I got this re-import STTNG a few years ago really cheap. But, like that new Picard show, it has serious problems. The canons didn’t work, the trough optos were shot, the cabinet amp was blown and so was the speaker, there were cut wires under the playfield, etc. The MPU, fliptronics, and 8 driver board are Rottendog. The other boards are decent originals.
Well I fixed all the broken stuff and it’s been playable ever since, but the game is still loaded with hacks, it’s dirty, and it looks tired. Had a problem this week with diverter coils... think it’s time for a full restore.
The plan is to first straighten out all the wiring hacks. Then I’ll do a complete tear down, refinish cabinet, new decals, all new ramps, new subway, new plastics, new toys, restore the original playfield, so on so forth. The original playfield has full mylar and will clean up really nice!