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Broken pinball for Christmas

Written by Paisley_Pinball, published March 11th, 2013. 3 comment(s).

I found a broken (semi working) Meteor machine on for £270 near Christmas time 2012. I managed to convince my loved ones that I needed it and after winning the auction and organising a courier I heaved the machine up my 4 flights of stairs to my top floor flat in the middle of December.

The '2' bank of targets would not reset and the thumper bumper would blow the fuses if it was ever wired up. After 2 months of looking about and trying things i narrowed both problems down (a bad diode in both cases) and now it works like a champ.

It is the first game made in the 70s i have ever owned and it is a cracker. I really like it and I am now on the look out for other games of a similar age to add to my collection. A happy ending really.


11 years ago

You can't beat those late 70s/early 80s machines. Congrats on a great find.

11 years ago

Nice! Meteor was first machine I bought. $700. delivered. A little pricey but I am going to upgrade all bulbs to LED probably blue & purple. My third flipper cracked off so that needs to be done. Then my rectifier blew so I have to change that out. Playfield is in great condition & cabinet is solid. Backglass has no flaking either so game is a keeper!
The oldskool sound is also very kool & I played it for hours everyday when I first got it. Enjoy bro.

11 years ago

Yeah that's a great pin and very underrated in my opinion. I love the look and feel of it and it brings me back to my very young years! Enjoy!

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