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    Default Big old hole in Upper Base

    Hello helpful friends!

    I am now in the midst of my 2nd restore/cleaning/rebuild and I've got a weird thing. The upper base has a huge hole in the middle of it.

    When I was taking it apart, the jackpot back was covered with masking tape. Do I need to do the same thing when I put it back together? Won't the masking tape block the light coming from the little bulb when a jackpot hits? Ooh, also, why was there an extra lightbulb rattling around inside of that same area? Should I use clear tape? It's a Nishijin B, I think. Here's a photo of the big hole.

    Thanks so much for any advice!

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    Default Re: Big old hole in Upper Base

    That big hole lines up behind the center feature. Should have a light plastic cover over the hole. No idea why the back of the payout would be taped, not required.20200116_223459-1.jpg

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    Default Re: Big old hole in Upper Base

    And what if I donít have that piece?


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    Default Re: Big old hole in Upper Base

    May or maynot be required depending on center feature. Glue on a replacement piece made from a food container?

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    do you have a pic from before you took it apart??
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    Default Re: Big old hole in Upper Base

    Quote Originally Posted by Moparformances View Post
    do you have a pic from before you took it apart??




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    Default Re: Big old hole in Upper Base

    Ah yes, balls may travel behind the center. I would say glue in a clear piece, maybe a lid from a sour cream container so your light can still pass through.

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    Default Re: Big old hole in Upper Base

    Glue on a piece of white plastic as shown above? So the light still passes through the area with no plastic at all??


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    Default Re: Big old hole in Upper Base

    The pic I posted has the center feature still in the machine, the white is the center feature. Cover the full circle on the inside of your back piece with a clear piece and you should be golden.

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    Default Re: Big old hole in Upper Base

    So why not just clear tape on the back of the jackpot?


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    Default Re: Big old hole in Upper Base

    Quote Originally Posted by Tink View Post
    The pic I posted has the center feature still in the machine, the white is the center feature. Cover the full circle on the inside of your back piece with a clear piece and you should be golden.
    How would the light pass through the white??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral View Post
    So why not just clear tape on the back of the jackpot?


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    You could...but maybe better tape the board. No light in center feature on the pic I posted.

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    Default Re: Big old hole in Upper Base

    This one does have a light waaaay behind the center feature.


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    Default Re: Big old hole in Upper Base

    if you take the tape off is there a hole big enough for a ball to slip into the jackpot mech??
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    Default Re: Big old hole in Upper Base

    The factory definitely put a thin piece of clear plastic over that hole--your piece has the remnants of it. Someone cut it away for some reason.

    Tink is right--use some thin scrap, clear plastic and attach it where the original was. Tape may fail, peel off and give you issues.

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