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malkie13
05-15-2009, 03:45 PM
Has some sound issues. While I'm doing the clean and check chip connections dance, anyone care to chime in with their thoughts of this being a boot or a repair or what?

Thanks!

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/5954/motw1.th.jpg (http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/5954/motw1.jpg)

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/331/motw2.th.jpg (http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/331/motw2.jpg)

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/2295/motw3.th.jpg (http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/2295/motw3.jpg)

Xian Xi
05-15-2009, 04:11 PM
It's a repair by SNK. I have had a MOTW just like that. I'm still wondering what they changed in the game code for that repair.

malkie13
05-15-2009, 04:18 PM
Xian Xi, Yer a bastion of helpful info, as always.

Thanks

mmsadda
05-15-2009, 04:23 PM
It looks like a repair job. I have one, too, but I don't think it has quite as many EPROMS. Seems like a LOT of Japanese Garou MOTW carts look like that, actually.

the.bet
05-15-2009, 08:15 PM
It's a repair by SNK. I have had a MOTW just like that. I'm still wondering what they changed in the game code for that repair.

So we can learn from you....

What traits make you aware that it is an SNK repair?

Thanks

madman
05-15-2009, 09:02 PM
So we can learn from you....

What traits make you aware that it is an SNK repair?

Thanks
Same thing as all the other boot posts. 100% Legit CHA board with legit Toshiba mask roms. PRG board is legit w/Toshiba roms, just 4 EPROMs with labels.

the.bet
05-15-2009, 09:39 PM
Same thing as all the other boot posts. 100% Legit CHA board with legit Toshiba mask roms. PRG board is legit w/Toshiba roms, just 4 EPROMs with labels.

So its the stickers with #'s on them over the EPROMS that indicate the EPROMS are form SNK?

Thanks

madman
05-16-2009, 11:36 AM
It's not to say that someone couldn't burn EPROMs and put stickers on them. But who would take a working cart with legit chips, rip them out and replace w/EPROMs? The boards are original SNK, the Toshiba chips are legit, that's how you can tell it is not a boot.

the.bet
05-16-2009, 01:41 PM
It's not to say that someone couldn't burn EPROMs and put stickers on them. But who would take a working cart with legit chips, rip them out and replace w/EPROMs? The boards are original SNK, the Toshiba chips are legit, that's how you can tell it is not a boot.

Good points


I look for the Toshiba chips too when I inspect a cart, but the SNK boards does not hold a whole lot of water for me because so many of the boots out there are on legit broads pulled from another game. ( Not the game in this thread)

mmsadda
05-17-2009, 01:06 AM
Basically, it boils down to there being too many legit chips there for it to be a boot.

Xian Xi
05-17-2009, 01:08 AM
Most boots will have either all windowed eeproms, conflicting NGH numbers, MX flash chips, non-snk boards, wired surface mount chips.

madman
05-18-2009, 12:22 AM
EEPROMS do not have windows, they are erased electronically. EPROMS do have windows, as they use UV to erase the contents.

joe8
05-18-2009, 01:37 AM
Garou MOTW Boot or Repair?
Has some sound issues. While I'm doing the clean and check chip connections dance, anyone care to chime in with their thoughts of this being a boot or a repair or what?

Thanks!
It's an SNK repair job, I have a Garou with a repair job just like it(including the wire). Cover those holes with tape.