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Worst hack/repair you ever saw.


By mcclad

6 years ago



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    #391 4 years ago

    Bought a Star War Trilogy from a rather large church that had it for their youth program. I was told it didn't work and they weren't sure if it had ever worked. All of the balls were under the playfield stuck in the under ramp and VUK. Someone's solution to a non working VUK, caused by a simple wire broken off 1 lug of the VUK coil......cut a wood block exactly the size of the Big Hole and caulk it in place. Let's not forget to do the same behind the drop targets.

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    #394 4 years ago
    Quoted from pinball_faz:

    DODONNA
    The approach will not be easy. You are required to maneuver straight down this trench and skim the surface to this point. The target area is only two inches wide. It's a small thermal exhaust port, right below the main port. The shaft leads directly to the reactor system. A precise hit will start a chain reaction which should destroy the death-plug.
    A murmur of disbelief runs through the room.
    DODONNA
    Only a precise hit will set up a chain reaction. The shaft is ray-shielded, so you'll have to use proton torpedoes.
    Luke is sitting next to Wedge Antilles, a hotshot operator about sixteen years old.
    WEDGE
    That's impossible, even for a computer.
    LUKE
    It's not impossible. I used to bull's-eye coin ejects in the sixties back home. They're not much bigger than two inches.
    .....
    You have your mission.... get to it!
    (How'd it turn out? )
    faz

    Love it. It turned out really good. I've since sold it, but enjoyed the game. I think I've got a better pic of it lit up somewhere on the iPad, but here's a few of it while tearing down. Still needs some residue on playfield taken off in the pics, but it all came off with no art pulled up. Did have the sand smooth the inner edges of the big hole. Cleaned up & played great though.

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