Mr. Pinball Tip:

Old electromechanicals, generally those from the late 1960s and older, do not have factory installed on/off switches. You turn on the lights of the game by pressing the left flipper button, by pressing the credit button, or by inserting a coin. You turn the game off by tapping (slapping) the underside of the cabinet, which really just slam-tilts the game. These games really were designed to be turned on and off this way. Some of these games will still draw power even though the lights are off, and the transformer may even hum or get warm while the game appears to be off. For safety's sake and to help your power bill you could use a breaker or power strip, or just unplug the game. My personal preference is to use a lighted power strip so I can tell if the power was left on.
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