Monthly Archives: May 2017

Pinball board repair service part of our daily life!

Pinball machine circuit board repairs at Pinball Heaven.

We love fixing stuff!  Every day we get sent pinball machine pcb’s for repair by customers eager to get their pinball machines up and running again.  Of course we offer an on site pinball machine repair service but some want to do it themselves and just post us parts to repair.

Many customers need help with pinball circuit board problems, we spend the time over the phone to discuss these issues and can advise which circuit board we need to be sent in order for us to repair it, then we test it in our test rig and advise customer if any action needs to be taken before re-installing their circuit board.  Sometimes if there is a shorted solenoid coil or such like it can just damage the newly repaired PCB as soon as the power is switched back on!  We can usually tell if this will happen when we see what is wrong with the board.

The most common pcb we get sent is the Williams WPC Power Driver PCB A-12697 which is a really really reliable circuit board but simply due to the massive numbers of these boards and associated games in circulation we do see them on a daily basis.  Usually its either a reset when pressing the flipper buttons or a shorted solenoid/blown fuse but can be other issues like problems with lamps and of course the melted general illumination connectors J115/J120/J121 which require replacement.

We can repair most pinball machine pcb’s from 1988 to modern games so if you have any pinball machine problems then give us a call or send us an email!

Stern Star Wars Pinball Machine soon to be released in the UK?

Stern Star Wars pinball machine for sale soon?

If internet rumours are to be believed, then legendary designer Steve Richie (famous for such hit games at Terminator 2, Getaway, Stern Star Trek, ACDC, Game of Thrones etc) has been working on a Stern Star Wars pinball machine for at least 2 years since Game of Thrones and its sure to be another winner for Stern Pinball.

Its been suspected for a few years that Stern or Jersey Jack Pinball would secure the licence for the Star Wars licence and make a new pinball machine but when Stern showed up on the exhibitor list at Star Wars Celebration expo in Orlando the rumours really exploded and it seemed there was no doubt they would release a new Star Wars pinball machine!

Details are vague right now but we understand that as usual there will be a Star Wars Pro, Star Wars Premium and Star Wars Limited Edition pinball machines for sale shortly.

Stern are very hard to get information out and typically only show a pinball machine when its ready to be built so the time of announcement to the time of shipping is typically only 1 month.

We understand its going to be based on the original 1977 movie rather than any sequels and it will feature the new LCD backbox monitor as seen in Stern Aerosmith pinball machine (which we still love!), the addition of the LCD display adds much more visual impact to the game and will attract passers by who are intrigued by what is happening.

We expect to have a Stern Star Wars pinball machine on our stand at the Play Expo show in Manchester in October!