Data East Star Wars – A Fixed Switch

If wanted to ever play pinball again, I’d have to fix the power switch. So that’s what I did.

Of course a trip to the electronics store for a $5 switch turned into a $50 bill. And they happened to be running a special $15 off when you spend $60. I had to spend another 10 to save 5! Part of that 10 went towards a black rubber boot to cover the metal switch.

I also picked up spade connectors to attach to the switch. Since I clipped wires to get the old switch out and crimped the wires into the connectors, I managed to get the job done without any desoldering or soldering.

I expect I won’t always be as fortunate, so I did pick up a soldering kit for practice.