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    Default Another Satomi Miracle Super Arrange Ball

    This morning I happened to check FB marketplace since got a notification a new pachinko had been listed; 2 hours away near Greenville SC and I saw a video of this beauty in action, just listed overnight. of course I immediately contacted the seller but he shot down my $150 lowball offer; and mentions he need would full asking price ($195) since people from all over the southeast are contacting him nonstop since he listed it less than 24 hrs ago.

    So I mention I can come pick it up within a couple hours if he doesnít want to wait on the other potential buyers to show (or not). Just a 100 mile drive away. The video he posted in the ad showed it working, but he mentions sometimes the payout mech gets jammed; probably due to the quarters heís been using in it vs real arrange ball tokens.

    Iím going to clean it up a bit more before doing a full test on it tomorrow. Looks like this one has been well cared for and stored inside; the seller said he had it since the 70s.

    This model seems fairly common, but the condition is top notch!

    Iíll report back once itís tested properly 100%.


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    Sweet! Congratulations!

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    Very nice catch
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    Nice!!

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    Default Another Satomi Miracle Super Arrange Ball

    I just finished cleaning up the ball tracks, coin chutes ect; results were very promising! Itís 95% working Iíd say; a few minor issues; as these 50 year old machines tend to haveÖ.but I think I can work those out. Itís still playable regardless.

    Payouts work, scoring matrix is mostly working, the game does reset and solenoids work.

    Itís got both the A and B cartridges thank god

    1. As the guy mentioned, thereís an issue with the coin acceptor chute (not the payout mech itself it turns out) after dropping an arrange ball token it seems to get stuck; doesnít fall through and trigger the switch; until I drop a 2nd coin, then the game starts. Guess Iíll try quarters like he was using nextÖor I need to learn how to adjust the coin acceptor on this model (any tips?)

    2. I tested all the pockets but #2 doesnít illuminate; next Iíll be inspecting/cleaning that switch in hopes that fixes it and itís not the bulb.




    3. Not sure if this is a problem or working as designed; but after the round is over and I push the reset button the scoring matrix lights donít clear/turn off; it only clears once a coin is dropped again.

    Example, still shows lights on after pressing the ďend gameĒ/reset button (but pays out normally)


    4. Thereís a mysterious unplugged connector near the coin acceptor? Ideas?

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    3. Not sure if this is a problem or working as designed; but after the round is over and I push the reset button the scoring matrix lights don’t clear/turn off; it only clears once a coin is dropped again

    Mine does the same thing, I just assumed it was normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky kilowatt View Post
    3. Not sure if this is a problem or working as designed; but after the round is over and I push the reset button the scoring matrix lights donít clear/turn off; it only clears once a coin is dropped again

    Mine does the same thing, I just assumed it was normal.
    Thanks! One less thing to be concerned about!

    Just curious; does yours have that same unplugged connector too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotsoballs View Post
    Thanks! One less thing to be concerned about!

    Just curious; does yours have that same unplugged connector too?
    No, mine doesn't have the unplugged connector yours has.

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    Default Another Satomi Miracle Super Arrange Ball

    #1 issue with the coin/token chute has been fixed; turns out somebody put masking tape on the inside of the hinged metal piece that routes coins to the switch; I cleaned up the sticky reside and tape and found a small bolt to manually adjust the coin width to arrange ball token size; do now tokens flow properly to the payout coin tube.

    The adjustment bolt/screw was marked with a tiny mark of red paint.



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    Nice find!

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    What is the difference between the A and B cartridges?
    Searching for an arrangeball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowl987 View Post
    What is the difference between the A and B cartridges?
    Read this thread about the same model; you need both A and B cartridge in working shape for it to work properly. Somehow the poor guy ended up with a parts machine someone robbed a B cartridge from.

    Both cartridges in working shape are worth a lot to someone whoís in need!

    https://www.pachitalk.com/forums/sho...Satomi-Miracle

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotsoballs View Post
    Read this thread about the same model; you need both A and B cartridge in working shape for it to work properly. Somehow the poor guy ended up with a parts machine someone robbed a B cartridge from.

    Both cartridges in working shape are worth a lot to someone who’s in need!

    https://www.pachitalk.com/forums/sho...Satomi-Miracle
    Thanks for explaining that, now I know what to look for if I ever come across another for sale. Mine doesn't have any cartridges, just two circuit boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky kilowatt View Post
    Thanks for explaining that, now I know what to look for if I ever come across another for sale. Mine doesn't have any cartridges, just two circuit boards.
    Yeah this was the first one I bought with cartridges too; Iíve got 4 others and they all have exposed circuit boards.

    I got lucky on this one and bought it without inspecting the innards first, but the video they posted proved it mostly worked. Part of the gambling aspect of collecting these is the dice roll if itís actually going to work or notÖ Iíve got another Satomi with likely bad capacitors thatís waiting on some guy to perform a repair on; one dayÖ. That one was stored somewhere damp though.

    https://www.pachitalk.com/forums/sho...le-arrangeball
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    I'm with Bowl, what's the diff?

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    Default Re: Another Satomi Miracle Super Arrange Ball

    Ahh so, I see now what to be on the lookout for, If I were to hunt for this elusive machine.

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    Very nice!

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    Default Re: Another Satomi Miracle Super Arrange Ball

    I'm trying to find the B cartridge in one of the above pics. I just don't see it...am I missing something?
    Searching for an arrangeball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowl987 View Post
    I'm trying to find the B cartridge in one of the above pics. I just don't see it...am I missing something?
    Itís hidden behind the A cartridge


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