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Addams family says Factory Settings Restored


By Karpy1717

9 months ago



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#1 9 months ago

Hey guys! I’ve been working on my Addams family and noticed that it keeps saying factory setting restored. In the past all I’ve done is replace the batteries which I went and did again but it keeps on coming up still. Anything i should look into because this warning and reset gets annoying. Thanks for your help in advance

#2 9 months ago

Is the battery holder itself compromised/corroded? I would try cleaning that up first, or remove it altogether if it's still on the board and replace it with a remote mounted one or one of the other options available - -

#3 9 months ago

NVRAM for the win. Soldering is required though.

#4 9 months ago

How do you recommend cleaning it?

#5 9 months ago

I also don’t have anything to solder with so I couldn’t do that method

#6 9 months ago

Batteries definitely not seating proper in holder, or hidden corrosion.

NVRAM wins ( except TZ) for me... I've had to change several battery holders over the years...Gotta heat the iron though....Good luck...

#7 9 months ago

Ok I think I might just go pick up a remote battery holder and buy a soldering iron. I do now how to solder so I’ll go from there

#8 9 months ago

Please post a picture of the board. If it has other battery damage that spread to the board then it would need to be sent out for repair if you're not able to handle it. In which case there would be no need to replace the battery holder at this time.

#9 9 months ago

No damage buts looks like there is some acid one the very left one so I’m going to attempt cleaning it

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#10 9 months ago

What do you recommend using to clean it too?

#11 9 months ago

Alkaline leaked from a previous battery, I would guess.
I'm in the NVRAM camp and remove the battery holder. I would bet you have a friend who could install it for you.

#12 9 months ago

How does an Nvram work? Never heard of it

#13 9 months ago

Cleaning it with vinegar works!!! I’m still going to opt for a battery holder but it’s not as urgent anymore

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#14 9 months ago

NVRAM works pretty similar to USB stick. Stores info when the game is on and retains the data when it is off, without the need of batteries.

https://www.pinitech.com/products/6264_nvram.php

#15 9 months ago

I read that link but it does not say it supports the Addams family? Could you send one that does? I’m actually going to buy one

#16 9 months ago

The 6264 supports all the WPC89 games, which includes TAF and Getaway.

#17 9 months ago

Is there anywhere you can order these in Canada?

#18 9 months ago

Recommending NVRAM to a guy who says he hasn't got a soldering iron seems a bit OTT. Granted it will solve the problem, but so would a remote battery pack and would be orders of magnitude easier to install than NVRAM.

If the OP has someone who can install it (and has done it before I'd say) then great. If he's buying it based on a belief that it is plug and play, then it's potentially dangerous advice.

#19 9 months ago

Ya nvram in wpc and system 11 games is difficult to do and should not be attempted unless you are very experienced at doing board work and soldering. It's very easy to mess up a board removing the old ram chip.

#20 9 months ago

sometimes they show up on Kijiji Ottawa area, but i haven't seen them in a month or so

Quoted from Karpy1717:

Is there anywhere you can order these in Canada?

#21 9 months ago
Quoted from Karpy1717:

Is there anywhere you can order these in Canada?

I order them from China, takes awhile to get them but they work fine and their cheap. Have one in my TAF.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-original-FM1608-FM1608-120-PG-DIP28-welcome-to-consult-the-quality-and-stability/32826071490.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4d3wyhz1

#22 9 months ago
Quoted from Durzel:

Recommending NVRAM to a guy who says he hasn't got a soldering iron seems a bit OTT. Granted it will solve the problem, but so would a remote battery pack and would be orders of magnitude easier to install than NVRAM.If the OP has someone who can install it (and has done it before I'd say) then great. If he's buying it based on a belief that it is plug and play, then it's potentially dangerous advice.

Completely agree. The best solution for someone who obviously has limited skills to do board work is to put in lithium batteries in the existing battery holder. They are guarrenteed to not leak. Problem solved. No board work needed.

https://www.energizer.com/batteries/energizer-ultimate-lithium-batteries

#23 9 months ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Batteries definitely not seating proper in holder, or hidden corrosion.
NVRAM wins ( except TZ) for me... I've had to change several battery holders over the years...Gotta heat the iron though....Good luck...

Why except TZ?

#24 9 months ago

TZ shows the current time during attract mode. With no battery backed RTC it won't be accurate.

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#25 8 months ago

Just an update! Nvramed it and works like a charm. Also put one on my getaway. Thanks for the help

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