Blast City Coin Mech Help

Arcade cabinet hardware and accessories
Forum rules
ArcadeOtaku forum introduction & rules
JAG555
Posts: 16
Joined: January 25th, 2017, 11:16 pm
Location: UK
eBay: Fishcoral

Blast City Coin Mech Help

Postby JAG555 » September 10th, 2017, 5:52 pm

Hello,

I have recently picked my second Blast City. I ve been doing some cleaning to get it all in good shape.

However, I am having issues with the coin mech. I assumed it takes 100 yen coins (like my other Blast), but the 100 yen coin just gets stuck (like it is not heavy enough) and doesn't coin up or get rejected. If I move a part of the mech with my finger, then I can get it to Coin up, but sometimes it also just requests the coin.

Has anyone got some experience with coin mechs? Any ideas why this is not working correctly?

Happy to take some photos, if that helps.

Thanks in advance!

Cheers
User avatar
LegoYoda
Posts: 117
Joined: December 21st, 2012, 1:27 pm
Location: South East UK
eBay: neomonster
Initials: AGD

Re: Blast City Coin Mech Help

Postby LegoYoda » September 11th, 2017, 4:03 pm

Have you checked inside the mech for a sticker telling you what Type? My Blast has the "100 Yen" sticker on the cab but the coin mech was a "1 Hong Kong Dollar" trype mechanism. Even then it needed a good dose of WD40 on all the joints and then a bit of bike teflon lube before it would reliably accept coins as they got stuck half way down (by the weighted thing). There was an Ident sticker ont he side of the mechanism that specified the coin type.

I did this: https://retrogamingstuff.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/troubleshooting-fixing-the-coin-mech/
Alec
----------------------------------------
Owning a Blast City: Fixing and Repairing -http://retrogamingstuff.wordpress.com/
JAG555
Posts: 16
Joined: January 25th, 2017, 11:16 pm
Location: UK
eBay: Fishcoral

Re: Blast City Coin Mech Help

Postby JAG555 » September 11th, 2017, 4:09 pm

Here are the photos of the coin mech and where the 100 yen coin gets stuck.

If I move the round cog clockwise, the coin drops down and it coins up. However, I need a fair amount of force to move this coin around. I also noticed, that this is a different coin mech than my other Blast City, which is plastic.

Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.

Image
Image
Image
Image
JAG555
Posts: 16
Joined: January 25th, 2017, 11:16 pm
Location: UK
eBay: Fishcoral

Re: Blast City Coin Mech Help

Postby JAG555 » September 11th, 2017, 7:30 pm

I gave it a good clean and lube, but it still wouldn't accept the 100 yen coin.

I assume mine is also another coin, but no idea which one. I guess I will start with a Hong Kong 1 dollar coin.

Do you know if they can be adjusted to accept different coins or do you need the cog replaced.
zumbito
Posts: 512
Joined: February 18th, 2015, 12:03 am
Location: Metro City
eBay: jaime5171

Re: Blast City Coin Mech Help

Postby zumbito » September 16th, 2017, 6:31 am

They can be adjusted, but i think only slightly. The process is in the wiki. I got my mech from yen to 20 cents but couldn't make it work for 50 (euro).
User avatar
arcadista
Posts: 35
Joined: October 20th, 2015, 3:13 am
Location: Buenos Aires
Initials: AIL

Re: Blast City Coin Mech Help

Postby arcadista » September 16th, 2017, 10:19 am

You could also remove that weight measuring step.
User avatar
LegoYoda
Posts: 117
Joined: December 21st, 2012, 1:27 pm
Location: South East UK
eBay: neomonster
Initials: AGD

Re: Blast City Coin Mech Help

Postby LegoYoda » September 22nd, 2017, 1:50 pm

I had to totally disassemble mine and clean away gunk and rust and then lubricate that weight area where your's are getting stuck. I then adjusted the top screw a little to get it to accept UK 2p coins (VERY similar to 1HKD). it honestly looks like it's almost there....
Alec
----------------------------------------
Owning a Blast City: Fixing and Repairing -http://retrogamingstuff.wordpress.com/
JAG555
Posts: 16
Joined: January 25th, 2017, 11:16 pm
Location: UK
eBay: Fishcoral

Re: Blast City Coin Mech Help

Postby JAG555 » September 22nd, 2017, 1:53 pm

LegoYoda wrote:I had to totally disassemble mine and clean away gunk and rust and then lubricate that weight area where your's are getting stuck. I then adjusted the top screw a little to get it to accept UK 2p coins (VERY similar to 1HKD). it honestly looks like it's almost there....


Many Thanks, I will give that a whirl!

Return to “Cabinet Q&A”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users