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AURORA

ARGUS Down-Stack

Preventive Maintenance Guide


for

GPT Currency Validators


Publication Number: G3M4105 16 July 2004

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Important Notice
Global Payment Technologies, Inc. (the Company), reserves the right to make changes to the contents of this publication, including functions and specifications identified herein, without notice. In the absence of a written agreement to the contrary, the Company, assumes no liability for the applications assistance, customers product/application/concepts, or infringements of patents or copyrights of third parties arising from the use of products methods and architectures described herein. Nor does the Company, warrant or represent that any license, either expressed or implied, is granted under any patent right, copyright, or other combination of technology, architecture, or software as might be or is already in use. Note: The material in this document is only intended for use by the Company, its employees and any licensed or authorized user of its proprietary products and/or software. The techniques, procedures and information described herein are Confidential Information and should not be reproduced, disseminated, or otherwise disclosed without prior written consent from an officer of the Company. Any authorized licensee or user specifically acknowledges that such techniques, procedures and information comprise valuable trade secrets and proprietary property of the Company and that all patent, copyright, trade secrets, trade/service mark, and any other right, title or interest therein are the sole property of the Company. This document has been copyrighted by the Company. The presence of any copyright notice within or upon the medium containing the Companys proprietary products shall not be construed as constituting any publication, any intention to publish or otherwise impairing the confidential nature thereof.

Change History
Throughout its life, this document will undergo changes that reflect improvements to the document and product line. Dates of issue for the original manual and subsequent revisions thereto are listed below:

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16 July 2004

Date

2004 Global Payment Technologies, Inc. Note: A copy of this document is available at GPTs Web site: www.gpt.com/

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Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION .....................................................................................4 2. PERIODIC CLEANING...........................................................................4 2.1 CLEANING CURRENCY CHANNEL ............................................................4 2.2 REQUIRED ITEMS.....................................................................................4 2.3 PROCEDURE ............................................................................................5 3. VIDEO -LEVEL ADJUSTMENT...........................................................10 3.1 REQUIRED ITEMS...................................................................................10 3.2 VLA PROCEDURE FOR GII/GII+ UNITS ................................................11 3.3 VLA PROCEDURE FOR ARGUS/ADVANTAGE UNITS .......................12 3.4 VLA PROCEDURE FOR AURORA UNITS..............................................13 3.5 DESCRIPTION OF VLA PROCESS FOR ARGUS ONLY ............................14 3.6 PRECAUTIONS .......................................................................................14 4. FUNCTIONAL TEST.............................................................................14 4.1 PROCEDURE ..........................................................................................15 5. SERVICE ACCEPTANCE TEST..........................................................15 5.1 PROCEDURE ..........................................................................................15 6. REQUESTING SERVICE......................................................................16

List of Figures
Figure 1. Figure 2. Figure 3. Figure 4. Figure 5. Figure 6. Figure 7. ARGUS Cleaning Surfaces ...........................................................6 AURORA Cleaning Surfaces ........................................................7 GII Cleaning Surfaces ...................................................................8 ADVANTAGE Cleaning Surfaces................................................9 10-Position DIP-Switch Package for GII Units .............................11 10-Position DIP-Switch Package for Argus or Advantage Units ..12 DIP-Switch Packages for Aurora Units .........................................13

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1. INTRODUCTION
This guide describes the preventive maintenance instructions for GII, ARGUS, AURORA, and the newest version of our product line, known as ADVANTAGE. Visual inspection and cleaning are the only preventive maintenance actions required for the Currency Validator. After the unit is cleaned, the technician will perform the Video-Level Adjustment (VLA) procedure. The VLA is used to calibrate the units optical sensing circuitry. Upon completion of VLA, the technician should perform the Functional Test and/or the Service Acceptance Test. These tests will ensure that the unit is functioning properly and operating at a satisfactory bill acceptance rate.

2. PERIODIC CLEANING
Depending on its environment and usage, the Currency Validator may require periodic cleaning to restore it to optimum performance. Under normal use, the Currency Validator should be checked every 6 to 12 months. For unusual operating conditions, such as when the unit is exposed to dirt, dust, water spray, airborne oil and/or sand, more frequent cleaning will be required. To remove dirty deposits and smudges from the bezel and other surfaces of the Currency Validator, use a soft, lint-free cloth, dampened with a 90-percent solution of isopropyl alcohol only.

CAUTION: DO NOT flood the bezel area with liquids, as this can damage the electronics within the unit.

2.1 Cleaning Currency Channel


With constant use, a buildup of dirt, which is transferred from the surface of the bills, will accumulate on the pressure rollers, drive rollers, and optics. Periodically, these parts should be cleaned to ensure reliable operation.

2.2 Required Items


The items required to clean the Currency Validator are: Soft, lint-free cloth Isopropyl alcohol (90-percent solution) Oil-free, compressed air.

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2.3 Procedure
To clean and inspect the Currency Validator, follow these steps:
STOP

WARNING: AVOID PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT. DISCONNECT POWER BEFORE SERVICING THE UNIT.

1.

Power down Currency Validator and disconnect Host machines interface cable from Currency Validators main connector (e.g., MDB or RS-232 Serial Connector. Remove Currency Validator from its mounting frame.

2.

CAUTIONS: 1. DO NOT scratch the surfaces of the optics window while cleaning these components, as this can impair the performance of the Currency Validator. 2. DO NOT allow liquid to contact the drive belts or e nter the unit, as this can damage components. 3. DO NOT use unapproved cleaners, as this can cause permanent surface damage; use only cleaners as directed in this procedure. 4. DO NOT use cotton swabs to clean the unit, as this can leave unwanted material on the surfaces.

3.

Access the currency channel as follows: For GII units, swing out the Upper-Guide Assembly. For Argus units, release the spring-loaded latches and then open the Upper-Guide Assembly; DO NOT exceed 90 degrees when opening the Upper-Guide Assembly or damage to wiring can occur. For Aurora units, depress spring-loaded Lever Latch at rear of validator head and then pull Lower-Guide Assembly out of Upper-Guide Assembly. For Advantage units, swing out the Upper-Guide Assembly.

4.

Using a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with 90-percent isopropyl alcohol, clean the following areas (Figures 1, 2, 3, or 4): a) b) Currency channel surfaces: remove any surface dirt on upper and lower guides. Optics windows: clean optics window surfaces on upper and lower guides. Page 5

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Global Payment Technologies, Inc. c) d) e) f) g) Drive and Pressure Rollers: clean rollers on the upper and lower guides. Side-looking Sensors: clean sensor surfaces. Bar Code Reader/Mag head: carefully remove deposits from surface areas; DO NOT scratch surface areas. Front and Rear Optical Sensors: clean all surfaces. Using oil-free compressed air only, dry all surfaces to remove residue.

Optics Window

Front Optical Sensors

Bar Code Reader/ Mag Head Rear Optical Sensors

Pressure Rollers (6, Total)

Mag Head Roller Side-Looking Sensor Optics Window Front Optical Sensors

Side-Looking Sensor Drive Rollers (2, Total)

Figure 1. ARGUS Cleaning Surfaces

5.

Swing Upper-Guide Assembly to its closed (locked) pos ition; for Argus units, verify that both spring-loaded latches are fully engaged. Perform Video-Level Adjustment (refer to Section 3). Perform Functional Test (refer to Section 4) and/or Service A cceptance Test (refer to Section 5).

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Pressure Rollers (4, Total) Optics Window

Front Optical Sensor

Front Optical Sensor

Lower-Guide Assembly with Belts

Pressure Rollers (4, Total) Drive Rollers (2, Total) Optics Window

Front Optical Sensor

Front Optical Sensor

Lower-Guide Assembly - Beltless Figure 2. AURORA Cleaning Surfaces (Sheet 1 of 2)

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Front Optical Sensor Side-Looking Sensor Drive Rollers (6, Total)

Front Optical Sensor Side-Looking Sensor Optics Window Rear Sensor Prism

Upper-Guide Assembly Figure 2. AURORA Cleaning Surfaces (Sheet 2 of 2)

Optics Mag Head Roller Pressure Rollers (6, Total)

Rear Flag Mag Head

Side-Looking Sensor

Side-Looking Sensor

Optics

Figure 3. GII Cleaning Surfaces

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Optics Window Bar Code Reader Mag Head Rear Optical Sensors

Front Optical Sensors

Pressure Rollers (6, Total)

Mag Head Roller Side-Looking Sensor Side-Looking Sensor Optics Window Drive Rollers (2, Total) Front Optical Sensors

Currency Channel Cleaning Surfaces

Cover (Lift cover to access rollers.) Pressure Rollers (4, Total)

Transfer Unit Cleaning Surfaces Figure 4. ADVANTAGE Cleaning Surfaces

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3. VIDEO-LEVEL ADJUSTMENT
The Video-Level Adjustment (VLA) is performed to calibrate the optical sens ing circuitry of the Currency Validator. Using the required VLA card for your unit, the optical sensing circuitry can be calibrated to its optimum levels. This can be done in the gaming machine or at the workbench with just a power source. This procedure is applicable to all GPT Currency Validators and must be performed under the following conditions: At final installation of the gaming machine, prior to public use (this includes retrofitting Currency Validators into gaming machines at the casino or operator site). After the unit is reconfigured to accept a different size currency (e.g., when the width of the currency channel is changed). After preventive or corrective maintenance. Whenever bank note acceptance is degraded. When a database with a 100-series program is replaced by a 200-series program, or vice versa.
Note: When a 200-series program is replaced by another 200-series program, it is NOT necessary to perform the VLA. To determine the software type, refer to the XProgramX label or the Program Revision Number on your Program Specification Sheet.

3.1 Required Items


Items required to perform the VLA are: Applicable Program Specification Sheet
CAUTION: ONLY USE the correct VLA card as indicated in your Program Specification Sheet. When doing a VLA, using the wrong VLA card can cause impaired Currency Validator performance.

VLA Card for 68-mm wide channel (GPT PN 375EO004) used with Advantage units VLA Card for 82-mm wide channel (GPT PN 375EO005) used with Advantage units VLA Card for 72-mm wide channel (GPT PN 300EO005) used with GII+ CAN/BB, Argus and Aurora units VLA Card for 85-mm wide channel (GPT PN 300EO019) used with GII+ SBB and Argus and units

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Preventive Maintenance Guide VLA Card for 66-mm wide channel (GPT PN 300EO035) used with GII+ STD units VLA Card (GPT PN 65902) used with GII units only Small DIP-switch manipulator (e.g., a small, non-metallic, nonconductive stick-like item such as a toothpick or plastic tweezers).

3.2 VLA Procedure for GII/GII+ Units


To perform VLA for GII/GII+ units only, follow these steps: 1. 2. Power-down Currency Validator. Set DIP Switch 9 to on position (i.e., move switch toward number) (Figure 5).
Note: Ensure DIP-Switches 7 and 8 are set to off position (i.e., move switch away from number); otherwise, the Currency Validator will enter the Download Mode.

Figure 5. 10-Position DIP-Switch Package for GII Units 3. Power-up Currency Validator.

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4. 5. 6. 7.

CAUTION: DO NOT use cut, torn, creased, folded or perforated VLA cards. Damaged cards can skew the VLA and should be replaced.

Insert VLA Card. Wait for Currency Validator to step out the VLA Card, and then set DIP-Switch 9 to the off position. Power-down Currency Validator. Set all DIP switches to their normal positions per Program Specification Sheet for your software configuration.

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3.3 VLA Procedure for ARGUS/ADVANTAGE Units


To perform VLA for Argus or Advantage units only, follow these steps: 1. 2. Power-down Currency Validator. Set DIP-Switches 8 and 9 to on position (i.e., move switch toward number) (Figure 6).
Note: DIP-Switches 8 and 9 are used for servicing the Currency Validator. All other DIP Switches are set to the specific application Program Specification Sheet for your unit and SHOULD NOT be changed.

Figure 6. 10-Position DIP-Switch Package for Argus or Advantage Units 3. Power-up Currency Validator.

CAUTION: DO NOT use cut, torn, creased, folded or perforated VLA cards for this test. Damaged cards can skew the VLA. Such damaged cards should be discarded and replaced.

4.

Insert VLA Card. The VLA Card will be drawn into the Currency Validator. If the internal temperature of Currency Validator is between 25C and 60C, the red LED will illuminate and stay on, indicating that VLA is being performed. When the temperature is outside the range of 25C and 60C, the red LED will flash. The Currency Validator will wait, up to 5 minutes, for temperature to be correct, and then proceed with VLA.
Note: The VLA Card should be stored on a flat surface to prevent damage (e.g., creases and folds) to the card.

5. 6.

Power-down Currency Validator. Set DIP-Switches 8 and 9 to off position (i.e., move switch away from number), and then set other switches as specified by applicable Program Specification Sheet for your software configuration.

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3.4 VLA Procedure for AURORA Units


To perform VLA for Aurora units only, follow these steps: 1. 2. Power-down Currency Validator. To enable VLA mode, set DIP-Switch 5 to on position (i.e., down, toward number) (Figure 7); all remaining switches should be set to off (up) position.
Note: DIP-Switch 5 is used for servicing the Currency Validator. All other DIP Switches are set to the applicable Program Specification Sheet for your unit and SHOULD NOT be changed.

5-Switch Package

8-Switch Package

Figure 7. DIP-Switch Packages for Aurora Units 3. Power-up Currency Validator. Observe the red LED is flashing and the green LED is off (indicating unit is waiting for insertion of VLA card).

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CAUTION: DO NOT use cut, torn, creased, folded or perforated VLA cards for this test. Such damaged cards should be discarded and replaced.

Insert VLA Card after validators green LED turns off and red LED starts flashing.
Note: The VLA Card will be drawn into the Currency Validator. The red LED will stop flashing and will remain lit. After 20 to 25 seconds, the VLA card will be ejected from the Currency Validator, indicating the end of the validators adjustment. The red LED will start flashing and the unit will return to VLA mode.

5. 6.

Power-down Currency Validator. Set DIP-Switch 5 to off position (i.e., away from numbers), then set other switches as specified by applicable Program Specification Sheet for your software configuration.

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3.5 Description of VLA Process for ARGUS Only


During the VLA process, the Main Optical Sensors and the SideLooking Sensors (SLS) are adjusted. Before the card is inserted during the VLA, the Currency Validator adjusts the SLS. This part of the process starts when the Red Status LED is illuminated and remains on for approximately one-quarter (0.25) second. When the Status LED goes off, the SLS adjustment process is underway. This occurs for 1 to 5 seconds, but typically is performed in about 1 second. At the end of the SLS adjustment, the Status LED will either: Illuminate and remain on, indicating the SLS adjustment completed successfully, the settings were stored in non-volatile memory, and the Currency Validator is ready to accept the VLA card for Main Optical Sensor adjustment, or Blink rapidly three times repeatedly, indicating that the SLS adjustment failed. Should the adjustment fail, the Currency Validator will not accept the VLA card to finish the adjustment process. While the VLA card is in the currency channel, the brightness of the emitters and the sensitivities of the detectors are adjusted. If a problem occurs during the adjustment (inability to adjust correctly), the Currency Validator will eject the VLA Card the Status LED will blink rapidly three times (repeatedly) to indicate the failure. However, if the adjustment is successful, the settings will be stored in non-volatile memory.

3.6 Precautions
The quality of the VLA Card will affect the quality of the adjustment. When not in use, the card should be kept in an envelope and stored in a cool, dry environment. If the card becomes soiled or physically damaged (e.g., creas ed, perforated, bent, etc.), replace it with a new one.

4. FUNCTIONAL TEST
The Functional Test is performed to ensure that the Currency Validator is operational and can accept bills. For this test, select two bills representative of in-circulation quality (i.e., non-mint), for each denomination supported by the program. To pass this test, the Currency Validator should accept both bills within three insertion attempts.

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4.1 Procedure
1. Obtain two bills, of each denomination (in-circulation quality [i.e., non-mint and without holes, tears or tape]), supported by the program. Starting with the lowest denomination, insert the bills one after another, in a single direction. If unit fails this test, then call for service (Section 6); otherwise, perform the Service Acceptance Test (Section 5).

2.

5. SERVICE ACCEPTANCE TEST


When the Service Acceptance Test (SAT) is performed, the service technician can determine if the Currency Validator is operating at a satisfactory bill acceptance rate. For this test, the following criteria are used: Eight bills of currency representative of the in-circulation quality (i.e., non-mint and without holes, tears or tape), of each denomination supported by the program will be used. Bills will be arranged so that their orientation is the same throughout each group of insertions. For the first group of inserted bills, bills will be inserted once, one at a time, in a single direction. The test will be repeated for each of the other denominations and directions supported by the program. If more than two bills, of any denomination, are rejected regardless of insertion direction, then the Currency Validator has failed this test (call for service).

5.1 Procedure
1. 2. Obtain eight bills, of each denomination, supported by the program. Starting with the lowest denomination, insert the first group of bills once, one at a time, in a single direction. If more than two bills are rejected, obtain another set of bills and then repeat this test. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for all directions and denominations supported by the program; if unit fails this test, call for service (Section 6).

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6. REQUESTING SERVICE
When calling for service, have the following information ready so that a GPT Customer Service associate can quickly assist you: Serial number Part number Program revision number Self-diagnostic error displays or a description of the problem. GPT Web site: Please refer to our Web site for the nearest GPT Service Center in your area ..............................http://www.gpt.com/ E-Mail Addresses: Sales Information.................sales@gptx.com Customer Service................customerservice@gptx.com Global Payment Technologies, Inc. Corporate Headquarters 425-B Oser Avenue Hauppauge, New York 11788-3640 USA Tel : +(631) 231-1177 or 1-800-472-2506 Fax : +(631) 434-1771 Notes:

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