If it was a normal ‘slam’ closure or even a false one the game would reboot automatically, you wouldn’t need to power it off and back on to get out of it as you mentioned. So as far as snipping all the caps I think that’s jumping the gun. Are you getting any error lights on the Altek mpu? What happens if you are playing a game and you close the slam, do you get the same sound effect etc. as when the game ‘dies’?