This Old Pinball Repair/Restoration Video
TOP#3 - "Lost in the 'Zone"

The third This Old Pinball (TOP) video (aka TOP#3), covers the restoration and repair of 1990s Williams "WPC" pinball machines (but certainly does apply to other 1990s pinball games too). Video concentrates on restoring a 1993 Williams Twilight Zone pinball game. This video is hosted by Norm and Shaggy. Two hours long, NTSC video format, DVD media. The following is a list of the DVD chapter titles. This does not encompass all the information in the video, just where the chapters are marked.

TOP#3 DVD Chapters:

  • "Norm" and "Shaggy" import a container of games
  • Intial game evaluation
  • Using the game's diagnostics
  • Burnt GI (General Illumination) connector repair
  • Twilight Zone's clock repair part1
  • 455 bulb replacement to 545 bulbs
  • Clock repair part2
  • Driver board repair and transistor testing
  • Game reset repair when both flipper buttons pressed
  • Soldering equipment
  • Desoldering equipment and techniques
  • More burnt GI fixes
  • Battery holder replacement
  • Testing coils/flashers
  • Cleaning opto switches
  • Testing fuses
  • Testing transistors
  • WPC Test fixture and Demo Man swear ROMs
  • Disassemble the playfield
  • Ramp washing
  • Mylar removal (3 techniques shown)
  • Mylar glue removal
  • Repainting the coin door
  • Repairing the shoot assembly
  • CPU Driven lamps
  • Straighten warped plastics
  • "Bluing" metal ramp flaps
  • Flipper rebuild
  • Replacing the top glass
  • Testing the game
  • Blowing up a game

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