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South Park: New battery connector, what's going on?


By JCO25

8 months ago



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#1 8 months ago

Ok. So I have South Park in my dad's garage. I had to put in a new battery connector because the old one had acid damage. New one arrives today, try to put it in the old holes. Turns out the old connector had a pin stuck in the board, so after a bit of soldering and picking the hole, I made a new one. The game is unplugged, nothing turns on. Yet when I put the new connector in, there is a tiny bit of smoke.

Is it just because the board reacted to the new hole and needs to cool down?

Feedback would be appreciated, first time using a soldering iron.

#2 8 months ago

You could have put nvram in it so you dont need to use batteries anymore. Post a pic of your work and and damage to the board.

#3 8 months ago

Well the game boots up, but now it won't start. It says on the DMD 5 balls missing and the trough clears out. Gave it a service credit, won't start.

What to do?

#4 8 months ago

Check fuses.

Get help. Battery damage and your repair may have hurt it.

LTG : )

#5 8 months ago

Thanks. I will do that this week. Also, when I press the start button, the Chef kicker is activated instead. Could that have something to do with it?

#6 8 months ago
Quoted from JCO25:

Could that have something to do with it?

Yes. Board issues. Battery damage tends to creep and get worse.

Sorry.

LTG : )

#7 8 months ago
Quoted from crlush:

Post a pic of your work and and damage to the board.

+1 for this request of one all around the battery holder please.

#8 7 months ago

Here is my soldering work. I had to use it because part of the old connector was stuck in the top hole.
Also found out new battery connector was defective!

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#9 7 months ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

one all around the battery holder please.

The switch matrix is to the left of the holder and is of interest.

6264 NVRAM will eliminate any other need to solder a battery hold back on and the game will be battery free. https://www.pinitech.com/products/6264_nvram.php

#10 7 months ago

I will do more research on that. Thanks for the advice!

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