What is the difference between
electronic and electro-mechanical pinball machines?
Electro-mechanical (EM) machines are run by a large amount of switches,
relays, solenoids and an electric motor while electronic games
are run by mostly Integrated Circuit (IC) devices. Any pinball
machines made before 1977 are EM and any after 1977 are electronic.
1977 is the crossover year and has a mix of both. If you don’t
know the year the machine was made the simplest way to tell is
to examine the game displays. Mechanical scoring reels means it
is EM while digital displays mean it is electronic.
Will My Arcade
Repair buy my Arcade machine or take it as a trade in?
Absolutely! You can receive credit for just about any machine (pinball
or video game) regardless of type or whether or not it is working.
The amount offered in cash or credit is dependant on the game and
Can I trade in
my EM for credit towards a newer electronic machine?
Yes, My Arcade Repair will take your EM in trade.
Do you deliver
and set up the arcade machines for me?
Yes, My Arcade Repair will deliver your game to your garage only
(you are more than welcome to use our hand-truck when we are there
to bring it into your home) within our normal service area for
a flat rate of $75. Games can be delivered outside of our service
area for an additional fee.
Will you ship
one of your games?
Yes, we ship using North Amercan Van Lines (NAVL) or we will work
with your shipping company. NAVL will blanket wrap, pallet, and
deliver your machine to your basement or game room. We cannot
warranty games that are shipped, we will however help you as best
as possible with phone support should you experience a problem
during the first seven days of owning your game.
What forms of
payment do you accept?
My Arcade Repair accepts cash, credit
cards, money orders and local checks (though they will have to
clear before you take ownership of your game).
Do you have/can
I request a specific pinball machine or video game?
My Arcade Repair typically lists all of the games we have in stock on our
site; however there is a short delay from the time we get a game
until it is listed (our games our cleaned, cap-kits installed (if
needed), fully tested, and working before reaching our website).
So, you can always check by emailing us for the most up to date
information. If we do not have the game you are looking for, we
can locate almost any game. Once located you will be informed and
requested to put a deposit down while your machine is undergoing
the restoration/testing process.
Can I call for
tech support if I don’t live in your service area?
My Arcade Repair cannot give tech support help to everyone on the
phone; there just isn't enough time in the day. If you live in
the Southern New Hampshire area and are considering using my services,
feel free to call or email and we can talk. But outside Southern
New Hampshire I just cannot help everyone fix his or her game on
the phone. Thanks in advance.
If I still have
a question that you have not answered, what can I do?
Simply sending us an email or contacting us
during normal business hours by phone can answer any unanswered