I clip, and label,
all of the wires to the solenoids. I then remove boards, lamps,
and major assemblies. Inspect these parts as you remove them
for any damage. I then remove the wiring harness and set it
aside. The only thing left on the playfield should be the
pop bumpers and a few odd solenoid assemblies. This really
depends on the machine though. Use common sense in deciding
what to remove when. That will also help to decide how to
best install everything back on your new or refurbished playfield.
A trick that will save you a little time on the pop bumpers
is using a drill to ¼ socket adapter. The posts that
hold the pop bumpers are too long to get a screwdriver bit
on and you will have to use a long barrel socket. Using the
socket with a drill speeds things up quite a bit.