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(Topic ID: 74277)

Stern Sam battery's


By hoby1

6 years ago



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  • 15 posts
  • 10 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 6 years ago by thepinballworks
  • Topic is favorited by 4 Pinsiders

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    #1 6 years ago

    How often do you guys change your battery's on Sam systems.

    Is the any replacement like naviram that can be used

    #2 6 years ago

    I have never heard of anyone replacing one. World Poker Tour is coming up on 8 years....I'm not sure how long a coin battery usually lasts.

    #3 6 years ago

    I know BIOs batterys in games like fast and furious drift usually last around 5 years. My SM was run in 1997 just dont want a problem down the road.

    #4 6 years ago
    Quoted from hoby1:

    I know BIOs batterys in games like fast and furious drift usually last around 5 years. My SM was run in 1997 just dont want a problem down the road.

    I really don't know much about the coin type batteries. I have heard they won't corrode, they will just poop out. That seems to usually be the main concern when it comes to the topic of changing batteries in a game.

    I wonder if you can hot swap them out (with the game on) as people do with the double As in other games to save your settings / high scores?

    #5 6 years ago

    I just emailed Pat. I will let you know what his answer is when he responds Doug. Im sure they must be changed at some point just a matter of when .

    #6 6 years ago

    I don't think anyone has ever said if you could hot swap so looking forward to the answer.

    #7 6 years ago

    Leakage is not an issue with this type of battery, radio shack has the battery type. I have only had to replace them in an arcade game. But your right, someday they will need changed. I guess I plan to wait till its dead. I just am not to worried about losing my scores. I am also not concerned about damage

    #8 6 years ago

    Patrick got back to me and Stern recommends to change Sam battery's every 5 years. He also said it is safe to change them with the power on

    #10 6 years ago
    Quoted from hoby1:

    He also said it is safe to change them with the power on.

    If you change it while the power off, will you lose all your high scores and settings like you do on games with AA batteries?

    #11 6 years ago

    Coin batteries don't leak unless they get wet.

    #12 6 years ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    If you change it while the power off, will you lose all your high scores and settings like you do on games with AA batteries?

    Yes you will, unless you do that just after powering off the pinball : capacitor C255 will provide power to the ram for a small amount of time (I removed the battery while the pinball was off to clear the ram and did not succeed at first because I didn't wait enough time).

    #13 6 years ago

    What is the battery number on it, and has anyone done the hot swap?

    #14 6 years ago
    Quoted from thepinballworks:

    What is the battery number on it, and has anyone done the hot swap?

    CR2430

    #15 6 years ago

    Thank you.

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