Well, all back together and working (amazing in it's own right) lol
Found a couple of issues, nothing major. I do have to say, these newer machines (remember, I'm an old EM guy) have such great diagnostics...from every switch to every bulb? wow. makes trouble shooting so much easier!
Of course the 12 pin connector for the GI needs replaced (is there a video / tips list for changing these out? I'm not a board guy, so I'll just be doing the female / wire end for now, then if bad I'll look at having the board fixed as well) But I don't even know how to start on using the new connector or the pins?
My drop down (in the skull) was sticking, but after pushing it down manually a few times, it seems to be functioning correctly now.
My left flipper - although powerful when activated, "slowly" lowers back down..which is a PITA...so at first thought it was too loose, then too tight..ugh, I've adjusted it as much as I can, but still slow to lower back into place. Would a flipper rebuild help here? Or is there an adjustment I'm not seeing?
That's it! All else seems to be working like it should. Again, over 2 dozen bulbs replaced, and of course a good cleaning and rubber replacement, but wow, my granddaughters wont quit playing it! (And it's setting next to a Road Kings! I can hear "I'll be back" and "You'll be back" side by side! lol)