Mr. Pinball Tip:

Cleaning contacts with a thin strip of a business card is fine when fixing an isolated problem but when I get a "new" EM that has been sitting in the barn for five years, I often will run out of business cards before all the contacts are clean. Worse still is when an unnoticed bit of paper comes off during the cleaning and opens a switch that worked fine before you started. What I do is to take an old toothbrush dip it in a bit of alcohol and give every contact I can reach with it the once over, after cleaning a relay I blow everything dry before proceeding on. WARNING: Be sure to let the alcohol dry completely before powering on the machine! If the alcohol has not dried you may start a fire! The first time I tried this I got a machine up and running within an hour. I wondered if it would ever work again when it arrived.

Alan Amon

Tip Archive

New tips are welcome and encouraged. Tips will be credited to those who contribute. If you would like to submit a tip click here.

For more information you may contact us by email, or by email form.
Go to: Home page, Photo Gallery, Classified Ads, Repair Tip of the Day, The Pinball Collector Register, Advertisers List, Site Map
© Copyright Mr. Pinball 2021. All Rights Reserved.