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Old 07-28-2009, 01:20 PM   #1
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I'm currently inspecting the magtek mini micro check reader PCB model 22516601 REV F with no usb interface. Anyone know what could cause a rubber wheel that contacts checks to feel soft instead of being rigid enough to feed the check through? My guess is heat, but is there a way to make it rigid again or would I have to replace it?

Also, I'm inspecting the motherboard and I notice a small switchboard with 4 switches. The topside is on and the bottom side indicates numbers between 1-4. Switches 2-4 are on the "on" position but one switch is not. I tested the product with all switches off and the led lights blink green and red. and I switched them all on and nothing seems to indicate a problem.

Also, there is two rows parallel of 12 pins that appears to be for an adapter. Anyone know any kind of connector that would interface 24 pins with 2 sets of 12?

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Old 08-05-2009, 09:17 AM   #2
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Ok, Apparently this is an ongoing issue with the wheel. The magtek check readers have three wheels the check contacts. First the check contacts the motor sensor which triggers two wheels on parallel sides (left and right, middle is not motor moved). The first wheel pushes the check towards the middle. For whatever reason, magtek decided to use the rubber for the second wheel. This is a horseshoe shaped reader such as "[U]" But the second wheel that does not move by a motor, but the check simply glides through it, is positioned across the magnetic sensor. So perhaps the magnetic sensor has chemically changed the wheels rigid properties over time.


Also there is adapters for the pcb for programming info. I am going to work on programming a magtek mini for faster data rates.
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