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Worst hack/repair you ever saw.


By mcclad

7 years ago



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    #2301 51 days ago
    Quoted from sohchx:

    Cuz those EM's generate a ton of heat inside the head.[quoted image]

    According to the picture on the flyer this is original to the machine.

    https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2532&picno=3332

    #2302 51 days ago

    Was halfway through repairing this connector an figured I'd toss my hat in the hack ring. Looks that the pins in the connector broke or whatever, so let's just jam some extra wire in there to make the connection...

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    #2303 51 days ago
    Quoted from Drewscruis:

    According to the picture on the flyer this is original to the machine.
    https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2532&picno=3332

    It appears that when they produced their first couple of machines in the late 60’s and a couple in the the early 70’s they used no vents in the top. Then after that they cut one slat towards the right hand side. Several machines later they began using two equally spaced apart. The late 70’s through 80’s they began using the metal vents from what I can tell from the IPDB.

    #2304 50 days ago

    The usual offence

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    #2305 50 days ago

    This is from a Bally "Transporter the rescue ".Does anyone have a photo of the original wiring it would be greatly appreciated.

    #2306 50 days ago
    Quoted from aeneas:

    Not that bad, just a creative operator who had to get the game earning..[quoted image]

    Is that a Baywatch? I have the same broken bracket and a much dumber fix in there for it. I may have to copy what you have...

    #2307 50 days ago
    Quoted from daveyvandy:

    Is that a Baywatch? I have the same broken bracket and a much dumber fix in there for it. I may have to copy what you have...

    Yes it's on a baywatch..

    #2308 50 days ago
    Quoted from king-pin:

    This is from a Bally "Transporter the rescue ".Does anyone have a photo of the original wiring it would be greatly appreciated.

    You might look through this guys TTR rescue thread or contact him for some pics.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/transporter-the-rescue-rescue

    #2309 50 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    You might look through this guys TTR rescue thread or contact him for some pics.
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/transporter-the-rescue-rescue

    Thanks.

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    #2310 48 days ago
    Quoted from king-pin:

    This is from a Bally "Transporter the rescue ".Does anyone have a photo of the original wiring it would be greatly appreciated.

    The pinout details should be in the manual.

    #2311 47 days ago
    Quoted from JimWilks:

    The pinout details should be in the manual.

    One of about three games that I don't have the manual for.

    #2313 47 days ago

    Longest cam ive seen. Almost touches the leg plate area.

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    #2314 47 days ago

    Some of the worst hacks are the smallest ones.
    The previous owner paid someone to repin the connectors.
    Looked ok except the insulation wasnt in the crimp.
    Started pulling the wires out of the connectors and was disgusted by the hack way they were all crimped. Looks like it was done with side cutters.

    Had to redo them all. Must have been over 50.

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    #2315 47 days ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    Some of the worst hacks are the smallest ones.
    The previous owner paid someone to repin the connectors.
    Looked ok except the insulation wasnt in the crimp.
    Started pulling the wires out of the connectors and was disgusted by the hack way they were all crimped. Looks like it was done with side cutters.
    Had to redo them all. Must have been over 50.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Machine i'm repairing for a customer had similar crimps. So far I have done every .100 and .156 header crimp pins (minus the lamp driver and displays) in a nitro groundshaker.

    #2316 46 days ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    Some of the worst hacks are the smallest ones.
    The previous owner paid someone to repin the connectors.
    Looked ok except the insulation wasnt in the crimp.
    Started pulling the wires out of the connectors and was disgusted by the hack way they were all crimped. Looks like it was done with side cutters.
    Had to redo them all. Must have been over 50.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    That's worse by far than never having repinned them in the first place.

    #2318 46 days ago
    Quoted from SarverSystems:

    People think pliers = crimpers.

    can't you just use hot glue?

    #2319 46 days ago
    Quoted from SarverSystems:

    People think pliers = crimpers.

    I probably have more money tied up in crimp tools and consumables than some do in their entire toolbox lol.

    #2320 46 days ago
    Quoted from Drewscruis:

    I probably have more money tied up in crimp tools and consumables than some do in their entire toolbox lol.

    I bet I could give you a run for your money.

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    #2321 46 days ago

    I am giving it a 10 for the effort

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    #2322 46 days ago

    impressive

    #2323 46 days ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    impressive

    I love how your post goes so well with your picture.

    #2324 46 days ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    can't you just use hot glue?

    Teeth...

    #2325 46 days ago

    awesome

    #2326 46 days ago
    Quoted from MarAlb:

    I am giving it a 10 for the effort
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    I wonder how much time they spent doing that?

    #2327 45 days ago
    Quoted from MarAlb:

    I am giving it a 10 for the effort

    Yes, but at the time, the heat-shrink had to cost a fortune, or had not yet been invented

    #2328 45 days ago
    Quoted from MarAlb:

    I am giving it a 10 for the effort
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    I love how all the cables still have a different color coding!

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    #2330 45 days ago

    Dr dude and foosball go together I guess

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    #2331 45 days ago

    I was using heat shrink tubing in the late 70's, so its not that new!

    #2332 43 days ago

    Oh boy, picked up an Evil Knievel this morning. Non-working. And check out these alligator clips! What a mess. If you don't get voltage off the test points, then just jumper them. Guess this guy never heard of repining connectors. At least I hope that's what it is.
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    And I'd never seen a Mutha Board before. lol

    #2333 43 days ago

    Reminds me of a Hot Tip that I resurrected for someone a while back. GI was holding on by an alligator clip. Amongst other hacks...

    Quoted from Enaud:

    Oh boy, picked up an Evil Knievel this morning. Non-working. And check out these alligator clips! What a mess. If you don't get voltage off the test points, then just jumper them. Guess this guy never heard of repining connectors. At least I hope that's what it is.
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    And I'd never seen a Mutha Board before. lol

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    #2334 41 days ago

    I guess they did not want tge prop bar moving.

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    #2335 41 days ago

    This was in my Cyclone for 13 years before I finally got around to straightening it out. Interestingly, almost all the wires that were soldered between the board and the spade connectors were the correct color. It appears that some previous person had access to scrap wire harnesses, but not to connector parts. Anyway, I redid the power supply board and the GI relay boards and the game brightened up nicely.

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    #2336 41 days ago
    Quoted from chad:

    I guess they did not want tge prop bar moving.[quoted image]

    That's the Manual/Schematic/score card hold down. Standard on the LE & CE's.

    #2337 37 days ago

    Hack? Or nah?

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    #2338 37 days ago
    Quoted from sohchx:

    Hack? Or nah?[quoted image][quoted image]

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    #2339 37 days ago

    Damnaged playfield.

    #2340 37 days ago
    Quoted from sohchx:

    Hack? Or nah?

    Can’t find a similar picture for some reason so I’m not sure?

    #2341 37 days ago

    That's not good I am thinking

    #2342 37 days ago
    Quoted from sohchx:

    Hack? Or nah?

    At this point you might as well add three more. One centered between the 20 light and shoot again and two more filling the gap between the other posts.

    You'll never SDTM drain again!
    faz

    #2343 37 days ago
    Quoted from sohchx:

    Hack? Or nah?[quoted image][quoted image]

    I'm thinking longer flipper bats would have been an easier way to close the gap.

    #2344 37 days ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    I'm thinking longer flipper bats would have been an easier way to close the gap.

    The next longer flipper bat would have been these giants in Big Flipper.

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    #2345 37 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    The next longer flipper bat would have been these giants in Big Flipper.
    [quoted image]

    I was in Dallas last night and hit up Cidercade.
    They had aftermarket flipper bats on theirs that are longer than standard.

    #2346 37 days ago

    Replay / Sm bell unit from Shangri-La. Pins were cut off with a hacksaw I think, most of the machine was like this. This was my mock-up to see if I had all the pieces and whats missing after cleaning. With no shame, I have it in and it works till I can find a bundle of cheap parts or make them. Flashing wrap and a pen spring, I had a lot of coffee that day.

    2nd photo -lets just take all the fun out of the game....

    3rd, just my ego to show I can make things...

    4th How I strain coffee my coffee when I work!

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    #2347 37 days ago
    Quoted from Learmud:

    4th How I strain coffee my coffee when I work!

    Dude, are you *sure* that's coffee?

    #2348 36 days ago
    Quoted from Mr_Frog:

    Dude, are you *sure* that's coffee?

    Lol, yes it is!

    #2349 36 days ago
    Quoted from Learmud:

    This was my mock-up

    My Central Park had the same thing done to it. They then bent the old ball guide so that if you hit the shot right from up above it would go back into the shooter lane. I know Central Park can be a frustrating game but seriously...

    #2350 36 days ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    I'm thinking longer flipper bats would have been an easier way to close the gap.

    My thoughts exactly Lol

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