New member to the club - just bought an HUO TSPP with about 700 plays, which is my second pin. I'm still pretty new to the pinball scene, and not very handy when it comes to working on them, so please excuse my ignorance on some of these topics. I did as much reading on the "must do" list for upgrades, so I think I have a decent grasp on what they are, but could use some further help...
1. I need to get an NVRAM to replace the batteries - can anyone link me to a good NVRAM to get rid of the AA batteries?
2. My EPROM version 3.0, and I understand 5.0 is the most current. I also understand that one of the big sellers of these is no longer producing them, so I'm not sure of a reliable source for this.
3. The only major issue I know of with my machine is the piece which kicks the ball from the garage to the upper playfield NEVER does so immediately, and a ball search always occurs before it's kicked up. After some reading, this is supposedly what I likely need to replace, is that correct?
Does this serve as not only a kicker, but it is also a "sensor" which detects when the ball has arrived? As I understand it, this piece can be replaced by removing 4 screws from the bottom of the playfield - and that's it? Just plug it in and reinstall the screws? Any more color on my issue and the fix would be appreciated!