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by Asayuki
May 20th, 2017, 11:23 am
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Monitor "ripple" and bland picture on MS2931
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Monitor "ripple" and bland picture on MS2931

The moving up ripple you see on the screen looks like a video ground issue. About the dullness I can suggest the following: http://wiki.arcadeotaku.com/w/How_to_Correctly_Set_Up_Monitor_Colours_and_Brightness About the picture not being sharp youtube isn't helping as the video is overcompressed, but...
by Asayuki
May 7th, 2017, 3:21 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Repairing MS8-29FSG
Replies: 91
Views: 5038

Re: Repairing MS8-29FSG

hindered wrote:my brand new digital scope quit booting up after only 3 weeks. ;( Sending it back for a replacement.


Wow, that really sucks. :( What brand/model is that, if I may ask? ...just curious
by Asayuki
May 5th, 2017, 1:42 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Darksoft cps3 Blackscreen
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Darksoft cps3 Blackscreen

The contacts of the motherboard cart connector are going to be dirty as well. I usually wrap something soaked in isopropyl alcohol like a tissue around something thin but stiff like a credit card and use that to gently clean the contacts with an in-out movement. Very fine sand paper would certainly ...
by Asayuki
April 29th, 2017, 12:55 am
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Sega Naomi Chassis and Pandora box Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Sega Naomi Chassis and Pandora box Problem

Does the pincushion trimmer produce a change?
by Asayuki
April 24th, 2017, 2:06 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Marvel vs Capcom 2 Naomi: game freezes
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Marvel vs Capcom 2 Naomi: game freezes

Thanks for the photo. Those few legs sure look rusty... The white stuff around the pads, expecially inbetween the legs, looks like a residue; probably out of your cleaning effort. As you mentioned that you would like to dump the mask ROMs, I assume that you can/will desolder them from the board; at ...
by Asayuki
April 23rd, 2017, 12:21 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram 5.66 for Naomi won't boot
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram 5.66 for Naomi won't boot

I see a scratch under your cart, where ROM21 is missing. You might want to ensure that the trace underneath is not damaged, if at all still there.
by Asayuki
April 22nd, 2017, 3:24 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Cleaning a Monitor
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Cleaning a Monitor

<troll>
Nothing works better than a hammer! When the tube implodes, the air displacement is sure to get rid of all the dust! :lol:
</troll>
by Asayuki
April 22nd, 2017, 12:00 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Eproom Labels jamma boards
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Eproom Labels jamma boards

I typically use just black isolation tape to cover the window and protect the memory from light radiations. To be able to write something on the label I then use some random white sticker on top of the tape, cut to shape. To actually write text I use a fine tip marker. This is all extremely common, ...
by Asayuki
April 20th, 2017, 12:14 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Marvel vs Capcom 2 Naomi: game freezes
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Marvel vs Capcom 2 Naomi: game freezes

Your picture is out of focus and not lit in the area of interest, so it's difficult to say something based on it. Yet I see the reworked pads to be too blurry. There might be short circuits between them which are hidden to the view. On the pictures you posted, IC31 is always bad, but is mentioned on...
by Asayuki
April 20th, 2017, 12:02 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Sega analog stick console compatible
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Sega analog stick console compatible

Never opened a ps4 pad, but pots are used everywhere with one end connected to VCC and the other connected to ground, while the cursor goes to an ADC input of the microcontroller. This kind of connection is used to measure the voltage that comes out of the so created voltage divider. Since the input...
by Asayuki
April 19th, 2017, 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: system 246 battery
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: system 246 battery

This is now happening to one of my Rack-c's that I just bought. I replaced the battery, but still every time, it says: -Fault writing backup, I then set the pedal controls, -The game boots with ear deafening audio, so I go into service menu, set the audio to 1 Select exit -and it goes into a reboot...
by Asayuki
April 6th, 2017, 9:20 am
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Need some help with a Nanao MS8-26su
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Need some help with a Nanao MS8-26su

Did you also bring over the remote board where the pots for RGB adjustment are located?
by Asayuki
April 2nd, 2017, 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Star Wars Racer Arcade (Hikaru) not booting up every time
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Star Wars Racer Arcade (Hikaru) not booting up every time

Never had my hands on that system. However when a game behaves randomly at boot, the cause is most often in the reset circuitry. Shots in the dark: your power supply might be outputting slightly unstable voltages or voltages that rise way too slowly with respect to the rise of the reset signal. Or t...
by Asayuki
April 2nd, 2017, 11:25 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Zero gunner 2 cart not working.
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: Zero gunner 2 cart not working.

I would try and check if bending the pins/connectors back might have broken a trace by accident, or loosen a broken trace under the connector which was already making contact by chance.
by Asayuki
March 21st, 2017, 12:17 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Ghouls'n Ghosts US 1st rev. PPU issue ? (SOLVED)
Replies: 22
Views: 850

Re: Ghouls'n Ghosts US 1st rev. PPU issue ? (SOLVED)

I'm glad you solved it! Congrats!
As this didn't get caught by a ROM check, it means the contents of this memory are probably not accessible by the cpu.
Which also makes me think on how the map of tiles for each level gets read directly in hardware without cpu intervention. Interesting design.
by Asayuki
March 16th, 2017, 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Mortal Kombat 1 with partial sound
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: Mortal Kombat 1 with partial sound

Good point 8-) I'm pretty sure MK needs -5v, but I thought there was no sound at all without it? Taito system L for example only uses -5V for the digital sound section, so yes there are boards where a missing -5V causes quite some headaches. Yet from my understanding this issue happened all of a su...
by Asayuki
March 14th, 2017, 11:08 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Mortal Kombat 1 with partial sound
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: Mortal Kombat 1 with partial sound

From your few words it sounds like the game board has an issue in the audio section.
by Asayuki
March 9th, 2017, 1:05 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: ID an Monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 1687

Re: ID an Monitor

I propose this to become a sticky thread.
by Asayuki
March 5th, 2017, 1:24 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Ghouls'n Ghosts US 1st rev. PPU issue ? (SOLVED)
Replies: 22
Views: 850

Re: Ghouls'n Ghosts US 1st rev. PPU issue ?

You also proved that the chip you bought is legit and working. Again, nice find! Please share the seller. :) As for the HN62404FP you mentioned, those are programmable memories; 4 for the graphics, 1 for the program. Not only you probably miss the tools to program the new chips you would buy, they a...
by Asayuki
March 5th, 2017, 12:59 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: MVS cartridge issue
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: MVS cartridge issue

The set is definitively a bootleg. One board has been designed on purpose to hold flash memories. For the other the bootleggers have used another worthless game and replaced all chips on board. To reassemble the stack, you first need to tell apart the PROG and CHA boards. Now, the one on the right i...

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