Category Archives: Pinball Tech

July 18

REPAIRS : GILBERT GOTTLIEB REPINS IDC AND MOLEX CONNECTORS.

My friend Gilbert Gottlieb (Heath) shows how to repin Molex and IDC connectors on a pinball machine.  Repinning connectors are needed when the game starts resetting or things stop working due to burning of the plastic housing of the connector. I also saw in the video that Gilbert was using a standard IDC connector punch […]

June 22

TECH : STEVE RITCHIE, DESIGNER AT STERN PINBALL HAS POSTED MORE FIXES ABOUT THE BLACK KNIGHT ON FACEBOOK

More tips for Black Knight Sword of Rage posted by Steve Ritchie on Facebook : Steve Ritchie, the designer of Stern’s Black Knight pinball has just written on FaceBook about some of the issues he has read from users about the game.  Steve has posted some fixes you can try to hopefully fix the game. […]

May 21

PINBALL TECH : TWILIGHT ZONE RIGHT UPPER FLIPPER FLASHER LOCKED ON : VIDEO REPAIR

While playing my Twilight Zone pinball machine the other day, I noticed some smoke starting to come from the playfield.  I quickly turned off the machine and removed the glass.  First thing I noticed was that the plastic right above the right upper flipper looked melted.  Looking more closely at that area, I was able […]

May 08

TECH : STEVE RITCHIE, DESIGNER AT STERN PINBALL HAS POSTED FIXES FOR THE BLACK KNIGHT ON FACEBOOK

Steve Ritchie, the designer of Stern’s Black Knight pinball has just written on FaceBook about some of the issues he has read from users about the game.  Steve has posted some fixes you can try to hopefully fix the game. Black Knight Sword of Rage Info: While reading Pinside, I see that some people are […]

May 06

PINBALL TECH : BALLY’S LINKED NBA FAST BREAK PINBALL MACHINES : OVERVIEW AND GAMEPLAY : VIDEO

Recently I went to my friend Julius’s home to play his linked Bally NBA Fast Break pinball machines. The two games are linked by a cable that allows simultaneous head 2 head game play between two opponents. In order for the two games to be linked together, a couple chips need to replaced and new […]

April 20

TECH : UPGRADING REVENGE FROM MARS TO 2.10 : NUCORE AND PINBOX: MYPINBALLS.COM

Jim (Apple Juice) from Pinside has created an update to Revenge From Mars.  Apple Juice is calling it RFM 2.10.  He changed and added some things to the game which makes it a bit more enjoyable for a 20 year old game.  In this video I am showing how to install the update to a […]

April 10

PINBALL TECH : INTRODUCTION INTO 3D PRINTING : PRINTING PINBALL PARTS : VIDEO

In this video we show how 3D printing will help the pinball hobby by producing parts that may no longer be available.  I show how to print a FunHouse and Road Show eye link for the animated heads in the game that is no longer available for purchase. We also go over the fundamentals of […]

January 09

TECH : WHAT’S IN MY TOOLBOX AND CLOSET : TOOLS USED FOR PINBALL REPAIRS : VIDEO

I get many emails asking what tools are recommended for doing pinball repairs.  In this video I cover the tools I use with the repairs, cleaning, and moving of my pinball machines.  Also I show how I organize all my pinball parts and supplies within my cabinets and closets.  Hope the video helps you in […]

December 30

TECH : UPGRADING REVENGE FROM MARS TO 2.0 : NUCORE AND PINBOX: MYPINBALLS.COM

Install at your own risk.  I take no responsibility for the update of your system.  This is the process that I performed on my system without any issues.   Jim (Apple Juice) from Pinside has created an update to Revenge From Mars.  Apple Juice is calling it RFM 2.0.  He changed and added some things to […]

March 25

PINBALL REPAIR : REPAIRING TED’S BULLDOZER FRONT ON WILLIAM’S ROAD SHOW. MOTOR REBUILD AND PARTS REPLACEMENT. (VIDEO)

In this video I show how to rebuild the motor that raises and lowers the bulldozer front of Ted on my Road Show pinball machine.  I was having issues with the front of Ted fully raising to allow access to his mouth during multi-ball.  I rebuilt the motor and replaced some parts to get the […]