Howdy fellow SBM owners, I'd like to join your ranks. I just picked up a SBM last night and wish to share a few pics, it will be getting re-worked and I plan to open a restoration thread to capture it's progress.
Cab is decent, much better than the last pin I worked on. The boards appear decent, one minor spot of alkaline damage, not sure yet if I'll just clean it or replace it. I'm competent with board level repairs, just not sure yet if this machine needs a new MPU. It does fully function so I'm leaning to just cleaning it, repinning it, reflowing it and replacing all the caps. The worst issue is by far the playfield. It has significant wear, lots of missing paint and almost all the inserts are severely cupped. I'm on the lookout for either a CPR playfield or looking into subcontracting repair to the current playfield. One question for those in the know, if I go with a restore of the existing playfeild, what are your thoughts of replacing all the old inserts with new starburst type?