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anyone know about arcade games???

by ducktapevoodoo Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:05 pm

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i have a nintendo machine i believe its the vs unit im not to sure

either way the game on the left side of the unit has stoped workin. it freezes at bootup. the problem started a few days ago and im not sure what i should try other then turning it off and on .

im considering swapping the rom chips on the board (put the mario chips in teh ice climber side and vise versa)

any insite would be very much apprecieated
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Re: anyone know about arcade games???

by durkada Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:12 pm

ducktapevoodoo wrote:Image
i have a nintendo machine i believe its the vs unit im not to sure

either way the game on the left side of the unit has stoped workin. it freezes at bootup. the problem started a few days ago and im not sure what i should try other then turning it off and on .

im considering swapping the rom chips on the board (put the mario chips in teh ice climber side and vise versa)

any insite would be very much apprecieated


I'm not terribly familiar with this Nintendo arcade equipment, so I'll refrain from specific advice. However, I would recommend that you check out rec.games.video and collecting for help. There are, usually, some very knowledgable and helpful people on those boards.
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by racketboy Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:16 pm

I used to play on a machine very similar to that, but I wouldn't know the internals at all.
Very interesting piece of hardware though and I wish you the best of luck!
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Re: anyone know about arcade games???

by SegaVega Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:41 am

ducktapevoodoo wrote:i have a nintendo machine i believe its the vs unit im not to sure

either way the game on the left side of the unit has stoped workin. it freezes at bootup. the problem started a few days ago and im not sure what i should try other then turning it off and on .

im considering swapping the rom chips on the board (put the mario chips in teh ice climber side and vise versa)

any insite would be very much apprecieated


I'm more into new arcade cabinets, but I can tell you that you're right; it is a VS. unit, though I've seen them run seperate games simultaneously. I also believe that model was a European exclusive, I'd guess from around 1984.

Swapping the ROMs is a good idea to get it going, it's the same old NES-based/Playchoice 10 hardware that at some point or another needs tinkering with (as most cabinets do anyways). It's not a dedicated cabinet, it's meant to be versatile, so you shouldn't have any difficulties running whichever game you want on whichever side. It isn't too hard to switch games either, and I suppose you don't have any other option than to swap or reinsert them, unless it permanently stops freeezing (unlikely).

Be sure to ask around on some vintage cabinet forums, I don't know enough to say anything more about it.
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by ducktapevoodoo Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:40 am

switching the roms helped i had mario and ice climers running at teh same time i not believe the problem is the harness on that side
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