Greetings. Hope one of you can help. Here is a picture of my dad's Seeburg V200 that I bought for him around 5 years ago for his 70th birthday. The jukebox was working flawlessly for years until recently when it would not reject a record. I was able to get it to reject with the reject button on the back but eventually that wouldn't work either. So I had a service/repairman fix it and for around 25 minutes he charged my 75 year old dad 360 dollars. When the machine failed again less than a month later, he wouldn't come back to take a look without charging the same astronomical amount so I decided to see if I could figure out the problem with the help of some friends and online groups of collectors like this one.
I love and have had many pinball machines the last 20 years. Unfortunately I know very little about jukeboxes but I am trying to learn. Anyway , here is the new problem and any advice would be greatly appreciated.
After the reject issue was resolved, the player mechanism just stopped responding to a selection. The jukebox powers up fine and everything looks right. I have the black box free play modification which lights the "Make a Selection" light. If I enter a selection, the buttons pop back out as they should but the player mechanism just doesn't move.
Now here is the strange thing - If I toggle the service switch from on to off and back to on, the player mechanism will move and play the record I selected. So the mechanism will do what it is supposed to do but I have to move the service switch to off and back to on.
I have a video of the whole issue and can share it with you if you think you can help and you message me your cell phone number.
Here is what I have done so far
I have taken the free play mod out and reconnected the credit unit. I manually put a credit on the jukebox but the same problem persists so I don't think the issue is with the free play box or the credit unit.
I disconnected and reconnected as many of the connectors as I could to see if perhaps a plug wasn't seated properly. This didn't work but I did not do the two large brown plugs because they gave me a lot of resistance when I tried to pull them out and I didn't want to rip anything apart. I did get some advice on how to squeeze the connector to get it off and will try the next time I am at my father's house.
Please let me know what you think it could be and if you are local to Clifton, NJ and wouldn't mind lending a helping hand, I can get some food and drinks as we work the problem. If you do this for a business and you are local to Northern NJ, let me know what your rates are.
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