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Good Pinball Sites?
« on: April 30, 2004, 06:40:36 pm »
I just got my first pin last night, High Speed by Williams.  Of course it needs work, and I don't know the first thing about pinball.  Do any of you have a great informative site I should look at?  I need something for the newbie with troubleshooting advice.  As far as I can tell all the boards are working, I just need help with the mechanics of the game.
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Re:Good Pinball Sites?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2004, 06:52:41 pm »
The pinball repair guides at marvin3m.com are an excellent start (for free). Then go to www.marcospec.com and order this excellent electronic pinball repair books for beginners:

"Pinball Machine Care & Maintenance" Marco # PMCM for $24.95

While you're there at Marco you can dowload their online catalog or request a printed catalog. They stock lots of pinball parts at reasonable prices.

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Re:Good Pinball Sites?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2004, 07:43:56 pm »
The site that Ken mentioned is a good place to start. If you don't have a manual for your game I would suggest getting one. The schematics are invalualble. If you're close by I'm always happy to help.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2004, 08:17:30 am by Grauwulf »
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Re:Good Pinball Sites?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2004, 08:19:03 pm »
I am located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  

The book you mentioned sounds like a good beginning point.  I'll check it out.

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Re:Good Pinball Sites?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2004, 10:54:20 pm »
ALWAYS, always, ALWAYS phone in your orders to MARKO. They are notorious for ignoring emails.
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Re:Good Pinball Sites?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2004, 11:14:00 am »
http://marvin3m.com/fix.htm
That is the site you want to look at.
If you have questions, ask in rec.games.pinball, they are a friendly and helpful bunch.
Welcome to pin collection, I play my Twilight Zone way more than I do my MAME cabinet.  Fixing up the machines is half the fun.

For parts, look at pinball resource. http://www.pbresource.com/  Phoning them is your best option, since e-mail is sporatic.