(Topic ID: 199209)

Wizard of Oz, won't start..


By Spencer

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Had a kids party tonight and came down to see this. I've hit the reset button twice but makes no difference. Any thoughts where I should go from here?

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#2 1 year ago

Plug a keyboard with a USB cable to the USB cable in your WOZ by the cashbox.

Do what the screen says.

You may have to then turn the game off, wait 30 seconds and back on.

Your motherboard reset or something.

LTG : )

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#3 1 year ago

Thanks Lloyd.

#4 1 year ago

Similiar to what happens if the battery on a pc motherboard goes bad.

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from Spencer:

Had a kids party tonight and came down to see this. I've hit the reset button twice but makes no difference. Any thoughts where I should go from here?

It could have been a static shock (?) from the kids running around and building up a charge, but probably likely your motherboard battery may have died and the BIOS settings were lost. Replace the CR2025 (maybe 2032? JJ says 2032 - I don't remember) on the motherboard, but you're going to need a keyboard to fix this. I keep a tiny one like this in all the JJP games on route:
amazon.com link »

#6 1 year ago

Very common on anything motherboard based. Golden Tee, Megatouch ect....

amazon.com link »

And a Cr2032 Battery

JJ

#7 1 year ago

vireland and ltg

To avoid this, how often should the WOZ battery be replaced?

And do you replace it when the game is on (to avoid resetting the Bios) or do you need to have the game off?

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from tiesmasc:

vireland and ltg
To avoid this, how often should the WOZ battery be replaced?
And do you replace it when the game is on (to avoid resetting the Bios) or do you need to have the game off?

Good question!

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from tiesmasc:

vireland and ltg
To avoid this, how often should the WOZ battery be replaced?
And do you replace it when the game is on (to avoid resetting the Bios) or do you need to have the game off?

Every few years, and if you can be careful when replacing the battery, yes it is possible to change with the power on to avoid losing settings. CR2032 battery, very common, when read with a meter when new you should get +3.3vdc and if it falls much below +3v you will lose your settings.

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from tiesmasc:

vireland and ltg
To avoid this, how often should the WOZ battery be replaced?
And do you replace it when the game is on (to avoid resetting the Bios) or do you need to have the game off?

Hi,

Hopefully this document will prove useful to you.

Gord

WOZ_Battery_Change.pdf

#11 1 year ago

I can confirm its a 2032 battery. I've only got a 2025 so I'll have to go get one and a keyboard.

#12 1 year ago
Quoted from Spencer:

I can confirm its a 2032 battery. I've only got a 2025 so I'll have to go get one and a keyboard.

And if you need to get into the BIOS settings to turn on the "power loss resume state" setting, the password for the BIOS is QMODEM
Just FYI

#13 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballomatic:

And if you need to get into the BIOS settings to turn on the "power loss resume state" setting, the password for the BIOS is QMODEM
Just FYI

Thank you. I have no idea what I'm doing so this should be interesting.

#15 1 year ago

Alright, I got the battery and keyboard. Now should I hit F1 or F2?

#16 1 year ago

F2 I believe. The BIOS should need no specific configuration. It should boot from the SSD automatically. Just install the new battery and you should be good. Also, this does not affect any save data for the game itself.

#17 1 year ago

For future reference, I put a new battery in, turned it on and nothing.... No signal Input... turned it off, put old battery back in, same thing. Hit the reset button, got the screen in the first post. Hit F2 and it started right up. Then I replaced the battery while running. Seems to be working great now.

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