Got a call to work on a space shuttle today that wasn't working. The owner thought that the coil that ejected into the shooter was broken. And he told me a bunch of numbers kept coming up when he turned it on.
He said he recently had the MPU serviced by a big name vendor (starts with Bet and ends with son) who had the board for 3+ months.
The first issue I pretty quickly determined was the game wasn't holding memory. I asked him if he replaced the batteries. Very impressed with this owner, he said yes, and he opened the backbox to show me.
Well I pulled the board to get a better look. Yep, batteries were good, but the battery holder that was replaced, well, here's the problem...2014-12-21 13.27.11.jpg