Hey guys! This is one of my first posts here, and I hope that I cover my bases as I definitely do not want to waste anybodies time today.
I had a bad Hum and missing sound 15 (In sound test) in my F-14 and after checking the easy things (Grounding,Proms) I came to the conclusion that I needed a new sound board. I purchased another one off Ebay that was rebuilt and 100% tested/working.
Got the new board in and Hum went away and now I had sound 15.
So today I decided to really play some F-14 and after about 15 minutes of playing/machine being on and powered up. I got a multi ball. and the music completely stoppped. I have a video below showing what I mean. See here.
Now if I reset the machine it will normally work again like normal, at least until I get another multi ball then its a crap shoot if it works right or not.
I then grabbed a video of the game going through the sound test, which is located here.
So I tried this with both boards, and they are both doing it. So I don't THINK its a sound board issue as I swapped them out and they are both doing this. I also tried initially swapping the chips from one board to the other to see if it made any difference. No dice.
So I would venture a guess that its MPU related rather than sound board, but have no idea where to go from here. I can get MPU board pics if people would like them but some direction on any specific parts/areas they wanted photographed would be helpful.
Thank you guys a ton and hopefully someone can help me.