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Old 02-20-2016, 11:34 AM
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I was given this by a friend who was clearing out his old workshop. He received it at one point in the past as payment for fixing a computer.



It works, all the panels are unlocked and I have the dip switch settings for both the board and the bill feeder. The only thing I am missing is the smoked glass panel in front of the display (but that's not hard to replace)

The problem however is that even after I enabled all the bill denominations ($1, $2, $5 and $10...because the last assbag who owned this had it set to only accept $20 bills... ) it will not take anything I give it. It just spits it back out. New Canadian currency doesn't even work at all because it has the clear plastic strip that the feeder thinks is the end of the bill.



I'm not having much luck reading the wiring diagram for the feeder either so I can override it. Any ideas?
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Old 02-20-2016, 02:32 PM
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I was given this by a friend who was clearing out his old workshop. He received it at one point in the past as payment for fixing a computer.



It works, all the panels are unlocked and I have the dip switch settings for both the board and the bill feeder. The only thing I am missing is the smoked glass panel in front of the display (but that's not hard to replace)

The problem however is that even after I enabled all the bill denominations ($1, $2, $5 and $10...because the last assbag who owned this had it set to only accept $20 bills... ) it will not take anything I give it. It just spits it back out. New Canadian currency doesn't even work at all because it has the clear plastic strip that the feeder thinks is the end of the bill.



I'm not having much luck reading the wiring diagram for the feeder either so I can override it. Any ideas?
How about removing the bill feeder entirely? If you are going to use this machine strictly for your own amusement, I see no need for the feeder.

I know what you mean as far as having the bill feeder set for just certain denominations of currency is concerned. The laundromat here in my town has a change machine which has been set to accept $1 and $5 bills; it will not accept any other denomination.

BTW, I was not aware that Canadian currency has a plastic strip at the end of all paper money. (Bills here in the U. S. do not have such strips.) I'm not sure by any means, but I think this may be a deterrent to counterfeiting or even a security measure.
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Old 02-20-2016, 09:45 PM
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Yeah I was also assuming given my experience with arcade cabinets that you could substitute in a pushbutton for coins or a toggle switch to enable Free Play but no, it seems to want timed pulses from the feeder before it will indicate credits have been added so you would need some extra logic like a microcontroller.

Also yeah our bills got refreshed a few years ago. It's literally not paper anymore. It's plastic with a clear section to assist in preventing counterfeiting (and none of our vending machines accepted them for a while because of that). They're absurdly easy to stick together now but if you scratch and sniff the 100's they smell like maple syrup.

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Old 02-23-2016, 09:42 PM
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pretty simple - 36 pin connector on harness. Pins 18 and 19 ( four wires total) are coin a-d in. Any one of those switched to Gnd will provide credits - depending on the DIP settings.
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Old 03-02-2016, 11:35 AM
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...if you scratch and sniff the 100's they smell like maple syrup.

Really???!?!!!??
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:29 PM
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I'd rather have money that's worth something, doesn't inflate, and can't be taken without a warrant. Also, when it's put in a bank you can be sure you'll get it all back!
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:57 AM
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We hate them. They stick together a lot and they're thinner than the old bills so often when you're counting them you miss one or two that have stuck together.

Anyways, grounding 18 did indeed add a credit but then the thing went into an alarm mode and indicated the hopper was empty. That does not seem to of ever been something installed in this. I'm not sure why it would be complaining unless someone meddled with the dip switches.



The pinout seems to indicate the hopper switch is pin 22 on the underside. Grounding that doesn't seem to solve the problem. That hopper diagram lists two different voltages so I'm a bit confused on what's going on here.

Edited: Shorting pin 8 however to ground works fine. I guess I might stick with that.


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Old 03-12-2016, 08:23 AM
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The reason it went into hopper empty is because of dip sw settings.
I seem to recall that some of these old boards had an inversion of switch settings on one package. The only way to know for sure what is going on with the dip switches is to place the board into I/O test.

for that you need to press and hold TEST (or is it books) and apply power.
one of those will tell you how the board "sees" the dip sw.
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Old 03-12-2016, 11:48 AM
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I'm curious though why the hopper would be enabled at all though. If this was pulled out of a working environment the hopper shouldn't of been enabled anyways. Anyways the feeder is not a critical item for me. I'm totally living without it working.
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:26 AM
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A neat find. In McMinn County, commonly seized as illegal gambling devices (many used for payouts in Eastern Tennessee), many jukebox operators got busted here.
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Old 11-20-2016, 08:16 PM
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Mipps, do you happen to have a full wire diagram for one of these machines..?
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Old 12-05-2016, 07:41 PM
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I unfortunately do not. The best I could find was the pinout above.
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:06 PM
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Got my machine up and running, how is your. Bill collector hooked up..?
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Old 02-05-2017, 02:02 PM
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if I recall there's a plug harness it connects to. I have very little experience on coin and bill acceptor interafaces but I think it used the Mars plug?
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