Arcade Repair Archive

Repair archive of Arcade, Pinball and Slot machines.

Here you will find pictures and information about some of our repair work.  We hope these pictures are helpful to those machine owners that love to fix their own.

These machines are NOT FOR SALE.  They belong to our customers in the San Antonio area.


High Speed Pinball by Williams 1986

High Speed Pinball by Williams 1986

High Speed Pinball by Williams  1986 Here is a real "Work Horse" pinball from the 80's. We worked on many, many of these for...

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IGT

IGT

This IGT Triple Diamond slot is typical of the S-Plus model.  We test them very well!  Service notes follow: 10/20/2013 06:35:35 ...

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IGT

IGT

This IGT Balloon Bars slot is typical of the S-Plus model.  We test them very well!  Not much wrong with this one, a stuck handle and some...

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IGT

IGT

Here we repaired an IGT video poker game with a dead monitor.  In addition to the service notes listed below we also replaced all the...

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IGT Slot

IGT Slot

This repair is on a 5x Play Wild slot machine made by IGT in 1997.  We went out to the customers home and found it blowing a 6 amp fuse. ...

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IGT Slot, Double, Red White and Blue 1

IGT Slot, Double, Red White and Blue 1

IGT Slot, Double,  Red White and Blue from 1996.  This S-plus model had to come in to get a connection problem fixed and the batery...

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IGT Triple Diamond slot model s2000

IGT Triple Diamond slot model s2000

IGT Triple Diamond slot, model s2000 made in 2004.  This is one of the newer models of IGT to come in lately.  Both batteries on the CPU...

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Indiana Jones pinball by Williams 1993

Indiana Jones pinball by Williams 1993

This Indiana Jones pinball machine by Williams was a big repair project for us.  This game was never cleaned under the plastics.  As you...

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Jack-Bot - Williams Pinball 1995

Jack-Bot - Williams Pinball 1995

02/06/2013 12:12:21  Fixed battery holder acid leak, clean/wax/new rubber/new posts on the playfield, fixed broken ramp lift mechanism, modified...

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Jacks To Open pinball by Gottlieb/Mylsta

Jacks To Open pinball by Gottlieb/Mylsta

This Jacks to Open pin has a very nice playfield.  Of course it had  battery leak damage, dried up capacitors, a shorted transistor and the...

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Japanese Coctail Table Arcade Game with

Japanese Coctail Table Arcade Game with

Japanese Coctail Table Arcade Game with 2 KNOCK-OFF game boards.  This repair job was a challenge.  This game was sold to our customer...

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Jenning Standard Chief slot machine, 194

Jenning Standard Chief slot machine, 194

This is a repair archive of a Jennings Standard Chief slot.  These were made in the late 1940's.  This machine had a rough life. ...

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Jennings Slot, Tic-Tac-Toe, Indian Head

Jennings Slot, Tic-Tac-Toe, Indian Head

Here we fixed a Jennings Indian Head slot called Tic-Tac-Toe.  Most of these old slots are just stuck from lack of service over the long...

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Jet Spin pinball by Gottlieb 1977 EM

Jet Spin pinball by Gottlieb 1977 EM

Jet Spin pinball by Gottlieb  1977  Electro-Mechanical game.

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Johnny Mnemonic Pinball by Williams 1995

Johnny Mnemonic Pinball by Williams 1995

This "Johnny Mnemonic" by Williams (1995) has some neat features.  The glove toy moves left and right, forward and back.  There...

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JokerZ pinball by Williams - 1988

JokerZ pinball by Williams - 1988

Here we repaired a JokerZ by Williams.  This game was in good condition.  The big issue was replacing the display glass.  There was...

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Jurassic Park Pinball by Data East 1993

Jurassic Park Pinball by Data East 1993

This is a Jurassic Park pinball from Data East.  This one is actually a French version brought back to the good old USA.  The cabinet...

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Kiss pinball - Bally 1978

Kiss pinball - Bally 1978

Kiss pinball by Bally from 1978.  This thing was a real mess.  Everything was broken or hacked.  Never have seen a switching power...

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Last Action Hero pinball by Data East 1

Last Action Hero pinball by Data East 1

This repair is on a 1993 Last Action Hero by Data East.  This game had the 3 playfield magnets missing along with the driver board, harness and...

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Lost World Pinball by Bally 1978 #2

Lost World Pinball by Bally 1978 #2

Lost World Pinball by Bally made in 1978.  We sold this game before we could post it on the website.  As you can see it is in really great...

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Lost World Pinball by Bally 1978

Lost World Pinball by Bally 1978

Lost World by Bally.  This was one rough pinball to shop out.  The customer was informed the paint on the playfield was too far gone. ...

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Mill's Slot Machine

Mill's Slot Machine

Here is a Mill's Slot Machine "777".  This repair had to start with a full de-grease procedure.  You can see some of the...

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Millionaire pinball by Williams 1987

Millionaire pinball by Williams 1987

Here we repaired a 1987 Williams "Millionaire.  It's a bit rough but plays great!  Someone put the factory optional playfield protective...

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Mills Black Cherry Slot

Mills Black Cherry Slot

This is a repair of a Black Cherry slot machine made by Mills.  It's a great example of the grand old One Armed Bandit games.  The...

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Mills Deuce 2 Wild slot machine 1948

Mills Deuce 2 Wild slot machine 1948

This repair is on a Mills Slot Machine named "Deuce 2 Wild".  This job had the usual issues with dried up grease and oil, dirty mechanism and...

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Mills Operator Bell, 1929, Jackpot Poinsetta Owl

Mills Operator Bell, 1929, Jackpot Poinsetta Owl

This game is NOT for sale.  This is a customer repair.  Mills Operator Bell, 1929, Jackpot Poinsetta Owl.  Did a complete tear-down...

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Mills Slot, Golden Nugget

Mills Slot, Golden Nugget

This is a repair archive of a Mills slot called Golden Nugget.  The service notes follow: 03/25/20 -This game was dropped, hard.  Pulled...

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Mills War Eagle slot machine

Mills War Eagle slot machine

Mills War Eagle slot machine

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Miss-O EM pinball by Williams 1969

Miss-O EM pinball by Williams 1969

Here is a Miss-O electromechanical pinball by Williams made in 1969.  We purchased this pinball for resale.  We did a complete shop-out...

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Missile Command video game by Atari 198

Missile Command video game by Atari 198

This Missile Command by Atari had game board problems and monitor issues.  Unfortunately for the customer these two failures did not occur at...

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Monopoly pinball by Stern 2001

Monopoly pinball by Stern 2001

Here is a Monopoly Pinball made by Stern in 2001 - 2002. This is a well made game that had proven revenue numbers.  Most ended up in homes, as...

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Monte Carlo Pinball by Gottlieb/Premier

Monte Carlo Pinball by Gottlieb/Premier

Monte Carlo Pinball by Gottlieb/Premier  1987 01/19/2013 09:38:45  Picked up @ 01/12 02/17/2013 15:53:57  Cleaned and waxed, all new...

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Ms Pac-Man video game by Midway 1982

Ms Pac-Man video game by Midway 1982

We have here a Ms Pacman made by Midway in 1982.  We went through the game board, the monitor and rebuilt the control panel with a new overlay...

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Ms Pacman by Midway 1982 Edge connecto

Ms Pacman by Midway 1982 Edge connecto

This repair is on a Ms Pacman game.  This is a typical problem on all the Midway games of the period.   The problem is the edge...

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Multicade knock-off converted to LCD Dis

Multicade knock-off converted to LCD Dis

Here is an example of a "Multicade" game that came in with a bad monitor.  These "Multicades" are really just copies of original game software...

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Night Rider pinball by Bally 1977

Night Rider pinball by Bally 1977

Night Rider pinball by Bally  1977

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Nip-It pinball by Bally 1972

Nip-It pinball by Bally 1972

This repair is on a Nip-It pinball machine made by Bally in 1972.  This game is a bit harder to shop out than most.  It has the fixed hinge...

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Pac-Man video game by Midway 1981

Pac-Man video game by Midway 1981

Here is an original Pac-Man from Midway that set the standard in the great old days of video games.  This one had a severe water/rust...

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Perfect 10x Slot Machine by IGT 1993

Perfect 10x Slot Machine by IGT 1993

This IGT Slot was supposed to be just a simple SRAM clear and bill validator reset service call.  After we changed the battery and did the clear...

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Pinball by Stern EM 1977

Pinball by Stern EM 1977

This game is called "Pinball".  It was made by Stern in 1977.  This game has two very big issues with the design.   First the...

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Pinbot pinball by Williams 1986

Pinbot pinball by Williams 1986

Here is a Pinbot pinball machine made by Williams in 1986.  This is one of the great ole pinballs that made a ton of money on the streets. ...

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Pinch-Hitter Baseball by Williams 1959

Pinch-Hitter Baseball by Williams 1959

This is a pitch and bat game from 1959 called Pinch-Hitter Deluxe by Williams.  This was a repair only since the machine was just...

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Pioneer pinball by Gottlieb 1975

Pioneer pinball by Gottlieb 1975

This pinball repair of a 1975 Gottlieb "Pioneer" was a 7 day project.  Most of the time I can go through one of this type in 4 days...

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Playboy pinball by Bally 1978

Playboy pinball by Bally 1978

Here is an example of a repair shop nightmare.  This 1978 Bally Playboy had been sitting in a Texas barn that was not exactly protecting the...

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Pole Position II Video Driving Game from

Pole Position II Video Driving Game from

Here is an upright model Pole Position made by Atari in 1983.  This was converted with new eproms to a Pole Position II. These games can be...

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Power Play, Bobby Orr pinball by Bally

Power Play, Bobby Orr pinball by Bally

Here is a shop out repair of a Bobby Orr Power Play pinball by Bally made in 1977.  These old Bally's always have connector problems....

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Premier/Gottlieb

Premier/Gottlieb

This Premier Water World pinball is one of the last games made by Premier/Gottlieb.  This is a "system 3" design.  These games were not...

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Quick Draw pinball by Gottlieb 1975

Quick Draw pinball by Gottlieb 1975

This Quick Draw electromechanical pinball, by Gottlieb, was made in 1975.  This game took us a very long time to finish.  We should have...

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