(Topic ID: 91002)

Raven resets occasionally during play


By Topher5000

5 years ago



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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by jwo825
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#1 5 years ago

Lately my Raven has been resetting during play. It's very rare, but if it gets worse, what do I need to look at? I'm a newb & don't know where to start.

#3 5 years ago

Bookmarked the link for when the time comes. Thanks!

#4 5 years ago

If you're not leaving it on and unattended for long periods of time, I'd reccommend disconnecting the reset board. It's the tiny one all the way to the right in the backbox. See if that corrects the issue. These boards can be problematic.

Also, a question. Does your Raven's music work. Mine does not. Can you tell me how many total ROMS are on your sound board, please?

#5 5 years ago

If you leave it off all the time and stop playing it, it'll reset much less! LOL!

Sorry... I had to. Everyone is always ripping on Raven on here, I couldn't resist. Honestly, I've never even played one.

#6 5 years ago

It's actually pretty fun. The sniper targets were coppied on CC. The helicopter toy is funny. The ramp shot requires an absolutely perfect shot and the ball times are short. It's a great party game and even set on 5 balls, a 4 player game goes quickly. I think the cheesy 80's Commando chick is part of the charm and is always good to get people laughing. The cab realy does suck badly, though. No sugaur coating that part. It is a bit more on the drab green side in person, though, instead of the sickly gold it appears to be in pictures

#7 5 years ago

I had one and liked it but it left to make room for a different game. Adjusting 5 volts took care of any issues I had. Balls times definitely short on that game.

#8 5 years ago

Topher, check the daughter card solder joints on the MPU. That's a common failure point. Also, you will need to complete all the grounding mods. It's a must for Sys 80b games.

#9 5 years ago
Quoted from DayDay:

Topher, check the daughter card solder joints on the MPU. That's a common failure point. Also, you will need to complete all the grounding mods. It's a must for Sys 80b games.

I had to replace my daughter board as well. It never caused the game to reset, though. Just caused it to lock up and then eventually, not boot at all.

#10 5 years ago

On my Hollywood heat, the daughter card would cause mine to reset. Sometimes you could get a game or two before the game resets. Then at times in attract mode, the game would reset itself. Sometimes 10 times within a minute. I also would experience game lockups like you were talking about. I would replace the original daughter card even if this was not causing the issue. It will eventually fail and cause problems at a later time anyways.

#11 5 years ago
Quoted from DayDay:

On my Hollywood Heat, the daughter card would cause mine to reset. Sometimes you could get a game or two before the game resets. Then at times in attract mode, the game would reset itself. Sometimes 10 times within a minute. I also would experience game lockups like you were talking about. I would replace the original daughter card even if this was not causing the issue. It will eventually fail and cause problems at a later time anyways.

I agree. Daughter card and cab ground mods minimum.

#12 5 years ago

If I remember correctly, sometimes the trim pot on the power supply board needs to be replaced.

#13 5 years ago

Yeah, re-reading the link, I'll just disconnect the board & see if it does it again.
jwo825, my music plays. When I first got it, sometimes the music would stop & sometimes both music & sounds would stop. Cleaning the connectors seemed to have fixed that. I'll look at how many ROMS are on the card & let you know.
The remote battery mod had been done when I got it, but the grounds mods weren't. I'll do the cab ground mods, but I'm not comfortable doing any that concern soldering the boards.
I've got it set up for 5 balls & the games aren't overly long. So far everyone who's tried it enjoys it. It has some hard shots.
I set up a home theatre in my basement years ago & painted the walls a very dark green to heighten the perceived contrast of the projection screen. When I brought the game down there, I first thought "Whoa that thing sticks out like a sore thumb!" but the dark green & black of the cab blend in well with the walls & it fits right in now.

#14 5 years ago

Thanks. I have cleaned all my connectors and done all the ground work. I've changed out transistors and ICs but just can't get the music to play. Sounds are fine and even the line of "God bless America" when the ramp goes down, plays.

I have seen pics where Raven boards have 3 ROMS (2 YROMS and 1 DROMS) and i've seen some where it only has 2 (one of each ROM)

Mine only has one of each. Maybe i'm missing a ROM. Most of the boards are from a Genesis and a HH machine, I think. Maybe my Yrom is the old one that required 2 chips and not the bigger one that only needed one?

Heck, i'm just glad its up and running. lol

#15 5 years ago

jwo825, mine has one of each.
When the ramp goes down on mine, I don't recognize "God Bless America" though. I'll pay more attention the next time.

#16 5 years ago

Thanks. I figured it was correct.

You're probably not hearing it because the ball usually hits a pop bumper shortly after and that will stop the music from playing. It does on mine, anyway.

Now that I'm thinking about it, is this normal? Maybe I just need new ROMS?

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