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Sept. 20, 2006 - To Be Continued ...
Sept. 25-28 2006
This machine was a pleasure to work on. It was full of odd parts and pieces - some not even part of the game. Otherwise, after removing all the chaff from inside, the game was in very good condition. A basic once over, contact clean and adjust, some gunked-up stepper assemblies, and a good clean and wax brought this game back to life.
Some persuasion was required to remove the shooter. It had rusted pretty bad and would budge. A session with the wire brush, some new springs, and good as new.
The coin door had been bent pretty bad but fell back in shape quite nicely after a little persuasion, some de-rusting, and some elbow grease.
The player up stepper wasn't advancing or enabling the correct player or lights. A good contact cleaning solved much of it. The stepper arm was gunked. Also, the player 3 rivet was not making contact with the circuit board. A little sand paper and solder solved that.
Cleaning the playfield: Wax On - Wax Off .
And here's the finished Nip-It Pinball.
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