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Worst hack/repair you ever saw.


By mcclad

7 years ago



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    #2551 59 days ago
    Quoted from Nikrox2:

    A little duct tape and an old poster = new backglass. Anyone take a guess at which game it is?[quoted image]

    Is she holding a microphone pointed at her butt?

    #2552 59 days ago
    Quoted from Nikrox2:

    Anyone take a guess at which game it is?

    Corvette.

    #2553 59 days ago
    Quoted from daveyvandy:

    Is she holding a microphone pointed at her butt?

    Maybe a fleshlight?

    #2554 59 days ago

    For one, its a flashlight from what I can tell, possibly highlighting the curves? ...and it's a Gottlieb "Slick Chick" Does not match the playfield in any way shape or form...Now to find a correct one...

    #2555 59 days ago
    Quoted from Nikrox2:

    A little duct tape and an old poster = new backglass. Anyone take a guess at which game it is?[quoted image]

    Maybe they didn’t like clowns...
    Flipper Fair?

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    #2556 58 days ago
    Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

    I found this quite fascinating! Thanks for sharing. I have rarely come across a Robertson screw, but oddly enough learned all about Torx when I began to have to work on my '87 Camaro which was assembled in Canada!

    I dont think 1987 Camaros were built in Canada, seems like they were made in either Norwood OH, or Van Nuys CA

    #2557 58 days ago
    Quoted from pincoin:

    I dont think 1987 Camaros were built in Canada, seems like they were made in either Norwood OH, or Van Nuys CA

    So it was! That's a "fact" I have had in my head for over 30 years. Can't remember where I got it, heard it, read it or what. The things we thought we knew before the information age, eh? SMH...

    #2558 58 days ago
    Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

    So it was! That's a "fact" I have had in my head for over 30 years. Can't remember where I got it, heard it, read it or what. The things we thought we knew before the information age, eh? SMH...

    If you look at the VIN number it should give the code for the assembly plant, I would like to see exactly what you have there!

    #2559 58 days ago

    Bought new in '87, sold in '94 with 125K I-95 miles.

    #2560 55 days ago
    Quoted from Nikrox2:

    A little duct tape and an old poster = new backglass. Anyone take a guess at which game it is?[quoted image]

    I wish I was that road map she is looking at

    #2561 51 days ago

    Fuses are for wimps….

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    #2562 51 days ago
    Quoted from pincoin:

    If you look at the VIN number it should give the code for the assembly plant, I would like to see exactly what you have there!

    If a VIN # starts with "1" USA made. "2" is Canada.

    #2563 49 days ago
    Quoted from MarAlb:

    Fuses are for wimps….
    [quoted image]

    Yes. Now you know what to do with that extra drill to socket adapter! I'd say that is good for at least 20 Amps...maybe more.

    #2564 49 days ago
    Quoted from MarAlb:

    Fuses are for wimps….
    [quoted image]

    Swap it into one of those barrel cartridge holders. Nobody will ever know...

    #2565 49 days ago

    This isn't the worst hack but this power board i pulled of my tmnt has been worked over a time or two.

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    #2566 49 days ago
    Quoted from uphamj:

    This isn't the worst hack but this power board i pulled of my tmnt has been worked over a time or two.[quoted image][quoted image]

    Looks pretty typical for a DE power supply.

    #2567 49 days ago
    Quoted from MarAlb:

    Fuses are for wimps….
    [quoted image]

    I had a boss that did that, in order to find what ever was bad on a game...
    He would wait tell a puff of smoke would come out of the game...
    "There it is"... he had no patience.

    #2568 49 days ago

    My boss did the exact same thing! Luckily the games were EM then, and a little more forgiving to that kind of abuse. He used to put pliers across the burnt fuse.

    #2569 49 days ago
    Quoted from vec-tor:

    I had a boss that did that, in order to find what ever was bad on a game...
    He would wait tell a puff of smoke would come out of the game...
    "There it is"... he had no patience.

    That explains why we see a lot of burned up boards and wiring in this threads and others.....

    #2570 48 days ago

    I worked with an intern that checked a PC power supply (back in the late 90s / early 2000s) by shorting the 5V to ground. I had no clue what was going on until I heard bang and the lights dimmed. I told him it was working and now it is trash. I suggested he use his meter first.

    #2571 48 days ago

    Those keying pins are expensive.

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    #2572 48 days ago
    Quoted from pinballplusMN:

    Those keying pins are expensive.[quoted image]

    Maybe not expensive but may have not had them. Actually that isn't a bad interim solution while waiting for some to come in. Better than no keying.

    #2573 48 days ago
    Quoted from Robotworkshop:

    Maybe not expensive but may have not had them. Actually that isn't a bad interim solution while waiting for some to come in. Better than no keying.

    Absolutely agree. Mini zip ties is an old school trick

    #2574 48 days ago

    Someone modified this one for DC coils but did not change the coils. The wiring was a mess and one wire is burned.

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    #2575 48 days ago
    Quoted from Robotworkshop:

    Maybe not expensive but may have not had them. Actually that isn't a bad interim solution while waiting for some to come in. Better than no keying.

    A toothpick broken off in the key position is cheaper (free at most restaurants!) and when broken off flush, won't interfere with fully seating the connector to the header.

    Richard

    #2576 48 days ago
    Quoted from someotherguy:

    A toothpick broken off in the key position is cheaper (free at most restaurants!) and when broken off flush, won't interfere with fully seating the connector to the header.
    Richard

    Either way it's better than not having it and letting a connector be plugged in backwards!

    #2577 48 days ago
    Quoted from Robotworkshop:

    Either way it's better than not having it and letting a connector be plugged in backwards!

    Or off by one.

    #2578 47 days ago
    Quoted from hazmat7719:

    Someone modified this one for DC coils but did not change the coils. The wiring was a mess and one wire is burned.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Toasty!

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    #2579 47 days ago

    What outlane?

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    #2580 47 days ago
    Quoted from Foo:

    What outlane? [quoted image]

    I love the trial and error.

    #2581 47 days ago
    Quoted from maffewl:

    I love the trial and error.

    That is not trial and error, he made it adjustable.

    #2582 47 days ago
    Quoted from Foo:

    What outlane? [quoted image]

    Whoever did that should not be allowed to work on any pinball machine and they need to learn how to play better....

    #2583 47 days ago

    pinball abuse right there

    #2584 46 days ago
    Quoted from Foo:

    What outlane? [quoted image]

    Nice one! I went to look at a few games for sale from a nice couple; the better game was a Space Odyssey with both side lanes blocked with a post, as well as the space between the flippers... ball couldn't drain.

    I didn't have any words but all I could think of was "WTF are you morons thinking"?

    #2585 46 days ago
    Quoted from Dono:

    Nice one! I went to look at a few games for sale from a nice couple; the better game was a Space Odyssey with both side lanes blocked with a post, as well as the space between the flippers... ball couldn't drain.
    I didn't have any words but all I could think of was "WTF are you morons thinking"?

    "Bumper bowlingpinball! For the kids! You can't missdrain, but if you somehow still do, it's actually amazing!"

    #2586 45 days ago
    Quoted from goingincirclez:

    "Bumper
    bowlingpinball! For the kids! You can't
    missdrain, but if you somehow still do, it's actually amazing!"

    Exactly my thoughts, but the "couple" showing me the games had no kids, doh!!!!

    #2587 45 days ago
    Quoted from Robotworkshop:

    Maybe not expensive but may have not had them. Actually that isn't a bad interim solution while waiting for some to come in. Better than no keying.

    If I have no keypins I have used a square toothpick shoved in the hole and clipped flat with snips.

    RM

    #2588 45 days ago
    Quoted from RussMyers:

    If I have no keypins I have used a square toothpick shoved in the hole and clipped flat with snips.
    RM

    A valid repair. The special blank pins are a ripoff for what they cost.

    #2589 45 days ago
    Quoted from Foo:

    What outlane? [quoted image]

    Reminds me of a guy I know who kept coming to me with pinball questions as he was considering his first pin - a Central Park. I stopped helping him as soon as I learned he planned to block off the outlanes and tape popsickle sticks to the flippers.

    #2590 45 days ago
    Quoted from rennervision:

    tape popsickle sticks to the flippers.

    I wanna see that now.

    #2591 45 days ago
    Quoted from rennervision:

    Reminds me of a guy I know who kept coming to me with pinball questions as he was considering his first pin - a Central Park. I stopped helping him as soon as I learned he planned to block off the outlanes and tape popsickle sticks to the flippers.

    Where's the commitment these days? Epoxy is much better than tape.

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    #2592 45 days ago

    This is on a Bally Freedom that I just brought home.

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    #2593 45 days ago
    Quoted from ViriiGuy:

    This is on a Bally Freedom that I just brought home.[quoted image]

    I'm sure that cost a lot more than the proper lock for that door. What are people thinking??

    #2594 45 days ago
    Quoted from Robotworkshop:

    I'm sure that cost a lot more than the proper lock for that door. What are people thinking??

    And it kind of defeats the purpose when it's mounted with Phillips head screws (one is already coming out).

    #2595 44 days ago
    Quoted from girloveswaffles:

    And it kind of defeats the purpose when it's mounted with Phillips head screws (one is already coming out).

    Yea, all it did was damage an otherwise great condition door! I'm going to have to see about ways to fill the holes.

    #2596 44 days ago
    Quoted from ViriiGuy:

    Yea, all it did was damage an otherwise great condition door! I'm going to have to see about ways to fill the holes.

    The door is stainless. Any TIG (heliarc) welder can fill those holes.

    Someone awhile back said a 6-pack of brew might persuade someone to do the weld for you.

    #2597 44 days ago
    Quoted from ViriiGuy:

    This is on a Bally Freedom that I just brought home.[quoted image]

    Since replacing the lock is really difficult , I would drill a hole on the cabinet front next to the keyhole , and use chain and padlock !

    #2598 44 days ago
    Quoted from ViriiGuy:

    Yea, all it did was damage an otherwise great condition door! I'm going to have to see about ways to fill the holes.

    Unless you're doing a high end restore, consider covering them with some silver thumb tacks. I know, sounds tacky (haha), but it works. I've also cut small circles out of aluminized duct tape to cover holes.

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    #2599 43 days ago

    Yea, I don't think this table will pull a large enough sell price, to warrant a full restore. But I may have some welder buddies that can fill those holes too.

    #2600 42 days ago

    Space shuttle. They were desperate to get that switch working.

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