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    Arrow Sanyo 1995 Marchen start up problems

    A CL find with the "My son had it working but didn't play it much." info ha. Have only cleaned/fixed some older style machines so this is my first with a small LCD screen.

    Not sure what frame this is and haven't found a manual. Boots and LCD plays animation of slots and airplane flying. Shooter does not start and only lcd and flashing red lights on front. Has some type of bypass dongle plugged in. Has 5 led numbered lights that light up when turn it on. after cycling on boot up lights 4 and 5 stay on. 2 push buttons under these LEDs. If remove dongle no lights. Thought maybe wasn't registering hopper full but examined mini-switch up there and looks ok. Cleared ballruns, have not seen motor assisted section activate but did clear it. Any ideas or know a similar machine i can read through troubleshooting with? Would love to get it working to bring in for my HS students to check out!

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    Default Re: Sanyo 1995 Marchen start up problems

    If you could post some pics, front, back, any areas you mentioned above, that will help greatly with trying to get your machine healthy again!!


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    Default Re: Sanyo 1995 Marchen start up problems

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    Ah thank You I knew I read how to post pictures but couldn't find the thread again. If any closeups or back covers off helps let me know. Did find it with a different picture on videogameshistory site but no info except date. 1995

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    Default Re: Sanyo 1995 Marchen start up problems

    I'm probably not going to be much help, but if it's not shooting balls and what I assume are error lights go out when you remove the dongle, maybe it's a bad dongle??

    Hopefully someone more helpful will be along soon!!

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    Best to
    1) Make sure the rear top tank is full of balls
    2) Pop open the front glass and stick a ball in the centre pocket under the screen.
    3) Check you get a ball payout and the video screen reacts to the ball in the pocket.

    If thats all good, then just the shooter problem. as above, might just be a bad dongle. They don't last forever. If you have some basic skill with a soldering iron, you might be able to replace the componets of the dongle, they are only a couple of pence each.
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    That seemed to help. Once a ball was put through jackpot shooter engaged again and sound started. Now just need to adjust shooter for a little more control. Thanks. #1 light blinking and #5 on but seems to be paying out and jackpot motor running. Now to clean up rust too. no indication on front display on balltray but guessing this is only for paycards so dongle disables it? not sure.

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    Small electric motor that feeds jackpot seems jammed or broken? opened it up cleaned it, even *slight* lubrication and still seems to not pass through there unless jostle the machine. replacement?

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    Cleaned it up again, checked all my fuses and ran more balls through. seems the electric motor is kicking out payouts on a more regular basis now so not burnt out. Some more tweaks and see what the bulb replacement looks like. Never seen the 2 bonus flaps open but maybe only if get a match on the slot potion? Have seen 1 2 3 4 light up. and play / rule descriptions anywhere?

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    Default Re: Sanyo 1995 Marchen start up problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightforge View Post
    Never seen the 2 bonus flaps open but maybe only if get a match on the slot potion?
    If you're talking about the ones marked "Chance" and "Open Gate" yes, they probably only open during bonus rounds..after you match on the screen!!

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    Default Re: Sanyo 1995 Marchen start up problems

    1,2,3 and 4 MIGHT just be banked spins. Just drop balls in the start pocket one after a other and see if they count up. Then go down again after each reel spin
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    Yes seems like that is that case. Does anything happen when you get 4 banked jackpots? A payout bonus for other targets, I'll have to experiment and see. I don't know how to move this thread or close the ticket. Think now mechanically just need to work on lights etc but seems to function as far as shooting, payouts although some LED indicators are still on while playing, not sure that's not normal? Will build some quick feet before letting students use it. Thanks for the help everyone! Have a few pinball machine and now 3 Pachinkos so worried they might grow! Wouldn't mind finding a fun slot soon too.

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    Default Re: Sanyo 1995 Marchen start up problems

    Just stop shooting, when you have 4 banked spins
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    Ha okay I thought maybe the 5th did some kind of "fever" bonus or something but don't think so. Yep stop shooting and wait for the ear-piercing song to stop.

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    Default Re: Sanyo 1995 Marchen start up problems

    Well you can keep shooting. But in a parlour it's a waste of balls. You need the reel spins to get the jackpot. If you can't bank anymore. All you might do is win 3 balls back. Remember balls cost money.
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