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Pub Jukebox / Re: Tech Specs
« Last post by Steve on December 06, 2017, 03:19:06 PM »
Hi Falbo

I bought some ssd's off ebay for testing and I found the more expensive 'brand name' ones worked best like SanDisk & Samsung, they were detected by the computer better than the cheap no-name ones, so I guess its not just about speed.
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Pub Jukebox / Re: Tech Specs
« Last post by Falbo on December 06, 2017, 03:11:12 PM »
Hi Steve, does it matter what kind of SSD you use? There's slight difference in speed with them too. I guess faster is better?
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Coin Kit / Re: "Warn, Couldn't read polling interval, set default 500ms"
« Last post by Tony Neen on December 01, 2017, 09:24:34 AM »
Hi, it's a SR3 coin mech. It's just something i was looking into to try and sort the problems i was having with the cheap PL2303HX USB to TTL to UART RS232 COM Cables.

Cheers
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Coin Kit / Re: "Warn, Couldn't read polling interval, set default 500ms"
« Last post by Bry on December 01, 2017, 08:27:07 AM »
if it works thers no need to worry what model is coin mech ?
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Coin Kit / Re: "Warn, Couldn't read polling interval, set default 500ms"
« Last post by Tony Neen on November 30, 2017, 10:50:21 AM »
Cheers, no need to worry then, Ta
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Coin Kit / Re: "Warn, Couldn't read polling interval, set default 500ms"
« Last post by Bry on November 30, 2017, 08:57:26 AM »
it means that ur coin mech either dont have a polling interval setting or coinkit cant get interval from the mech
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Coin Kit / "Warn, Couldn't read polling interval, set default 500ms"
« Last post by Tony Neen on November 29, 2017, 10:22:16 AM »
Anyone know what:

"Warn, Couldn't read polling interval, set default 500ms"

On Coin Kit Diagnostic page means ?

Cheers
Tony
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Coin Kit / Tonys Top Tips
« Last post by Tony Neen on November 28, 2017, 11:00:52 PM »
Tonys Top Tips

We all know all operating systems behave differently, here is a few things that i have come accross while working on a JukeBox project recently, hope someone finds the info helpfull.

Coin Kit running on Windows XP
Coin Kit doesn't start minimised if Theme is set to "Corporate":

Change theme to "OldsCool Naked".
Tick Minimise on startup.
Restart Windows.
Change Theme back to "Corporate".
Restart Windows, and confirm Coin Kit has minimised on startup.

Coin Kit running on Windows XP.
Port selection will not stay "Nailed" to your port of choice after a restart of Windows.
Use Auto Detect when selecting your port of choice.


How to clear COM ports that are appearing as in use.

When you connect a new device, Windows creates a new virtual COM port with a value from 1 to 255.
When you remove this device, the created COM port will not be deleted automatically.
And any new COM port is assigned the first unallocated COM port number.

Step 1
One thing is to see if hidden devices are taking up the ports: run Command Prompt (cmd.exe) with the elevated privileges.
Right-click “Command Prompt” in Accessories and choose “Run as Administrator”

Step 2
Type set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 in the Command Prompt and then press Enter (you might have to restart your computer after this step).

Step 3
Type cd \Windows\system32 in the Command Prompt and then press Enter.

Step 4
Type start devmgmt.msc in the Command Prompt and then press Enter.

Step 5
Check if the hidden devices are connected to PC.

Click View > Show hidden devices. This will display devices that are not connected to your computer.

Step 6

Uninstall COM ports in use

Now if you expand the section on COM ports, all the COM ports that have ever been created will be displayed (the non-present ones being in grey). You can
uninstall away anything that you don’t want (right click, select Uninstall).

I will add to this if i find any more system specific "Quirks"


Good Company for SR3 coin Acceptors, very Knowledgeable and helpfull.

http://maggielectronics.co.uk

Cheers
Tony
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Coin Kit / Re: Coin Kit working great, a couple of questions
« Last post by Tony Neen on November 28, 2017, 04:59:33 PM »
Hi thanks for the info, ordered a "Top Of The Range" PLX cable, with a proper chip in it. I have been hammering the 2 cables that i have left and they are currently working 100%. Too be honest, i wasnt expecting much from a "30 bob" cable !!!

Done a bit of research into connecting the SR3 direct to the serial card, and i beleave it was mentioned that it's not a direct cable setup but some electronics is involved.

http://jukeblaster.com/forum/index.php?topic=1555.0

I'm going to write a book on all this when i'm finished...........

Thanks again

Tony
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Coin Kit / Re: Coin Kit working great, a couple of questions
« Last post by Steve on November 28, 2017, 04:28:17 PM »
Hi Tony

We use one of those cheap plx cables and its been working for ages no problems, I did however kill one by using the power supply from one pc and then plugging the usb into a diferent pc, our bry says its something to do with the power & ground but I cant say I realy understand what he means.

I can't realy recommend using a serial card as Ive only used the plx cable so I dont know what would happen, but if you did do that I think you would need to use both pins for transmit & recieve together,(pins 2 & 3 maybe?), dont know about ground though.

If anyone else knows the answer then please reply and help Tony keep his hair  :D

Steve  ;D
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