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NVRAM versus continuing with batteries

By GoChiefs70

1 year ago

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    #40 1 year ago
    Quoted from bbhenry2000:

    Sorry for the noob question, but how do I know which nvram's to get? I've seen several for sale.

    Ask and ye shall receive

    Here's a list of games organized by NVRAM type that should make it much easier to figure out what NVRAM you need.


    Please let me know if you have any questions!

    Also if anyone finds any mistakes or I've missed any games (for which there is currently nvram for) let me know.

    http://www.pinitech.com - "Pinball Inspired Technology"
    NVRAM, kits, upgrades and test equipment for pinball machines

    #42 1 year ago

    Just added a complete alphabetical list of games at the end of the document too, so easy lookup by title-only. Print the list, highlight or asterisk the games you have & immediately know the type of NVRAM to get for all the games in your collection. Been meaning to do this for a while as it simplifies the process for everyone.


    Hope it helps Get rid of those batteries!

    #44 1 year ago
    Quoted from TomGWI:

    So what are you guys doing for Newer sterns with the Coin lithium batteries?

    Unfortunately the RAM is surface mount, soldered directly to the board on those newer games. No NVRAM options available on those. The coin cells don't leak near as often at least. Probably not a bad idea to peak in your backbox at least once a year just to see if there's any issues.. or spiders taking up residence haha.

    Pretty much any game newer than 2005 went surface mount on many of the boards, so the NVRAM modules being sold are really only good for covering games from 1977-2005. Hopefully some of the newer games are starting to incorporate nvram into the designs.

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