(Topic ID: 297265)

Flinstones pinball not holding memory when turned off

By martymart

87 days ago



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#1 87 days ago

I am having a problem with my Flintstones pinball where the memory is not holding on occassion after the machine is turned off. It is not all the time and only happens on occassion.

I have recently replaced the battery and reflowed the solder joints on all of the connectors. It did improve for a around 3-4 weeks although I am now experiencing the same issue.

I am not sure where to look next, has anyone else had the same problem.

#2 87 days ago

Did you clean up the contact areas in the battery holder itself?

Try another set of batteries too -

#4 87 days ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

Did you clean up the contact areas in the battery holder itself?
Try another set of batteries too -

I will have another look at the holder contacts. The battery was a new battery as I had the issue with the old one as well so think I can exclude the battery as the problem.

#5 87 days ago

I wonder if one of the tabs on your battery pack is barely making contact especially after soldering them helped a little.

#6 87 days ago
Quoted from EJS:

I wonder if one of the tabs on your battery pack is barely making contact especially after soldering them helped a little.

Yeah, make sure the tabs and springs in the battery holder are nice and shiny, and bend the tabs so they really grab hold of the battery -

#7 87 days ago
Quoted from martymart:

I will have another look at the holder contacts. The battery was a new battery as I had the issue with the old one as well so think I can exclude the battery as the problem.

What type of battery is it? If it was modified for a CR 2032 or similar coin cell I have personally experienced problems with name brand batteries (not expired) from Amazon and other retailers which died quickly. Its like someone got a hold of a lot of seconds or batteries exposed to bad conditions and sold them anyway.

I'd say forget batteries and just NVRAM it but I realize this is an WPC game and you may not want to solder.

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