So I had known something was up for awhile, the DMD was "smokey" on my Shadow, basically sections of the display were out and would slowly fade in after a few seconds. Here is a vid of what i mean that was taken 5 months ago
Just last week the DMD didnt come on when I turned on the game, just a blank screen, i started a game and the DMD came on 100% about 30 seconds into the first ball and it stayed on for the rest of the time i had the machine on.
Now the DMD does not come on at all, there are maybe 6 or 7 dots that show up in the bottom right corner but thats it. So after doing some research it would seem like this isnt uncommon and that the HV section of the DMD board gets burnt up after awhile sometimes, it would appear this is the case, because after a closer inspection of the board last night this is what I found
looks pretty burnt up down there.
So my questions are these,
Do you believe I'm correct in my diagnosis?
If so, should i get a HV section rebuild kit? or should i buy a new board?
From what ive read, sometimes the damage is beyond the components so the rebuild kit doesnt do much good and a replacement of the board is necessary.
Thanks for any opinions/advice.