Sometimes when you have to do more extensive work to relays in an old electro-mechanical game, you can’t bend over the cabinet. You need to get all those assemblies on a bench to service. I go over how you can remove the insides of a game so you can more easily access the components.
This is a short video demonstrating a pinball head back cover I made with a piece of 3/8″ plywood. Very easy to make, and what I like about it, is the wood actually makes the sounds of bells in the head sound a little warmer and less loud, which I think works well in home environments.
Lately, I’ve been going through many old videos I have on file and I came across one I thought might be fun to share. This features Jello Biafra (who may be best known as the front man for the iconic punk band, “Dead Kennedys” but also a well known social activist). I’ve worked with Jello for many years in music-related things and a few years back he was at the PinChurch and started talking about pinball, so I flipped on the camera and captured a fun little moment of him talking about his childhood interest in pinball.
This is the first part of a series I’m doing where I talk about The Philosophy of Pinball. Why are people into the hobby? Why am I into the hobby? What are the benefits of this? Are we all crazy? Let’s discuss it!
Here’s an overview of a few basic repairs I made to a game that has been working for awhile, then started to malfunction and then sat for awhile. After some time going over all the game problems I do a summary of what I noticed and fixed.