Owning a Pinball Machine 101 – Items To Have On Hand

James

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That certainly makes owning a pinball machine seem much less scary, everything in there is easy to do.
That is the very very basics, but it shouldn't be that scary, always loads of people on here to help too.
 

PBrookfield

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Even just a basic multimeter is absolutely essential, you need it to test fuses at the bare minimum. Slow blow fuses especially can look OK-ish while being totally dead. It's also what a beginner needs to check for disconnected wires / broken traces etc. Also it's essential when getting help on the forum for more technical problems - we can frontline help with a lot of issues if we can at least get voltages and continuity tests. So a multimeter isn't just for a DIY-er, it can almost be the passport required for getting online help and diagnosis without (or at the very least, before) getting it to a professional.
 

James

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That is optional, probably not a 101 @Paul - sledgehammer is certainly for outside of the honeymoon period....
 
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astyy

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Dont be nosey :-)
For me #1 mobile phone camera for the many pics needed to reassemble what has been disassembled, #2 (cheap) soldering iron for coil wires etc, #3 DMM, #4 Dremel :thumbs:
 

James

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@astyy - I want to move onto more in depth items later on, definitely the camera phone even for basic items.

Thanks for the input as always sir!