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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!

Circus Voltaire and Addams Family pinball repair visit

Pinball machines are big lumps, lets face it!  We offer an in home repair service as well as full workshop facilities for more complex problems at our Preston workshop.

This photo was taken when repairing an Addams Family pinball and Circus Voltaire pinball, the Circus was doing all sorts of strange things, so weird its hard to describe, you would think it was blown logic on the switch matrix but actually, a lose ASIC chip was the culprit.

We added a LED kit to Circus Voltaire to go with the Addams Family which already had a full LED KIT.

We offer full workshop facilities in Preston (we can get your machine collected) plus onsite servicing anywhere in the North of England.  Regularly as far down as Birmingham and sometimes as far as Bristol, Worcester, Bath and even the Channel Islands!

 

Addams Family Circus Voltaire

Two classic pinball machines, Addams Family and Circus Voltaire

Funhouse pinball machine total restoration in the making

Here is the making of another of our funhouse premium restorations!

We start by taking all the old stuff off the old playfield and getting the parts and loom over to the new playfield, replacing as we go.

Every last part comes off the old playfield until all we are left with is the wooden playfield.  Then we have to transplant all the parts and or replace with new, onto the new playfield.  Many hours work goes into making a Premium Restoration machine.  More updates to follow

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Funhouse pinball machine rebuild with new playfield

Funhouse pinball machine new playfiel