Author Archives: Matthew Mandarano

About Matthew Mandarano

Matthew is a cinematographer and video specialist by day and pinball fanatic at night. Somewhere in between he also finds time to play the guitar, collect vinyl records and watch a good deal of movies and TV shows.

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So, blogging takes a decent amount of time and I’ve been super busy lately. To help streamline my repair posts and keep them more up to date, I’ve decided to start up a Facebook page that I’ll use as my primary hub for … Continue reading

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1995 Williams No Fear and 1996 Sega Twister Repairs

Both of these games came into the owner’s possession when he purchased his lake house about a year and half prior. Neither game ever worked completely, but had gotten increasingly worse in the intervening time. Each game was actually a really … Continue reading

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WPC Sound Board A-12738 Repair

These little sound boards in WPC era Bally/Williams games can be difficult to track down issues on and there are no inexpensive reproduction replacements, so the boards themselves are quite expensive if they need to be replaced. A client brought … Continue reading

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Electromechanical Pinball Machine Shop Outs

Have had several calls over the past couple weeks about shopping games out. Out of the lot, three have been electromechanical machines. The first two, a 1970 Bally 4 Million BC and a 1971 Williams Stardust, were both owned by … Continue reading

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1992 Data East Star Wars Pinball Repair

This is another game from the personal collection. Out of the nearly 60 pinball machines I’ve owned, I’ve never had one burn up a connector enough to actually smell it until this one. I had my back line of games … Continue reading

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1988 Williams Swords of Fury Refurbish

Have been a little slow on the updates lately, but just too busy to keep up, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Not too long ago I picked up a 1988 Williams Swords of Fury machine that needed a little … Continue reading

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1980 Williams Firepower Light Restoration

This came in from a client who’s Bally Strikes and Spares I repaired and restored late last year. This game had been down for some time, so it needed a little love, but was a very nice overall example of … Continue reading

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