Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Bally e1000


RodgerI need lots of help, purchased my machine in 1993, no real problems until i moved it to my daughters house for their game room stopped working.  It is e 1088-509 25 cent machine.  on the front or the door where "amount paid" there was a code (did not know this) first is showed E 3 now shown 500000, at first the light on the wheel reader lit up, not the wheel just turns, light on the door shows tilt, with the light above are blinking that is 2 & 3. wheel keeps rolling.  Push the reset button, coin not accepted.  it is a mess.  need help.  Thanks

Hi Frederick,

That 500000 code could be 50.000 which would be a door opened code, when you open the door on a Bally E series machine this 50 code comes up and stay's there until the next play and replaces any error code that might have been there. So in the future try to write down your error code before you open the door. If your machine has been off for a long time and you just turned it on to all these problems, this can happen. Bally E series like to be warm so you might just try turning it on and letting it sit for an hour or so and then try to hit your reset button down on the coin hopper. Do you know where the reset is, there is a red test button and a reset button on the circuit board in front of the coin hopper, you what the reset button. What you want to see the machine do, is you want it to light up the (insert coin light) Once you see that lit, that tells you the machine is out of tilt state and is ready to be coined-up. So turn it on for a while to charge up the MPU battery some and so the machine gets warm, then try to push your reset button and see if the insert coin light comes on. Until you get that to light up, your machine will do doing for you. You could also look for help on our forum as there are a few people that can work with you on this problum, it is free and at:

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I am an expert on old coin operated machines, slot machines, trade stimulator's, jukeboxes, old arcade machines, etc. I have been identifying these for people who respond to my web site listed below, for a few years now. In almost all cases I am able to tell them about their old coin operated machines, the year, the value, and other general information about their machines. I do not know much about soda vending machines, coin banks, or scales, but I will try to help you with these if I can. Please email photo's to: My web site is at:


I bought my first slot machine, a .50 Cent Mills Black Cherry in 1969 and have been hooked from that time, I still have that Slot machine! Before that I found a open barrel full of old scraped jukebox wall boxes behind a restaurant, I wanted them all but never took a one of them. Anything that took a coin drove me nuts!

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Graduated from Ballard High School in 1969, went to Edison Technical Collage for a couple of years taking welding and metal fabrication, tig, mig, heliarc, also arc and gas welding and fabrication. Then Apprenticed under a slot machine technician who worked in the slot machine industry Reno Nevada, and set up bar poker progressive machines in the casino's, and repaired machine and did the repairs on slot machine circuit boards there. He also was involved in the 2 hand dealer's market and bought and sold machines at the casinos auctions for the secondary market, which includes selling used machine overseas. I learned a ton from this man; he always had the correct answers and took the time to teach me the business. My interest and knowledge in other and older coin operated machine is for the most part, self-taught. It's been my passion from back in 1968 and before, my thirst for knowledge about these machines has kept me more interested over the years, and keeps me searching for more information even today. I have meet and talked to book authors on these machines, attended hundreds of coin operated shows and auctions, and I stay with that to this very day.

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