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6116 NVRAM Module
Model: Pinitech6116
 $19.95USD 

Description

6116 NVRAM Module

 

No More Batteries!

This is a premium quality nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM) replacement for the 6116 RAM used in pinball / arcade machines. 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. Absolutely no batteries are needed to retain your high scores or game settings, you can remove them from your game. Module installs easily into any IC socket and uses machine header pins that will not damage the socket.

Please note that on some games this will require removal of the existing RAM soldered to the board & installation of a 24-pin DIP socket (now included!!). Please see the compatibility list below for more info.

 

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.

PINBALL COMPATIBILITY

We've created a list that should help you easily identify what NVRAM to get for your machine(s). In addition, the compatibility chart below has diagrams of where the RAM is located on your board(s), difficulty of installation/upgrade & notes on the upgrade.

 

BOARDSET DIFFICULTY RAM LOCATION NOTES
 
BALLY 6803 EASY U4
(see picture)
Plug-and-Play installation, existing RAM is socketed. Simply swap out the existing 6116 SRAM for the 6116 NVRAM Module.

Once installed, you will then need to use the keypad and go to "Test" to enter operator mode. Then hit "A" until "Feature Options" is displayed. Hit Enter. It will say "Reset Factory Is". 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.

 
DATA EAST SYSTEM 1 (ie. Laser War) EASY
(see notes)
5D
(see picture)
Plug-and-Play installation ON "Laser War" ONLY!! Laser War is the only Data East game that used a 6116 NVRAM. For all other Data East games, use the 6264 NVRAM Module.
 
WILLIAMS SYSTEM 9 MODERATE U18
(see picture)
NOT PLUG-AND-PLAY. 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.
 
WILLIAMS SYSTEM 11 MODERATE U25
(see picture)
NOT PLUG-AND-PLAY. 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 (or 28-pin) socket. Additionally there may be a jumper change required.

NOTE: MOST (POSSIBLY ALL) SYSTEM 11 GAMES USED 6116 SRAM FROM THE FACTORY, BUT IT'S POSSIBLE IF SOMEONE ALREADY INSTALLED A SOCKET FOR THE RAM THAT THE BOARD COULD BE USING A 6264 SRAM (IN WHICH CASE YOU'D WANT THE 6264 NVRAM MODULE). CHECK YOUR BOARD & IF THERE'S A SOCKET AT THE RAM CHIP YOU WILL NEED TO VERIFY THE RAM CURRENTLY INSTALLED IS A 6116 (OR 6264) AND PURCHASE THE APPROPRIATE NVRAM MODULE.

THE VERY FIRST SYSTEM 11 BOARDS (System 11, System 11A) WILL ONLY WORK WITH 6116 NVRAM.

Jumper Settings (System 11B/11C boards):
Jumper W5 installed (W6 removed) = 6116 NVRAM
Jumper W6 installed (W5 removed) = 6264 NVRAM

*NOTE: EACH MODULE NOW INCLUDES A FREE 24-PIN IC SOCKET!

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.

 

--- NOTE ON BOARDS REQUIRING SOCKET INSTALLATION ---

Boards listed as "MODERATE" or "HARD" difficulty above (ie. NOT PLUG-AND-PLAY) will likely require the existing SRAM to be desoldered/removed from the board and a socket installed in its place. You will need proper tools and equipment to perform the upgrades. Please be aware of this before purchasing the nvram module and understand the risks involved in attempting to upgrade your board, especially any boards listed as "HARD" difficulty. Any attempt to modify your board is AT YOUR OWN RISK. If you aren't comfortable with performing the modifications, please seek professional installation or use a remote battery pack instead.

 

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.

 

SHIPPING INFORMATION

NVRAM is shipped in anti-static foam & anti-static bag. Installation instructions PDF are here.

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