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Sega Windsor Playboy machine

Postby trops79 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:11 pm

Hi Everyone,

I’m new to this forum and just picked up a Sega Windsor machine that doesn’t work. Got it for almost nothing so just gonna tinker with it. I have a very simple and basic first question; how do you remove the mechanism from the cabinet?? I loosened and pushed down the red wing nut and moved the two levers on the bottom. It won’t move. Is there something else? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Sega Windsor Playboy machine

Postby radiochrissie » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:28 pm

Hi mike, sounds like it has not been pulled out for some time :roll:
You say that you have undone the upper wing nut and the 2 bottom clamps , that is all that is holding it in, it may be stuck in with old grease. It should come out if you give it a tug. There is a handle inside at the back to pull it out with, you need to reach in and pull it.

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Re: Sega Windsor Playboy machine

Postby coppinpr » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:40 pm

Welcome to the site...
only other thing that might be holding it in is if its half way through a cycle and parts of the mech are jammed against the handle parts.

We will fix any machine on this site ,we only have one request "Show us photos, inside and out" helps us do the fix AND........ we love photos :lol:

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Re: Sega Windsor Playboy machine

Postby trops79 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:41 pm

Thanks for the help...it was stuck with old grease. Gave the base a tap with a hammer a got it out.
Btw- I’m very familiar with Mills machines so the mechanism is very understandable to me BUT the electric system is totally foreign. I cycled it and it worked perfectly and paid out correctly.
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Re: Sega Windsor Playboy machine

Postby badpenny » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:59 pm

Hi ......

This week I replied to a similar question, I imagine it also applies to yours?
As for the switches etc. You have an electric coin acceptor. The two switches power the solenoid on the other side which enables the handle to engage and then disengage it after the play until the next coin enters.

This was the thread ..... Problems on two Sega Windsor machines

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Re: Sega Windsor Playboy machine

Postby coppinpr » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:55 pm

Guessing this has a special feature switched on by the vertical finger nearest the front, can we see the front of the machine both the case and the mech so we can understand what the electric part is supposed do be doing !THUMBS!

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Re: Sega Windsor Playboy machine

Postby trops79 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:04 pm

Yes, I see the switches and get the general idea of how they work but when I plug the machine in all I get is a humming sound. No lights or anything else. Where should I start?

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Re: Sega Windsor Playboy machine

Postby radiochrissie » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:15 pm

Hi, can you post pictures of the back of the mech and the front of the mech. Particularly the small circuit board mounted at the back of the coin mech, which looks like someone’s had a go at. !OMFG!

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Re: Sega Windsor Playboy machine

Postby trops79 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:06 am

Here are some pics...
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Re: Sega Windsor Playboy machine

Postby coppinpr » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:03 am

OK, so there doesn't seem to be a special feature run by the electrics (although we haven't seen the front glass as yet to be sure). You say the machine runs and pays out. Are you saying you can put a coin in and the machine will play, or do you have to cycle the mech by hand outside the case?

As it seems from what we can see this is what happens: when you put a coin in it trips a switch which turns on the solenoid low down on the handle side. This allows you to play the machine; the solenoid stays on until the circuit is broken during the cycle which trips another switch (most likely on the other side of the machine as I can see some wiring there).

The hum you can hear is either the solenoid or the choke for the lights and both would be usual (I wont say normal, but usual after years of use).
The first thing to check if the solenoid is not firing is that power is getting to the coin mech. If so, move on to the switch the coin trips. Operate it by hand (using a screwdriver rather than your hand. :lol: ) See if the solenoid fires. Also check the switch that switches the solenoid off. This could be permanently in the off position, so the circuit never completes. You can check both these by bypassing them. It could be the solenoid itself. This can easily be checked with a multimeter to see if there is a break in the coil. Remember, electricity bites - even if there is a transformer in the machine you can't be sure the voltage is low in every area.

I think you said the lights are not working. Unless there is a break in the power line going to the choke, this would have to be the wiring, tubes, starters or choke of course. I always replace the starters first, then the tubes. These tubes are available on Ebay very cheap, often in packs of 10.


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