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Hi,

 

So my Bell Fruits scorpion 4 DOND big reds machine is showing signs that the Varta 3.6V battery may be starting to leak.  I've purchased a new one and some mini breadboards and will get it off the motherboard and fly lead out the way ASAP.

 

But today I noticed the game card (it has 4 chips on it, 2 game and 2 sound chips by the looks of it), also has a smaller Varta 2.4V 80H battery.  This one looks pretty bad - the varta casing has started to split.

 

Stupid question, but do people do the same with this battery?  I have 10 mini breadboards so if I source a replacement 2.4V battery, I should be able to do similar,

 

If so, what is the correct procedure once i power back on - will the machine alarm or is simply removing the battery a bit of a RAM clear - I guess sound volume setting may be lost etc,?

 

Also - another stupid question, but how do you remove the game cards from the motherboard?  Do they just pull out??

 

Thanks,

Si.

 

edit: added a picture of the new 3.6V battery I have ready with the mini breadboard which was thanks to a member (@Jonno) posting on here about how he wanted a quick switch mechanism.  Thanks!!

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fly lead them both then clean any gunk off the boards left by the battery spillage

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Those mini breadboards look good - where did you get them from?

 

I use matrix board myself but may look into this. :)

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Those mini breadboards look good - where did you get them from?

 

I use matrix board myself but may look into this. :)

 

Keep up! 

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So, how do I remove the gamecard from the motherboard?  And when done, do I just power back on and reset volume - job done?

 

Thanks!

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Thanks. Anything to worry about before or after doing the battery removal and re-join/fly lead task?

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no should be fine when you done them  you might have to set volume level

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Thanks - all done.  Even volume level was fine (maybe default is almost minimum).  One thing though - When I powered off to do the task, the hopper was short by £48 according to refill coins menu.

 

On power on, I had a RAM CLEAR error but I just left it and it went away after a few secs.  The note acceptor refused to work saying "COINS ONLY".  That makes sense.  I then dumped the hopper and it knew it was £48 short but it threw the lot out.  After a dump I expected the machine to reset and know that the hopper was empty and for me to just refill it.  At refill mode, it stopped at £48 and everything else, it rejected - why?  The hopper had been dumped so I had like another £302 to put in.  In the end I counted 302 and just chucked them all in the hopper manually (front top door).  It's now full and all is good but I don't understand why dumping the hopper didn't reset everything to zero and ask me to refill £350.

 

Any hints for next time?

 

Thanks!

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it counts the coins out so it knows how much is there, then you just throw it back into the hopper

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Keep up! 

Fuck off, I'm well ahead of the game!

 

Nowt wrong with breadboard son. :)

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