Pinball machine Thursday

By , March 27, 2008 7:55 pm

Went to Oxford and spent most of the day working on an old electro-mechanical Super Straight (Poker) pinball machine. The owner had the manual and schematic (such as they are) which made it a lot easier but was still a real pain in the butt. It had been in a high moisture environment for quite a while (I’d say years) and most of the contacts were oxidized, as well as a WHOLE lot of the moving parts. Got most of it going and then it would start doing stupid things again. Work on it a while and get other things working and then it’d get stupid yet again. Finally figured out that it was a zeroing switch on one of the score units that was sometimes not making. Cleaned it and then the power in that part of Oxford went out. 😯 πŸ™„ So I packed the tools up via flashlight and we came home. Gotta love stuff like that. Really wanted to give it one last check out but twas not to be. The customer is/was a computer tech from the punch card days so he should be able to finish it up should it need some other minor stuff but still…

Back is telling me I was on my feet too long today so am gonna eat then take a lie down. Till tomorrow…

One Response to “Pinball machine Thursday”

  1. Steve says:

    Was a crazy day all around, methinks. I had one of those “everything” days–did all KINDS of stuff. Didn’t get home until 9:45 or so, but that wasn’t really work related, it was just one of those things. Today, hopefully, will be less stressed.

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