(Topic ID: 241527)

I am dumb [{UPDATE]}

By dementedwarlok

6 months ago

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  • Latest reply 6 months ago by Mitch
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#12 6 months ago

Yup easy fix with the right tools. Is there anyone you know who can do board work? Parts are cheap and once its socketed its easy for you to fix should it ever happen again.
Get nvram installed at the same time , that way you had to take the board out for the work to be done anyways. No worries.

Lesson learnt and safer no battery board.

Another lesson is to change bulbs with the power off too. Heard of people dropping bulbs and frying stuff that way too.

Power off and wait 5 mins at least. good to go.

#15 6 months ago

Most games discharge the caps slowly once powered off. The longer you wait the better. Usually 30 mins to be absolutely sure

#19 6 months ago

Only say that for board work. If just doing small crap a couple mins is fine.

#20 6 months ago

Unless you are experienced then pull the boards when you want as you are much more aware there could be current in the caps.

#21 6 months ago

Only trying to help out someone new to pinball and keep them safe as possible and limit damage to the game or themselves.

#35 6 months ago
Quoted from dementedwarlok:

Before the topic gets to far off hand, thank you everyone for the help with possible fixes. This gives me a idea on what would have to spend to get it done. I was just laid off for about 2 months from work so funds are still pretty limited. NVRAM and socketing the chip are in the works. Cheap to order, expensive to install. I would do it myself as I have the stuff to sodder but not the tools to remove the sodder and with my luck its best to leave to the local repairman. I bought the game from my local operator and he might come by and check it out.

Feel for ya buddy, hope work picks up but in the meantime maybe someone on here can help who is close to you. I would be glad to help ya out but you are a little far for me to drive too. lol

No worries as its an easy fix and its a great learning experience. You did not get hurt no harm no foul. great guys on here I am sure someone will chime in. maybe add that to your title..looking for help in IN

Cheers man. We have all done dumb things. Its human nature.

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