1980 WIlliams Black Knight Pinball Machine Restored Working 100%
This game was released by Williams in November of 1980 and became an immediate smash hit. The game has full electronic sounds and speech. The voice in this game. Is that of game designer, Steve Richie. And the Bonus Ball concept where the player with the highest score won additional seconds of. Was a feature where a user could press a button on either side and. Would prevent the ball from draining via that. It would stop and hold the ball and drop it into the. The user had to perform some task to re-enable magna-save. It was also the first machine to use faceted inserts to give a unique jewel look. Here are links to 2 YouTube videos I made of the machine. This machine is in very good shape especially considering it is 39 years old. I have owned this for many years and have gone through this machine, taking most everything apart, cleaning and reassembling. Any parts that were missing or broken were replaced. All playfield and backglass bulbs were replaced with LEDs and the playfield was polished. To the average eye, the playfield looks great but it is original and does have some defects. Some of these machines get pretty badly worn, but this one is in great shape. I dont see any touchups in the upper playfield but the lower playfield has a few around the magna-save and inserts. All rubber has been replaced and the plastics are in great shape. When I got the machine, the backglass was not good so it was replaced with a new original Williams replacement from the late 1980s and is perfect. The cabinet has original artwork that has been touched up and presents well. The legs are in very good shape. The wiring is original and in good shape with no hacks, etc. Although there were no issues with the electronics, the machine has had some service to avoid future problems. The CPU board has had a remote battery holder mounted to avoid any future battery damage. The CPU itself does not show any signs of prior battery damage. The 40 pin interconnect between the CPU & Driver Boards were replaced both male and female. The Power Supply Board was rebuilt with new capacitors. Everything works like it should. It has 3 new black pinballs and even has working coin mechs in place but is currently set on Free Play. It has the ¾ roll tilt ball and plumb bob tilt mechanisms in place. Everything works 100% and the machine plays great! I really like it because with a little practice you can complete all of the various features. It is not as complicated as some of the newer machines but really is fun to play. Everything is working as it should and everything has been serviced properly. No chewing gum or rubber bands holding anything together. I have several other machines and believe me I have seen some atrocious repairs and have seen a lot of sellers passing them off great machine that in reality need a lot of work. Anyone who already owns a pinball machine knows that you will always have a bulb or something that needs to be addressed on a regular basis but this machine is ready to go and needs nothing as is. This has been in my personal collection so I restored and serviced it accordingly. This is a hobby and a passion of mine. I do however, take a great deal of pride in getting the machines I own back to a condition that is as close to new as possible. It is not a museum piece but it is in very good condition. As with any used item of this vintage, no warranties are expressed or implied. I can offer support and would ask that you contact me with any questions you may have. All sales are final. A happy satisfied customer is my goal. I will be listing other items so please check back often. The item “1980 WIlliams Black Knight Pinball Machine Restored Working 100%” is in sale since Sunday, November 17, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Arcade, Jukeboxes & Pinball\Pinball\Machines”. The seller is “southjerseystuff” and is located in Vincentown, New Jersey. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.