Pinball number 2

Well, now I’ve done it! I’ve gone and bought another machine. This time it’s a Devil Riders, also from Zaccaria, and also a 2nd generation. Mechanically it looks in better shape than the Pinball Champ, but the electronics have been “repaired” by an amateur (according to the seller). But for 100€ I’m not too bothered about it. The machine looks complete, except for 2 leg bolts.

Here are some pictures I took.




A button, really?

All that work to put that door button in instead of replacing a faulty outhole microswitch... AARGH


Why replace connectors if you can solder?

I guess the "Power Fail" signal will be missing


What did you expect after almost 30 years?

Inside head door

If you don't have a connector and can't solder, leave it hanging...

Some playfield damage

Looks quite clean

Transformer box is open. Hope it still works.

I’m going to test the CPU board of this machine in the other machine and make it work. That way I can compare the two boards and see where the problem is with my Pinball Champ CPU board. I’ll also start taking the Devil Riders apart and make a list of things I need to order so I can minimise shipping cost.

As always, I’ll keep you posted!

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