1980 Williams Blackout (#1)
See video of game play below.
This was a medium restoration of this unusual machine. Blackout had background sounds, speech and a relay that when triggered would blackout the entire games lights for a short period of time. This provided may very unique feeling to the player.
The restoration included the cabinet Cleaned and vacuumed inside and outside. The exterior of the cabinet needed some paint and was touched up as needed. Legs were removed and cleaned and shined. new leg adjusters and leg bolts were added. All boards were repaired as needed. The 40 pin interconnect was replaced. The game was converted over to LED bulbs. Power cord was replaced for safety.
The backglass was cleaned and polished on the outside and the paint cracks were hidden with tracing paper adhered to the backside with clear spray. The side rails, lock bar and coin door were removed and polished to a high shine. New flipper buttons were added. Power supply board was recapped for reliability.
Playfield was stripped, cleaned, polished then waxed. Flippers and bumpers were rebuilt above and below the playfield. Playfield plastics were cleaned and shined. New spinner decals were applied. All playfield plastic posts were replaced with new.
Game plays strong and looks amazing.
Watch video below. At 3:34 you can see the “Blackout” condition that the game is known for.