Originally posted by LNCNo8Brkr:
I keep hearing about the three Dings of death, what does that mean. I currently have an MTH F-3 Reading PS-1, and it's not performing. I am planning to install a BCR to correct the issues. Is there something more I should know about? Trying to get the old battery out is a challenge, it doesn't slide out like the instructions say.
What do you mean by not performing, anything specific?
The battery has double side tape on it. Pretty strong stuff, you can pry it up to release it.
A BCR won't solve a problem, it just replicates a fully charged battery.
Not all PS-1 engines are effected the same by a dead battery. Over the years as the board and software were changed, different issue could arise. In fact, it is not a dead battery that causes trouble, but a low battery. Enough that the processor is allowed to operate, but insufficent power to retrieve and write to the memory on the EEPROM.
If a PS-1 engine makes 3 clanks after power is applied and will not operate, the processor and memory have a conflict. MTH made a chip available to the public to resolve this issue. You use it to reset the microprocessor and memory. Then put your original chip (which is read only and contains the software for your engines features and sound) back in. The MTH chip is only meant to be used for an "ENGINE that has the 3 clank at START UP". It won't resolve other issues. G