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select 1. Number 44 Light Bulb to 47 Light Bulb Replacement to help prevent playfield plastics warping and scoreboard ink flaking.
bulb charts Also see   Bulb Image Chart      Arcade Lamp and Bulb Chart

select 3. Pinball Playfield Steel Game Ball Replacement Schedule.
  New replacement Laser brand Pinball Game Balls

select 5. Monitor Burn-In Image problems.

 select7. Pinball System Board Identification and Game Name Listings Charts

select 9. Video Monitor Capacitor Replacement Kits.  (Re-Cap kits)

select 11. Game batteries and battery acid damage to circuit boards.

select 13. Should Spike Arrestors or Power Strips be used on a Coin Operated Arcade Game?

select 15. How to Determine Whether to Repair or Replace a Pinball Circuit Board

select 17. Coin-Op game shipping Methods and Costs
 See Shipping and Yellow Jacket pinball Dolly pages.

select 19. What brand of AA sized battery is best for my coin-op arcade game? Is it OK to use a rechargeable battery and what is the purpose of these batteries?

select 21. Can I leave a game powered on all of the time?

select 23. Are there differences between pinball game balls from different suppliers and what can this difference do to a playfield?

select 25. What types and sizes of cabinets are there and does the cabinet type add to a game's worth?

select  27. Flipper Bushing types demystified and flipper scrape damage caused by worn out bushings explained.

select  29. Line voltage and the dangers of High Tapping an arcade's transformer.

select  31. Types and photos of pinball playfield lockdown bars

select  33. Why would someone wax a playfield and what wax would they use?

select  35. What are some Wide Body and Standard playfield glass dimensions?

select  37. How to get started constructing a new pinball.

select  39. What are Flyers and where to find them?

select  41. How to show and find Easter Eggs and Cows on your pinball.

new qascoremotor replacement   43. What is a Scoremotor and were can I find a replacement?
link select 2. How to Brighten Up Pld Gottlieb Displays.

link select 4. Matching Paint Colors on Pinball Side Art

link select 6. Wide Body Playfield Glass Replacement and some playfield glass dimensions.

link select 8. What is the Playfield Rubber Ring Replacement schedule?

link select 10. Pinball Circuit Board Capacitor Kit.

link select 12. Solenoid Coil Part Numbers Explained.
 See also Solenoid Coil Charts

link select 14. How often should plastic and EM Pinball Parts be Greased

link select 16. Why is my Coin-Op Game Resetting During Game Play?

link select 18. Why does solenoid, flasher bulbs and other high current draw components affect the five volt game logic power supply line causing game resets?

link select 20. What is the difference between the terms 'Shopped', 'Refurbished' or 'Restored' when referring to a game's condition?

 link select22. Do all pinball games use the same size of game ball or are there pinball specific game balls?

link select24. I'm confused about fuses. How is a fuse rated and what fuse types are in Coin-Op Arcade games.

link select26. What are the sizes of dot matrix displays (DMD) and are there any differences between  display  manufacturers?

link select28. New reproduction versus old original backglass/scoreboard glass

link select30. What methods can be used to fix weak or non-operating flippers?

link select32. Why can't Coin-Op repair shops fix home version pinball games?

link select34. What kind of oil can be used on arcade game motors and pinball leg level adjusters?

link select36. Who are the major Pinball manufacturers in the U.S,A.?

link select38. What is the correct pinball leg length for my game?

link select 40. What does "Restored" mean?

link select   42. What is a Bowler or Bingo game and why can I not find anyone to repair or refurbish these arcades?

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