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Chicago Coin Mini-baseball settings?


By mgroves

89 days ago



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    #1 89 days ago

    I just purchased a Chicago Coin Mini-Baseball (1972 I think). It seems to be in good working order, but the game doesn't quite function how I remember when I first played one of these. I have a bunch of questions, I'm hoping to get some of them answered here

    1) There are supposed to be 3 outs per credit. However, my game only seems to provide 1 out per credit. How do I adjust this?

    2) There is set of "jumpers" I'll call them, labeled "meter", "regular", "replay". Changing the jumper doesn't seem to have any effect on the game. Is it possible that a previous owner hardwired/hacked something? If not, what do these settings do (see the first picture).

    3) The "skill gage(sic)" lights don't come on. It looks like the board is there. I tested continuity, I tested the bulbs, I even pressed the contacts together with a wood dowel. No lights. Again, I suspect this might be purposely turned off by a setting or a rewiring? Any ideas (see the second picture)?

    4) There is a "Credit Adj." jumper setting. I suspect that this probably changes how many credits I get per quarter. Is that correct? (see picture 3)

    5) There is a "Score Adj. Jack" jumper setting near the top (picture 4). What is this setting for? Is it possibly related to any of my above questions?

    Thank you!

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    #2 89 days ago

    The meter adjustment jack is for the connected meter (a.k.a. counter) to either display "total coins" (meter), "total plays" (regular), or "total replays" (replays).

    Credit adjust is the number of credits given per coin (1 or 2).

    The "skill gage" requires a white connector to be plugged into it. I think it went to the top of the board and is hidden behind the coin box frame. Also there should be a ground wire connected to one of the mounting bolts of the shooter assembly. Yours appears to be connected.

    #3 88 days ago

    Thanks for the information!

    Quoted from KenLayton:

    The meter adjustment jack is for the connected meter (a.k.a. counter) to either display "total coins" (meter), "total plays" (regular), or "total replays" (replays).

    By "connected meter", are you referring to some sort of optional peripheral (which I don't have)?

    Quoted from KenLayton:

    The "skill gage" requires a white connector to be plugged into it.

    I apologize for the lousy picture, but yes there's a white harness connected to it. I tested the continuity from the copper contacts on the board up to the bulbs, and that seems to be fine.

    There are two black wires taped together in the area that looks suspicious to me, I'm wondering if that was done to turn off the skill gage (it could be completed unrelated for all I know).

    I've attached a better shot of the area.

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    #4 88 days ago

    Those taped off black wires go to the coin meter. I can see the outline of where the meter's frame was.

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    #5 51 days ago

    I recently bought a Chicago Coin Mini Baseball machine and when powered on, the scoring meter seems to try to reset but then the transformer seems to over heat and start smoking. Any ideas on why this is happening? kenlayton

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