(Topic ID: 209826)

System 80b hi score error (memory failure?)

By bmsx

6 years ago

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#1 6 years ago

I wanted to instal battery socket on motherboard to save high scores. I soldered socket, blocking diode and installed new 3V battery CR2032.
On the next day when I turned on pinball display showed this:
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(Missing digits are different issue, not involved)

Every score looks like that.
What I try:
- factory reset in bookkeeping (every statistic shows "8888")
- changing positions of dip switches
- desoldering socket and diode
- cleaning board

Nothing helped. In test mode I have "Memory - OK".
Did I damage Z5 RAM or it's something else?

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1 month later
#2 6 years ago

Without Z5 also nothing changed.
I replaced Z5 RAM but nothing happens. With battery on I can read voltage on Z5.
I have no clues. What other components can be faulty? Anyone?




#3 6 years ago

What voltage do you measure at pin 22 from Z5 when the game is powered off and the Lithium battery is installed?

Using a 1N400x / 1N4148 blocking diode will subtract 0.7V from the 3V battery voltage. The 62 Ohm series resistor is also still installed, maybe the stand by voltage is getting a bit too low. You can try using a schottky diode (1N5817, BAT46, BAT85).

There is also a possibillity there is somthing wrong with the chip selection for Z5. A testrom is a nice tool to check if this is working properly. You can send me a PM with your email address to obtain a testrom for system 80.

The "memory ok" in testmode is probably only a test for the RIOTs' internal memory - but I am not sure Z5 is also covered in this test (you can try to run the test without Z5, the game will boot normally without Z5).


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