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Worst hack/repair you ever saw.


By mcclad

7 years ago



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    #2801 10 days ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    I like the zip tie for good measure.

    They drilled 2 big holes to get that zip tie in
    Had to be a tad creative because of those holes and missing traces, but it is fixed.

    Now on to the female side, which is even a bigger mess..
    Multiple wires soldered together, half burned connector left, etc.
    Surprising it didn't short anything..
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    #2802 10 days ago
    Quoted from RobDutch:

    Not the worst I have seen, but still not very pretty
    The game works but it is a no-brainer to remove the hack, clean it all up and put a fresh connector in.
    This is a power board from a Sega Frankenstein.
    [quoted image]

    Looks Frankensteined for sure.

    #2803 10 days ago

    A new-to-me Taxi. Lots of wire nuts and electrical tape in this one. Here's the best of the best. I love a good challenge...

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    #2804 9 days ago

    Ah yes, the magical locked on special solenoid feature.

    #2805 9 days ago
    Quoted from alexmogil:

    Ah yes, the magical locked on special solenoid feature.

    Yeah, sadly, I recognize that one too.....

    #2806 9 days ago

    First of all, wrong coil. Second of all look at at the bare wire which is overkill in gauge. I started banging on the flipper and check out the arc that I screenshot off a video.

    Williams coils in a GTB game might be ok but I got 2 of the right ones from Steve Young and full flipper kit.

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    #2807 9 days ago

    My son starting showing me these.....Worst way to repair a cabinet?

    #2808 9 days ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    My son starting showing me these.....Worst way to repair a cabinet?

    Maybe not for a pinball machine, but if I’m ever going to repair a carrot it’s game on.

    #2809 9 days ago

    Damn it I've seen so many wire nuts.
    Butt splice it guys!

    #2810 3 days ago

    I just picked up a game with flippers that had dry rotted rubber hot glued back on with elastic bands put over it...sweet

    #2811 3 days ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    Maybe not for a pinball machine, but if I’m ever going to repair a carrot it’s game on.

    Has anyone seen the videos of a guy repairing everything under the sun with ramen and super glue? Interesting stuff.

    #2812 3 days ago
    Quoted from Pinballsoul:

    Has anyone seen the videos of a guy repairing everything under the sun with ramen and super glue? Interesting stuff.

    Yes. I don't care for the ramen noodles, etc but am impressed with many of his finishing skills. If he used wood bondo on cabinets (maybe filling in lock bar holes) I think he could probably do a good job spotting in the color for a decent repair.

    #2813 3 days ago
    Quoted from Canuck_pinhead:

    In my HS I just picked up a few months ago the lower pop bumper apparently stopped working... solution by some jackass? Well simply drill 5 wood screws around the bumper so the ball doesn't get lodged in the nook there.
    Genius. [quoted image]

    Update:
    Had repair guy over yesterday. In a matter of a minute he traced the problem back to the board where a previous repair to the trace had been attempted at the switches. They failed to do it well... and thus they decided that screws into the playfield was the foolproof option. smh.

    #2814 3 days ago

    Oh yeah...forgot about this gem

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    #2815 3 days ago

    Wire nuts, pretty colors. Sad they did not toss in an orange one....

    #2816 3 days ago
    Quoted from Murphdom:

    Oh yeah...forgot about this gem[quoted image]

    Bally Knockout!

    #2817 2 days ago

    Here's a few from a Millionaire I worked on recently. The sling plastic was funny cause it wasn't even the right shape, so they bastardized a CBW.

    I'm most impressed at the skill shot... Why fix/replace the motor when you can cover the flashing plastic that says skill shot?

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    #2818 2 days ago
    Quoted from statictrance:

    so they bastardized a CBW.

    Nope.. a Bally EBD.

    #2819 14 hours ago

    probably not the worst ever seen. but still a what the heck is going on here?
    twilight zone mods install, surely cant be normal.

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    #2820 12 hours ago
    Quoted from marcocapetown:

    probably not the worst ever seen. but still a what the heck is going on here?
    twilight zone mods install, surely cant be normal.
    [quoted image]

    Normal for mods installs...

    #2821 1 hour ago

    That's just sloppy, and don't call me Surely.

    #2822 1 hour ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    I like the zip tie for good measure

    ROGL

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