These are do's and dont's for electromechanical (EM) pinball machines
- Do play the machine often. This helps keep the many electrical contacts free from tarnish and other forms of oxidation. The machines are designed for extensive use; parts do not usually wear out.
- Do keep the front door and back panel door locked at all times. The inside of a pinball machine is no place for children!
- Do provide a stepping stool for little kids .... it helps them get a better view of the games and feel like they can have more control.
- Don't subject the machine to extremes of heat and cold or to extremely high humidity. If you must store the game in an un-air conditioned place, put a dessicant (moisture absorbing) bag in the cabinet and in the back case. These are available at good hardware stores.
- Don't expose the playfield or backglass to intense sunlight for prolonged periods. The paint will fade.
- Do use care if you have to remove the backglass. The glass is silkscreened on the back. While most mechanical parts can be replaced, backglasses and playfield plastics are very difficult.
- Don't experiment with repairs. If you are not familiar with electro-mechanical devices, call a repair person. It is much more difficult (i.e. expensive) to figure out what someone messed up than to fix the original problem.
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