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Aussie Pinball Forums => Technical Matters => Pinball Repairs / Problems & Assistance => Topic started by: Freiherr on January 13, 2018, 05:54:26 AM

Title: The last pinball doctors
Post by: Freiherr on January 13, 2018, 05:54:26 AM
Guys, keep on fixing and restoring those machines.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bjypyw/state-of-repair-pinball-machines

I love bumping into these on the web.

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Title: Re: The last pinball doctors
Post by: oldskool1969 on January 13, 2018, 07:46:48 AM
What a great little doco. Cheers.
Title: Re: The last pinball doctors
Post by: Strangeways on January 13, 2018, 08:42:40 AM
That was awesome. It is true, we live in a throwaway society, and replacing old parts with new is sometimes more economical that repairing them. Most of us older guys enjoy the challenge of repairing old parts. The other point is that while new machines are being built, they will need to be repaired sometime in the future.
Title: Re: The last pinball doctors
Post by: McKie1 on January 13, 2018, 10:51:31 AM
Great article and documentary :)

Thank you for the link
Title: Re: The last pinball doctors
Post by: pinnies4me on January 13, 2018, 11:14:21 AM
Good little doc, thanks for posting.   ^^^
Title: Re: The last pinball doctors
Post by: ddstoys on January 13, 2018, 01:27:26 PM
I often wonder if the new machines will be repairable or thrown away?   With the money people spend I’m sure they will want them repairs but highly unlikely they will be serviceable in 20 years time


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Title: Re: The last pinball doctors
Post by: Strangeways on January 14, 2018, 08:54:54 AM
I often wonder if the new machines will be repairable or thrown away?   With the money people spend I’m sure they will want them repairs but highly unlikely they will be serviceable in 20 years time


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As long as the manufacturers make tons of parts to back up sales of their games, then they will be repairable. Service technicians, on the other hand, are a dying breed. The biggest issue for me is the boutique manufacturers that might not last long. Then you would be stuck with a lemon !