(Topic ID: 110879)

TECH: Roller Coaster Tycoon keeps rebooting

By frolic

6 years ago


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  • Latest reply 6 years ago by luch
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#1 6 years ago

My RCT was just sitting in attract mode and I could hear a repeated power up sound. I went to examine it and the DMD was resetting, the usual boot up messages showing.

I played a game, and during the game the game rebooted again. I powered it down and on and let it sit in attract and 10 minutes later it started to do the reboot cycle again.

I changed my batteries just to be sure, but that had no effect.

The game has been fine until now, just started out of the blue. Any help with what to check next would be appreciated. thanks.

#2 6 years ago

Not familiar with this pin's internals, but sure sounds like a power problem. Check your 5v line and all DC power on your mpu.

#4 6 years ago

Could always be a loose connection. Try resetting all connections.

#5 6 years ago

Usually on whitestars,

First try reseating the EPROM and CPU chip.
Then check the power connectors from the driver board to MPU,
Then try checking the 5V fuse clips and rest of 5V section on driverboard.

#6 6 years ago

thanks for the replies. I will start with the easiest and keep going from there. I will update on what comes of it. Thank you.

#7 6 years ago

Had exactly same thing with RCT and Austin Powers, replace header pins where 5V and 12V goes into the top board (on lower left of top board). Worth replacing the plug as well

#8 6 years ago

It must be a loose connection, because just removing the backglass and lifting the dmd panel out to take a look around, and putting it back, the problem has gone away. It was resetting repeatedly before, now I've had the machine on for an hour or so, and it hasn't done it again.

#9 6 years ago

good check the connectors and reseat everything you can .

#10 6 years ago

Ok, here is the latest development. The machine isn't rebooting repeatedly, but when power is off and turned back on again, the machine does not retain any memory. Free Play, etc... is all set back to factory.

#11 6 years ago

check batteries and contact points for batterys

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