"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by DavePEI, January 04, 2013, 08:16:21 PM
Quote from: rdelius on January 04, 2013, 08:37:21 PMIf there is no coin vault box, you can use a thin flat blade screwdriver and a flashlight through the holes in back of the set and remove the screws that hold the lock. Another method remove all the screws that hold the coin vault to the back board .2 will have to be drilled out because they are backwards. If you get lucky, the drill might catch them unthreading them into the set.Both these methods have worked for me
Quote from: dennisjnunes on February 08, 2013, 08:57:49 PMDave I think I have a lock that was treated with that method, I always wondered why the tang on that lock was flatend like that, Dennis.
Quote from: DavePEI on January 04, 2013, 08:16:21 PMThe beauty of this method, is the coin door and the coin box should be undamaged. The lock will be destroyed, a small sacrifice.Dave
Quote from: kleenax on February 09, 2013, 08:39:27 AMQuote from: DavePEI on January 04, 2013, 08:16:21 PMThe beauty of this method, is the coin door and the coin box should be undamaged. The lock will be destroyed, a small sacrifice.DaveHaving opened MANY 3-slots, I have to tell you Dave, that NOT ruining the 10L lock is my PRIMARY objective! Have you priced 10L locks lately?What I do in this case is to get a NEW, SHARP drill bit and use the aforementioned technique to come in from the back (removing the lower housing) by "backing out" the mounting screws. Of all the times I have done this, I think I have only had to drill out 1/2 dozen screws that wouldn't back out and fall into the lower housing.Then, I simply "surgically" remove the coin box (read that - "destroy") by various means; usually squeezing it into a smaller shape to allow it's removal from the back. Last point: 3-slot coin boxes are WAY MORE easily replaceable than that coveted 10L lock!!!
Quote from: rdelius on June 24, 2013, 10:21:12 AMI would drill out the backwards 1/4-20 screws with something smaller poss 3/16.If you are lucky. the screw will screw itself down and out.penetrating oil soaking might help. Sometimes the screws are hardened so watch out. work up with larger bits to try to not damage anything.The inner "shelf" that holds the hopper and coils has small 6-40? screws, 1/8? might work.i would leave the shelf alone and destroy the inner coin box body it is easally replaced.I would not drill a hole in the vault or vault door.Before drilling, use a center punch to prevent drill walking