(Topic ID: 14114)

LAH dot-matix display issue

By LordCrom

12 years ago



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  • Latest reply 8 years ago by Guppy1977
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#1 12 years ago

Hey all

Last night when I turned on my LAH, the dot-matrix display was blinking the following:

-Display Version-
Action Hero A1.06
11/11/1993

That's it, nothing else comes up on the display. The game still plays fine and all of the sound works. Any thoughts or recommendations on how to correct this issue?

Thanks in advance!

#2 12 years ago

The DMD controller is continuously rebooting.

May be missing a voltage.

#3 12 years ago

I'd try reseating the cables first. If that fails, you could swap your DMD controller with any other Data East/Sega/Stern, if you have another (make sure you swap ROM as well).

#4 12 years ago

Probably need a new BASS chip.

Ha sorry, I had to do it

#5 12 years ago

If reseating the ribbon cables doesn't fix it, and it comes on, shows the rom info as noted, and then nothing else is displayed, the game isn't rebooting, and plays fine, it's likely the little 5v/ground connecton on the DMD controller board. This connector needs to be replaced on almost every DE/sega/and new Stern at some point.

Use molex and trifurcon pins, and reflow the headers.

3 years later
#6 8 years ago

Hi LordCrom,

I've the same troubleshooting on my Tales From The Crypt. Did you eventually find what has caused your blinking display ?

Thanks

Ludo

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