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 19 days ago


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

    That's in case of field repairs

    #1852 19 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 19 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 19 days ago

    HERE IS ONE

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    #1855 19 days ago
    Quoted from Slugburger:

    HERE IS ONE
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    Ooof!

    #1856 19 days ago

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

    #1857 19 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 16 days ago

    So much easier to transport like this:

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    #1859 16 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 16 days ago

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

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    #1861 6 days ago
    Quoted from JT-Pinball:

    Not really a hack per say.
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    #1862 5 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 5 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.

    #1864 4 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 4 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

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    #1866 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 3 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 3 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 days ago

    Fuses are for wimps, totally overrated.

    #1878 1 day ago
    Quoted from markp99:

    Fuses are for wimps, totally overrated.

    I see what you did there.

    #1879 1 day ago

    nice font...

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    #1880 1 day ago

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

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    #1881 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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.

    #1884 1 day ago

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

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    #1885 23 hours ago

    Why even have fuses installed?

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    #1886 23 hours 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 11 hours 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 10 hours 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 4 hours 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

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