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For sale: Close Encounters -Shopped project does not play

Added: 2020-12-07 18:38:33 UTC • Ended: December 10th, 2020
Condition: Partially shopped/refurbished

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$ 750 (OBO)

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Item description

Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Playfield has been shopped out and looks great however the machine does not work. Will only light up so sold as needing repairs. I am VERY GOOD with shopping out play fields and this one looks great. I am not so good with "Gottlieb" repairs and troubleshooting and prefer not too. (I hate working on Gottliebs actually). Please read description and review all pictures below; machine sold AS IS (a project) not working. Please see my other ad for the Countdown Project/Parts machine if you want to bundle.

The playfield has gone through a complete tear down, clean, polish and rebuild (Came out very nice and glossy). All eligible metal and plastic parts have gone through the tumbler and are clean and shiny. All playfield plastics have been cleaned and hand polished (some cracks). All large metal parts hand cleaned and polished including under the apron. All playfield bulbs have been replaced with NEW incandescent bulbs. Rubber rings have been replaced with TITAN COMPETITION RINGS. Most hardware screw nuts and bolts either tumbled or replaced.

All displays work with full segments however player two is touchy and typically a couple numbers go out (See picture).
Has some playfield wear but most is around circle of numbers (See pictures) but over all the playfield looks great.

The Bad
Does not work (only lights up)or play. CPU has the normal bad battery and was hacked but wires disconnected.

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Charles Town, WV, US


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