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Fish Tales Pinball

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Model: Fish Tales Pinball
Manufacturer: Williams
Order-No: P0400098
Year of Build: 1992
Production Run: 13.631
Balls: 3
  • 2 Flippers
  • 2 Ramps
  • 1 Spinner
  • 3-ball multiball
  • ball-launching catapult
  • animated fish on backbox
  • Videomode
Condition Grade > E-Condition

Restoration Grade: Condition E

professionaly technical restoration done
optical restoration done
very-good collector's condition

Restored close to perfec
t: New Cabin, Mint Playfield, Technical and optical like new. Absolutely the best condition for collectors.

Approx working time approx. 100 hrs.

Stripped Playfield: We strip the complete playfield of parts,hand-clean them,Plastic & star post are new or hand-cleaned. Metal parts are hand-cleaned and machine polished. Playfield plastics and ramps hand-cleaned and polished Average Time: 6-14 hrs.

Game-Playfield: After it is completely stripped it will be hand-cleaned and hand polished Average Time: 2-4 hrs.

Checking all technical parts on playfield: optos, boards, bulb boards, switches aso. will be checked for fully working and if needed get replaced with new ones Average Time: 3-5 hrs.

Reassembling playfield: replacing all light bulbs, install metal parts (guides, plastics, bumpers, wire forms, screws. Replacing worn out parts. Installing plastics, metal posts, new rubber rings, light bulbs, metal ramps, toys, motors ... Average Time: 7-14 hrs.

Cabinet: cleaning with a vacuum-cleaner and also by hand from the inside. Cabinet condition will getting best as possible. After cleaning the interior and exterior touch up small nicks, scuffs and scratches in the cabinet finish if needed. Average Time: 1-3 hrs.

Coin Door:  It will be removed from cabin, disassembled and cleaned. It will not be cleaned perfectly from the inside. The Coin door receves a new painting and protection if needed. The Pinball will be set on "free-play", but get's also 1 Euro Coin Control. Coindoor will be new as possible from outside view. Average Time: 1 - 2 hrs.

Backbox: will be cleaned from inside, we install new batteries, checking all boards and connectors, replace commutators and condensers Average time: 1,5 - 4,0 hrs.

Painting: Several parts will be repainted. Area arround the legs, cabin head front, rough edges, repairing scrates best it will possible Average time: 1 - 6 hrs.

New Cabin Parts: Legs, Screws, Bolts, Screw threds (if needed) playfield glass

New Playfield Parts: Flippers Assemblies, Bumper Assemblies, Flippers, Dot Matrix Display, wearing parts, bulbs, rubber, most of the screws, steel balls, some playfield plastics and posts if needed, motors, boards aso.   aveage time for installing the parts: 4-7 hrs.

New Extra Parts: High Quality Speakers System, New Cabin Decals (or cabin in close to new original condition) , Playfield in perfect condition with extra protection   average time for installing the parts: 10 - 25 hrs.  average time for new playfield process  10-20 hrs.

Electronic Parts:
-checking all electronic parts and circuit boards manually or with analyzer, make sure they are functioning properly, cleaning the boards if needed,
-All wiring and wiring harnesses will be checked for defective wires or connectors
-Removing mounted battery holders and depending on the model install them separately on the inside of cabin
-Installing New Eprom Game Software or choosing the best version
-replacing commutators and condensers depending on the game model

average time: 3 - 5 hrs.

Technical Check and Gameplay Check: Use all test programms for checking switches, optos, boards and processing things, bulbs and flashers tests, checking bumpers, flippers, displays, solenoids and all electrical and electronic components for long term working. If something fails the test the machine will be re-worked untill everything will work perfect. This full inspection is the most important thing after a new restoration and will be necessary many days before the shipping will be done. Average time: 2 - 5 hrs. over a few days

Test gameplays: We will make about 20-40 test games before a machine is ready for sale. Fine adjustment will be done and the playfield mirror get's removed several times before the process will be finished. Sometime it could take weeks before we are 100% glad with the machine. We expect a perfect working machine better than new! Average time: 5 - 10 hrs. over a few days

    Restoration Facts

  • 60 70 hrs. spend on technical (Electronic, Mechanic) restoration
  • 45 - 60 hours spend on optical restoration
  • Contacts and light barriers for functionality examined, adjusted, cleaned and if necessary replaced by new ones
  • All not 100% working mechaninical playfield parts replaced
  • NEW Flipper-Assemblies installed
  • Pop Bumper New, justage for best play
  • Slingshots, and Outholes have been edited and justified
  • Handrail attachment sand-radiated and polished to perfect condition or new one
  • SIDE-RAIL - see "Additional Facts"
  • METAL LEGS see "Additional Facts"
  • COIN DOOR - see "Additional Facts"
  • All patch cords and construction units examined on the boards, if necessary after-soldered
  • Acrylic Ramps and Metal Ramps hand-cleaned with polish crme or new ones installed
  • New EOS Contacts installed
  • Playfield Metal-Parts, Metal-Ramps polished
  • New rectifiers (including BR1 and BR2) installed, or game specific new diodes
  • Ball-Shooter checked and justified New Spare parts installed
  • all boards perfectly cleaned with special chemical cleaners
  • ventilation grilles cleaned and new coated (or new ones installed)
  • LOCKBAR - see "Additional Facts"
  • LOCKBAR ATTTACHMENT in the cabin, cleaned and polished to perfect
  • all cabin screws new coated
  • all Stand-Up Targets in mint condition or new, with new foam rubber on the backside
  • DROP TARGET UMITS (not on all models) dismantled, cleaned, maybe with new stickers
  • Playfield under-side in very good conditon or sandpapered to mind condition
  • All boards (CPU, Sound, Power Supply, DMD Supply) checked for working perfect. Excessive labor done


  • Contains NEW steel balls
  • New Playfield-Glass, savety protection certificated
  • New Legs, Feets, Bolts, Rubber shoes for noise reduction
  • Latest Game Software installed or the best working version
  • Siderrails is very good condition or new ones installed
  • New Coindoorfront installed
  • New Optos installed
  • New Original Williams / Bally Flippers installed
  • New ball shooter assembly installed if the model got a stanadrt ballshooter
  • New Cherry microswitches installed
  • LOCKBAR in very good condition or new
  • New Side Trims installed
  • New Backbox Locker backside if it was not in good shape
  • New original Bally/Williams Flipperbuttons installed
  • New playfield trim installed
  • New batterie holder installed
  • 4 Leg Protectors included
  • new coin door lock installed
  • Plastics Posts new or close to mint condition
  • with a close to new translite


  • like New Condition, collectors condition
  • All upper playfield plastic parts hand-cleaned All playfield plastics are complete
  • Playfield contains NEW rubbers
  • all LIGHT INSERTS hand-cleaned to perfect
  • Upper playfield completely tear downed, mayor cleaned, Playfield polished and waxed
  • Glass-Plastic-Rim: in close as new condition or replayced with a new one
  • All under-playfield ramps disjointed, cleaned and new installed
  • Head complete with new bulbs
  • New Pop-Bumper Caps
  • New Ramp Flaps (infront of ramp) installed, not possible for all models
  • all Lamps on Playfield are new


  • Cabin in close to mint condition, some minimal wear is possible
  • Frontside of Cabinhead painted with black color. It's typical with damages on all used machines
  • Cabin Cleaning: cleaned professionally from inside Cabin Inside re-build to new condition
  • Cabin Under-Side fully restored to new condition if needed
  • Cabin outside has been cleaned

    Information to Condition

  • Backbox Topper in close to new or new condition
  • Playfield in excellent condition

    Additional Facts

  • with new Cabin Decals
  • Anglerabzug/Ballabschu am Gehuse, neu verchromt
  • mit neuem Plexiglas Kopfaufsatz ausgestattet
  • contains a like new Dot-Matrix-Display with 2 years warranty
  • Arch Apron in very good condition
  • Cabin-Inside with METAL-MIRROR, looks brilliant
  • Boards (CPU, Sound, Power Supply, DMD Supply) in technical new condition
  • contains a new LOCKBAR

    Options for Restoration

  • Playfield Inserts with LED`s. Brighter lightning, special effect + (260,00)
  • Head Inserts with LED`s. Brighter lightning, special 3D effect depending on the pinball-model + (160,00)
  • Playfield Upper side with LED Lightning + 165,00
  • High End Speaker System, 3 Speakers, Equlizer, Subwoofer + 280,00
  • Coin Controls: Euro-Coin Controls possible or SFR, Dollar, other currencies (each of the 3 Coin Controls + 50,00)
  • anti-reflective glass pane instead of a Standart Playfield Glass 195,00

    Warranty and Serviceparts

  • 12 Months warrantee on technical Phone Hotline
  • 12 months warrantee on spare parts (parts without charging, broken parts have to be returned first, shipment for delivery outside Germany has to be payed
  • VAT is not used for restored goods, for that reason no VAT refund possible
  • Additional warranty for Austria, Swiss and Luxemburg. Ask for it.
  • Contains Gaming instructions and operation manual (no schematics) pdf. document
  • Contains a Service package with bulbs, rubbers, special foam-spray for playfield
A-Condition (3.800,00)> Description of Condition
B-Condition (5.700,00)> Description of Condition
C-Condition (7.800,00)> Description of Condition
D-Condition (8.900,00)> Description of Condition
E-Condition (12.500,00)> Description of Condition