Hi all, Hoping someone can help me out here.
I have a Black Knight that came with a new Rottendog MPU 327 board. I have had no major problems for the past 2 or 3 years until recently I noticed the game settings had reset to the defaults. I assumed the battery on the MPU was dying or dead. I had to order the special button style battery and after a couple weeks they arrived. I switched the machine on in preparation for changing the battery and the machine would not boot up. No attract mode lights. No score displays. Just GI lighting.
The Rottendog board has two red LED lights that are on steady. I have checked all the fuses I can find with a meter. I have removed and replaced all the cables from the MPU and the power supply board. I disconnected the display board. I also pulled the game ROM and tried different game dip switch settings. I'm having trouble finding troubleshooting advice for my particular combination of the Rottendog and the original Williams System 7 stuff. If anyone knows some existing articles I can check out let me know. I did try searching the forum before posting. I don't know where to go from here.
*Not sure if this is relevant but I had completed the suggested rectifier mod to add a fuse for each rectifier block in the back box. The other day one of those fuses blew. I replaced it and got my ball trough solenoid to work again. I noticed a couple days later that one of those fuses was again blown and that is about the same time the "no-boot" issue appeared. I have since replaced that fuse but the no-boot issue remains.
**I also noticed some white residue around a couple of the ROM chips including the main game ROM. This stuff wipes away easily and looks almost like battery acid corrosion. The battery is a button style battery and it has never been leaking so I'm not sure what this residue is, what's the best way to clean it, and if it is affecting the game.
Any advice is greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance! , Rob