Picked up a Gorgar project, nice condition, but not booting currently. I have been following along with Piniwiki and other sources, so here's where I am currently:
MPU appears to be a System 4 instead of System 6 board. As determined in my other post, this should be okay, assuming it was done correctly.
2.5A and 8A fuses were blown and "jumpered" with pieces of household wiring (ugh). Removed that mess, replaced fuses. Then I unplugged everything aside from J1/J2 on the Power Supply board, turned the game on. GI all came on, and speaker is humming a bit. I tested all the voltages, and they're within spec, so that's good.
Checked over the MPU, and found the 6800 Chip was installed backwards (ouch). It was also really loose and one leg bent. I fixed all that.
Reseated all the other connectors, replaced the batteries (no corrosion anywhere that I saw). I verified that 4.6V was appearing on the 5101 chip where it should, and checked that the battery holder is doing its job.
Knowing that 6800 was probably dead because it was in backwards, I figured I wouldn't get much, but tried firing it up. LEDs on the board come on for a moment, then go out and don't come back on. Every once in a while, Gorgar says something like "You Beat Me" when it turns on, but not often. The Credit and P1 displays come on, but are missing various segments. Based on what I'm seeing, it's in Audit mode (the 04 00 on credit is pretty clear, and it's 14### something up on the P1 display).
I ordered a new 40-pin Interconnect Kit (done these on several System 7's and a System 6 before). Also ordered a new 6800 Chip (hoping I don't need 6802 instead? Can someone verify?) I have some spare 5101 chips from other games where I installed NVRAM, so I assume if that is bad I can socket that and replace it with one of my spares for testing.
Any other suggestions while I wait for parts? Thanks!