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DE Star Wars AnyPin NVRAM 6116/6264 question


By joelleoj

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

I made yet another newbie plunge and purchased an AnyPin NVRAM 6116/6264 chip last month and have a couple quick questions before I destroy my pinball machine trying to put it in...

Which chip on the board gets swapped out? The one below the ROM Chip with the yellow sticker? Is any soldering needed? If it IS that one, I see it's labeled 6264, but assuming may get me into trouble.

Should I use the "extension" pins that come with it? I would think those would make it easier to plug in.

What's the easiest way to extract the existing chip without messing up the board?

Thanks in advance for any answers and/or suggestions!

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#2 4 years ago

That is the correct chip to remove. Be sure to remove the batteries, it is also a good idea to place a label in the battery holder saying NVRam installed (in-case you sell the pin etc)

My favorite tool to use to remove chips is the stanley bostitch premium chrome staple remover (G2K) you can also use a small flat blade screwdriver and work the chip out from both ends working back and forth.

You will need to see how the chip sets in the socket and then decide if you need to use the extension pins or not.

Hope this helps

#3 4 years ago
Quoted from rcarlson:

That is the correct chip to remove. Be sure to remove the batteries, it is also a good idea to place a label in the battery holder saying NVRam installed (in-case you sell the pin etc)
My favorite tool to use to remove chips is the stanley bostitch premium chrome staple remover (G2K) you can also use a small flat blade screwdriver and work the chip out from both ends working back and forth.
You will need to see how the chip sets in the socket and then decide if you need to use the extension pins or not.
Hope this helps

Good idea on the label in the battery holder.

Easy enough. I put the extension pins on and that made it a lot easier to install.

Thanks for the info!

#4 4 years ago

Good thing I swapped them out too! The Duracells were from 2002 and the PowerCheck was showing the one was completely dead and the other is getting close.

#5 4 years ago

Don't use the "'extension' pins that come with it". They're machine pin sockets for use in boards that don't have their RAM socketed. They can be used to extend the clearance for unused pins on the anyPin, but it's not ideal, and not necessary on DE boards.

--
Rob Anthony
Pinball Classics
http://LockWhenLit.com
Quality Board Work - In Home Service
borygard at gmail dot com

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#6 4 years ago

Ok, first time posting in here, but I have one more question to this, I have removed my battery holder as it was bad. Do I have to modify anything else to make the NVRAM work? I have a Tales from the Crypt.

Thanks,

~Paul

#7 4 years ago

No, just plug it in the socket, matching the notch orientation on anyPin to the notch in the chip you removed, and the other chips on the board.

As long as the batteries didn't leak on the board, there's nothing else you'll need to do.

--
Rob Anthony
Pinball Classics
http://LockWhenLit.com
Quality Board Work - In Home Service
borygard at gmail dot com

#8 4 years ago

Thank you so much!

~Paul

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