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Pinbot coin


By Vin-bot

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Hi, I would like to make my pinbot coin operated again out of nostalgia reasons.
I don't want to do it against any price, but I happen to come across the option of buying a very cheap C220 electrical coin validator.

I just wonder now if this will actually fit in my 1986 Williams pinbot machine.

Is there anybody that can answer this question?

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#3 2 years ago
Quoted from Vin-bot:

C220 electrical coin validator

That style of coin validator will not work with coin doors that use coin mechs.

#4 2 years ago

Some cardboard and tape and make a chute that diverts the coins over the coin detect switch and forget it, total cost $1.99. Nostalgia is one thing, but validating a coin for no good reason is a serious waste of cash. Coin mechs in my machines havent seen a quarter in decades. I know some players (like Rick Stetta for instance) who just keep a bowl of quarters near their machines because the coin drop is part of pinball... well, the cardboard and tape route gives you that for the least money, just not the least hassle.

#5 2 years ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

Some cardboard and tape and make a chute that diverts the coins over the coin detect switch and forget it, total cost $1.99. Nostalgia is one thing, but validating a coin for no good reason is a serious waste of cash. Coin mechs in my machines havent seen a quarter in decades. I know some players (like Rick Stetta for instance) who just keep a bowl of quarters near their machines because the coin drop is part of pinball... well, the cardboard and tape route gives you that for the least money, just not the least hassle.

Talk about being cheap

For only a few bucks more, I would buy the correct part to make it sound and work correctly without red green's help, personally.

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

Talk about being cheap
For only a few bucks more, I would buy het correct part nd make it sound and work correctly without red green's help, personally.

true that, are slug acceptors pretty cheap? Could be a decent workaround until they parts came in if someone was impatient like myself

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from Vin-bot:

Hi, I would like to make my pinbot coin operated again out of nostalgia reasons.
I don't want to do it against any price, but I happen to come across the option of buying a very cheap C220 electrical coin validator.
I just wonder now if this will actually fit in my 1986 Williams pinbot machine.
Is there anybody that can answer this question?
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Spend $70 on a nice, new door. Your Pinbot deserves it.

http://www.twistedquarter.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=171_382&products_id=241

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#8 2 years ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

Some cardboard and tape and make a chute that diverts the coins over the coin detect switch and forget it, total cost $1.99. Nostalgia is one thing, but validating a coin for no good reason is a serious waste of cash. Coin mechs in my machines havent seen a quarter in decades. I know some players (like Rick Stetta for instance) who just keep a bowl of quarters near their machines because the coin drop is part of pinball... well, the cardboard and tape route gives you that for the least money, just not the least hassle.

this is just a trashy way to do it. If I went to buy a game and saw that setup in the coin door, I'd immediately be looking for other problems on teh assumption the owner did not know what they were doing. Just get the correct mech.

#9 2 years ago

Used coin mechs go for about $3 each plus shipping. Grab two of what denomination you use (I don't know if you're outside the US) and put them in the outside two positions. The middle slot is missing its coin switch.

#10 2 years ago

Thanks for the replies guys, very much appreciated. I live in Australia and a cheap coin mech would be good for me, but I don't know if these coin mechs are changeable to au dollars or other au coins.

My pinbot manual I think says something about settings for different currency.

#11 2 years ago

Wow, never heard of so many people dissing a duct tape solution before... are you sure you all have your man cards punched for duct tape solutions? Because in my mind, I spent $1.99 and the coins go in coin box, register a credit, and didn’t break the bank. As far as looking at Red Green’s coin door and thinking what else is wrong?, uh would they think what else is missing if they saw no coin mechs at all? OP didnt say he was selling it. But if you want to drop coin and get the machine to make a coin drop noise, Red Green is done, already dropping coins and drinking beer... some of us yanks are not into extreme prettiness inside their cabinets, ymmv

#12 2 years ago

These guys sell used australian mechs....maybe email them and ask what they may have that will work for you?

https://www.highway.net.au/

#13 2 years ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

Wow, never heard of so many people dissing a duct tape solution before... are you sure you all have your man cards punched for duct tape solutions? Because in my mind, I spent $1.99 and the coins go in coin box, register a credit, and didn’t break the bank. As far as looking at Red Green’s coin door and thinking what else is wrong?, uh would they think what else is missing if they saw no coin mechs at all? OP didnt say he was selling it. But if you want to drop coin and get the machine to make a coin drop noise, Red Green is done, already dropping coins and drinking beer... some of us yanks are not into extreme prettiness inside their cabinets, ymmv

missing is fine. its the badly rigged solution to a very easily and cheaply acquired correct fix that would make one wonder what else the owner has done.

#14 2 years ago

You say “badly”, have you seen anything I have taped up?

#15 2 years ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

Wow, never heard of so many people dissing a duct tape solution before... are you sure you all have your man cards punched for duct tape solutions? Because in my mind, I spent $1.99 and the coins go in coin box, register a credit, and didn’t break the bank. As far as looking at Red Green’s coin door and thinking what else is wrong?, uh would they think what else is missing if they saw no coin mechs at all? OP didnt say he was selling it. But if you want to drop coin and get the machine to make a coin drop noise, Red Green is done, already dropping coins and drinking beer... some of us yanks are not into extreme prettiness inside their cabinets, ymmv

If you can't duct if, F...oops

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