(Topic ID: 218523)

OT: Donkey Kong cocktail high score memory help

By Gotpins

2 years ago

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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by Gotpins
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    #1 2 years ago

    I have an off topic technical question on a friends cocktail Donkey Kong. He was having trouble with it booting up. I'm not much of a vid guy but I was able to diagnose no 5 and 12 volts. Swapped in a new power supply and everything is up and running. The machine will not remember high scores or credits with an on/off power cycle. I figure this thing must have a ram chip somewhere that's gone bad or cap that's gone bad. I was hoping someone in here might direct me in the right direction and save me some time researching. I don't care to learn much about vids...it's a waste of my life...I'm a pin guy. Thanks in advance for any help!

    #2 2 years ago


    I’ve got the remix in my dk and dk jr. It has new levels, saves high scores and has free play

    #3 2 years ago

    I dont' remember if DK jr saved high scores when you turned it off. Been awhile since i had mine.

    #4 2 years ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    I dont' remember if DK jr saved high scores when you turned it off. Been awhile since i had mine.


    #5 2 years ago

    I just installed one of these in my Frogger. Adds high score saves with initials, free play, diagnostics and settings changes (without dip switches) He made a DK version too:


    #8 2 years ago

    Thanks Guys! So looks like if he wants to save high scores he needs a daughter board. I'll let him know. I wonder why the boardset did not have the capability to save high scores originally? Seems like someone missed the mark on that.

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