(Topic ID: 244556)

Bally Coin Mech Don't Activate Game/Rochester NY

By markschenkel

1 year ago

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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by wdennie
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#1 1 year ago

I have a Bally Dolly Parton. Powers up. But when you put coins in (at least the two quarter slots - other is a Susan B. Anthony) they immediately drop to the return. The game does not activate.

- Is there a way of bypassing the coin mech to find out if this is the problem?
- Anyone have thoughts of what else it could be?

I am located in upstate NY (Rochester). Might be best for me to take it to someone who knows these games. Please reach out if you are within 60 miles of Rochester.


#2 1 year ago

You'll get more relevant replies in the SS forum.

#3 1 year ago

The coin lockout coil located near the door lock is either bad or not pulling in. This keeps the coin mechs from accepting coins when the machine is off.

#4 1 year ago

currieddog, in the "Scared Stiff" forum? I clicked your link but it goes to page about Bally machines manufactured in 1996. The machine I have is from the 70s.

pinballdaveh - I will check this out.

#5 1 year ago

No SS means solid state, I'm in Farmington ny, try pushing down the small wire on the switch below the coin mech.

#6 1 year ago

SS ... solid state (ie electronics , not EM electromagnetic)

#7 1 year ago

wdennie - Thank you. I will give that a try later (it is 30 minute drive on Conesus Lake). If I continue to have issues could I bring the machine to you? Do you do service?

#8 1 year ago

Hi Mark, your welcome to visit my collection and I could show you some tips.
Yes bring it.

#9 1 year ago

It is the coil lockout. Farmington Also!!

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from drgnlair:

It is the coil lockout. Farmington Also!!

where in Farmington? I'm in the Punkinhook area.

#11 1 year ago

Another quick fix option if you just want to play, is to take out the plastic inserts for the coin mechs and close the leaf switches manually the give yourself credits.

#12 1 year ago

I did some diagnosis. I am talking speech to text I will try to format as best as possible.

I believe the coin lockout relay is not working. when I purchased the machine the previous owner had put a piece of cardboard in between the tab and the plate to ensure it was always activated.

To continue... I have pressed the plate with a screwdriver to ensure that coin mechs are working properly. I can see the heavey wire move to allow coin to drop. I drop a quarter in and it falls into the coin box, not the return. When this happens it does not activate the game incrementer.

So at this point don't think it is the lockout.

#13 1 year ago

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#14 1 year ago

Does the switches work in self test. If not would think it is a connector issue.

#15 1 year ago

Think I bought a demo man from you

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