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Re: Hopper bother

Postby hutto » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:21 pm

Sorry for being thick but not sure what you are saying here, :burp: Could you put it in idiot terms please !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Hopper bother

Postby treefrog » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:43 pm

Don't have one of these now, but would have thought these are DC, especially with the very large transformer at the top. I think what is being suggested is there are a number of fuses that should be checked as per your picture, and is always the first and easiest place to start. I would suggest you either try changing them or, if you know how, putting a meter across them.

I also believe there is a cut-out on these. I remember on mine, if there was a coin jam, the motor would cut-out. Cannot remember how this worked, but also could be an area to consider.

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Re: Hopper bother

Postby badpenny » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:56 pm

In your picture the metal button next to the counter dials may be the reset button.
The three black holders on the side look like fuses.

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Re: Hopper bother

Postby treefrog » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:01 pm

I believe that silver button is one of the those thumb locking screws like you get on the Aristo mechanisms, but yes this those three fuses should be checked. Of course the other nice thing on these machines is that the wiring diagram should be stuck to the back of the machine behind the mechanism

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Re: Hopper bother

Postby hutto » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:05 pm

Will take a look at these points. The fuses look OK but I will renew them just in case. !!CHEERS!! I will also have a gander to see if any coins are stuck in the hopper. :smash: Thanks, Dave. !!THUMBSX2!!
Yes, that is one of those thumb tightener thingibobs, the same as the ones that hold the mech in place.

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Aristocrat Hoots Mon bandit

Postby glittering-prize67 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:33 am

Well guys, I've just got a table top bandit, looks in good nick, collecting Sunday. I think it's Aristocrat but it's a quad reel called Hoots Mon, Scottish I believe. It should be old 5p but seems to take new 10p. Anyway, I will let you know Sunday, it's only 25 miles away. !!YIPPEE!!

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Re: Hoots Mon bandit

Postby badpenny » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:05 am

Well done GP67.
I looked at it and think it was the hopper payout version?
One of our members has one, which sadly is missing some of the electrical'ness that regulates it.

I know he'd be interested to do a comparison to see exactly what's missing on his.

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Re: Hoots Mon bandit

Postby glittering-prize67 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:22 am

More than happy to send pics or he can pop round and compare. This one is complete.

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Re: Hoots Mon bandit

Postby gameswat » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:15 am

I just passed up a very cheap but complete quad reel Aristocrat because there were a handful of early circuit boards inside to regulate the hopper. The mechanical parts worked fine but I didn't like my chances of the electronics being an easy fix or staying fixed and reliable. Didn't help that it was big, tall and ugly! I repaired a similar age Bally with hopper and it looked much better and used Electro-Mechanicals to run the hopper payouts which was easy to repair.

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Re: Hoots Mon bandit

Postby hutto » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:26 pm

Hi gp67, yes I would like to have a look at the electricary parts. I still live in hope that someone one day can fix it for me. !PUZZLED! So some close ups would be great,
Thanks, Dave.


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