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Restore/Shop Guide_Part 1_Play Field
1. Join Pinside.com
2. Make the decision on what to buy.
3. Buy it.
4. Get it home.
5. Download a owners manual if you don't have one.
6. Play it to determine what may be wrong.
7. Get your tools together.
8. Open the coin door and remove the locking bar.
9. Carefully slide the glass out, place in a safe location.
10. Dismantle the play field removing all parts (balls included), making notes and taking pictures for reassembly ease.
11. Inspect all the parts making notes on their condition.
12. Clean the play field to find area's that may need repair/touch ups.
13. Make any necessary repairs/touch ups.
13_A)-Remove and replace necessary rubbers and rubber post sleeves(use Cliffys colored post sleeves,they kick ass)
13_B)-Take apart as many coils as you can and replace the plastic coil sleeves,and clean and wipe down the coil "rod" with alcohol-reassemble dry.
13_C)-Ck. and tighten anything you can get a nut driver or screwdriver on,(always loose stuff under play field)
13_D)-Vacuum out the inside of the cabinet
13_E)-Check and seat electrical connections
14. Wax the play field.
15. Reassemble the play field with the cleaned/repaired and new parts (rubbers, plastics and bulbs).
16. Put the cleaned glass back in.
17. Re-install the locking bar.
18. Re-test your pinball machine take notes if something is wrong.
19. Have fun playing your shopped pinball machine!
20. Log into Pinside and tell us about it.
21. Look for another pin so your 1st pin wont get lonely.
22. Repeat all steps again and again until you run out of room.
Restore/Shop Guide_Part 2_Back Box
1. Unlock the translite/back glass.
2. Carefully remove the translite/back glass and set a side in a safe place.
3. Swing light board open (if equipped).
4. With good lighting inspect all the PCB (Printed Circuit Board), wires, wire plugs, fuses and all the electronic components for burnt/discolored/melted/broken and or cracked parts.
4_A. ***DO NOT TAKE PICTURES OF THE CIRCUIT BOARD THE CAMERA FLASH CAN DAMAGE THE EPROM CHIPS!***
5. Check the batteries for leakage.
5_A. If battery leakage is found the circuit board must be removed for repair.
5_B. Please search Pinside.com for instructions on the removal and repair procedure or where to send for repair. Also a remote battery box should be installed to avoid any further damage to the circuit board.
6. Reinstall all the back box parts and close light board, reinstall the translite/back glass and turn on the machine and test.
If you have any questions please ask them here: http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/step-by-step-guides-for-newbies