As part of the ongoing restoration of a 1979 Stern “Trident” pinball machine, here’s a series of videos outlining how to replace the rectifier board on these games. This varies a bit between Stern and Bally due to wire color codes. References are here.
Let’s pull a game out of the barn and see what we have? Peer over my shoulder as I take a look for the first time, at a picked up game and see what it needs to be restored. From beginning to end, I will chronicle my progress taking a non-working game and making it play.
I’d never done this before and wasn’t sure it would work out, but this is the story of grabbing a game sight unseen from an estate auction in Arkansas.
Sometimes you make a pinball deal because the price is great, but you’re not sure if you can restore the game or even if you should. But if you’re patient, everything falls into place. This is one of those stories.
This is a common issue with Stern’s Jurassic Park pinball machine. The shooter lane throws the ball into a vertical up-ramp delivering it to the right flipper, but in some cases it doesn’t reliably do so and it messes up the skill shots. Here’s a fix that is based on what appears to be a manufacturing defect with the playfields.
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Everybody probably has pinball machines they like, and some they don’t like, but what happens when you have a game that you alternately love in some respects, but can’t stand in others? This is one of those games for me, Sega/Stern’s Southpark!
In this 2-part series I go over installing a shaker motor in a Stern Jurassic Park pinball machine. I also run into a few weird glitches with the hardware sent me. That’s the world of pinball… nothing ever goes 100% smoothly does it?