Category Archives: Repairs (Videos and Pics)

July 18

REPAIRS : GILBERT GOTTLIEB INSTALLS MODERN SOUNDS ON AN EM PINBALL MACHINE.

In this video Gilbert (Heath) replaces the dings and bongs of an EM pinball machine (Stern’s Raw Hide) with real music and voice call outs.  Gilbert shows what hardware is needed and details the process.  The game has over 130 custom sounds which took 12 hours to install. He also spent 6 hours programming and […]

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 […]

May 02

REPAIRS VIDEO : OVERVIEW OF REVENGE FROM MARS – ISSUE WITH FUSE 109 (FLASHERS NOT WORKING) : VIDEO

In this video, we look at my RFM with Pinbox installed.  We look at the topper, lenticular translite, topper, and shooter button mod.  We also try to figure out why Fuse 109 keeps blowing when playing the game.  Fuse 109 controls some of the flashers on the playfield in the game.  Also I show a […]

April 25

REPAIRS VIDEO : REPLACING VERTICAL UP-KICK IN MONSTER BASH AND TWILIGHT ZONE : VIDEO

NOTE : In this video during the Monster Bash VUK install, I sometimes mention the ball should hit the right flipper coming out of the VUK. In reality, the ball should be hitting the left flipper. Also pretend I am saying weld where I keep saying soldering for the joints of the VUKS. UGH In […]

July 21

CLIFFY’S PINBALL PROTECTORS FULL INSTALL ON IRON MAIDEN LE (VIDEO INSTALL)

In this video, I install six Cliffy’s Pinball Protectors on a Stern Iron Maiden LE pinball machine.  The protectors consist of the Drop Downs, Mode Ramp, In Lane, and Shooter Lane protectors.  The whole process took about one hour to accomplish. The protectors look great as do all of Cliffy’s products.  They fit perfectly and […]

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 […]

February 11

PINBALL RESTORATION : CLEANING A TWILIGHT ZONE PINBALL MACHINE

In this video, I show some of the steps that I use to clean my pinball machines.  I show some techniques and also some cleaning products that are used during the process. VIDEO : SimiChrome Metal Polish : https://www.amazon.com/Metal-Polish-Simichrome-Grams-8-82/dp/B004F5BDIO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1518319601&sr=8-2&keywords=simichrome&dpID=51ILMnzDD0L&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch Exfoliating Round Pads : https://www.target.com/p/exfoliating-cotton-rounds-100ct-up-up-153/-/A-14070170#lnk=sametab Pure 3X Paste Wax : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003UWQFKY/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Super Lube Synthetic Grease : […]

December 06

NEWS : STERN SERVICE BULLETINS FOR SPIKE 1 AND 2 GAMES

  Stern has posted two service bulletins for Spike 1 and Spike 2 games.  These games include Ghost Busters, Aerosmith, Batman, and Star Wars (All Models).  Read below for the details and how to repair. Service Bulletin # 189 http://www.sternpinball.com/upload/service-bulletins/service-bulletin-189-core-node-stabilization/2235/Stern-SB189.pdf   Service Bulletin # 190 http://www.sternpinball.com/upload/service-bulletins/service-bulletin-190-core-node-capacitor-service/2236/Stern-SB190.pdf

October 21

PINBALL REPAIR : PINBALL UNIVERSE GAME BLADES AND INSIDE OF CABINET PROTECTOR : VIDEO REVIEW

This video shows how to install a product by Pinball Universe. The product are protectors that protect the inside of the pinball cabinet and game blades on your pinball machine. When the playfield is lifted up and down, the protectors prevent scratching of the inside of the cabinet and damage to your game blades. The […]

September 17

CLIFFY’S PINBALL PROTECTORS FULL INSTALL ON JERSEY JACK’S DIALED IN (VIDEO INSTALL)

In this video, I install four Cliffy’s Pinball Protectors on a Jersey Jack Dialed In.  The protectors consist of the Sim Card scoop, Cell Phone scoop, Skill Shot, and the Shooter Lane protectors.  The whole process took about one hour to accomplish. The protectors look great as do all of Cliffy’s products.  They fit perfectly […]