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This page is intended to guide the user through the replacement of the local card reader on the X-Changer cabinet.

Disconnect any electrical device from power before performing any work on the device. It is recommended that the instructions contained herein be performed by individuals who are qualified to perform these tasks. Card Concepts Inc. takes no responsibility for the accuracy of this document or any damage that may occur to target equipment. Technical Support recommends using all appropriate safety equipment (such as hand and eye protection) during execution of the instructions below.

Recommended Tools and Supplies (Not Included)

No.2 Phillips Screwdriver
(Or Equivalent) 
3/32" Head Allen Hex Screwdriver
(Or Equivalent) 

1/4" Nut Driver

Utility Knife



V2 Cabinet Installation

Required Hardware

Part IDDescriptionImage
C-2PROGRAM
Program Card
C-0103-B
LaundryCard Reader V3 - RevB

Step 1 - Disconnect Local Reader

  1. Open the front door of the X-Changer cabinet and locate the rear of the local card reader.
  2. Disconnect the relay cable from the rear of the card reader.  (Pull from the plastic connector - pulling on the wires may detach them from the connector.)
  3. Disconnect the Cat5 cable from the rear of the card reader.

Step 2 - Remove the Local Reader

  1. With a utility knife or similar tool, carefully remove the 'Insert Card' decal surrounding the card slot.
  2. Remove the screws on the left and right edges of the card reader.
  3. This may require either the #2 phillips head or 11/32" hex driver - models may vary.
  4. Slide card reader forward and out of the mounting slot.

Step 3 - Install Replacement Reader

C-0103-BC-2PROGRAM
LaundryCard Reader V3 - RevB
Program Card

  1. Reverse the previous steps to install the new card reader.
    1. Insert reader into mounting slot.
    2. Mount with new or original screws.
    3. Reconnect 6 pin plastic connector to rear of card reader.
    4. Reconnect Cat5 cable to rear of card reader (ports are interchangeable).
  2. With a program card, set the card reader address to 002.
  3. Test card reader with existing customer or manager card to verify operation.
    1. If operation fails, contact Technical Support.

V1 Cabinet Installation

Required Hardware

Part IDDescriptionImage
C-0100-VC-RR
VC Card Reader

Step 1 - Disconnect Card Reader

  1. Locate the rear of the local card reader (mounted on the inside of the X-Changer front door).
  2. Disconnect the pulse cable (left) and Cat5 cable (right), highlighted in red.

Step 2 - Remove the Circuit Board from Reader Body

  1. Gently disconnect the magnetic stripe reader from the circuit board (highlighted in red).
  2. Remove the four (4) screws holding the board to the reader body (highlighted in yellow).
  3. Gently lift the circuit board away and set it aside, preferably in a mylar bag or non-conductive, anti-static surface.

Step 3 - Remove Card Reader Body

  1. Using a 1/4" nut driver, remove the kep nuts at the front of the card reader body (there may be a matching pair underneath the reader body).
    1. Set these nuts aside for the replacement reader.
  2. Once all nuts are removed, it is possible to slide the reader body out and away from the X-Changer door.

Step 4 - Install Replacement Reader

  1. On the replacement card reader, remove the circuit board from the card reader body, as shown in Step 2.
  2. Reverse Step 3, installing card reader body onto X-Changer door using the kep nuts and 1/4" nut driver.
  3. Reverse Step 2, installing the circuit board onto the card reader body once all kep nuts are secured.
  4. Set dipswitch #7 to ON position, all other dipswitches set to the OFF position (highlighted in red).
  5. Reconnect pulse cable and Cat5 cable, reversing Step 1.
  6. Test card reader with existing customer or manager card to verify operation.
    1. If operation fails, contact Technical Support.