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Stern Meteor - coin door missing


7 months ago

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  • Meteor Stern Electronics, 1979

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#8 7 months ago
Quoted from RTSMikeM:

So you think you have one I could use? Or at least the parts?
Why the heck would somebody take this off in the 1st place...?

They take it off because it is now a home machine and the parts are really not needed. They also start cutting wiring willy-nilly. It is a pain when you get one all butchered up and you want to restore it.

Save your door if no one has drilled holes into it and bent the hell out of it trying to pry it open.

What you are missing is not hard to remove or replace.

You are missing the coin chutes

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You are missing the coin collector holders

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You are missing the switches that load credits when the coin drops

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The wiring is not that difficult. You could build your own harness in good enough form to activate the switches.

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You can find "stern coin door" on Ebay, but the Ebay sellers think their doors are made of gold.

In short, the parts you are missing can all be installed in 30 minutes. You need some 3/8" #10 machine screws.

It is not the end of the world. You are not even close to the end of the world.

Here is one on Ebay from a Stern Frenzy arcade that will work. You may have to change a wiring connector. But you are in for near $100.00 by the time you add in shipping. And this one does not have the three angle/border brackets that go around the door. If you do not have those angle brackets you will definitely want them and a lot of door sellers don't think about selling them with the door.

I guess I should add the Ebay link:

ebay.com link » Stern Frenzy Arcade Game Coin Door

#10 7 months ago
Quoted from hocuslocus:

I've looked at the Ebay ones, those are all for arcades. They don't have the lockout assembly from what I could tell. I'm missing a few parts off a couple of my games as well, it's annoying because I actually put mine on location. It's a pain in the butt to find the stern coin door specific parts.
Finding a full intact stern coin door isn't the easiest thing to do either, I was able to find a Chicago coin door for 40 bucks and steal parts off of it.

I don't know if this will help you any, but PBR has the 2 Chute and 3 Chute lockout bars for sale.

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#12 7 months ago
Quoted from RTSMikeM:

Thanks for the pictures. It helps.
Just wishing somebody had one then can sell me with all the parts...
Also what is a "lock out bar" and what does it do?

A lock out bar prevents the coin slot from accepting any coins if the pin is not turned on.

#19 7 months ago
Quoted from RTSMikeM:

That looks a little different than my Meteor. I don't think it will fit. Thanks though!

Quoted from Dr_Gonzo:

A little dusty from the garage but see what you think. Again, it's off either a stern or xenon. I think both machines used the same coin door but I'm not 100%
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Could you take some pics of the coin chutes, please? That is a Bally door, but the coin parts might transfer to the OPs butchered door. If the coin chutes are the same I think a parts transfer might work. but it would need to be rewired but that would not be too hard of a job. Bally and Stern were sort of joined at the hip.

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