On a whim, I signed up for the Pinball Ninja website, not having any clue what to expect.
That was about a week ago and since then, I've watched about 100 repair videos. Who is this guy because he's definitely a Ninja? I'm enthralled and awed by his knowledge and troubleshooting skills. Rattling off what section of a board does what and which chip is responsible for this, or that. Watching him reading a schematic or testing a PIA with a logic probe is effin' impressive.
After watching as many videos as I could in a few days, I decided that I was now an expert and was going to try and tackle the issues I was having with my System 80A. Well, lets just say that watching and doing are two totally different things. I spent the next hour with two friends staring at a schematic trying to figure out where the power came in from the wall. It was like three cave men trying to figure out an iPhone, but he makes it look so damn easy. Let's just say we gave up and went back to playing pinball.
If you haven't paid the couple dollars it costs to join, you should. Even if you don't start doing your own repairs, it's incredible to watch this guy run though a machine like it's as simple as a toaster.
Anyone know who this guy is? If you're out there Mr. Pinball Ninja, I'd love some more videos. I'm going to run out soon and don't care if it's another Bridge Rectifier video, I'd love to see it. Showing people how to solder would be awesome too. I'm always hoping that I'll get to see how you do things because I can't solder to save my ass.