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(Topic ID: 53435)

Space shuttle batteries on cpu board drain - lose scores and settings


By Willy39

7 years ago



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#1 7 years ago

So I have a weird one. Something is draining my batteries that save all the game settings and hi-scores. I have an "off the board" battery pack and all test out okay with a multi-meter. When I put in fresh-new batteries, all the game settings and hi-scores work for maybe 3-4 days. Then, you turn the game on, and it does not come on to play unless you re-set all the game settings, and/or toggle through the settings menu at least once.

So not sure what really to check. The batteries are new and the power is going to the board and is properly hooked up from battery pack to board. Like I stated the new batteries keep settings and hi-scores fine for about 3 days and then it stops working as batteries are dead. Any ideas?

Thanks!!!

#2 7 years ago

Check your blocking diode.

#3 7 years ago

Thanks. What should it be reading?

#4 7 years ago

Or just make sure there's connectivity on diode?

#5 7 years ago

A diode blocks in one direction, so put your meter in diode mode and it should read differently when you have the leads reversed.

Depending on the meter, it should beep in one direction.

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