(Topic ID: 237489)

Ship-Mates (Gottlieb 1964) - 2 buzzing sound problems


By nibre

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I have a Ship-Mates (Gottlieb, 1964) and I feel a bit worried about a buzzing sound:

1. constantly from the back box

2. when the flippers are active (especially the right one)

Why is this and what can be done about it?

Please, look at the two videos below.

#2 1 year ago

Those both sound like the plate not sitting quite right when energized; annoying, but not worrisome. You can track down the relays where it's happening and take off the plate and sand/clean it and where it hits the coil. Read more here: http://www.pinrepair.com/em/index3.htm#buzz

#3 1 year ago

New flipper mechanism coil stops will help with the buzzing when you hold the flipper up, but I've never seen it completely eliminated. It really doesn't hurt anything as far as I can tell, more like sympathetic vibrations.
Thin plastic shims wedged under the hold relay works, don't ask me how I know.

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