Quoted from tezting:
I bought a Getaway where the previous owner had a problem with a transistor.
But why buy the correct transistor when you can do this and make it work in some way
Quoted from blue95:
Here's the 'replacement third flipper' they used on my Stern Dracula
Getting those drop targets must be a treat. There's a lot of skill using the ricochet from the pop into the rubber to drop the target.
Were any of the flipper guts still present or did they leave you a void under the PF?
Quoted from Big70:
a wood block exactly the size of the Big Hole
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.
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.
That's impossible, even for a computer.
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? )
This reminds me of a buddy that bought a 100 year old house. Slowly he gut the whole place and made it beautiful...but he tore every room, every wall out and rebuilt it.
I said, "So, you bought a 100 year old front door knob....and you're building a new house around it".
He replied, "We already replaced the door knob".
I'm thinking the zip tie is "original" and worth saving the rest
Quoted from tadowhere:
Some things I found in tftc The hot glue for the winner!
I don't know.... that looks like "original" electrical tape.
Let me check the schematic and manual
Why would would you keep those old pins from a failed housing.... unless, he crimped the pins, then taped them on... LOL!
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:
Why buy plastic when a toothpick will do? Brilliant! Seems to be a running theme in this pin...
Be glad the OP went for a toothpick (is it mint flavored? ). Could have been a lime wedge
Quoted from jsyjay:
Someone had drilled three screws into the bottom of the mini playfield for some strange reason!
I think the clue is the dark dirt pattern. Something repeatedly dragged across that section.
This looks like a standoff to block whatever rubbed. Perhaps a cable chase?
I saw the pic of the power strip in the pool on a EE hack/site.
Holy Cow I PRAY that was NOT real.... that table would poke holes in the bottom of the pool
Tick... Tick ... Tick... <Bomb counting down>
Ok, now you need to cut the yellow/green wire.
WHAT EVER YOU DO DON'T CUT THE GREEN/YELLOW WIRE!!!!
Quoted from klr650:
You are looking at the World's Easiest Slick Chick. Keep in mind, the playfield has no outlanes...
But the gobble hole is actually a micro-black hole so having to fight that gravitational force is a compensation for no outlanes.
Hmm... they did not put 3" flippers on the game.. or a ball-save... perhaps you can add those
Quoted from Travish:
At least they're not holding it by the element.
That's Jean Grey... she melts the solder with her mind.. on the backside of the board. Then uses the tip of the iron as a heat sink to protect components. Obviously...
Makes perfect sense.
Although... I just don't see how she's maintaining ground... perhaps an ankle strap... hmm
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:
Hey, it bothered me.
ok... I'll bite. My electronics kung-fu is weak... that said, I thought a burnt resister was basically a short. How did that piggy back thing add any value to the circuit. Or did the resister completely burn through (open).
I like your more elegant repair.
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