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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    There are 1983 posts in this topic. You are on page 40 of 40.
    #1951 17 days ago

    Clothes pin and generous tilt Bob !! I'm in!!

    That first picture in above three, is that wire with shrink wrap or tubing or ?? There's a snake in my boot!

    #1952 17 days ago
    Quoted from jasonspoint28:

    Behold!
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    Laundry day.. soldering with a clothes iron and clothes pin tilt prevention.

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    #1953 17 days ago

    Just saw this on a cl ad...
    Wonder if it charges the discover account everytime you enter the sanctum?

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    #1954 17 days ago

    omg ha ha the discover card is a great one!

    #1955 17 days ago
    Quoted from Spitfiren8:

    Just saw this on a cl ad...
    Wonder if it charges the discover account everytime you enter the sanctum?

    Took me a minute to figure out what you were talking about.

    #1956 16 days ago
    Quoted from DCRand:

    And the reason they probably bent a leg.
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    Actually, the clothespin is a pretty good idea. Easily reversible and sure is better than the pins I brought home and had to fix all the wiring hacks because someone thought, " We ain't gonna be using this tilt shit in our basement. Let's just chop up the wiring.

    The tilt bob? I don't know. I saw a big guy lift a pinball up on two legs in a fit of instant rage over a ball drain. It was like, 'What ?!! You drain on on me ? !!! F U !!! Lift. Slam Drop. It was all over in 3 seconds if not 2 seconds.

    Tilt bob or no, somebody throwing a temper tantrum could have still have bent a leg.

    #1957 15 days ago
    Quoted from LynnInDenver:

    I've got something like that on Solar Ride I may eventually fix, in the uppermost right playfield plastic. It was literally easier for a prior owner to move the post than to fill the hole with something that would enable to screw to bite back in at the original spot.

    Same thing on my Cleopatra but not nearly as bad as that one.

    #1958 15 days ago

    At first glance, I thought, how nice of them to install a remote battery holder. Figured they probably had one of those 3.6v lithium AA's in it.

    But upon closer examination I found out it was only connected to the rightmost terminals because they were corroded. So they would still have needed to have 2 batteries on the board

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    #1959 14 days ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    I found a "repair" might be worthy of posting.
    While taking apart Motordome for restore this evening, saw this solder job, er glob.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    More is better!

    #1960 12 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I saw a big guy lift a pinball up on two legs in a fit of instant rage over a ball drain. It was like, 'What ?!! You drain on on me ? !!! F U !!! Lift. Slam Drop. It was all over in 3 seconds if not 2 seconds.

    Was this at TPF?

    #1961 12 days ago
    Quoted from Dallas_Pin:

    Was this at TPF?

    No. We have an operator here who had 20-25 pins located in a laundry mat. A pinsider was trying to get a tournament event started. The pin was Harlem Globetrotters. A contestant lost his temper.

    #1962 8 days ago

    Anyone have any idea what was trying to be accomplished here? It looks like someone stuck a ton of glue and/or chewed up gum in this bumper...
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    #1963 8 days ago
    Quoted from mystman12:

    Anyone have any idea what was trying to be accomplished here? It looks like someone stuck a ton of glue and/or chewed up gum in this bumper...
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    Maybe the bulb kept coming out?

    #1964 8 days ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Maybe the bulb kept coming out?

    I've seen that before with putty...keeps the bulb from vibrating loose in a worn socket.

    #1965 7 days ago

    The nicest hack I've seen, a very expensive amphenol connector in today's pick up of a Stern Magic.

    Actually considering just leaving it.

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    #1966 7 days ago
    Quoted from mystman12:

    Anyone have any idea what was trying to be accomplished here? It looks like someone stuck a ton of glue and/or chewed up gum in this bumper...
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    I bet someone used sticky tack to try and hold that bulb in. Cuz that stuff melts when heated.
    And it's the right color.

    #1967 7 days ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    The nicest hack I've seen, a very expensive amphenol connector in today's pick up of a Stern Magic.

    Actually considering just leaving it. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    That is actually awesome! I wish all older games had connectors that good.

    #1968 7 days ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    The nicest hack I've seen, a very expensive amphenol connector in today's pick up of a Stern Magic.

    Actually considering just leaving it.

    Can we upgrade this one to mod status?

    #1969 7 days ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    The nicest hack I've seen, a very expensive amphenol connector in today's pick up of a Stern Magic.

    Actually considering just leaving it. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    That baby is mil spec - I don't think that connector will be vibrating loose or have problems with salt fog... ever...

    #1970 5 days ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    The nicest hack I've seen, a very expensive amphenol connector in today's pick up of a Stern Magic.

    Actually considering just leaving it. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    I worked with those connectors before in my career. The connector never breaks, just the rubber cable sleeve...and then the cable.

    #1971 1 day ago

    This looks like a washer used to connect plumbing re-purposed as a shooter rod tip! It wasn't very effective. The end of the rod is mushroomed.

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    #1972 20 hours ago

    Not sure what went on here. Seems like a lot of effort to replace a missing rubber ring?

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    #1973 13 hours ago

    take your pick . the liquid metal or j115 connecter, same TAF

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    #1974 11 hours ago
    Quoted from polyacanthus:

    Not sure what went on here. Seems like a lot of effort to replace a missing rubber ring?

    Looks like a Data East Simpson pinball... the coil spring is broken.
    It is used to keep the ball from getting stuck in that area.

    #1975 11 hours ago

    Here's a "hack" I made the other night on my Maverick. Apparently some guy in the Maverick club thread is flipping his wig that I'd hack up a pin worth thousands of dollars.

    I replaced the bad entrance opto with a physical switch so I never have to fuck with that PIA opto again and saved $30.

    Oh my fucking Christ! The way he reacted, you'd have thought I cut all the connectors and soldered every wire to the board pins.

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    #1976 10 hours ago
    Quoted from vec-tor:

    Looks like a Data East Simpson pinball... the coil spring is broken.
    It is used to keep the ball from getting stuck in that area.

    Agreed. That same spring is also used on Robocop to keep ball from getting stuck at that pop bumper. It has a part number in the manuals and is an impossible spring to find. I had to make a replacement from a piece of polycarbonate. It is just a flap of poly plastic. It took me 4 tries to get one made that would work correctly.

    I suppose some would call it a hack but you gotta do what you gotta do.

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    #1977 10 hours ago

    Just a small selection I actually remembered to photograph. Star Wars backbox ripped of cabinet and cable cut, DE GI lights connector on power board and a Whitestar CPU surprisingly working

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    #1978 8 hours ago
    Quoted from vec-tor:

    Looks like a Data East Simpson pinball... the coil spring is broken.
    It is used to keep the ball from getting stuck in that area.

    Correct, glad I posted then. I'd love to know what it is supposed to look like. It's not performing any function as is.

    #1980 4 hours ago
    Quoted from polyacanthus:

    I'd love to know what it is supposed to look like.

    The body of the spring is there.
    The top half is missing.
    One needs to finish the ¼" turn, then continued with a straight leg that
    floats past the pop bumper: The straight part rides next to the ring and rod...
    ( check out cottonm4 plastic hack to get the angle)
    The straight part of the wire form is approximately 1¼" or 1½" long.
    The pop bumper's ring and rod taps the top of the straight part of the wire form.
    Between the ball hitting the spring wire form and the pop bumper hitting the spring wire form...
    it leads to the spring getting fatigued and thus breaking.

    #1981 4 hours ago
    Quoted from polyacanthus:

    Correct, glad I posted then. I'd love to know what it is supposed to look like. It's not performing any function as is.

    The end is broken off. It should come on around in front of the pop bumper. When the ball hits that area the springs flexes to allow the ball to activate the pop and then returns to rest position where the ball will just roll off and not get caught on the rubber that you have missing.

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    #1982 4 hours ago
    Quoted from vec-tor:

    The body of the spring is there.
    The top half is missing.
    One needs to finish the ¼" turn, then continued with a straight leg that
    floats past the pop bumper: The straight part rides next to the ring and rod...
    ( check out cottonm4 plastic hack to get the angle)
    The straight part of the wire form is approximately 1¼" or 1½" long.
    The pop bumper's ring and rod taps the top of the straight part of the wire form.
    Between the ball hitting the spring wire form and the pop bumper hitting the spring wire form...
    it leads to the spring getting fatigued and thus breaking.

    Well, Vec-tor, I guess I know what you are doing this Saturday afternoon.

    #1983 4 hours ago
    Quoted from polyacanthus:

    Correct, glad I posted then. I'd love to know what it is supposed to look like. It's not performing any function as is.

    You are looking for Item # 28. Ball Catch Spring Wire part number 535-5611-00.

    I have had no luck ..........

    Ah. shit I just found it. Marco has in IN-STOCK !! This was not there last year.

    https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/535-5611-00

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