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EM Pinball Online Repair Clinic

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Find full details about this and future repair clinic, see Mark’s website: Fun with Pinball.

EM Pinball Online Repair Clinic

After troubleshooting electromechanical (EM) pinball machine issues in various online forums for several years we’ve added occasional video conferences to the mix. Online Clinics offer a different approach to text based troubleshooting that might better suit some participants.


To help organize the discussion participants should identify themselves as one of the following:

  • Coaches who have some experience with troubleshooting and are willing to offer diagnostic help.
  • Owners who have specific issues with their electromechanical pinball machines.
  • Observers who’d like to watch and learn from the process.


Remember Car Talk? Our approach is very similar.  During an EM Pinball Online Repair Clinic owners take turns presenting their game, the issue(s) they’re having, what they’ve tried, etc.  Coaches guide the discussion with the Owner and might ask questions, try to explain how things should work or suggest experiments or testing techniques.  The Owner may be asked to show video of their game or to try things while everyone observes.  Or the Owner may be given a few things to try and be asked to experiment offline while the video conference moves on to the next Owner.

The intention is not necessarily to resolve the issue(s) but to give the owner a better understanding of how the game should work and some direction on how to proceed with the troubleshooting and diagnosis.

To make the best use of everyone’s time we try to address specific issues rather than to open the floor to broad discussions.  Coaches will try to keep the discussion moving along from one Owner to the next and may circle back to those who went off to try something offline.

Participation limitations

All are welcome to participate but attendance is limited.  Invitations to an Online Repair Clinic are sent to participants drawn from the list of those who requested an invitation.

Request an invitation

If there is an upcoming EM Pinball Online Repair Clinic scheduled (below) you can request an invitation by filling out and submitting an Invitation Request Form.  Owners, to improve your chances of receiving an invitation please be specific about what issue(s) you’re having. To be fair to everyone, those with specific issues (e.g.  the bonus doesn’t count correctly) are more likely to be invited than those with general issues (just got the game – it won’t start) because we’d like to work through as many issues as we can in the limited time.

If your invitation request can be fulfilled you will receive an invitation via email with details about the meeting.  If you don’t receive an invitation please accept our apologies and try again next time.


May 9
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


CO United States + Google Map

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