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Battery Replacement Tool

By Catalyze

3 years ago

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#1 3 years ago

Today was the day to replace the AA batteries on my BOP. The previous owner had a date label on the batteries and on the inside of the coin door and it was a year old. My fingers are fat, callused so not much feelings, and old. I was not happy about just grabbing those batteries and yanking. I also didn't think it was too great to get a screwdriver in there and start prying. So I opened the rollaway drawer for pliers and found my perfect tool. I used a pair of spark plug boot pliers. They are insulated and fit a AA battery perfectly. It was a snap to remove and replace the batteries. Here are a couple of really bad photos to sort of show the things in action. Maybe I am the only person in the world that needs a tool but then again there might be someone else! Oh..... and then after I finished, the Real Fun began. My game is an export and of course booted up in German. Hello Google Translate as I finally found E.1 21 to select English.....lol.

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#4 3 years ago

NVRAM is something that with my soldering skills is risky at best. The cost to send the board off and have it done is more than just replacing batteries once a year. If I take my game in to be serviced somewhere, I would have it done at that time. Pinside is full of NVRAM tales gone bad and I would probably be one.

The Xcelite tool above is a nice item. Maybe next year I will try a small set of cutters! This gives me something to look forward to when next year rolls around.

#12 3 years ago

Thanks to all the suggestions......most anyway! After reading the last post, I realized that I was just thinking inside the backbox. I am going with the Hurst System of battery removal tools.

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