Worst hack/repair you ever saw.

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Worst hack/repair you ever saw.


By mcclad

6 years ago



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    #1851 84 days ago


    Quoted from ForceFlow:They sure spared no expense with jumper wires

    That's in case of field repairs

    #1852 84 days ago
    Quoted from JT-Pinball:

    Not really a hack per say.
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    Well the way they did the work I would consider it a hack attempt. At least honorable mention.

    #1853 84 days ago
    Quoted from Marvin:

    as a bonus that harness might work in the new beatles game too since its a seawitch.

    That's it! I knew it looked damn familiar.

    #1854 84 days ago

    HERE IS ONE

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    #1855 84 days ago
    Quoted from Slugburger:

    HERE IS ONE
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    Ooof!

    #1856 84 days ago

    that one appears to be somewhat common on European & Re import machines

    #1857 84 days ago
    Quoted from Slugburger:

    HERE IS ONE
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    I liked the other picture from the same thread:
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    Seller listed boards as "Very good": https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/89944-Warning-to-newbies-about-buying-sight-unseen?p=1205938#post1205938

    #1858 82 days ago

    So much easier to transport like this:

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    #1859 82 days ago

    Still waiting for the thread titled "Best hacks you ever saw".This was in the bottom of the cabinet of BBBB .They have cut out part of an aluminum ginger beer can and bent ot to shape to keep the game going.

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    #1860 82 days ago

    Ducktape to the recue!
    Made a lot of non registering hits but hey they tried!

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    #1861 72 days ago
    Quoted from JT-Pinball:

    Not really a hack per say.
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    #1862 70 days ago
    Quoted from Bakerman:

    So much easier to transport like this:
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    ouch on a GTB with al the white/x/x wires =Nightmare. Doable but why.........?

    #1863 70 days ago
    Quoted from Bakerman:

    So much easier to transport like this:

    Lol... I had a guy do the same thing to a Williams Tri-Zone.

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    #1864 70 days ago

    My first hack!

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    I needed a 300K Ω resistor. I had 100K Ω resistors. Hey, it seems to work fine and those resistors get plenty of air for cooling!

    #1865 70 days ago
    Quoted from Pecos:

    My first hack!
    [quoted image]
    I needed a 300K Ω resistor. I had 100K Ω resistors. Hey, it seems to work fine and those resistors get plenty of air for cooling!

    Now your gonna have to do ALL of them that-a-way

    #1866 70 days ago
    Quoted from Pecos:

    My first hack!
    [quoted image]
    I needed a 300K Ω resistor. I had 100K Ω resistors. Hey, it seems to work fine and those resistors get plenty of air for cooling!

    I hope that is only a temporary hack and you get some of the proper ones in to replace them....

    #1867 70 days ago
    Quoted from Robotworkshop:

    I hope that is only a temporary hack and you get some of the proper ones in to replace them....

    I wouldn't bother changing it. If it works leave it unless you have OCD and must correct it for aesthetics.

    #1868 70 days ago
    Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

    I wouldn't bother changing it. If it works leave it unless you have OCD and must correct it for aesthetics.

    it needs to be changed, the 3 is fine but they are not all oriented the same way, how sloppy

    #1869 70 days ago
    Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

    I wouldn't bother changing it. If it works leave it unless you have OCD and must correct it for aesthetics.

    The really bad cases are "CDO" - alphabetical order.

    #1870 69 days ago
    Quoted from Pecos:

    My first hack!
    [quoted image]
    I needed a 300K Ω resistor. I had 100K Ω resistors. Hey, it seems to work fine and those resistors get plenty of air for cooling!

    Welcome to the world of route operating. Keep the quarters flowing.

    #1871 69 days ago

    This was my first PCB hack.

    Quoted from chas10e:

    Now your gonna have to do ALL of them that-a-way

    I may never need to replace another 300K Ω resistor again. But, yeah, I have the start of a cool looking three dimensional piece of artwork started here!

    Quoted from JWJr:

    The really bad cases are "CDO" - alphabetical order.

    Quoted from Marvin:

    it needs to be changed, the 3 is fine but they are not all oriented the same way, how sloppy

    You guys are so funny! I have just enough OCD to want to orient them in the same direction. Something happened on the way to the perfect hack.

    Quoted from Robotworkshop:

    I hope that is only a temporary hack and you get some of the proper ones in to replace them....

    I have to make an Amazon order and I considered buying some 300K Ω resistors. But I am not going to need 100 resistors and the price for small quantities is outrageous. Maybe I will pick up a few at GPE, but I kind of like the hack as it is.

    Quoted from MrBally:

    Welcome to the world of route operating. Keep the quarters flowing.

    Ha ha! I have a much better appreciation for those creative hackers out there that "Keep the quarters flowing."

    One of the digits on the display began to flicker and then died. I replaced the 100K Ω 1/4 Watt resistors with beefier 1/2 Watt resitors. The 300K Ω resistor was disintegrating. I thought you might enjoy seeing the original resistors. Warning! The bands on the resistors are not aligned and one of them is spatially oriented in the opposite direction!

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    #1872 69 days ago

    Not a pin and definitely not the worst hack but in the same vein of "keep the quarters flowing" - homemade bridge rectifier for a Robotron power supply. Sure, it works fine, just looks like hell.

    Richard

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    #1873 69 days ago

    Does that Robotron 2084 board have an Empire Distributing blue hang tag or Cleveland Coin red "padlock" seal tags? If so, that may be one of my field hacks....

    #1874 68 days ago
    Quoted from Wolfus:

    ouch on a GTB with al the white/x/x wires =Nightmare. Doable but why.........?

    Don't know why; Maybe to it through a narrow doorway. Anyway - it'swell on the way to being fixed!

    #1875 68 days ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Does that Robotron 2084 board have an Empire Distributing blue hang tag or Cleveland Coin red "padlock" seal tags? If so, that may be one of my field hacks....

    I am going to look at some of my boards now.

    #1876 68 days ago

    I have NEVER brought a pin home to restore that had the correct fuses in it. But this was a first! Do you like it?

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    #1877 68 days ago

    Fuses are for wimps, totally overrated.

    #1878 67 days ago
    Quoted from markp99:

    Fuses are for wimps, totally overrated.

    I see what you did there.

    #1879 66 days ago

    nice font...

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    #1880 66 days ago

    New star wars button keeps falling out in the wild. They just put a bandaid on it!

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    #1881 66 days ago
    Quoted from Okarcades:

    New star wars button keeps falling out in the wild. They just put a bandaid on it!
    [quoted image]

    Is it at least a used bandaid?

    #1882 66 days ago
    Quoted from JethroP:

    I have NEVER brought a pin home to restore that had the correct fuses in it. But this was a first! Do you like it?
    [quoted image]

    It bothers me that they didn't use the corresponding colour.

    #1883 66 days ago
    Quoted from ajfclark:

    It bothers me that they didn't use the corresponding colour.

    Not only that, but I can't understand why they left the fuse in.

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    #1884 66 days ago

    Just picked up another project yesterday. Here's a beauty:

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    #1885 66 days ago

    Why even have fuses installed?

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    #1886 66 days ago
    Quoted from ibuypinballs:

    Why even have fuses installed?

    Faraday Cage... keep that EM field under control....

    But on to your question.... The fuses are clearly holding the wires in place

    #1887 66 days ago
    Quoted from statictrance:

    And this... Pales in comparison to the power board or even the phantom breadboard hack, but still was an eye roll moment.
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    Hey! many spanish pinballs, INDER most of them, use to have the bumper bulbs this way from factory

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    #1888 66 days ago
    Quoted from Okarcades:

    New star wars button keeps falling out in the wild. They just put a bandaid on it!
    [quoted image]

    what cheap-asses. they could have at least used the proper band-aids
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    #1889 65 days ago
    Quoted from waffen_spain:

    Hey! many spanish pinballs, INDER most of them, use to have the bumper bulbs this way from factory [quoted image]

    Smart. Saved them a lot of hassle

    #1890 64 days ago
    Quoted from chad:

    I am going to look at some of my boards now.

    They were Betson Imperial.

    #1891 64 days ago

    Not from vid's guide to replacing power chords. The original wiring electrical taped to a "newer" plug. The plugs wires were frayed, causing a short. So, overall, not a very effective repair.

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    #1892 63 days ago
    Quoted from newovad:

    Not from vid's guide to replacing power chords. The original wiring electrical taped to a "newer" plug. The plugs wires were frayed, causing a short. So, overall, not a very effective repair.
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    Atleast they used electrical tape. I've found them wrapped with duct tspe before.

    #1893 63 days ago
    Quoted from Drewscruis:

    Atleast they used electrical tape. I've found them wrapped with duct tspe before.

    And I've seen a couple with tan masking tape. duct tape would have been a step up.

    #1894 62 days ago

    this was posted on the Village today , ball was getting stuck in subway ...... diamond plate Diner

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    #1895 62 days ago
    Quoted from TecumsehPlissken:

    this was posted on the Village today , ball was getting stuck in subway ...... diamond plate Diner
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    Hmmmm, makes sense

    #1896 62 days ago
    Quoted from TecumsehPlissken:

    this was posted on the Village today , ball was getting stuck in subway ...... diamond plate Diner
    [quoted image]

    Ouch. That's one of my favorite shots too.

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    #1897 62 days ago
    Quoted from TecumsehPlissken:

    this was posted on the Village today , ball was getting stuck in subway ...... diamond plate Diner
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    Step 1: remove nail
    Step 2: find person who did this
    Step 3: hammer in nail

    #1898 61 days ago

    Who needs a nail when you can use duct tape? Here's a game I bought that had duct tape covering the gobble hole.

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    #1899 61 days ago

    After lots of cleaning here's the result.

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    #1900 61 days ago
    Quoted from JethroP:

    Who needs a nail when you can use duct tape? Here's a game I bought that had duct tape covering the gobble hole.
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    That wasn't a hack. That was a vintage mod.

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