks like it uses a strange skinny spinner.
This OP did some crazy hacks to his games. I’m restoring them back now and routing them. He was shocked they actually earn money when they’re working properly!

#3460 61 days ago

It cracked me up. Not sure why they had it in storage.
Does anyone stock the proper one so I can convert it to original? It looks like it uses a strange skinny spinner.
This OP did some crazy hacks to his games. I’m restoring them back now and routing them. He was shocked they actually earn money when they’re working properly!

#3461 61 days ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Seller has two other in box games that were "In Storage" for sale, @$10K and $12K (Avengers and Avengers "Hulk").

In 2019 I bought a NIB X-Men Magneto and a NiB Hulk LE for $6k each. Things sure have changed!

#3462 60 days ago

Kicking myself for not getting any pictures of the Bally Vector at the Houston area arcade show last weekend. Covered top to bottom with a glued on puke green fabric. Cab, legs and even the legbolts. Hilariously horrific!

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#3463 60 days ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

Kicking myself for not getting any pictures of the Bally Vector at the Houston area arcade show last weekend. Covered top to bottom with a glued on puke green fabric. Cab, legs and even the legbolts. Hilariously horrific!

It's in the Pinball News article on the show --
https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2021/11/12/houston-arcade-expo-2021

Almost looks guacamole-like...

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#3464 57 days ago

How many games were played (without a rubber tip) to “mushroom” this bad?

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#3465 57 days ago
Quoted from Nikrox2:

How many games were played (without a rubber tip) to “mushroom” this bad?
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What did the ball in the game look like??

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#3466 57 days ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

What did the ball in the game look like??

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#3467 57 days ago
Quoted from Nikrox2:

How many games were played (without a rubber tip) to “mushroom” this bad?

Looks like a jacketed hollow point.

#3468 57 days ago
Quoted from JethroP:

Looks like a jacketed hollow point.

Somebody was getting really pissed off about not making the skill shot.

Richard

#3469 57 days ago

The playfield must have been worn to the wood

#3470 57 days ago

Pretty close to the rock pic!

Can’t wait to get this one cleaned up and back together!

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#3471 57 days ago

Should shine right up !

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#3472 57 days ago

Beltmann did this one!

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#3473 57 days ago
Quoted from surfsidedetail:

Beltmann did this one!
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How?! And why always Elviras?

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#3474 57 days ago

They’re too top heavy.

#3475 57 days ago
Quoted from surfsidedetail:

Beltmann did this one!
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That one made my rusty old balls cringe!

#3476 57 days ago
Quoted from mackey256:

They’re too top heavy.

elvira or the pinball machines

#3477 57 days ago
Quoted from surfsidedetail:

Beltmann did this one!
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I don't buy it, there's no shard of glass on the ground.

#3478 57 days ago

From a gottlieb Cinderella.

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#3479 57 days ago
Quoted from surfsidedetail:

Beltmann did this one!
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Looks like a nice game from that angle/ sorry Man.

#3480 57 days ago
Quoted from FlipperFix:

From a gottlieb Cinderella.
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Consider yourself lucky they didn't use longer screws.

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#3481 57 days ago
Quoted from surfsidedetail:

Beltmann did this one!
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#3482 57 days ago
Quoted from surfsidedetail:

Beltmann did this one!
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That's the main reason you should never, ever, ship games standing up on their legs!!! They should always be blanketed and wrapped and strapped to a pallet. Sure, they can damage it that way, too, but it's much less likely.
I will move a pinball machine with a pinjack across a room, but if it's going to another floor or another location, the legs come off and it gets dollied around safely and securely.

I have several games including a TZ and a Road Show that both need new leg reinforcing plates because the old ones are all stripped out from the previous owners MOVING THE GAMES ON THEIR LEGS!!!

I think that's also the main reason cabinets split at the corners, on newer and older games. Nobody tilts games hard enough to do that kind of damage. It happens because the game was moved around everywhere with its legs on.

Friends don't let friends ship pinball machines with the legs on!

#3483 55 days ago
Quoted from DCP:

Nobody tilts games hard enough to do that kind of damage.

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I've seen someone shove a machine against a wall so hard the front legs lifted about 6". I wouldn't be surprised if people have done worse.

#3484 55 days ago

I was gonna say shipping on legs
RED FLAG

People don’t know how to move games with legs on let alone with a forklift!!

One guy I met had an entire football team move a game out of his basement completely in tact

YOU REALLY THINK thats how these were intended to be moved??

I took the head and legs right off and it was Oh didn’t know they did that….

#3485 55 days ago

These are the same geniuses that don't realise a Jones connector is... a connector...

#3486 55 days ago
Quoted from ajfclark:

These are the same geniuses that don't realise a Jones connector is... a connector...

I bought a Freedom 76 with the harness cut 5cm from the Jones plugs... that was the definition of tedium putting it back together.

#3487 55 days ago
Quoted from surfsidedetail:

Beltmann did this one!
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No shrink wrap, straps with protectors. Just that moving blanket.

I shipped an AIQ Pro with legs on across the country - the guy that picked it up was delivering about 6 pins to berk, so he knew how to properly protect machines in transit.

I'm in the legs off and strapped to pallet club myself but if the buyer wants to take the risk... at least Beltman did a great job with our last legs on transaction.

#3488 55 days ago

I have been shipping games for over 20 years on legs It’s perfectly fine. I’ve seen pictures and heard stories of crated games with the fork driven through them so I don’t imaging one method is better than the other….

#3489 55 days ago
Quoted from P1nhead:

I bought a Freedom 76 with the harness cut 5cm from the Jones plugs... that was the definition of tedium putting it back together.

My first pin was a Duotron with the head removed and all wiring neatly cut. Beltman brought my Bobby Orr with legs on and a blanket around the head which was wobbling like a drunken sailor. Had to rebuild the neck but it wasn't bad from the move. Was already rotten.

Shawn

#3490 54 days ago
Quoted from Pintopia:

I have been shipping games for over 20 years on legs It’s perfectly fine.

It's "perfectly fine" except that it causes hidden damage to the machines that eventually causes problems. Someone else in the future ends up having to deal with it.

I'm sticking with my slogan - "Friends don't let friends ship pinball machines with the legs on!"

#3491 54 days ago
Quoted from DCP:

It's "perfectly fine" except that it causes hidden damage to the machines that eventually causes problems.

I agree that shipping on the legs is generally less secure than heavily wrapped on the back and on a pallet. I’ve shipped them both ways many times, and I’ve twice had the legs arrive bent. What isn’t as obvious is all the strain on the leg brackets and cabinet from the game being slid, dragged or snagged when the game is improperly moved. It’s not that shipping on the legs is always wrong, but I would say it requires care that shippers aren’t always able or willing to provide. Whenever I ship a game on the legs, I’m always relieved when the game appears to arrive safely. A game can get hurt either way, but I agree the heavily-wrapped and on a pallet method feels safer when it’s possible. These are two I’ve shipped recently.

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#3492 54 days ago

I've seen so many cracked corner joints due to people moving them with the legs on. That can be a deal breaker.

#3493 54 days ago
Quoted from Playdium:

I've seen so many cracked corner joints due to people moving them with the legs on. That can be a deal breaker.

Yes it is a deal breaker

#3494 54 days ago

I would be very concerned about accepting a game with the cabinet split at the corner. I agree. I generally replace those old school little leg brackets that look like a stick of gum with 2 holes in them with the modern version that spans both sides in each corner. Much sturdier I imagine.

#3495 53 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

I would be very concerned about accepting a game with the cabinet split at the corner. I agree. I generally replace those old school little leg brackets that look like a stick of gum with 2 holes in them with the modern version that spans both sides in each corner. Much sturdier I imagine.

This is why Bog invented wood glue and bar clamps.

But yes, the modern leg bolt plates are far better, especially in terms of thread engagement for the leg bolts. The extra surface area and screws into the wood are side-benefits.

Richard

#3496 53 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

I would be very concerned about accepting a game with the cabinet split at the corner. I agree. I generally replace those old school little leg brackets that look like a stick of gum with 2 holes in them with the modern version that spans both sides in each corner. Much sturdier I imagine.

Will they work on older games? I’ve got to replace all the brackets on my WCS I got from an operator would moved them with the legs on, and boy watching him “help me” move was horrifying and I had to tell him to stop.

#3497 53 days ago
Quoted from Playdium:

I've seen so many cracked corner joints due to people moving them with the legs on. That can be a deal breaker.

With good quality felt pads and a hardwood/laminate floor mine slide around easily.

#3498 53 days ago
Quoted from phil-lee:

With good quality felt pads and a hardwood/laminate floor mine slide around easily.

Moving around the room with the legs on shouldn't be too much of an issue. I have a set of skates that I can put under the legs and wheel the who machine around. That is typically and easy and smooth move. The issue is more if it is loaded on a truck and bounced around while on the legs. That can get pretty violent and with all the weight up a couple feet off the ground acting as a lever that has a lot of potential for damage. Shouldn't be an issue carefully moving one within a room.

#3499 53 days ago

You still have to be careful moving a game around on carpet with the legs on. The weight of the game causes the legs to sink into the carpet (even with pin footies). Trying to shove or slide the game over the carpet sink-holes can damage the cabinet at the cabinet/leg connection plates if you’re not taking proper precautions.

#3500 53 days ago
Quoted from hlaj78:

You still have to be careful moving a game around on carpet with the legs on. The weight of the game causes the legs to sink into the carpet (even with pin footies). Trying to shove or slide the game over the carpet sink-holes can damage the cabinet at the cabinet/leg connection plates if you’re not taking proper precautions.

Definitely. But, if you're careful that shouldn't be a problem. Helps to have a second person and go slow. Still a lot different than having one take a trip on the legs.

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