Rowe BC-200, Bc-1400 high security plate saga. I installed another face plate on a working BA-50. I learned another important lesson today: Do not break bits off in metal objects. Also, sometime having 3 screws installed are better than none.
I used my circular saw instead of my grinder this time. Looks alot better and was alot easier. http://cwguy.com/?p=1659
Some pictures before the high security inlet plate install. Each changer plate is attached with six bolts that are a pain to get off.
Pictures of the old inlet plate
The new plate fits, but I had to drill new holes to attach the inlet plate.
The installed security inlet plate. These bolts are not flush like the original studs.
The first picture shows how the plastic guard is attached to the front changer plate. I had a problem getting the two welded changer plates back on. So I had to grind them apart.
This is the finished product, if the bill acceptors worked. Which all three did not. "REJECT-BILL K,L,S" and probably others.
One of my bill acceptors also liked to eat bills. It ate two while testing. The last pictures are the before and after pictures.
There are six nuts that hold the face plate on. They are not very serviceable and took forever with my broken wrench. After I got off six from the one changer I noticed the two face plates were welded together. What a pain I have six more to go so I gave up. I liked how all the bottom nuts were all rusted.
The last picture is the almost free Rowe anti-security plate. I tested the new grinded plate on a spare cabinet that I have and it worked and lined up.
High Rowe Security Bill Acceptor Inlet Plate for the BC-1400 Kit #27040201
I was missing 3 of the 4 screws and hex nuts. I order from Kleen Rite even though they sold me used stuff last time http://cwguy.com//?p=983 . But I will need to email them for some replacements. I tried to use another Rowe distributor and they could not be bothered to quote prices.
Documentation like the last pictures: http://cwguy.com//?p=1624
I am actually installing a High Security bill acceptor on a BC-1400 not a BC-200 this time.
Their are 6 bolts that need to be removed and that is all that I did today. It was a lot harder than I would have thought.
I understand if you give someone enough time anyone can get into a changer. But the way the Rowe changer is designed even installing the high security plate for the BC-1400 does not help the BC-200. The plate was ripped off just like the front skin and the bill acceptor (ba-50) gets bashed, YEA! The problem is the brown metal box is made cheaply and was the weakest link, I will just leave it there.