Complete WPT

Banzaipinabll

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Picked up a WPT last week, was well described, however seller failed to know none of the controlled lamps were working. Price adjusted and very happy with the purchase.

Known issues or work required

All controlled lamps not working - Fixed - F9 fuse was blown, replaced and blew again. Found out that BR9 rectifier was bad, replaced and now all working
Backbox florescent tube not working - Gonna replace with LED strips
Needs flipper rebuild
Over 50% of other lamps out
PF is flithy, Rubbers need replacing - Full strip and clean required
Looking to replace translate with an alternative, fit mirror blades and see how we get on.IMG_5127.jpgIMG_5128.jpgIMG_5130.jpgIMG_5132.jpg
 

Neil McRae

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fantastic game...

suggest cleaning the optos around the entrance to the ramps on this and reseting the cables, the control is on the backboard of the play field.

Mirrorblades look fantastic on this machine.
 
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Banzaipinabll

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A good few hours work and PF nearly stripped. My goodness it was flithy. One of the first pins I have stripped that had a number of nuts behind under PF mechs like flippers plates, so needed to remove to take of some of the posts. Anyhow, nothing seems to e missing or broken. Awkward removing some of the connectors behind the back plate due to limited access. This is my first modern ish Stern I have worked on, the threaded screw that are screwed from underneath PF, whereas Bally / Williams used T nut and screwed from above PF.IMG_5206.JPGIMG_5207.JPG
 
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Neil McRae

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That looks super - WPT has something about the playfield that’s very bright and likeable


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One thing is certain - the best protection a playfield can get is dirt. Amazing the machines you see which are filthy, but underneath the playfield is in great nick.

Definitely agree that WPT needs LEDs and mirror blades. Mine doesn't have the OCD board but still looks great.

What condition is the mini playfield in? I have a spare if required.
 
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Banzaipinabll

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Hi
One thing is certain - the best protection a playfield can get is dirt. Amazing the machines you see which are filthy, but underneath the playfield is in great nick.

Definitely agree that WPT needs LEDs and mirror blades. Mine doesn't have the OCD board but still looks great.

What condition is the mini playfield in? I have a spare if required.
I have not got to the mini PF yet, will have a look and good clean later today and will let you know if I need a replacement, thanks
 

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One thing is certain - the best protection a playfield can get is dirt. Amazing the machines you see which are filthy, but underneath the playfield is in great nick.

Definitely agree that WPT needs LEDs and mirror blades. Mine doesn't have the OCD board but still looks great.

What condition is the mini playfield in? I have a spare if required.
Yeah its strange that one of the best playfield protectors is a thick layer of dirt!
If the mini playfield you have is one of Phils I can vouch for these being very good quality :thumbs:
 

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That mini pf is suitable for buffing. The scratches on it make it look hazy and smoked, and hide the pop bumpers beneath it. I used buffing wheels on a drill and it came up a treat, do not use a dremel !!!