1995 Bally Theatre of Magic - SOLD

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Theatre of Magic is a great game. Here is the restoration. It was pretty nice to begin with.

This game comes with a manual.

item Click on the Internet Pinball Database logo to the left. This is a GREAT resource to find out about the machine, see pictures, see reviews and download the rule sheet if one exists for the game. This provides additional insights into playing the game.

 

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DMD is nice and vibrant. There is some dirt behind the glass.

 

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The play field is in beautiful condition except as shown below.

 

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Look at the captive ball. It looked strange when I got it. I needed to look at old pictures to remember that there is supposed to be a Newton ball in front of the captive ball. The trunk is beat and a bit warped but in surprisingly good condition. The ramps and plastics look great.

 

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The correct Newton Ball in front of the captive ball. Much nicer! The trunk is also new.

 

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Can you see what is missing in the above photo? The wire part of the switch. The switch works (by pressing the little yellow button on the switch) but the wire part was in the coin box.

 

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The switch has been replaced. Note that the bumper cap light has also been replaced with an LED.

 

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The play field is just beautiful except for the 2 light inserts shown above.

 

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Another shot of the inserts.

 

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This is still one of the best Theatre of Magic play fields I have seen. Thank goodness no mylar.

 

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The cabinet is in nice condition.

 

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Hopefully that white stuff at the top of the head can be removed.

 

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Optional DescriptionLeft side of cabinet.

 

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Some more white stuff (paint?) on the head.

 

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Front cabinet.

 

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Theatre of Magic and Pinball Magic together.

 

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Got to get the label of the previous owner up and out of the game. Notice the glue on "Bally".

 

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Goo Gone and Rubbing Alcohol clean up the sticky glue very nice.

 

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Whenever I get a Bally/Williams game, I replace the driver board with another that I had previously repaired and improved by Coin Service Technology. Note that I put stickers on each connector. Although they are all well keyed, it is faster and easier to do this. With this game, I was unlucky. Notice the connection at the bottom left where the wires are soldered onto the board.

 

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Here is a close up of J120 and J121. This is the GI circuit that had poor original connectors. The previous repair person did a nice job. Thank goodness they added the quick connect. I will change back to an 11 pin connector so I can swap out the board.

 

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Note the wing nut holding the backbox to the cabinet. If you have a pinball, you should have a wing nut in the game. The latch at the back is not meant to be the only solution. Also, note the book of numbers that I buy from Home Depot to mark the connectors on the game. It is in the electrical department for about $7.99.

 

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Disconnected all the connectors and used a sharpie on the added connector.

 

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The connectors removed to unscrew the bolts to take out.

 

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Here is a not so focused picture showing the connector.

 

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Here is an 11 pin connector, the plastic key (to insert where there is no pin), the female pin connector that will go on the end of the wire, and the wire. Note that the wire was stripped less than 1/8" where the female connector will go and about 3/8" where I will wire nut to the other wires.

 

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Here is the female connector attached to the wire using the crimper shown above. The crimper and parts shown above in previous picture can be purchased at GreatPlainsElectronics.com.

 

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A fuzzy picture showing the wire entering the connector. Note that the flat part of the pin with the raised tit goes onto the side with the slit. the tit will lock in the slit area.

 

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The same wire inserted and a much nicer picture.

 

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The connector lined up with the male pins on the board.

 

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Wire nuts ready for the lot in life.

 

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In the process of cutting each wire off the board and placingonto the correct wire in the new connector.

 

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The old connector mated to the new connector.

 

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The new board in the game with all connectors connected.

 

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The board shown from the other side.

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Warranty

As of August 1, 2014, we will no longer provide a warranty with our pinballs unless you purchase a separate warranty from us. A 1 year warranty is $500 or pay as you go if you even need it. If you buy it directly from us and take it home yourself, you will be inspecting it to ensure it works. If we deliver, we will ensure that it works 100% when delivered.

Reasons You Should Let Us Deliver Your Pinball (or Another Machine)

  1. We will NOT provide a warranty for the machine since we cannot be assured that a problem did not happen when you transported the machine. (As of August 1, 2014, we will no longer provide a warranty with our pinballs unless you purchase a separate warranty from us. A 1 year warranty is $500 or pay as you go if you even need it. If you buy it directly from us and take it home yourself, you will be inspecting it to ensure it works. If we deliver, we will ensure that it works 100% when delivered.)
  2. We take responsibility for any damage that may occur during the delivery process.
  3. We professionally set up the machine, connect all the connectors, attach the legs, head, etc. and ensure that the pinball works properly. If anything is out of adjustment due to moving the machine, we can fix it in a few minutes as compared to having to come to your house later and charging you a trip fee and repair charge.
  4. If anything major is out of adjustment, we can order parts and repair. This hardly ever happens but it could and you and the machine are protected.

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