Timeharvest cbox stuck in arcade protect.

Terrella

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Hi guys,

Got a timeharvest cbox from AliExpress. I put it in arcade protest messing around. I cannot get it out of this mode since it will not let you in to the bios. I read that you can set dip 1 on the board but the geniuses at timeharvest removed the hard dips. Also there was mention of a test button fix for this but I cannot find that on the board (heard that might be a Jamma pin). What are my options short of shorting the battery?
 

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Terrella

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Hi guys,

Got a timeharvest cbox from AliExpress. I put it in arcade protest messing around. I cannot get it out of this mode since it will not let you in to the bios. I read that you can set dip 1 on the board but the geniuses at timeharvest removed the hard dips. Also there was mention of a test button fix for this but I cannot find that on the board (heard that might be a Jamma pin). What are my options short of shorting the battery?
Oh this is a 1B
 

BIG BEAR

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All you have to do is cut a piece of wire,expose both ends.You touch one end to the ground point and the other to the point you want to activate.
So if you want to activate dip one just touch both points aligned with the number 1 and keep the wire touching those points before turning your unit on.
BB
 

BIG BEAR

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If you still have the edge on that unit,touch the ground point on the edge at point 1 or 2 of it and then touch the other part of the wire to point 14,if not the top,try the bottom point..just check a Jamma edge diagram..
The key is just using a piece of wire exposed on both ends and knowing which points to touch while one end stays touching the ground connection.
BB
 

SignOfZeta

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WTF is this bastard garbage?

“Time Harvest” is the perfect name. You’ll spend hours undoing their moron slob conversion.

I don’t see any good excuse whatsoever to permanently fuck with a JAMMA PCB to consolize it. Do whatever you want, just make it reversible.
 

Terrella

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WTF is this bastard garbage?

“Time Harvest” is the perfect name. You’ll spend hours undoing their moron slob conversion.

I don’t see any good excuse whatsoever to permanently fuck with a JAMMA PCB to consolize it. Do whatever you want, just make it reversible.
I know it’s crap. It was cheap, you get what you pay for. Just something to familiarize my self with the board. I won’t cry if I break it.
 

Terrella

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All you have to do is cut a piece of wire,expose both ends.You touch one end to the ground point and the other to the point you want to activate.
So if you want to activate dip one just touch both points aligned with the number 1 and keep the wire touching those points before turning your unit on.
BB
Thanks. Will try that. Will any ground pout do or do I need it somewhere on the board itself?
 

Terrella

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I know it’s crap. It was cheap, you get what you pay for. Just something to familiarize my self with the board. I won’t cry if I break it.
Further more… it won’t even play my Neo sd flash cart. Just get the cross hatch. It play other games fine though. Not sure what it could me. Voltage perhaps?
 
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