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VectorGlow
9th June 2009, 07:13 AM
Symptom: Letter ?N?s filling up the screen (Hyper Olympic)
Cure: Bad 6116 RAM at location 6A on lower board ? replaced 6116

Symptom: Letter ?N?s filling up the screen, and sometimes a few ?0?s scattered about (Hyper Olympic)
Cure: Bent pin 1 on 42-pin Konami chip at location 3C on lower board, straightened pin

Symptom: No sprites, shimmering jagged vertical lines filling up the whole screen (Hyper Olympic)
Cure: Bad Konami custom at location 16A on lower board replaced

Symptom: Sprites mis-coloured, also sometimes displayed in a block of colour with horizontal lines (Hyper Olympic)
Cure: Bad socket at location 16A on lower board ? replaced socket

Womble
9th June 2009, 09:01 AM
Nice work - you seem to fix a hell of a lot of boards, is it a hobby for you or a business?

VectorGlow
9th June 2009, 06:17 PM
It's both - I really love fixing boards, it gives me a lot of satisfaction and I love knowing that I've resurrected something which will give others a lot of pleasure.

It started off simply as a hobby, but when I was made redundant from my job a few years ago I found that I could just about scratch out a living by repairing boards. Times are tough though and while I still do it as a hobby and to earn some money, it's barely paying it's way. But I'll continue for as long as I can ...........