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Offline Hamster

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Board Repairs
« on: June 04, 2017, 04:02:10 PM »
I would like to say, thanks to everyone who asks me to do board repairs, I don't have an issue doing them, and I enjoy doing them, But please keep in mind, I can't FIX boards that are missing a large portion of chips. They need to be complete boards, otherwise they will sit on my bench for years before i can get time to look at..

Boards i currently do not fix:

Gottlieb Pinball ( Except boards that are also used in Arcade ), The only Exception to this rule is System 3 , and I would need the game.

New Games with Custom Packages ( Ie, Simpsons 4 Player ) , unless its something simple like "button X doesn't register"

I generally can fix anything else as long as it is complete , and doesn't have acid damage... , and doesn't have a metric ton of "Bodge wires" all over it.. I have fixed many boards with some bodge wires.  -- My Skill set is really TTL/CPU without any form of custom ic chips ( NAMCO Customs do not apply, as they can be generally swapped, so if you have extra boards ++ i do have a limit stock of custom IC chips , but since not all Namco Customs are available via 3rd party market, it maybe difficult to fix such boards )

My General rate is $80 a board + return shipping, Discounts for multiples of the same board. (ie, 4 Missile commands would most like be $150 for repair 3 boards, 4th being used as possible parts board,  )  ** I also take trades for other boards, etc  , I do offer "Free" board repair, more on that in a bit. "Basically, the same price that other board repair people list on there websites"

Here is the kicker:

I don't do FIFO method, its, Higher Incentive/Easier Fix first.. ( ie, a "lot" of boards that are fairly easy to fix  ) ...  Please also include your issues with your board, ie, "Game locks up , Has bad graphics" with the board, I had a board that i worked on couldn't find anything wrong with it, turns out it would "lock up" when player 2 hit start.


And thank you for allowing me to allow you to enjoy your game with dedicated hardware, I don't ask people to post "Hamster did an awesome job fixing xyz" But i am sure people can attest i put my heart into fixing boards for the Florida Arcade & Pinball Folks.

and the $$ is usually used to either support my fun hobby with more spare parts or tools or an organization i work with.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.




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Re: Board Repairs
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 04:39:54 PM »
Thanks for the details and the work!


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Re: Board Repairs
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 03:30:14 PM »
+1. Bill fixed a dead sega large DMD for me years ago, and no one does that. :)
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Re: Board Repairs
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 03:49:24 PM »
Just a general Thanks for being in the "business" of doing the work that most people cant/wont do any longer!
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Re: Board Repairs
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 04:19:44 PM »
Hamster, I see on another post that you repair DMDs, I have an Avengers that has 5 or 6 lines in it now. Is this something you can repair?
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Re: Board Repairs
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 11:03:52 AM »
I can see hamster getting a website setup with work log posted!! hahaha
a worklog ticker posted in the lab..
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Re: Board Repairs
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2018, 05:09:32 PM »
Thanks for everything that you have ever fixed for me - the list is long (Sys 11 Boards, WPC Boards, Sound Board for Caveman, I'm sure I'm missing a few more).

You are the man sir!

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Re: Board Repairs
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2018, 10:50:56 AM »
You're in Plant City?!  For God's Sake, I live under a rock. :roll:
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Re: Board Repairs
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2018, 11:08:53 AM »
not for long, 90% chance moving in 60 days.
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Re: Board Repairs
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2018, 04:47:43 PM »
not for long, 90% chance moving in 60 days.

Whaaa????   8) Inquiring minds want to know 8)
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Re: Board Repairs
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2018, 05:53:15 PM »
Whaaa????   8) Inquiring minds want to know 8)

maybe you can call me sometime :) you call mike all the time but not me :'(
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Re: Board Repairs
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2018, 10:38:19 AM »
Staying in the sunshine state or leaving us?
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Re: Board Repairs
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2018, 12:15:08 PM »
Staying in the sunshine state or leaving us?

I hear El Salvador is nice this time of year.
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Re: Board Repairs
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2018, 12:36:47 PM »
He's moving to Clearwater.  Hammys gonna be my neighbor.
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Re: Board Repairs
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2018, 02:00:26 PM »
He's moving to Clearwater.  Hammys gonna be my neighbor.

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