Quoted from Slips:
Is this something you’d recommend a beginner to do? I’m down to learn but I want to make sure it’s the right move first. This drop target is working fine by the way, it’s only the first drop target that’s having trouble.
Well, if you own a pinball machine, you are going to have to solder something at some point. 6 years ago, I didn’t know how to do anything, and was paranoid about messing stuff up, so I get it. That said, you need to learn as I needed to, and soldering a wire on a lug is one of the easiest things to solder. Too bad you’re in a different state and there is a global pandemic, otherwise I would come over and show you how. I’m sure there are lots of pinsiders in the Chicago area that would be glad to help if there wasn’t a pandemic.
I would suggest watching a few YouTube videos on basic soldering. Perhaps practice with some spare wire outside of the machine. Then give it a try. I would also be willing to FaceTime with you and walk you through it, but that might be difficult to get the camera in the right position while you’re holding wires and a soldering iron.