PICKnMIX Help & Support thread.

Billkwando

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You'll need a multimetre or something to check the voltage.
Yes I have one, like I said I've done it before but forgot how. 10 years ago I had a reading of 4.7v. We'll see how it goes now (the same?).

I have both stabby probes and recently acquired alligator clip probes (or whatever you call them). I just need to know where and how to stick them. :D
 
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Neo Alec

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Google for. "jamma pinout". One lead on one of the 5v pins and the other on one of the ground pins.

I left pick'n mix running for a few hours on my 4-slot during a party. No one played the machine, but it never crashed. The 161-in-1 came with the cab, and attract mode is the only thing I keep it around for. That feature of the Unibios is just that cool!
 

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Google for. "jamma pinout". One lead on one of the 5v pins and the other on one of the ground pins.

I left pick'n mix running for a few hours on my 4-slot during a party. No one played the machine, but it never crashed. The 161-in-1 came with the cab, and attract mode is the only thing I keep it around for. That feature of the Unibios is just that cool!
Yup, PICKnMIX is an awesome feature. I like to leave it running in the background when I'm doing stuff around the house. It attracts me, lol. I usually end up playing something. It's also fun to try to place which game you're hearing at a given time. I'm surprised by how many I know, just by sound.

As for the jamma pinout, yup, I found it. Didn't find a YouTube video specifically about testing at the edge connector though, so I went ahead and made one for the next guy:


It turns out that the big power supply in the back runs my board (I think maybe the one up top runs the monitor, or just the marquee light?) and the voltage read at 4.3. Unfortunately, 4.7v was as high as it would go, so I still don't know if a full 5.0v would be the fix to my problem. Oddly KOF '99 didn't freeze during the attract mode, but Samurai Shodown 1 still locks up, no matter what. It also errored out on Spinmasters while I was making that video (not shown), and that was recorded after I maxed out the juice.

I was afraid I was killing it while I was turning up the power. Speakers kept sputtering and the screen went black, but I was already doing it so I kept going (as far as it would let me). Obviously everything is fine, but it was harrowing. LOL

I also noticed the screen image contracting more on all white screens, but maybe it always did that and I'm just hypersensitive, looking for problems I might have caused
 
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I little concerning about the audio. Maybe that pot is altering the 12v line wildly? But I would say 4.7v is still low. Maybe there is some things can be unhooked just to see if the volt raises more to correct the issue before thinking about getting another PSU. There is no garantee that would solve the issue though as these carts can be quite icky.
 

Billkwando

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I little concerning about the audio. Maybe that pot is altering the 12v line wildly? But I would say 4.7v is still low. Maybe there is some things can be unhooked just to see if the volt raises more to correct the issue before thinking about getting another PSU. There is no garantee that would solve the issue though as these carts can be quite icky.

What would I unhook and how would I go about doing that?
 
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