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Bally Bikini Bingo - Search Disc alignment

By smohr

11 months ago

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#1 11 months ago

Hi, I brought home a Bikini. And I am going thru some initial checking and was able to get this machine to function (for the most part, machine does not coinup, have to manually press the start re.). I will need to clean up stepper units for sure. My question is...

When the Search Disc is "locked in place" by the search index magnet, the disc should be aligned at the "0" position on the rivets. The pic below shows that it is not, so do I just loosen the wiper arm and align or is there more to it (I never tampered with a CU so I thought I'd ask before I dive in). And does anyone have any idea what affect this misaligned wiper would have.


Bikini Search Disc (resized).jpg
#2 11 months ago

I just saw a Richard Gerlitz video on how to re-align this and I will see how that works.


#3 11 months ago

I have a Bikini machine
I just read your post. I'll get back to you later.
Richard Gerlitz video(s) are great
One thing is not correct!
I'll get back soon.
Terry K

#4 11 months ago

Terry K - Thank You.

#5 11 months ago

it's good where it is. You want the wipers locked where no circuits are active.

for screen games, you want the switch stack sitting up on the peg, and the wipers around position 2 +/- 1/2. I'm not sure it's even possible to lock the wipers are position 0, and you definitely don't want them at position 1 - that's where the 6 number green section is checked.

6 card games generally want the search wipers locked on rivets at position 0. 1 position either way often connects circuits and with multiple search discs interesting things happen.

#6 11 months ago

ok - thank you - I will re-align.

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