Game Sales & Repair Services:
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.
Game Sales & Service performed at our Shop- Due to
the fragile nature of transporting games from our shop back to your location, no warranty is expressed or
implied. We have no control of your moving process- road conditions (vibration/pot holes), hot/cold
temperatures, rough handling of the machine, and the possibility that the machine was dropped. It is
important that you test your machine fully before leaving the shop as we are not responsible for any
repaired or purchased machines that have stopped working when they arrive at your destination. All game
sales are final, no returns or exchanges.
Electromechanical Pinball Machines (Older than 1978)-
Due to their age, numerous switch contact alignments, sensitivity to damp (basement), hot/cold environmental
conditions, no warranty is expressed or implied on location or in the shop. There are too many parts that
are old and worn out from game play with 40+ years of wear and tear.
Solid State Pinball Machines (Newer than 1978)- Our
7-day warranty covers any repairs that were performed by My Arcade Repair including any new parts that
Contact us immediately if your machine was repaired and exhibits the same issues, the warranty is for
7-days from the date of the Service Call regardless if the machine has "not played" during this time. We
reserve the right to not warranty a game if the customer has attempted to re-repair, modify, adjust
contacts, over-play the machine until it “breaks” and/or have another repair person look at the machine.
Video Games & Jukeboxes- Our 7-day warranty covers
any repairs that were performed by My Arcade Repair including any new parts that were installed.
On Location Repairs- All games repaired on location
include a 7-day warranty on location, if the warranty applies. Additional charges will apply if any
additional work is required during the warranty visit outside of the warranty work, including- labor,
travel time & parts. Additional repairs needed could be the result of many underlying issues that may
not surface until the machine is placed back in service and is now being played. However, if the cause
of the re-repair is a result of My Arcade Repair's poor workmanship or faulty new parts that we
supplied & installed, your repair is fully covered. We are not responsible for any parts that are
supplied by the customer.
Shop Repairs- Any game/monitor/circuit board
repaired in our shop includes a 7-day warranty at the shop, if the warranty applies. The game/monitor/circuit
board must be returned to the shop by the customer for evaluation and any warranty work. Circuit board
repairs can be the result of many underlying issues with the customer’s game that are undiagnosed,
including- bad power supplies, burnt coils, faulty wiring inside the machine or misadjusted power
supply voltages. When you repair is picked up, we will guide you on the potential cause of your board
failure and what is needed to avoid it happening again. These underlying issues are beyond our control
and will void the warranty if the board fails again in the same manner.