Thank you. Bit of an update, have it all fixed 100% (Just needed an adjustment to the motor index, some cleaning and servicing for the player unit). Blessing to NOT need to go through the typical EM cleaning process, bit of old who-knows-what, caked on WD40, 40 yr old bubble gum and what not, although I'm glad I went through everything as some bulbs were turning death star and generating substantial heat on the BG.
Kind of a weird bulb.. not sure if it is a Euro thing? Attached photo.
Also, I guess the clearcoat was a thing on this machine. Interesting, I did notice dimples on the PF (the humanity?!), I thought it was interesting as I can't recall actually noticing this kind of modern-like dimpling on EM machines, presumably, a difference with the finish hardness?
Some really neat features on the game, seems to have a 555 timer circuit that holds the "flashing" circuit for 10 seconds when that is enabled (lit spinner and pops basically). Almost seems like an amendment to the original schematics. DC pops. Some crazy complexity which utilizes player score drum units to control the alternating mine-field.. not used to seeing scoring units used other than for match / score based specials etc.? This one has I guess what people call a 'biri biri'. Basically, the sound board has a siren at 400k.. I just about unplugged the machine wondering if I had a stuck coil, but hey, it's all good now.
Ahh.. that play count is racking up! 20220909_203327 (resized).jpg20220910_211847 (resized).jpgpasted_image (resized).png