Pinball Machine Repair and Service
We service and repair any make of pinball machine.
Pinball playfields are stripped of ramps and plastics to be able to reach old rubber, lamps and dirt. Lamps and rubbers are replaced with new parts. Mechanisms are cleaned and adjusted. Playfield is polished or waxed before reassembly.
Priced according to three machine categories
Electromechanical. Electromechanical (EM) Machines with score reels like this one
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Early Electronic. Solid State (SS) machines from the 70's and 80's are machines with digital displays but no ramps. R 4,500
Late Electronic. Solid State (SS) machines made in the early 80's till today. R 5,500
Twilight Zone slot machine scoop repair using silver brazing.
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Electronic circuit board repair. Common faults found on circuit bords are driver transistors, fuse clips, power supply rectifiers and capacitors and switch matrix buffers. All brands serviced including Bally, Williams, Data East, Stern and Gottlieb.
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Corrosion damage caused by a leaky battery can destroy a board. This can be prevented by installing a battery hanger as seen on my parts page.
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Broken and burnt connectora are replaced with new ones. Wires are crimped to the connector pins using proper tools and new parts. Normally, a header repair on the board will also be necessary.
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This Whirlwind was left in the sun and the ramps melted. New ramps were imported and installed.
We will transport your machines in ANY weather. I don't send "some guys with a bakkie", I use a closed van and I come along personally to help with the loading.
Driveway pick up and drop off only. I will not go into your house. No exceptions.
Pretoria R750 a trip. + R250 extra for each additional machine
Johannesburg R1500 a trip. + R250 extra for each additional machine
Anywhere else will be quoted upon request.
Indemnity forms will be supplied so make sure your insurance covers damage.
If you have any questions about Escapism or you just want to drop in, please call or email me to arrange a visit.
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