Working with Gottlieb EMs: Fixing Scoring Problems & Score Reels

I had a chance to spend some time with a 70s era Gottlieb EM machine I recently picked up. This game came to me in non-working condition, mostly complete. For the complete video series with the early “first look” footage see this article.

In this series I spend most of my time diagnosing issues that are relating to the score reels.  I also take some time cleaning various contacts and relays which end up solving a variety of problems from games that never end to problems properly scoring shots and bonuses.   I hope you enjoy as I dive into this game getting it back to playing condition and learning along the way.

Status update

Some of you (ok, maybe 2-3 of you who read this blog) may be wondering why I haven’t posted much lately.  It’s not that there isn’t a lot going on — quite the contrary.  I’m just keeping things under wraps until details are finalized, but with any luck there may be some interesting announcements soon.

Also, more games have come into the shop, and more progress has been made on both solid state and EM machines.  I’ve got at least a half-dozen new videos to post.  Stay tuned for more!   And thanks for watching and reading!   – Mike