Intro with a 777 Reel Slot - Looking for ID

Venturalvn

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Hey everybody. Coming over from PCF.

I recently inherited this reel slot, but I'm pretty lost as to where to find identifying marks. Was brought over from CJ's casino emporium in early-mid 90's. I can't really find any branding on this thing, but I'll include some pics of the inside/outside I took when I got it home. When looking through manuals I really can't tell the difference between the innards of Ballys vs IGT yet, but my assumption is that the carcass of this thing is of one of those two.

Right now reels 1 & 2 don't spin, but other things such as coin counting, reel 3 spin, board lights, etc all seem to be working fine. I'm looking to find a manual for the manufacturer, but honestly if there are common fixes to the reels not spinning please let me know!

Thanks for your input!

-Chris

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They took the original plate off. They are usually on with pop rivets so they drilled it.

I think that is a Bally Super Continental machine. Google Image that and see if you can find a cabinet that is similar to yours. They probably made a few variations of it. Taller top box, 3 reel, 4 reel, etc.
 

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Right now reels 1 & 2 don't spin
I'd check the wire connections and fuses first. Does the reel motor make any sound at all like it is trying to spin? Check the circuit boards for anything that looks damaged or burnt.
 

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All of the super continental pics I'm seeing have a cabinet that is too tall. I'm trying to see where in this machine there would be a message center so I can hone in on some info, but there is no external facing digital messaging.

Closest I have seen so far in my searches is the Bally 1090, although I'm seeing the win counter as analog instead of digital like mine.



 

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I'd check the wire connections and fuses first. Does the reel motor make any sound at all like it is trying to spin? Check the circuit boards for anything that looks damaged or burnt.
It does sound like the motor is trying to spin, but I'm still trying to figure out what noises are coming from which mechanism.
 
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Oh no. Slot internals is like playing Operation. Everything is conductive. Use a multi meter if you have one. Shouldn't be too hard to find that glass fuse online.
 

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Oh no. Slot internals is like playing Operation. Everything is conductive. Use a multi meter if you have one. Shouldn't be too hard to find that glass fuse online.
Have a 5 pack on the way. Swapped out one of the fuses from behind the hopper and put it in the main, everything lights up normally. Hopefully the fuse took the brunt of it and nothing shorted.

I was messing around with the reel mechanics and saw something weird. Posting in the Bally's section as it looks to be narrowed down to some late 80s/early 90s Ballys EM machine.

https://www.slotmachineforum.com/threads/bally-em-how-is-this-reel-pull-supposed-to-work.192/
 
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