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| Pinball Medic is proud to service, restore and sale coin operated arcade, video, pinball machines and other amusement equipment in the Austin, Texas and surrounding areas.|
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We provide commercial, retail, and in home coin operated video and pinball arcade games for sale. Offer monitor repair and replacement, game repair / refurbishments and coin operated arcade parts for video games and pinball machines.
Our service area includes Austin Texas, Round Rock, Cedar Park and other towns around central Texas..
| We Offer pinball machine, Coin Operated arcade and video game refurbishment, restoration, house call and commercial game repair, refurbished game sales.|
We also offer the Yellow Jacket pinball dolly and Coin-Op game parts
Pinball Medic is one of a very few business left in the United States that can offer both electromechanical and state of the art electronic (solid state) pinball, EM gun and video game repair.
Whether you own a commercial arcade or just need an in-home field service call, we provide fast and reliable service, game refurbishment and restoration.
So contact the Pinball Medic today.
If you need to contact us, please use our Contact form
or use the information presented HERE We will provide any additional contact info (phone number, etc) were appropriate after the initial contact.
Game Repair Request Form
Game Refurbishment Request Form
Buy a Game from Pinball Medic Form
Sell Us an Arcade Game Form
Information about Pinball Medic
Pinball Medic was forged out of a large Coin-Op hobby started over twenty five years ago with a few electromechanical and some classic electronic arcade games (including a pinball (Space Mission), two EM gun games (Duck Hunt, Bonanza). This hobby grew to over 60 pinball machines and 20 classic video arcade games and is still growing.
With years of coin operated game repair experience, a college degree and a professional career in the design, use and repair of industrial electronics, the owner of Pinball Medic decided to give something back to the coin operated games of his youth and to the people and their children who cherish them.
As a bonus, he was able to repair, refurbish, restore, sell and even get to play coin-op games on the job. Pinball Medic has had a completely full and expanding repair shop from the day we opened for business.
As a result, We are one of the last repair shops open today that can repair and restore Electro-Mechanical (EM) & Electronic (Solid State) pinball machines, EM gun and electronic video arcade games.
This is going to be yet another big year again for Pinball Medic as we expand to meet the challenges of game repair, restoration and arcade game sales. Plus we will be able to meet the needs of the coin-op communities in and around Austin and the great state of Texas (TX is great, if you don't count our governor).
We have the following big goals for the year (2013, some carried over from 2012). 1.
We are still looking for a repair/show room shop. If you have or know where a 50 cents/sq. ft. or less dry, non leaking shop in Austin
or the surrounding area, Please contact Pinball Medic.
Our plans include something much more fun for both our customers and Pinball Medic
then just showing off our completely refurbished pinball and video games. Perhaps we will start repairing Jukeboxes. If we have the extra room, we may even open some other coin-op game related business, so everyone can join in on the fun!
We will expand on these plans in future "Play Pin" forum posts. Starting our forums
will also be a big part of our plans for this year. 2.
We are in the process of both adding additional employees and showroom space.
If we can find affordable space in or around Austin, perhaps in Oak Hill or Buda, we would even consider San Marcus or similarly close town for our repair shop and showroom.
Were looking for employees with a desire to work on interesting to repair and fun to play arcade games. You must have a strong electronics background or at least be self motivated enough to learn electronics and be a diligent worker.
3. We will be pairing down some of our non-profitable products (small electronic parts, coils)
and expanding our production and number of playfield rubber ring kits
and Pinball dollies
We should have additional ring kits for many more game titles. We don't like to rely on game manuals for the ring kit data. We tend to only add a kit after we have done a game refurbishment on it.
4. Our very popular pinball dolly's construction will become more modular.
The labor will be commissioned out over additional welding shops to speed the shipping of the dolly
and all of our other locally built products. More pre-built dollies will be offered. If we can limit the dolly assembly to just six bolts, then we can either ship using two boxes or one smaller box and therefore lower the total shipping costs of a 100 pound dolly.
5. Redesign our web page
(s) from the ground up adding more CSS and other site wide changes. No, we aren't in the market for any web page design, SEO or people trying to sell ads for this site. We get offers on a daily basis. This work will be done in-house so we can control the source code and the look of our site.
We will be adding the following and improving our site's SEO, adding secure web forms (more then just SSL and anti-bot protection) and other site wide functions including adding a forum page.
Adding web forms that are not cleared by the NO_SCRIPT add-on in Fire Fox using server side software (instead of relying on browser side scripts)
and new web design languages. This will both increase the function and reliability of our order and service request forms. Also, greatly increase the web security our page offers. The form script problems we've suffered through for months is due to the way our IP forces us to use a particular form send function that can sometimes cause form data to not be sent (stripped of all user provided data).
A way around this would be to use something other then a browser side script for our web forms. Great progress has been done about this issue and our forms will reflect this soon.
Adding a shopping chart with the ability to take on-site or over the phone credit cards. This is way over due. The great expense of securing, storing and processing online credit card order information has delayed this option for years. We may just add a phone number to the site and take orders over the phone. Phone orders would be limited to new circuit boards, dolly orders and game sells unless the buyer is in our service area.
6. Setting up the free and the subscription based 'play pin' forums.
We are still looking for an open source option for the DB backside, new subscription handling and forum software.
People either love or hate our graphically sparse and wordy web pages. Most web users believe a web site dealing with arcades should have way too many photos, graphics and multiple ways to navigate the site. This belief would make our site slow to load on many mobile phones and according to "Giggle search", lower our search ranking.
Others feel this site should be one with sparse eye candy with lots of good free information, offer all of the services to repair, refurbish / restore an arcade and be able to sell them a coin operated game with multiple order and payment methods. These two methods of web design are adversaries. We intend to balance "easy of use" and page load speed issues with more site wide design commonality and free stuff to read and learn.
Not all browsers, software and hardware platforms are created equal, we are developing our pinballmedic.com
site with displacement images, cache and DOM processes and CSS optimizations, web forms that work with or without browser add-ons and other site wide speed and compatibility enhancements. This way we can have two sites. One optimized for speed on the most recent hardware (our dot com site) and our other site (this dot net site) for people who never update or upgrade anything (like us). We will have fast loading, but, good looking sites by the time we are finished. This is hard to do as most search engines will demote a site with common site links and other commonly used navigation technics on every page.
The good news:
Our home and commercial site Coin-Op repair business is booming in the Austin and surrounding towns. We haven't been able to add repair or restoration capacity as fast as we would like or even refurbish our own game inventory. These issues will improve this year.
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