I picked up a not fully functional Wood’s Queen a few weeks back. I plan to use this topic to chronical what I encounter as I bring it back to life. If you are a ZZZ EM expert, feel free to follow along and offer advice. If you are new to Pinball repair follow along and learn with me. This is a bit of an experiment. This type of material is not common here. I love the tournament and strategy talk, but someone mentioned they wanted to see this type of content, and so I thought I would try this as an experiment. If you like the idea, please like this post. I move slow, so don’t expect frequent updates, but I will try to update with photos and details of what I address or learn each time I work on it.
Disclaimer. I don’t really know what I am doing. I have restored 1 EM back to life in the past a Bally Fireball. I found the process very logical so I am confident I can figure things out.
Cosmetically the game is in good shape. One small chip where someone dropped a tool. A little graffiti carved into the cab. Slight angel wings on one side. 1 broken data east flipper. So this will mostly be a boring adventure of cleaning contacts, gapping switches and rerunning broken wires.
- Game turns on
- Starts a game and kicks out a ball
- Does not reset score reels
- Does not add more than 1 player
- Does not score correctly
- May or may not track ball in play
- Tilt has been cut off
- Some broken or cut wires
- Some obvious attempts at repairs with electrical tape and non stock wires.