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  1. I have an older Clean Sweep claw machine that has a few issues all centering around the claw and lack of power. Every thing but the claw works. The board has been modified, repaired or just plain messed with. The voltage to the claw at the terminal block is only 1.5 volts upon dropping the claw. It should be between 33 - 68 volts. The voltage at the potentiometer is 1.9v at one end and zero at the other. I have tried to connect the claw directly to the board at J1-8 (green) and J1-20 White/blue but still no activation. The damaged area has been soldered so much that I'm surprised the crane even moves. Bottom line - repair the board (and by whom) or buy another board from someone ( I'm open to ideas. ) Thanks
  2. Have two Coast to Coast Challenger cranes. On both claws, the voltage will not increase over 35v, even though there's plenty of room left to turn the knob. In test mode, the VR3 shows 45v, but on this crane, it's a default max setting and I cannot alter the VR3. I measure these at the terminal above the claw during test mode. The analog meters in both games work and match my meter readings. The coil and pots have been changed on one, but not the other (since there was no improvement). The power supply also reads 49.6v at the power supply, and drops to 44.1v when activating the VR1 in test mode. I'm at a loss on this. Especially since both claws are doing this. Please advise?
  3. I had all my game keys stolen out of my vehicle and I'm in the process of having to break into all my machines. I was going to do a lock replacement that afternoon and had my box of spare locks and keys on me, which also was taken. I had about 30 keys for my 47 machines. As I'm still a one-woman business, this has been a pretty devastating blow. I have over 40 Beaver locks that used only 3 keys and I've yet to find anywhere with Beaver locks less than $13 not including shipping. You guys can do the math... I am unsure how to proceed with breaking into a few of my machines. First question, should I attempt to drill out a lock on the glass door? They're Coast to Coast Challenger cranes. Can the top possibly be removed? For my 6 mech Sticker machine (pic attached) , there's a lock found under the top 3-mech assembly after you lift the assembly out. Unlocking it allows you to remove the bottom 3-mech assembly. Does someone know what type of lock it is? There's also one on top that lets you take the first 3-mech assembly out. I'm pretty inexperienced in locks and types and best places to get them. Same with power tools haha I learned yesterday to lubricate the bit to keep it from getting too hot... I'd appreciate any tips offered on this situation.
  4. Have a Golden Corral asking for 2 claw machines with cashless capabilities. I don't have any cranes available so will have to purchase new machines as well as readers. I know absolutely nothing about cashless. Can anyone give me any suggestions or advice? Are there any cranes available with readers installed?
  5. If you want to use a CC reader on cranes or internet jukeboxes, I'm guessing you need to use a dedicated line specifically for your equipment for security purposes? Or can you piggy back off of the location? also, if you have to use a dedicated line from like verizon, can you run multiple equipment off of it if you're using USA tech readers? I'm trying to find out if there is hidden costs or how it actually works in case the CC reader companies aren't filling me in on ALL the costs. I don't like those kind of surprises. LOL My location is minimum 2 cranes, maybe a jukebox. I know the cost of the actual CC readers, just not sure on the cost of communicating from readers and that set up. I know this is ironic, but I don't trust sales people to fill you in on all the details. ( I have to laugh at this) Thank you in advance.
  6. Hello. So I will be purchasing a claw machine just like what is pictured in this post. I have an almost 3 year old daughter that is now almost obsessed with claw machine so i figured I'd be a great father and buy her one for the basement. Currently it is non-operational. The question is that I have not the slightest clue as to where to start to diagnose what may be wrong with the machine. It seems to be an older model machine with fairly simple electronics inside, still not sure where to start. I have a basic to intermediate understanding for electronics and am almost positive if i was pointed in the right direction I could manage most to all for the repairs myself. Also curious if parts for this can even be found anymore? any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated by myself and especially my daughter!!! When I get it home in a few days I can post pictures of the inside to help show what its setup looks like and to help diagnose!!
  7. Hello i have found a "bear claw" claw machine made by smart industries at a flea market. It is at the front of the flea market and it is unplugged but i know for a fact that it works, but it does need a little work. It is not actually for sale, but i am going to try to negotiate a price between the owner since he obviously doesnt care a thing about it since it is unplugged and there is advertisment papers stuck all over the machine. What is a fair price to offer?
  8. Hey guys, just curious... I'm assuming you need a Sales Tax ID to operate cranes in PA. Any other licenses / permits needed? Can I just stick a machine on location, or do I or the site owner need to do anything special? I've called Dept of Revenue, but they weren't as helpful as I would've liked. Thanks in advance. Allen K BeTheClaw.com
  9. Hi, I'm new to this forum. I have a Toy Taxi claw machine by Coast to Coast entertainment. I bought it used for 400 bucks non working. Now I got everything to work except for the trolley moving front and back. Resistor run on the board is roasted and I can't find a schematic. What would cause this to blow and why won't the trolley money front and back. Also, does anyone know what resistor value run is? I would appreciate any help, thanks.
  10. Hey guys, If any of you have gutted an old crane cabinet and replaced with one of these crane kits from Taiwan, I'm looking for a manual. More specifically, instructions for how the VR4 / VR5 adjustments are made on the cpu board. Here's the kit: http://www.betheclaw.com/images/misc/crane-kit.jpg Thanks in advance!
  11. I have decided to buy an eagle talon crane. It is 28.5"Wide x 6 4"Tall x 35"Deep. What is the best way to transport this crane? This will be my first time moving a crane. I looked online and was thinking about renting a truck with a liftgate to move it but is there any other way that is better? And what should I do to the crane to get it ready for transport? Thanks!
  12. I have been searching the forums for a while now and have decided that I want to try amusement vending and more specifically crane machines. I saw this one on Craigslist in my area and I was wondering if anyone could tell me what kind of machine this is and if it is a good machine to start with. Also how much do you guys think it's worth? Thanks!
  13. I am trying to get into amusement vending with cranes because there are 3 malls close to me that do not have any cranes in them. This would be my first crane so I have a few questions. Is the Eagle Talon Crane a good machine? And how much wold you value it at? I found one on eBay that is close to me so I wouldn't have to pay for shipping and it is $695. Is this a good price for it? It looks like it is in very good condition. The measurements for it are 31W x 76T x 36D Thanks for your help!
  14. Hello, I have a Hollywood crane machine that I recently acquired from a friend. It was working perfectly fine until it gave out today. When powered up the machine returns to home position and the claw closes and re-opens. I manually give it credit by using the coin mech switch but the machine does not take the credit, however you do hear the click sound coming from the corresponding relay. It doesn't let you move the crane in nether direction nor does it drop. I really don't know much about crane machines so any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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