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I have only tried the Seeburg 3wa 200 selection so far to actually build a page list.
I Have got hold of another PC, I am going to give it a go on with it starting from the beginning, Iam going to do as you suggested and rip from the cd in MP3 format & Not involve I Tunes.
Hello and Happy New Year
Not sure if you are getting my emails or not as I have only had the one response / reply from you & that was weeks ago & was regarding my first enquiry. Have been replying them to email@example.com
So as this my help others who may have such problems I thought I should post this on the Forum, which I am sure I have read some where on here is checked regularly and questions answered.
Since purchasing the unit I have asked for advice several times I have also posted some questions on your forum & so far the only response has been from Starz69 who has helped with advice concerning ripping Cd’s in MP3 format.
I appreciate it has been the Christmas Holidays, hopefully this post will be read by some one who give me the advice required.
My brother in law eventually managed work out a way of getting the software to run for me, my laptop is on Windows 7 & apparently some people have had problems with Windows 7 not being able to double click on executable jar files. Problem one resolved.
However now that we have accessed the software when I choose the specific make & model of one of my wall box’s and the software opens the page to build the listings the page numbers are shown in the wrong order, ie on my 5210 Wurlitzer the page numbers are listed as A1 B1 C1 D1 through to V1 then A2 B2 C2 D2 and so on, this is also how my Seeburg V3wa 200 select is set out.
However when I choose either of these two Makes & models from the software it lists it shows them as A1 A2 A3 A4 through to A9 A0, the B1 B2 B3 B4 & so on, which is by the way how the pages are organised on my Wurlitzer 5250.
How do I solve this problem ?
Kind Regards Scudie
That’s not what you want to happen & does not sound like good news.
Have had a go with the software tonight, not sure what if anything I am doing wrong but I was expecting perhaps wrongly to be able import a play list of 200 tracks into the software and then be able to move the tracks around so as to pair up tracks by the same artist, so as to create A & B sides. So far I have only been able to import three tracks indervidually with out any problems when I imported a fourth it overwrote one of the initial three! At this point I shut it all down, I am going to try to start a fresh tomorrow with a different PC & will rip the Cd’s in MP3 format this time. Did you import a single folder that automatically populates the title strip software?
Have you had any contact from Fabien on this site ? Before I purchased the emulator I had found a email address on here, I contacted him & asked for dimensions of the unit, which he replied to, but since then although I have sent several emails with queries concerning the software problems I was experiencing, asking for advice I have had no response from him or anyone else on behalf of the company.
Sounds like your making progress with the box, if you struggle to get hold of the parts here in the uk, I have used a guy called Bill Butterfield in the states for spares, ones that I have not been able to locate in Europe his email is firstname.lastname@example.org postage from the states can be a bit steep, but spares are obviously more plentiful.
I know Mike at Discamatics has a few Seeburg Dec units in storage I could pop in and ask if he has any spares for a Rockola 506.
Am going to give the MP3s another crack tomorrow.
Thanks for the info about MP3s will give that a try later.
I guess there is no way of knowing the cost of repairing something like this without first seeing and testing the unit. Do the two Wallboxes share any of the same internal components?
My experience with the two Wurlitzers I have that although externally they are very similar the 5250 has a central coin slot & takes half dollars the 5210 has two coin slots and and takes nothing larger than a quarter, internally the button bank and transformer appear to be the same but little else.
I got my manuals sent as PDF then printed them out off of Lou at Goodstuffnow.com not sure if he would be able to help with a manual may be worth sending him a email asking for advice. He has always been very helpful and patient with me even though I have not spent a penny with him.
Glad to hear that you seem to be getting somewhere with it.Did you mail Mike at Discamatics?
You can spend hours checking cleaning and solving problems with these old machines my Seeburg was unfortunately incomplete when I bought it, lamps & wiring missing and the dual credit unit had been doctored so you only got one play for 25 cents in stead of three 10 cent selections or two 15cent selections plus the coin mech had been tampered with so it rejected all coins except quarters.
Wonder if you can advise me on the use of the software, I had ripped some Cd’s using windows media player which I then tried to import into the software Which failed to work, I then realised they had been ripped as Windows audio files, I have subsequently imported these into iTunes & changed them to MP3 files but so far have still not been able to import them to the software. How did you do it ?
I guess the voltage of the bulbs may be stamped on them although Americans tend to stamp a gec number on them such as 52 or 55, if they have a number similar to that you can sometimes Google the code and get specs on line.
Not sure if it will be of any use to you but if you have not already found it there is a schematic diagram of a 507 on this website under the support tag.
I had a bit of a look at the diagram looks much more complex / electronic than any of my boxes, are they 1970’s? (Mine are all 1950’s)
There is a local to me Juke box guy called Discamatics who has a very good electronics chap who works for him, if you get really stuck he may be able to help.
I am in Mansfield Notts
Glad to hear that you were able to open the software, my brother in law eventually managed to open the software for me, my laptop is on Windows 7 & apparently some are unable to double click on executable jar files.
However now that we have accessed the software when I choose the make &model of my wall box and it opens the page to build the listings the page numbers are in the wrong order, so on my 5210 Wurlitzer the page numbers are listed as A1 B1 C1 D1 through to V1 this is also how my Seeburg V3wa 200 select is also set out the same.
When I choose either of these on the software it lists them as A1 A2 A3 A4 through to A9 A0,which is the way that the pages are listed for a Wurlitzer 5250
I am not familiar with the Rockola 506 507 but on all of my boxes they have an internal transformer that drops the 25v down to 6volt which powers the lamps if you have a volt meter I would check if that has a supply, also does the box have a service switch? If it has & this is off nothing will happen. I have service manuals for mine got them from Lou at Goodstuffnow.com who has been very helpful.
Where in the uk are you?
Happy new year
Read your post was wondering if you had been able to download & install the software for the wallbox2mp3 emulator?
So far I have downloaded the software but it does not appear to have installed on my laptop,I have the latest version of Java installed I don’t know what I am doing wrong, any advice would be appreciated.
I am also intending keeping the coin mechs& cash boxes in my Wallboxes. l have put the emulator, transformer & 5volt power supply in a wooden box with a couple of speakers in the front. Using telephone cable to connect them.
Just got to get the software issue sorted!