> You need to get a new Timekeeper (or hack in a replacement battery for the dead ones)
> and program it with the data from the working board.
Ah good news. Could MAME benefit from this?
> Guru indicates it's self-repairing if the Timekeeper is replaced. So if yours is dead
> it may have something else wrong with it.
I had a feeling that was the case else I'd have likely found something about it in my searches. Thanks.
> At least for the version we have dumped, Fighting Mania can re-initialize itself if
> you flip the appropriate DIP switch to boot from CD instead of flash. (ie, there is
> no separate boot CD, the gameplay CD also can do the setup).
See this is where this one is different, it has no CD (at least not for normal operation) just a PCMCIA flash card. I'm not sure if the card is at fault or the onboard flash roms. I also have no idea if it came with a CD for initialization. I tried burning the CHD from MAME (after converting it using chdman) but the drive doesn't seem to like CD-Rs...