Servicing & Restoring Jukeboxes

Palmetto Jukebox will come to your house to service, maintain and repair your Jukebox. We specialize in all types of Jukeboxes and can usually diagnose and fix the problem right the first time.

If your jukebox needs service and it is under warranty by us, we will repair it for no charge provided it has remained within driving distance of our current location. If your jukebox is not warranted by Palmetto Jukebox, we can come to your location and perform the repair. This basic fee is $135 depending on location and covers our fuel and travel time. This fee will be higher for longer distances.

Our goal is to keep our repair costs reasonable. We charge flat fees for most services but these fees vary depending on diagnosis. We do not charge for diagnosis. This saves our customers money since diagnosis typically takes longer than installation of a part. If you wish to purchase and install the part yourself, we can help diagnose the problem for a flat fee. We also attempt to service all of our circuit boards in house. This also saves our customers money since new boards can cost as much as $700 depending on availability.

We also have the ability to rebuild amplifiers. Depending on model, we charge a flat rate of $195 (covers rebuild including capacitors and resistors and volume pots) to rebuild an amplifier plus tubes or transformers (if needed). We will recommend a complete rebuild if we determine one is needed. We provide a 6-month warranty on all rebuilt amplifiers.

We can perform a complete rebuild on your jukebox. We have experience that includes the know-how to restore original woodwork, metalwork and plastics. We can restore plastics and in some cases find replacements if needed. We have connections for powdercoating and rechroming parts. We have included restoration examples below.

DO YOU HAVE A JUKEBOX THAT IS MISSING PARTS? MISSING AN AMP? MISSING A RECEIVER? MISSING SOME GLASS OR PLASTICS? BROKEN BUTTONS? DENTED SPEAKER SCREENS? WE CAN FIX THAT!

We can retrofit amplifiers, rebend and refit metal parts, restore/replace veneer and do some other fancy work. Check out our pictures below for some of the magic that can happen!

Aftermarket Amplifier / Tone Controls / Remote Volume Control

 

Seeburg HFR100 retrofitted with modern amplifier and tone controls. This amplifier leverages the existing squelch and mute circuits from the mechanism to ensure seamless, noise-free operation. Additionally this jukebox was converted to stereo with a stereo tone arm from an earlier model jukebox. We rewired the speakers to operate in stereo. This particular amplifier includes a remote volume control that is located on the diffuser plastics on the front of the jukebox for ease of volume control. Additionally, there is a secondary volume control and bass, treble and balance controls on the back of the unit for sound shaping. The volume control on the front of the jukebox includes a push-to-mute function. The result is a great sounding jukebox without the hassle of tubes and maintenance associated with tube amps.

Front Mounted MP3 Player (SD Card Type)

Rockola Sybaris jukebox with front mounted MP3 player. We tapped into the PA side of the stock amplifier with the output of the MP3 player. Power to the MP3 player is provided by a separate power supply and is switched on by a small microswitch mounted by the PM3 player.

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Rockola Console Repaired Wurlitzer Compact Amp

Contact us to discuss the issue you are having with your Jukebox.

In some cases we can recommend a fix over the phone!

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Weekend Hours: 10AM to 8PM

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--PALMETTO JUKEBOX RESTORATIONS--

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1946 AMI A (Mother of Plastic)

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1950 WURLITZER 1250

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1954 SEEBURG HF 100R

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1948 PHILCO 48-1286

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1951 Seeburg 100B

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1958 WURLITZER 2204 Console

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1973 Seeburg

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Customer Jukeboxes

These are just a few of the customer jukeboxes serviced by Palmetto Jukebox

AMI/Rowe Heritage Rl16 120 Selections Reconditioned for Gene's Pawn Shop in Monks Corner, near Charleston, South Carolina
Rowe AMI Heritage
Rowe/AMI Bubbler R91 45 Jukebox No sound from the unit. Rebuilt Amplifier.
Rowe/AMO R91
Rowe/AMI Bubbler CD Player Bad CD PLayer. Rebuilt CD Player
Harley Davidson Jukebox
Wurlitzer 2404 Both Record Arms Stuck in Up Position
Wurlitzer 2404 Mechanism
Rock-Ola Harley Davidson Bubbler Dead Power Supply and Faulty Amplifier.
Harley Davidson Jukebox
Seeburg V200 Partial Rebuild/Restoration
Seeburg V200
Multiple AMI Machines A, B, C, D Rebuild Mechanism, Selector, Amplifier, Lighting Systems
AMI A
Seeburg B100 Service Mechanism & Rebuild Selector and Amplifier. We later rented this customer's jukebox (with permission) for a movie shot in Folly Beach, South Carolina. We modified this box so that it could be stopped, started and triggered remotely for the scenes. The movie is Warrior Road. Google Warrior Road for more details.
Seeburg
Seeburg LPC-480 This is a 1965 Seeburg LPC480 jukebox that came from Columbia, SC. This box was not working and needed a rebuild. We performed a rebuild on the mechanism, autospeed unit, amplifier and did some general cleaning of the box. the DISCOTECH capability was already removed from this box as was the bonus record selector.
Seeburg LPC480
AMI Lyric Nearly all AMI's from the 50's and 60's are in need of a rewire and a lube. The 120v wire will dry rot over time and become brittle. It is then a fire hazard and needs to be replaced. We replaced all brittle wiring in this box and rebuilt the amp, power supply and selector and lubed the mechansim for this customer in Mt. Pleasant S.C.
Wurlitzer 500 Customer Box
AMI B (1948) Customer Box
Wurlitzer Model 1080 (Mae West) Customer Box
Seeburg 100C Customer Box

North Myrtle Beach - Famous Shag Club - Fat Harold's Beach Club

 

Well worth the visit if you are in the Myrtle Beach Area!

Rockola 1454 (1956) Ed Berger (Airforce Veteran Avaition Mechanic) with Customer Box

 

REPAIR TIPS

NSM Jukeboxes Older 80's and 90's Style Keyboard does not work correctly. Some numbers work and some do not. I took it apart and it appears as tho the plastic nubs are broken or missing on the underside of the keys. Contact me and arrange to send it to me. I can fix this problem for $45 plus $5 shipping. I have identified a fix for this which involves drilling out all of the nubs and replacing them. I have the tools and replacement parts and will fix all of the buttons even if a button is not broken.
NSM Jukeboxes Older 80's and 90's Style CD Players The CD Player appears to be dead. The box will pick up the CD and place it on the player but the player will not spin the cd. The CD is then returned and an error is geenrated and displayed. Your problem is likely a dead CD spindle motor or a bad power supply. The Schematics do not adequately show how power is supplied to the CD player. The power is provided by a separate power connection directly from the smaller transformer. Within the smaller transformer is a wire fuse that is servicable. You do not need to disassemble to entire transformer to access this fuse.
Seeburg SPS-160 Blows power amplifier fuse when turned on. This may be caused by more than one issue however I have found that the power diodes within the amplifier do go bad. You need to check continunity on each diode.
Wurlitzer SL600 Blows fuse when switched on. Power transistors on power supply board.
ROWE-AMI R-85 Record carrier rotates endlessly without stopping. Bad optical switch. These do burn out with extended usage.
ROWE-AMI R-91 No Sound while record playing The manual will tell you that it could be the amplifier or the mute signal. Recommend diagnose the mute signal first. Check to see if 12 or 24 volts is on the yellow-black wire comming from mechanism control. If this is ok, then check all connections into the amplifier including the signal. Check for this signal at the amplifier. If no luck, then remove the volume control and short all of the pins out together. The amplifier will be at full volume. Play a record. If no sound, then the issue with the amplifier.
Rock-Ola 450 Broken Center Plastic Decorative Emblem This emblem is the curved plastic emblem that is labeled Rock-Ola 450. It is a component that frequently breaks due to flexing of the hinged lid. The easiest way to fix this is to either find a replacement or cover it with clear plastic, printable sticker. I scanned in this emblem and touched it up. You can purchase the clear plastic from here. Use this link to download the emblem and print it out on your inkjet color or laser color printer. Place the sitcker over the broken plastic and trim the edges with a sharp razor knife.
Seeburg LPC480 and other models Mech Slows Down after playing for a set period of time This is typically caused by a switch problem and/or the autospeed unit. Typically if the speed wavers and does not consistently produce 45 RPMs it is the autospeed unit. If the unit slows down after a set period of time and plays at a constant speed, than the autospeed switch has moved from 45RPM to 33 1/3 RPM.
Seeburg All Models Slight wobble or warble when playing records that seems to be consistently cyclic in nature. First you must eliminate wobbliness caused by a record. If you observe wobbliness in all records both front and back, your issue may be a record rubbing against the mechanism or record carriage. There are many adjustments to eliminate record rubbing. Also check that the rubber drive shaft busing from the motor is installed tight. If you observe wobbliness in one direction (one side) of all the records, than your problem could be a damaged plastic or vinyl gear - especially if your drive gear is white (plastic). I have found that even slight damage to the gear can cause a warble. You will need to replace that gear. This will involve removing the gears which are held in place by round wedge pins. These can be driven out by using a pin driving kit you can purchase from Home Depot. Be sure you drive them out from the narrow side of the pin or else you will lock them in tighter. Also I do not recommend using anyting other than the pin drivers as anything else will cause the pin to expand in the slot making it more difficult to remove.
Seeburg Early Tube Models Jukebox does not select or pickup any records. While there are many reasons as to why your Seeburg may not select or trip on selected records, for early models with the Tormat and 2050 trigger tubes, there is a capacitor that sits under the 2050 tube that tends to fail after 40 years of use. The capacitor must be replaced to ensure reliable selection or tripping of records. This is a "Gotcha" among jukebox repair businesses and is often overlooked when upgrading or restoring the selector in these jukeboxes.
Wurlitzer OMT CD/45 Bubblers Jukebox Blows Fuses While there are many reasons why a fuse may blow, I have found that the most common cause is bad capacitors in the amplifier and in the selection computer. I have also found that the diodes in the amplifiers tend to fail prematurely causing the fuses to blow. Replacing the gold-colored capacitors and power diodes will generally address the fuse issue.
Wurlitzer Console 2204 Some Selections Do Not Work First check the selector fuse located on the lower right side of the mechanism which is accessible from the back. It will be next to the two switches which hang off the right side of the lower part of the mechanism. If that is ok, then check the plugs are seated correctly and in the right order from left to right. Then check that the solenoids operate correctly. You will notice numbers on the lower mechanism corresponding to selection numbers. These coils must actuate in and out to make the selection. You can manually push them in to free them up if they are slightly corroded or dirty. This may help. A final suggestion is to check the push button switches with a continunity meter to make sure they are making contact when a number or letter is selected.
Wurlitzer Most Non-Electronic Jukeboxes 1980 and Older A Selections Work but B and C and D do not The issue is the capacitor that rotates the selector coil for B, C, D is old and worn out. It needs to be replaced. This capacitor is located under the lower jukebox mechanism. You may need to remove the metal cover from the bottom of the mechanims. This cover, when removed will reveal a handful of capacitors that shoudl be replaced. One of these is used to rotate the selector pad to select B, C, D selections.
RockOla 1950's Models Some selections do not work. 1950s RockOlas may have a handful or more of selections that do not select. The issue tends to be sticky selector pins. These pins - usually on the top side of the round pinbank can get dirty or gunked up due to grease or oil applied to the pinbank. The solution is to remove and disassemble the pinbank and hand clean all of the pins. This is time consumng and frustrating. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND SPRAYING ANY LUBE ON THE PINBANKS!! THIS WILL ONLY MAKE THEM BETTER FOR THE SHORT RUN BUT WILL BE WORSE IN THE LONG RUN.
Seeburg Most Models Mechanism scans, picks up record and replaces it without playing and moves on to next delection. This is a common issue - much has been written about this issue. When troubleshooting this issue - you need to first determine if it is a mechanical or electrical issue. The easiest way to tell is to listen to the mechanism. If it picks up the record and engages the tonearm and you hear a buzzing, then it is electrical. If yo uhear no buzzing - then it is mechanical. For electrical issues - you need to determine if it is one of 3 items - 1) the tone arm trip switch is shorted or broken or not adjsted 2) the wiring to the cancel button on the back or the cancel button itself is shorted or broken or 3) the record loading switch (located on the left side of the mechanism where the record clamp is located) is misadjusted or broken.//// If it is a mechanical issue, then the problem is most likely a siezed rod in the clutch assembly that is causing the 3 levers on the rod to rotate together as opposed to independently. This is a more complex problem since in most if not all cases it requires the clutch assembly to be removed and disassembled.

Rockola Console, AMI Rowe in Use; Wurltizer Console mechanism in a bin

Rockola Mechanism Rowe AMI Mechanism

AMI/Rowe Amplifier; 3 AMI 78 RPM Mechs; Seeburg B100 Cabinet Restored; Rowe Mech; Rockola Pinbank Rebuild

Rowe Amplifier AMI A Mechanisms Seeburg C Rowe AMP Mechanism

1946 AMI A Mother of Plastic, AMI Lyric, 1953 Seeburg 100G Ready for Restoration

AMI A Restored AMI A Restored Back