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International Shipping Update

Update Jan 2021: There is a new ~25% Tariff on all USA imports to EU that affects pinball machines and parts purchases. To learn more about how the tariffs affects pinball, check out the PinballNews.com Article: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2020/11/12/eu-imposes-pinball-tariff/ — Fedex Rate Changes:  We are pleased to announce we have recently expanded our partnership with Fedex and iGlobal delivery services. This results in drastically reduced international shipping charges and includes delivery with all duties and taxes paid. Also, there are expanded express options that can offer shipment directly to your door. This new program is operating in Canada, Australia, and multiple areas read more…

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APPLY NOW!! Pinball Technician Database

Every day, we have customers that need help with their games beyond their scope of knowledge. We decided to create a “Rolodex” of vetted pinball technicians from around the world, so when our customers ask for repair help, we can send them your way! Please join our Pinball Technician database, today. CLICK HERE TO APPLY Thank you for keeping pinball alive! — Are you a frequent Marco Pinball customer? You could qualify for a Commercial Account for big savings! How to Qualify for a Commercial Account: Spend $3,000/year to receive a 5% discount on all parts for one year. Spend read more…

Pinball Power Knowledge Links

An active and growing list of resources to help improve pinball knowledge. Includes information about parts, sizing, images and databases to help you find what you need.  Moll; resource for Williams/Bally parts: https://www.moll.no/pinball/parts/ Internet Pinball Database – Need to look at a manual? Decent chance IPDB has a .pdf you can look at: https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl WPC Pinball Parts Page: http://www.pinballenthusiast.com/WPCParts.html Backglass Sizes by Manufacturer/year: https://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=General#Backglass_Sizes Playfield Glass Sizes by Manufacturer/year: https://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=General#Playfield_Glass_Sizes System 11 Pinwiki: https://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Williams_System_9_-_11 Pinball Flyers: https://flyers.cdyn.com/pingames/index.html Pinball Shooter Spring Cross Reference: https://ty-ffasi.com/shooter-spring-cross-reference/ Funwithpinball EM repair clinic: https://www.funwithpinball.com/learn/EM-pinball-online-repair-clinic Pinwiki – Everything you need to know about pinball is here. All read more…

Learning about EOS Switches in Pinball

The end of stroke switch (EOS) is your pinball flipper assembly’s best friend. The End Of Stroke switch keeps the flipper in check, but it does have a hard job. It gets beat up; many times per game, and eventually, you will need to repair or replace that old end of stroke switch. Which EOS switch do you need, and what is an EOS switch for? Click “Read More” at the top right to read more.

Should you buy a NEW Stern Pinball Machine?

Stern Pinball’s EVP and Chief Creative Officer George Gomez takes us on a behind the scenes look into the SPIKE™ electronics hardware system!

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PinTech LIVE: Unboxing the NEW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pinball!

This Thursday is officially Marco Pinball’s TURTLES DAY!!!We have one of the first NEW Stern Pinball™ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pro Pinball and can’t wait to unbox it and share it with everyone. Hosts: Imoto Arcade & Kyle Spiteri PRIZE GIVEAWAYS EVERY 30 MINUTES DURING LIVESTREAMS!!Sign up here to be added to the drawing list:https://bit.ly/316Xqzi— PINTECH LIVE // 3-5PM EST-Unboxing and Setup Etiquette & Tips-What’s in the Box overview with special Stern Pinball guest, Lead Mechanical Engineer, Elliot Eismin.-Gameplay & Development Overview with special Stern Pinball guest, Associate Game Developer, Mike Vinikour. MARCO AFTER HOURS // 8-10PM EST-Geeking out over read more…

PinTech LIVE – Episode 9 – Troubleshooting Data East Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

EP009 – Troubleshooting Data East TMNT Let’s dive into Data East’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pinball with some live troubleshooting! 3:20 Kyle introduces the DE TMNT pinball machine 4:00 Closeup of TMNT playfield 4:29 Kyle opens the machine and grabs the head key 5:16 inside of the backbox 5:40 some common issues with boards in DE games 6:08 replacing batteries with NVRAM 6:35 burnt connectors are an issue in DE games and why IDC connectors should be replaced with Molex. 7:30 boards should be screwed down. 8:45 batteries might cause corrosion and what happens when you remove batteries and don’t read more…

In Honor of the Legendary Steve Epstein

We are all so heartbroken to hear the tragic news of Steve Epstein’s passing. He was such a beautiful soul that the entire pinball community cherished. He was a co-founder of all aspects of competitive pinball, and a fun, safe and inclusive pinball community advocate. Steve spent his entire life dedicated to growing pinball, and we will forever be grateful for him. Rest in peace, Steve. His family created a memoir page for him. If you have memories of Steve, please consider posting your story there, so that we can all remember the amazing life he led, and celebrate his life read more…

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PinTech LIVE – Episode 8 – How to Solder

PRODUCTS USED ON EPISODE 8: Soldering Iron: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/77-PN60L Solder 60/40 Spool: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/77-SPL100 Solder Sucker: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/77-DP Flipper Rebuild Kits: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/PLFD-FLIP-KIT BFKIT88-1L2R – Flipper Rebuild Kit Bally 5/80-11/88 Triple Flipper https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/BFKIT88-1L2R 4008-01003-04 – Machine Screw 8-32 x 1/4″ p-ph-sems https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4008-01003-04 A-3711-4 – Flipper crank Bally linear left https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/A-3711-4 A-3711-5 – Flipper crank Bally linear right https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/A-3711-5 S-496-217 – Plunger – Bally linear flipper https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/S-496-217 ASW-A20-34 – Switch – flipper EOS 3 blade w/lifter https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/ASW-A20-34 A-613-127 – Coil stop – flipper Bally https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/A-613-127 C-649-53 – Flipper bushing Bally early https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/C-649-53 SP-100-363 – Spring – extension flipper return https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/SP-100-363 20-8790-2 – Nyliner® 5/16 inch bearing read more…