Hi all - you might remember my post from about a year ago about my (cursed) Data East Star Wars; I'll save you the rambling version of the story, but the long and short of it is that it would take forever to boot up, *maybe* play correctly for a single round (if it fired the ball in the trough at all), and would light up. I had a tech in four times to try to address the issues (he replaced a few fuse clips on the flipper board and the PPB, but couldn't really tell me what the issue was/find any solution). So I bit the bullet and saved up for replacement boards.
I've since replaced the following boards:
- DMD Power Supply with Rottendog DPS004;
- Playfield Power Board with Rottendog PPB001;
- MPU/Drive Board with Rottendog MPU004; and
- Flipper Board with Rottendog FLP023
Now, the game will boot up immediately (as opposed to anywhere from 5-15 minutes), Obi-Wan says "May the Force be with You", the GI illuminates - and then shuts off, with nothing other than a few blips on the DMD for a split-second, then nothing.
There seems to be a humming/buzzing coming from the speakers, but nothing else (Obi-Wan is clear as day, so I'm not sure what's doing there...).
I was able to get a few pictures as the table booted - in the first, on the MPU004, the PIA light and the +5V light illuminate, then (in the 2nd pic) the PIA light turns off while the +5V remains. Immediately after, the Blank light illuminates (3rd pic), and the GI shuts off completely.
I also have the +50VDC light on the PPB001 illuminate.
I've checked and rechecked all of the connections, everything is where it is supposed to be and firmly clipped in. None of the fuses on any of the boards are blown, and I moved the two chips from the DE MPU to the Rottendog MPU004 (C5 Star Wars ROM, and the D3, both of which are in the same position they were on the original DE board).
Any thoughts/ideas/prayers/HELP would be immensely appreciated!! Thanks!!
Star Wars #help #lemon