Fixing a blown-out flipper button hole.
Tales of the Arabian Nights
The game came with a funky micro-switch.
I thought it would be an easy fix - pop in an opto board and a standard flipper button.
I was wrong - The micro switch was hiding a huge problem. The inner wood ring to hold the flipper button in place was gone!
To start, I filled the hole with wood epoxy-putty. I formed it into a rough shape.
Inside the cabinet I smoothed the filler out flat.
Drilling a larger hole...
Drilling a pilot hole in the putty...
Hole cleaned up with the Dremel tool.
Inside sanded smooth.
Painted black to match.
Flipper button installed flush and tight.
Inside looks great!