This is the second pinball, Williams Firepower 1980, I bought in February -07. It worked when I tried it at the seller but there was some
problems with loose contacts which affected the displays - working/non working. I needed a pinball to play on while I did the refurbishing
of the Grand Prix and I was curious to have a solid state pinball as complement to the elektromechanical.
The price got quit feasible after some negotiate with the seller so the deal was set. Meanwhile I felt that this pinball Firepower
would be another refurbishing project since it not was in the best state. But what I did not know was how extensive the refurbishing
became to bee.
The backglass was in decent condition for it's age - there is some scratch marks but nothing who bathers me.
Here is a movie of mine Williams Firepower 1980 in action!
STAT FIREPOWER 1980
Working time: approx 150,5 hours
New plastic lane guides
All coil diodes replaced
New rubber ring kit
xx pcs #47 lamps on playfield
xx pcs #47 lamps and 4 pcs flasher underside playfield
Serial Number: 418 812
Date of Manufacturing: 7 MAR 1980
Average Fun Rating: 8.3/10
Manufacturer: Williams Electronics, Incorporated (1967-1985)
Model no: 497
MPU: Williams System 6
Type: Solid State Electronic (SS)
Production: 17,410 units
Theme: Outer Space
Notable Features:Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (4), Kick-out holes (3), Rollunder spinner (1), 3-bank standup targets (2),
Kickback in left outlane.
First pinball to feature Lane Change, which is activated by pressing the right flipper button. First electronic multiball.
First animated displays.
Prototype versions feature two 3-bank drop targets. They were replaced by the standup targets in the production version.