Pinball Machine Care and Maintenance by Bernard Kamoroff.

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Author: Bernard Kamoroff

This book was one of the first books I bought about pinball machines.
It's interesting, especially if you are interested in the older games (electro-mechanical and first generation electronic).
When you're interested in machines made after 1990, this book may be a too dated.

At first sight the book may not look interesting. No glossy pictures, ball-eye shots of colorful playfields.. but that's not the goal of this book. Its goal is to provide answers to every question a new pinball machine owner will have.

As this was also the goal for me when I started this website, I found this book very interesting.
It answers all the basic questions one has, even up to the simple things like how to remove a glass, open a game, what types of light bulbs are used. What to do later, what maintenance is required, what basic repairs can one do, how do specific assemblies work, ..

Back when I started this book was a great source of knowledge, but nowadays it's more interesting to have, as there are many sites online that will teach you the same information.

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