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Aristocrat Grosvenor

Postby brigham » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:43 pm

Has anyone any knowlege of the hopper-payout Aristocrats?
I've finally bought a Grosvenor; good chrome, spins properly but doesn't pay out.
Easy fix, I thought. Slides jammed or not filling.
So I opened the front, and, guess what...?

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Re: Aristocrat Grosvenor

Postby coppinpr » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:51 am

I don't have anything to do with hopper machines but I do know there is a reset button somewhere inside and, barring that, the most common problems are with the circuit board (which is always bad news).

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Re: Aristocrat Grosvenor

Postby badpenny » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:33 pm

In my time I've tinkered with three of these on behalf of others.
The most I've achieved is to get one paying out sporadically on some wins.

I echo coppinpr's analysis. The hopper itself tends to be a hardy chunk of gear but controlled by a delicate set of random looking electrics. I'm not suggesting it can't be done, I think you need someone with a workshop from the late 70s with knowledge and spares encompassing electronic as well as electro mechanical disciplines.

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Re: Aristocrat Grosvenor

Postby brigham » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:14 am

...or a spare set of Grosvenor pay-out slides.

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Re: Aristocrat Grosvenor

Postby badpenny » Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:51 pm

.... if I remember rightly ( and I probably don't ) the slides are the easiest parts you'd need to convert it to a mechanical version.
I'll bow to your superior knowledge about that direction.

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Re: Aristocrat Grosvenor

Postby brigham » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:29 am

I haven't even had the mech out of the case yet. I should imagine the vertical fingers do something electrical.
The hopper has an electric eye counting the coins going out. Talk about making things difficult.
The all-mechanical Aristo mech looks like it might fit the console cabinet, if I start getting too depressed with it.

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Re: Aristocrat Grosvenor

Postby treefrog » Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:36 pm

The mech is the same as a mechanical one, just minus slides and full of electro gubbins.....I still have a few buried somewhere and working I think ....I would convert one back to manual though..

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Re: Aristocrat Grosvenor

Postby brigham » Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:24 pm

I'll be giving it a good examination over the next week or so.
It would be good to have it working correctly, although I'm not banking on it!


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