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Smash Martians - Alarm Code 17-80

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#1 pirate1982



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:12 pm

Hello Hope I can get some advice

Machine is a Barcrest Smash Martions £5.00/10p play



Free to me machine that was working in a cafe.


Alarm goes off with error code 17-80 Hopper Fail Missing


Previous owner has hopper dumped by yanking the hopper out and tipping the coins out as no refill key came with machine,And on first opening hopper was not seated correct


I have had hopper out and cleaned it and I also have a different hopper.


Same issue Alarm.


The hoppers are the same except for the color of the 4 way dispenser. Original one was yellow and second one is burgundy.


I have had the machine working today for a hopper top up And was played for about 20 mins . Then check it out and alarm code


Not sure if this is a issue but in a previous life the machine has had a note acceptor and the connector just hangs in the cabinet - should the end be plugged back into somewhere and does the machine need to be told is has no acceptor fitted. ?


I can only guess at the above as I am no expert. I also have in my head that there is a break in the serial coin loom. So before I buy another one.


Are there any suggestions


I have found a loom online for about £31 so i just want to make sure i have tried all ideas before I cough up the money



thanks for any help



#2 NickYerPesos



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:39 am

The note acceptor loom shouldnt play a part in the hopper fail alarm.. youd normally get a note mech error if it was expecting to find one. 

If the hopper is different, I would also try an yellow hopper which is a SCH3. 

Failing that, i would definately look at replacing the loom, and failing that, could be a board issue. 

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 11:51 am

As members are helping you with your machine maybe you can help us emulation guys in preserving this machine (virtually)
When you've got a moment any chance of uploading some nice hi res images of the machine.
A full frontal one, some of the top boards and reel areas and maybe some of the reel symbols, with little or no camera flash burn if possible.
This isn't for me but maybe another creator could have a go at designing this machine for mfme to accompany the classic we have.
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