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    Booting my MVS after 10 yrs, need some help

    I got my MVS 2slot out of storage recently and I'm having trouble booting up games. I'm hoping this isn't a big issue as it appears to be working for the most part. Every time on boot, it just keeps cycling between the hardware tests/settings and never starts a game. I tried plugging in just 1 game, in either slot, and 2 games together to no avail. I installed a Unibios about 10 years ago, not entirely sure of the version number, and I'm hoping there might be a button combo or something I'm overlooking. I tried hard dip 1 and nothing changed. It's just been so long that I don't remember this level of testing/booting, it used to just boot directly into game but I'm not sure if I changed some settings before storing it.

    Thanks for any help.

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    If its cycling through the tests it probably is not recognising the game?

    Have you cleaned the cart edge and the cart slots?

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    Definitely give it a good cleaning in the contacts. And check that dreaded battery for leakage.

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    I'm assuming that the hard dip for test menu is not stuck on, give it a good cleaning and see if there are any leaks or capacitor issues on the board as well
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    Thanks guys, I'll be cleaning the connector out and trying a few other games. I think the battery is ok because it still remembers the date, I changed it out for a new one when I first got it. Hopefully the board is ok. I'll be back if I still have issues.

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    The battery can still hold a charge and still leak and corrode things. I have had two 2 slot boards damaged because I was lazy and didn't remove them while I had the chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riskVSreward View Post
    Thanks guys, I'll be cleaning the connector out and trying a few other games. I think the battery is ok because it still remembers the date, I changed it out for a new one when I first got it. Hopefully the board is ok. I'll be back if I still have issues.
    Take it out anyway. I just checked my 4 slot that was keeping time; bottom of the battery was starting to corrode. It's probably a good practice anyway, just to eliminate problems in the future.
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