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