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    Quote Originally Posted by joala View Post
    Did you try replacing your 74HC32?
    Not yet. I have the components but haven't got the time to make the replacements (I have never replaced smd components so it doesn't help)
    First I'll try the 74HC32 and then the back up RAMs.

    Another point is that, out of the 3 mv1c that I have, the 2 in which I added the unibios (with the neobiosmasta) are the ones that drain faster the battery. Will try to find if it is related.

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    Having a similar problem, but I believe my issue is different. Have a thread here.

    4 slot board in a 2 slot cab. Installed coin cell battery and can't get anything to save - high scores, calendar settings etc. I shouldn't have to let it charge since it's coin cell right? How do I diagnose this? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BilboBaggins View Post
    Having a similar problem, but I believe my issue is different. Have a thread here.

    4 slot board in a 2 slot cab. Installed coin cell battery and can't get anything to save - high scores, calendar settings etc. I shouldn't have to let it charge since it's coin cell right? How do I diagnose this? Thanks.
    Did you remove the 470 ohm charging resistor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowkn55 View Post
    Did you remove the 470 ohm charging resistor?
    Thanks yes I did do that. I may have installed the battery backwards...

    Going to retry. Curious though - would buying a memory card circumvent the need for the backup ram? Or does a memory card only service high scores / game settings etc.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BilboBaggins View Post
    Thanks yes I did do that. I may have installed the battery backwards...

    Going to retry. Curious though - would buying a memory card circumvent the need for the backup ram? Or does a memory card only service high scores / game settings etc.?
    No. Game settings are only saved in backup ram.

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    Got it working thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledfrog View Post
    Just an update on this in case anyone has the same issue. I ended up finding a radial diode lying around that I installed on my board in the D4 position and my battery draining issue has been completely resolved! Next time I place a parts order, I'll get the proper SMD type, but for now, it's working great. Thanks to all who provided suggestions and ideas.
    Hi, could you tell me the specs of the radial diode did you install?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlogo View Post
    Hi, could you tell me the specs of the radial diode did you install?
    Ideally you would want a surface mount diode to make a clean install. I'm not too proficient with diodes, but I assume you just need one that is rated for at least 3.6v. The one I used was bought for a retro Game Boy project I was working on and the model number is: MUR160G. I found it on Mouser and according to the spec sheet, it's rated for 600v. But like I said, this one has leads sticking out, so it doesn't look too pretty the way I installed it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledfrog View Post
    Ideally you would want a surface mount diode to make a clean install. I'm not too proficient with diodes, but I assume you just need one that is rated for at least 3.6v. The one I used was bought for a retro Game Boy project I was working on and the model number is: MUR160G. I found it on Mouser and according to the spec sheet, it's rated for 600v. But like I said, this one has leads sticking out, so it doesn't look too pretty the way I installed it!
    Thank you.

    I changed the D4 diode for a 1N4004 and everything worked but the the battery leak still was there.

    At the end I fixed the battery leak removing C3. after pull out that capacitor the leak was gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlogo View Post
    Thank you.

    I changed the D4 diode for a 1N4004 and everything worked but the the battery leak still was there.

    At the end I fixed the battery leak removing C3. after pull out that capacitor the leak was gone.
    Yeah it seems like this battery circuit has a bunch of different things that can go wrong with it. Hopefully this thread will prove useful for anyone in the future. Glad you got it working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledfrog View Post
    Finally got around to looking more into this. I think you're right. As a reminder, when my board is powered on, I'm getting 5v on the + battery terminal with no battery inserted. After removing D4, the 5v was no longer present on the empty battery holder so it looks like I've rooted out my problem. Of course now, with D4 removed, the battery is also not able to provide power to the backup ram, so I need some help.

    Can anyone report back the exact diode that's supposed to go in D4? I was able to make out "S.4 97" written on it, but I'm not too sure what that means...I don't have much experience with diodes.
    I've been having another crack at this and testing out your initial issue and I'm still getting 5v on the + terminal, powered on with no battery even AFTER removing D4 - any ideas what else could be causing the 5v here?

    I also tested the rest of the diodes, they're all good but D3 reads voltage in both directions when soldered to the board but when I removed it to test, it only reads in one direction as expected. I swapped it out for a new one and get the same reading....
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    Quote Originally Posted by joala View Post
    I've been having another crack at this and testing out your initial issue and I'm still getting 5v on the + terminal, powered on with no battery even AFTER removing D4 - any ideas what else could be causing the 5v here?
    I don't remember if it was mentioned early in this thread or if I read it somewhere else, but I've heard that these boards are multilayered and that this voltage leak could be caused by a short on one of the other layers.

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