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For sale: Star Trek

Added: 2024-01-11 17:09:26 UTC • Ended: January 26th, 2024
Condition: Fully shopped/refurbished

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$ 1,950 (OBO)

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This is the ideal first pinball game. This low-maintenance game has been thoroughly gone through electrically and mechanically with all maintenance being done and several upgrades. This is Bally’s classic 1979 Star Trek pinball machine with a great backglass. It’s gotten all the maintenance and key upgrades to keep this game running again for many years.

Upgrades and work done

New upgraded Anarchy PCB brand power rectifier board with 30A rectifiers vs. 8A factory rectifiers with improved cooling was installed. The factory boards are insufficiently designed and a common point of failure. This is probably the most frustrating board to replace so it is a good proactive maintenance item to have done.

New Comet pinball LEDs have been installed throughout the always-on general illumination (GI) lights on the playfield, backbox, and coin door, the LEDs are warm white so have the same feel as classic incandescent bulbs. There are 3 places where a player can see the GI lights directly and new incandescent bulbs were installed in these locations to keep the classic feel. The use of LEDs in this way dramatically reduces power consumption/heat and maintenance without changing the feel of the game. About 75 LEDs were installed.

New incandescent bulbs were installed in insert lights that turn off and on during gameplay. These bulbs burn out slower and use less energy because they are not always on and incandescent bulbs turn on and off more slowly than LEDs in these locations. About 30 new incandescent bulbs were installed.

New PerfectPlay white silicon bands throughout the entire game, these silicone bands won't crack and produce dust like traditional less expensive rubber bands and are easy to wipe clean. New PerfectPlay blue silicon flipper bands.

New cup holder that nondestructively mounts to the leg bolts of the game.
New leg levelers with felt bottoms to protect floors.

New coin door lock.

New backbox lock.

New high-quality closed-cell “beer” seal on lock-down bar

New transparent PETG plastic protecting washers were installed on plastics that both protect the plastics but also replace the traditional metal washers and allow more light through

Right flipper mechanism is entirely new, the left is almost entirely new. New coils and sleeves, new EOS switches, new cranks and plungers, new coil stop plates, new springs, and new bushings. The right flipper also got an entirely new flipper plate and mounts.

Solenoid Driver Board has been rebuilt, including replacing the large C23 and C26 capacitors with new upgraded ones, a new R1 high voltage display trimer pot, a new upgraded Q4 TIP-102 transistor, and reflowing solder to all connectors. Set display high voltage.

Lamp Driver board received new upgraded SCRs in position Q36 and Q26 and solder on all connectors was reflowed.

Replaced Q7 transistor with 2N5401 on credit display driver module and reflowed solder on connectors. Reflowed solder on most displays.

Replaced the entire A5J1-7 wire run from the lamp driver board to the “Saucer A” lamp socket, replaced the lamp socket with a new one, and re-tied the cable loom with new zip ties.

Repaired drop targets.

Deep clean of the playfield and black repaint around inserts

Backbox connectors have been labeled to make for easy backbox reattachment

Cleaned all switches.

New chrome shooter cushion spring and new upgraded silicone shooter tip.

New shiny pinball was installed.

Additional condition information

A blue flipper push button has been installed on the front of the cabinet to act like a credit switch, when the button is pushed the game thinks a quarter has been inserted. This can be disabled if you prefer to use quarters in your own game or left in place as a convenience.

This game was routed in its past life and the cabinet shows wear and color fading especially in the red colors which is common for this game.

The game plays great but the playfield could be better, it has paint loss. Sometime I suspect in the early 1980s paint lass happened in the center of the playfield around the inserts which is very common on Bally Star Trek games and an operator put a piece of game-specific mylar over the center to protect the remaining paint. Overall this playfield is better than average for a Bally Star Trek but it's a known issue. CRP makes a reproduction playfield if you are so inclined to replace it.

Not really looking for trades right now, would only consider project machines. I am selling because I need the space. Cash on the glass, and shipping would incur significant additional costs and only be considered for Pinsiders with extensive tenures on the site and good feedback.

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