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6116 NVRAM Module
No More Batteries!
This is a premium quality Battery Eliminator / NVRAM for the 6264 RAM used in pinball & arcade machines. Once installed, you can remove the batteries from your machine and your high scores / settings will be saved for many years to come!
Replaces a 6116, 2016, 4016, 9128 or compatible pinout "2k x 8" SRAM. These modules use CYPRESS F-RAM nvram ICs rated at 151-year data retention & 100 trillion reads/writes.
Module installs easily into any IC socket.
WHY REPLACE YOUR EXISTING RAM WITH NVRAM?
Batteries leak. Even brand new batteries from major brands have leaked a year or two later for no apparent reason and cause hundreds of dollars in repairs or replacement of boards and components affected. Upgrading to NVRAM will save you time, money and any future worry of battery damage. It's one of the best mods you can do to your games!
NOTE ON BOARDS REQUIRING SOCKET INSTALLATION
Some boards require desoldering the 6116 RAM currently on the board and installation of an IC socket (all Williams pinball games). If you do not have proper equipment or experience to perform the upgrade, please hire a professional to upgrade your board. Any attempt to modify your board is AT YOUR OWN RISK
. See our article on an example of an NVRAM upgrade that requires soldering
NVRAM is shipped in anti-static foam & anti-static bag. An IC socket is included.
See the COMPATIBILITY INFO below for game compatibility.
*NOTE: EACH MODULE INCLUDES A NEW 24-PIN IC SOCKET!
For pinball machines, refer to this Pinball NVRAM Game List
to find what type of NVRAM you need for each game you'd like to upgrade. This will also help identify what games are plug-and-play and which require soldering for installation.
Additionally, check out the compatibility chart below for board diagrams showing the location of the RAM on the board, difficulty of the installation & any other usage/installation notes.
CHIP MARKINGS DIFFERENT?
|Once installed, you will then need to use the keypad and/or diagnostic menus to reset the machine to Factory Defaults. With Keypad games this is accomplished by going to "Test" to enter operator mode. Then hit "A" until "Feature Options" is displayed. Hit Enter. It will say "Reset Factory". Hit 6, then 5 on the keypad. Then hit Enter. Hit "Game" to return to attract mode. This will set the nvram to factory defaults & then allow you to coin-up the game. Some games may not work properly with these directions or use a Keypad. In that case, consult your game manual for specific steps.
Atlantis, Beat The Clock, Black Belt (Karate Fight), Blackwater 100, City Slicker, Dungeons & Dragons, Eight Ball Champ, Escape From The Lost World, Hardbody, Heavy Metal Meltdown, Lady Luck, Motordome, Party Animal, Special Force, Strange Science, Truck Stop
|DATA EAST SYSTEM 1
(ie. Laser War)
|FOR "LASER WAR" ONLY! Laser War is the only Data East game that used a 6116 NVRAM.For all other Data East games, you should be using the 6264 NVRAM Module.
|WILLIAMS SYSTEM 9
|NOT PLUG-AND-PLAY, REQUIRES SOLDERING.Requires removal of existing RAM & installation of a socket! Williams System 9 games did not have their RAM socketed from the factory. Unless someone has replaced the RAM and installed a socket, you will need to remove the existing RAM IC and install a 24-pin socket.
Comet, Sorcerer, Space Shuttle
|WILLIAMS SYSTEM 11
|NOT PLUG-AND-PLAY, REQUIRES SOLDERING.Requires removal of existing RAM & installation of a socket! Williams System 11 games did not have their RAM socketed from the factory. Unless someone has replaced the RAM and installed a socket, you will need to remove the existing RAM IC and install a 24-pin socket.
Bad Cats, Banzai Run, Big Guns, Black Knight 2000, Bugs Bunny's Birthday Ball, Comet, Cyclone, Diner, Dr. Dude And His Excellent Ray, Earthshaker, Elvira and the Party Monsters, F-14 Tomcat, Fire!, Gold Mine, Grand Lizard, High Speed, Jokerz!, Millionaire, Mousin Around!, Pin-Bot, Police Force, Pool Sharks, Radical!, Riverboat Gambler, Road Kings, Rollergames, Sorcerer, Space Shuttle, Space Station, Swords of Fury, Taxi, The Bally Game Show, Transporter the Rescue, Whirlwind
Your current RAM might not be labeled as a "6116" -- some RAM manufacturers used different numbering on their RAM like "NTE2128" for a 6116. The easiest thing to do is to write down the numbers on the RAM IC (located via the pictures above) and Google it to see if it's an 2K SRAM (6116), 8K SRAM (6264) or 32K SRAM (62256). If in doubt, please contact us with a picture of your RAM or the number on the chip and we'll help you out.
COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER DEVICES
This memory may also work in other applications where a 6264 RAM is used, but should not replace memory in critical circuits without proper testing. The 6264 module has been used to replace the Dallas DS1225Y Nonvolatile SRAM in Tektronix Oscilloscopes. The F-RAM chips latch each address on the falling edge of the /CE (chip enable) line, so in the hardware being upgraded the /CE line must be toggled for every read/write (not tied to GND). The chip enable circuit can be verified via schematic, but the toggling of the chip enable line on every read/write would need to be verified via logic analyzer.
RETURN POLICY / WARRANTY INFORMATION
New and unused items can be returned within 2 weeks of receipt and must be in resaleable condition. Products that were damaged during installation or that show signs of use will only be eligible for a partial refund. Returns are only accepted with prior authorization, so please email us to let us know you would like to return an item. Buyer pays for return shipping. Original shipping costs are not refunded.
Pinitech LLC offers a 180-day limited warranty against defects on all ASSEMBLED products manufactured by Pinitech. Warranty does not cover improper installation or modifications beyond intended use.
DIY Kits are handled on a per-case basis and limited to parts replacement only. Due to their nature, we cannot warranty assembly done by others on DIY Kits.
This product was designed ONLY for the purpose as stated in the product description. Pinitech LLC cannot control conditions of installation or use (ie. inadequate repairs of machines, improper installation, aftermarket modifications, etc). End user agrees to assume any and all liablity of this product. In no event shall Pinitech LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of our products.
If you have any issues with using this product, please email us! We're happy to help answer your questions & will do our best to resolve any problems you may be having.
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