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mookie3three
12-12-2013, 04:20 AM
Hi,

Does this need phoenixing? I though it would show a solid blue if it was dead?

http://i43.tinypic.com/2urqi3k.jpg

Cheers

Tyranix95
12-12-2013, 05:42 AM
Looks like you've got a couple of things going on there.

May want to open the case and check the battery with a multi-meter, first.

See if it has any charge left.

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And while you're at it, you may also want to dld the suicide tester rom file--burn it--and use it to check the board.

_rm_
12-12-2013, 02:19 PM
Doesn't look dead to me.
Check for bent pins between the A and B boards.

The "dead image" isn't necessary Blue, but it's always a solid color screen.

mookie3three
12-12-2013, 09:39 PM
Hi, it does the same thing on another A board. And other b boards work fine on both A boards. Unfortunately I don't have EPROM reader or burner. Te voltage on the battery was OK when I checked it a week or ago but I'll check again. I seem to remember it reading the voltage slower on this battery. What I mean by that is it would read maybe a 1v, then take Another few seconds to reach 3.6v. Whereas batteries on my other CPS2 boards would read 3.6v in a split second.

Xian Xi
12-12-2013, 10:04 PM
Hi, it does the same thing on another A board. And other b boards work fine on both A boards. Unfortunately I don't have EPROM reader or burner. Te voltage on the battery was OK when I checked it a week or ago but I'll check again. I seem to remember it reading the voltage slower on this battery. What I mean by that is it would read maybe a 1v, then take Another few seconds to reach 3.6v. Whereas batteries on my other CPS2 boards would read 3.6v in a split second.

That could just be flux preventing an instant connection with the probe.

Tyranix95
12-12-2013, 10:24 PM
50/50.

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Find somebody down under with a burner and get a cps2 tester rom.

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I've seen a CPS2 "B" board do funky shit like that before one week, then boot up fine the next--but it was a Phoenixed board.

xb74
12-13-2013, 06:11 AM
Hey mookie

Send me a Pm and I can put you in touch with a friend of mine who can phoenix boards and diagnose a fair few problems with cps2 stuff. He is also a wizard with neo geo equipment as a side note.

Dion
12-22-2013, 09:28 PM
Hmm. Looks like it is trying to boot but it is freezing during.

neojago
12-22-2013, 10:29 PM
Sounds like the battery is the problem. Like said before, get a tester ROM but you most likely have suicided.

Dion
12-22-2013, 10:43 PM
Sounds like the battery is the problem. Like said before, get a tester ROM but you most likely have suicided.

The suicide screen looks nothing like this on CPS2.

Nerdygrrl
12-24-2013, 09:04 AM
The suicide screen looks nothing like this on CPS2.

+1 as Mitsurugi-W stated the suicide screen is nothing like this -