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Anonymous
August 15, 2005 8:22:25 PM

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O.K.... I'm stuck on a Spy Hunter I just picked up. The cheap squeak is
not making any flashes. At one point it did and failed. I put in a
known good working spy hunter board and still, no video and no blind
game play. Monitor comes with no video. What boards are necessary to
only produce the video? Just the main stack? Does the cheap squeak
deluxe board need to be functional for the video to come up? What could
cause the board not to boot? The power supply is putting out all
correct voltages. I'm stumped.

John
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 5:32:39 AM

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You need a good power supply for starters, not only voltages in spec but
also a good reset signal. Corroded connectors can be an issue on the power
supply board. I don't know about spy hunter, but the earlier MCR games would
boot with the sound/IO board completely disconnected.

Mark Hooks

"Baraka" <grus_jc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> O.K.... I'm stuck on a Spy Hunter I just picked up. The cheap squeak is
> not making any flashes. At one point it did and failed. I put in a
> known good working spy hunter board and still, no video and no blind
> game play. Monitor comes with no video. What boards are necessary to
> only produce the video? Just the main stack? Does the cheap squeak
> deluxe board need to be functional for the video to come up? What could
> cause the board not to boot? The power supply is putting out all
> correct voltages. I'm stumped.
>
> John
>
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 8:04:11 AM

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Baraka <grus_jc@yahoo.com> wrote:
:
: O.K.... I'm stuck on a Spy Hunter I just picked up. The cheap squeak is
: not making any flashes. At one point it did and failed. I put in a
: known good working spy hunter board and still, no video and no blind
: game play. Monitor comes with no video. What boards are necessary to
: only produce the video? Just the main stack? Does the cheap squeak
: deluxe board need to be functional for the video to come up? What could
: cause the board not to boot? The power supply is putting out all
: correct voltages. I'm stumped.

The game will run fine (after the startup error) with just the Super CPU
and the GFX board... you don't need the SSIO, or cheap squeak or absolute
position board or anything else.

--
Mark Spaeth mspaeth@mtl.mit.edu
50 Vassar St., #38.265 mspaeth@mit.edu
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 452-2354 http://rgvac.978.org/~mspaeth
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 2:01:10 PM

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And using signature analysis you can get the cpu board up and running
on it's own without any of the other boards at all.

Not that I'm suggesting everyone is going to have an MCR test rig,
signature analysis gear and known good sigs handy :o )
!