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Worst hack/repair you ever saw.

By mcclad

9 years ago


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    #3501 4 months ago
    Quoted from Johnnybee:

    Bally Star Trek rectifier board with a larger rectifier. It needed a heat sink so someone used a brass plumbing adapter![quoted image]

    Quoted from pinballinreno:

    Waste of a good fitting...
    An old door knob would have been a better choice.

    Yes. The guy screwed up. It is obvious he does not know his metals He should have located chunk of aluminum and used that for the heat sink since aluminum is a better conductor of heat than brass.

    #3502 4 months ago
    Quoted from the9gman:

    wow soldering on an alkaline battery is like playing with an M80 ...that dude was either stupid or lucky or both

    Easy on the “stupid” it’s not a problem at all if you know how to solder

    #3503 4 months ago

    Yes that is a flat 4 trailer connector scabbed onto the rails.....

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    #3504 4 months ago
    Quoted from WW2GURU:

    Yes that is a flat 4 trailer connector scabbed onto the rails.....
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    Keyed with high current capability. Looks good to keep a game working and earning for a low price.

    #3505 4 months ago
    Quoted from Johnnybee:

    It needed a heat sink so someone used a brass plumbing adapter.

    Besides that sweet brass heat sink, I like that row of fuses. It looks like the evolution of fuses over the last forty years. From the old timey spring loaded fuses to the latest and greatest squiggly fast blows. That rectifier board has it all. Should be in the Smithsonian.

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    #3506 3 months ago

    What the heck??! Also check out the coils of wire under the right flipper mech, which was the wiring for the EOS switch. From a Youtube video.

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    #3507 3 months ago
    Quoted from jibmums:

    What the heck??! Also check out the coils of wire under the right flipper mech, which was the wiring for the EOS switch. From a Youtube video.
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    The funniest thing is that game is in for repair and the guy said leave it. Lol

    #3508 3 months ago

    When the GI connector burns up, just bypass everything…including the fuses.

    Before:
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    After:
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    Bonus flipper hacks:
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    #3509 3 months ago

    Lethal weapon ball trap fix.

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    #3510 3 months ago

    I haven't been on in a while, in fact for so long I have 17 pages of hacks to have fun looking at.

    Here is a video documented one I spit my coffee out at.

    It's at the 4:20 mark how ironic.

    Enjoy!

    BTW there is another one right after in the 5min area.

    #3511 3 months ago
    Quoted from CNKay:

    I haven't been on in a while, in fact for so long I have 17 pages of hacks to have fun looking at.
    Here is a video documented one I spit my coffee out at.
    It's at the 4:20 mark how ironic.
    Enjoy!
    BTW there is another one right after in the 5min area.

    Made sure that would not get loose with esn nut.

    This has to to be in the top 5 or so of Classic Hacks.

    #3512 3 months ago
    Quoted from CNKay:

    I haven't been on in a while, in fact for so long I have 17 pages of hacks to have fun looking at.
    Here is a video documented one I spit my coffee out at.
    It's at the 4:20 mark how ironic.
    Enjoy!
    BTW there is another one right after in the 5min area.

    Love that channel. Very informative. Learned quite a bit from it over the years.

    #3513 3 months ago

    Yes, if you haven't watched this channel before, Ron is a solid repair guy, fun to watch and always something to learn. Any new subscribers should just type microfarad in comments, shhhh it's our new code word for awesome sauce.

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    #3514 73 days ago

    Never have to replace plunger tips again? ....or does this supercharge the ball?

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    #3515 73 days ago
    Quoted from JethroP:

    Never have to replace plunger tips again? ....or does this supercharge the ball?
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    Does that spring provide catapult action ?

    #3516 73 days ago
    Quoted from JethroP:

    Never have to replace plunger tips again? ....or does this supercharge the ball?
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    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Does that spring provide catapult action ?

    It probably would, but boy that'd be a sloppy launch.

    #3517 73 days ago
    Quoted from JethroP:

    Never have to replace plunger tips again? ....or does this supercharge the ball?
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    #3518 64 days ago

    Grand lizard. Notbthebcorrect rubber but have a large screw instead...

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    #3519 64 days ago
    Quoted from pinballplusMN:

    Grand lizard. Notbthebcorrect rubber but have a large screw instead...
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    #3520 60 days ago
    Quoted from pinballplusMN:

    Grand lizard. Notbthebcorrect rubber but have a large screw instead...
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    It hurts me just looking at that, and imagining the image of the guy drilling a hole in the playfield for such a silly fix.

    #3521 60 days ago
    Quoted from Markharris2000:

    It hurts me just looking at that, and imagining the image of the guy drilling a hole in the playfield for such a silly fix.

    You assume he drilled first

    #3522 60 days ago
    Quoted from Markharris2000:

    It hurts me just looking at that, and imagining the image of the guy drilling a hole in the playfield for such a silly fix.

    Looks like the flipper rubber was even dragging against the odd size rubber. Fail on all fronts.

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    #3523 50 days ago

    This was an end plug. A little loose so wrap it up a little to tighten up. Missing a rubber grommet so more line cord helps.

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    #3524 50 days ago
    Quoted from pinballplusMN:

    This was an end plug. A little loose so wrap it up a little to tighten up. Missing a rubber grommet so more line cord helps.
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    Maybe it is an attempt at a home grown surge supressor?

    #3525 50 days ago
    Quoted from pinballplusMN:

    This was an end plug. A little loose so wrap it up a little to tighten up. Missing a rubber grommet so more line cord helps.
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    That engineering degree didnt go to waste...

    #3526 50 days ago
    Quoted from pinballplusMN:

    This was an end plug. A little loose so wrap it up a little to tighten up. Missing a rubber grommet so more line cord helps.
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    UL approved?

    #3527 49 days ago

    Just recently helped a friend pick up a William's IJ for a great price, but it needs alot of help. I took these pictures of the idol gate during disassembly. Give the prevous owner creativity making it out of steel! This is just one of many interesting repairs they did to this machine.

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    #3528 49 days ago

    Wouldn't the gate become magnitized over time? Probably spent more on welding and parts than buying another one.

    #3529 48 days ago
    Quoted from Mikespinball:

    Just recently helped a friend pick up a William's IJ for a great price, but it needs alot of help. I took these pictures of the idol gate during disassembly. Give the prevous owner creativity making it out of steel! This is just one of many interesting repairs they did to this machine.
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    I’ve got a bunch of IJ parts if you have a wish list. I’ll see what I have that matches up.

    #3530 48 days ago
    Quoted from WW2GURU:

    I’ve got a bunch of IJ parts if you have a wish list. I’ll see what I have that matches up.

    I forward your information to my friend, thanks for the reply.

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    #3531 41 days ago

    No where near the worst , but eye-catching....

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    #3532 41 days ago

    Drill the lock? Naw that would be too easy.

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    #3533 41 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    Drill the lock? Naw that would be too easy.
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    Well, that's one I haven't seen before.

    #3534 41 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    Drill the lock? Naw that would be too easy.
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    Haunted House? Maybe they were trying to let the ghosts out....

    #3535 40 days ago
    Quoted from chad:

    No where near the worst , but eye-catching....
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    Hehe. I use on of those inside my Pharaoh because I cant be arsed to replace one of the T-nuts that keeps the head to the cab..

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    #3536 38 days ago

    Rollergames sling shot plastics hack. Looks better than original. Thanks Flash!

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    #3537 38 days ago
    Quoted from pinballplusMN:

    Rollergames sling shot plastics hack. Looks better than original. Thanks Flash!
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    That's a heck of a piercing on the left.

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    #3538 30 days ago
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    #3539 29 days ago
    Quoted from ajfclark:

    That's a heck of a piercing on the left.

    It's a nipple cover, duh!

    #3540 29 days ago

    A lot going on here!

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    #3541 29 days ago

    One more- same SOF

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    #3542 29 days ago

    That is some serious engineering on that shooter rod!

    #3543 29 days ago
    Quoted from danczaz:

    One more- same SOF
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    All pinball machines can be completely repaired with enough drywall screws and duct tape, its a known fact....

    #3544 29 days ago
    Quoted from Pintopia:

    That is some serious engineering on that shooter rod!

    I was hoping someone caught that.. from a glance looked kinda cool like end of a sword but then I saw the mess…

    #3545 29 days ago
    Quoted from pinballinreno:

    All pinball machines can be completely repaired with enough drywall screws and duct tape, its a known fact....

    It actually was broken too!

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    #3546 29 days ago
    Quoted from danczaz:

    A lot going on here!
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    Gotta say that even with those hacks, the Play-Field looks pretty good though (at least what I can see of it).

    #3547 29 days ago
    Quoted from girloveswaffles:

    Gotta say that even with those hacks, the Play-Field looks pretty good though (at least what I can see of it).

    It’ll clean up alright

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    #3548 8 days ago

    Colored LED hack…

    47s with yellow and green rubber sheaths inside green & yellow pops. Twin Win, one player is yellow & the other is green.

    Didn’t work. Just made the pops look dim. Maybe it is original, who knows.
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    #3549 3 days ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    Colored LED hack…
    47s with yellow and green rubber sheaths inside green & yellow pops. Twin Win, one player is yellow & the other is green.
    Didn’t work. Just made the pops look dim. Maybe it is original, who knows.
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    The pops as all GI on that game would be standard plain incandescent bulbs. The colored rubbers were used on some games before LEDs came around. They do make the bulbs somewhat dimmer, so putting them under a pop cap makes them very dim.

    #3550 3 days ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    Colored LED hack…
    47s with yellow and green rubber sheaths inside green & yellow pops. Twin Win, one player is yellow & the other is green.
    Didn’t work. Just made the pops look dim. Maybe it is original, who knows.
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    Quoted from wayout440:

    The pops as all GI on that game would be standard plain incandescent bulbs. The colored rubbers were used on some games before LEDs came around. They do make the bulbs somewhat dimmer, so putting them under a pop cap makes them very dim.

    Marco calls them lamp covers.

    https://www.marcospecialties.com/control/keywordsearch?SEARCH_STRING=lamp+cover

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