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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2012, 05:05:42 pm »
It's not very likely that the manuals are inside, but you never know. The seller said the flippers quit working after he took part of it apart and put it back together. Most likely a loose/improper connection somewhere. The plexi is cracked from someone sitting on it, the plunger is missing the proper nubbin', and the playfield art needs touched up in various places. Not terrible for $30 (if it's a simple fix).

I saw your posts on KLOV about this machine and saw that others offered to help with photos as well. If you still need specific pics, shoot me a PM with what you're wanting and I'll take 'em while I'm dinking around with this thing this weekend.

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2012, 11:52:03 pm »
No manuals. :-\

Seems to be a problem associated with the slingshot circuit. None of the solenoids will fire. When the breaker is pressed on the back, the slingshots fire momentarily. If a switch is made for another solenoid while the circuit breaker is pressed that solenoid then fires. Leads me to believe there is a short in the slingshot circuit, but nothing jumped out at me. I don't think it's with the slingshot switches, because the points count correctly when those switches are made and unmade. Q309 looks bent excessively on the driver board. Too bad schematics haven't been located...

Also, looks like you've found more pics! :applaud:

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2012, 12:12:14 am »
You probably have a bad solenoid driver transistor.

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2012, 03:51:32 pm »
Q301, Q303, and Q304 all tested bad. I'll be replacing Q302 while I'm at it...

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2012, 01:12:47 am »
Your pictures have helped and I've added some of them to the pinwiki. Thanks. :)

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2012, 05:42:08 pm »
Swapped out those transistors and she's fully working now. :)

Now she just needs cleaned. :P

Thanks again Ken!

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2012, 10:16:24 pm »
Glad my information was able to help get it running again!

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2012, 11:08:06 pm »
Star Explorer for sale in 5...4...3....

It'll be a while. The kids think it's great. ...and I don't have room for the real deal yet. :P

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #48 on: November 02, 2012, 12:46:37 am »
I have obtained an original Sentinel/Wonder Wizard home pinball owner's manual. I have scanned it and digitally cleaned up the pages. It is now posted on pinwiki under the Sentinel/Wonder Wizard home model pinball section.

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #49 on: November 02, 2012, 02:31:58 pm »
Ken, do you perhaps have any recordings of the Bally Fireball home pin, specifically the sounds in it? I know that they weren't much by any means, but I'm trying to see what came with it. I'm finally getting around to a project that will revive mine.
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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #50 on: November 02, 2012, 10:30:39 pm »
Nope. sorry I don't have any recordings.

However, it might be an idea to check youtube to if there is anything there.

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2012, 12:14:38 am »
The only thing on YouTube of any of the Bally home model pinball machines I could find was of the Pinball Mind. Not the end of the world, It was more a curiosity thing than anything.
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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2012, 01:50:07 pm »
I have now located original manuals for the Mattel "Las Vegas" home model pinball machine. I've got the Service/Parts manual as well as the Owner's manual on their way to me now. They should arrive this weekend and I can start scanning them and filling in more repair information on the pinwiki for Mattel.

EDIT:
The Las Vegas "Owner's Manual" has now been scanned and cleaned up to pristine condition. Posted as a pdf file on pinwiki now.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2012, 06:06:51 pm by Ken Layton »

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #53 on: November 13, 2012, 02:03:37 pm »

This thread is awesome.   :cheers:

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #54 on: November 13, 2012, 02:13:47 pm »
From what I understand and much of what I have seen in similarities between them, the Mattel Las Vegas and the Sentinel/Wonder Wizard pinball machines were all manufactured at the same Magnavox television set plant in Tennessee in 1977 and 1978.

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #55 on: November 17, 2012, 07:41:25 pm »
The service manual and schematics of the Mattel "Las Vegas" home pinball machine are now posted on pinwiki.com

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #56 on: November 21, 2012, 08:31:07 pm »
Saw this on Pittsburgh C-list...

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/tag/3425397531.html

Looks like a home model... one I've never seen... Ad says 1970...IPDB says 1977... This is rare isn't it?
« Last Edit: November 21, 2012, 08:43:26 pm by smartbomb2084 »

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #57 on: November 21, 2012, 09:12:10 pm »
Made in 1977. Here is the repair info for the Fischer Skyhawk home pinball:

http://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Fischer

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #58 on: November 21, 2012, 10:30:45 pm »
The guy wants $250 or a fully working one (minus a flipper button).

How may of these were made and how many of them left still work?

Seems like an opportunity for someone into the classic home models... how often do these come up along for sale in working condition?


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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #59 on: November 21, 2012, 11:09:43 pm »
I don't think there were very many Skyhawk games made. They don't turn up for sale much and when they do, they are usually broken.

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #60 on: December 14, 2012, 09:02:28 am »
Hi!  I just posted a question on the Mattel Las vegas Pinball machine.    If someone can help I would appreciate it.  :)   Is this a good machine for a 14 year old?

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super star model 55-860195-2 replacement CB
« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2013, 01:55:36 pm »
Hi

I need a repair/replacement for my super star model 55-860195-2. The score board (led squares) CB broke.....any ideas?

This is a one of a kind custom version of the super star.

thanks

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #62 on: February 27, 2013, 02:08:12 pm »

Glue batons onto the sides of that board so that it has some structural integrity again.  Jump the broken traces with some wire.  Resume playing pinball.

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #63 on: March 03, 2013, 04:11:39 pm »
I have now posted more information and a schematic on the Sentinel/Wonder Wizard section of pinwiki.

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #64 on: March 29, 2013, 01:07:11 am »
I have now obtained an original owner's manual for the early Briarwood/Brunswick machines like Rodeo, Super Star, and Demolition Classic. I've scanned it and digitally cleaned it up. Now posted on pinwiki.com and here:

http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-pinball/B/Briarwood%20Pinball%20Owners%20Manual.pdf

It includes machine and playfield schematics, but no board schematic.
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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #65 on: March 29, 2013, 01:46:15 pm »
Anyone watch Justified? And noticed the Star Explorer in Boyd Crowder's office?

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #66 on: January 11, 2019, 12:04:09 pm »
Ken,
 Do you know where I might be able to get some parts for a Brunswick Circus Pinball Machine 1980 Model.

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Re: Other home model pinball machines
« Reply #67 on: January 11, 2019, 10:25:00 pm »
Ken,
 Do you know where I might be able to get some parts for a Brunswick Circus Pinball Machine 1980 Model.

Yes I do. Steve Young's Pinball Resource bought up the remaining stock of Brunswick pinball parts. Here is a link to some of them:

http://www.pbresource.com/special.html

If you don't see what you need, just ask them as they have tons more parts than what is on the website.

  
 

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