Pinned STV Cartridge instructions and trouble shooting

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    • PascalP wrote:

      It reboots, show a check cart connector and press service to exit message, if I press service now, it boots to the ST-V post screen as if no cart is installed
      I've run into this before after adding/swapping games on the card without reformatting. I know you've already tried reformatting but it coudn't hurt to try another card.
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    • Ok, I bought 2 different, confirmed working STV motherboard, and I still have the same issue now on all 3 motherboards.

      Original carts work on all 3 boards, so only conclusion I can draw is that there is something wrong with the multi?
      1 motherboard has EU bios, 1 has JAP and 1 had MODbios

      @Darksoft can I send it in for checking?

      The post was edited 1 time, last by PascalP ().

    • Hi

      I have some trouble with my ST-V board.

      I bought a like new ST-V board from a collector and he only opens the box to test it. all indicates to be really like new even the jamma connector didn't have any scrap or mark.

      Before Darksoft cart arrive I first test it with an original game. First boot and black screen. No signal. I tried a couple of times and it worked. In that time I was thinking about the slot (no use for some time, dirt, etc).

      When Darksoft cart arrived I installed it and have some trouble again but it worked after all and I turn it on a few times testing darksoft cart in a period of one month.

      Today I turned it on again and worked. But now (latter) the board refuses to work! I didn't change anything. I getting black screen with darsoft, with original game and even without game (I saw a video that without game the board boot to a ST-V logo).

      The power led is working and the crystal are working. But not pulse in the video out. Just a black screen as nothing was turned on, as processor is dead! (normally you can see a small change in screen brightness when its working but couldn't show video for some reason, but this one is a black screen without any hint of video signal).

      I read this thead and tried to press sh2 (both chips together) but no result.

      Anything else I could look for to get my board working again? Resoldeing both SH2 could lead to a solution?
    • have you checked your voltages? what are you getting on the 5V pin of the JAMMA edge connector?
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    • hyrulebr wrote:

      Hi

      I have some trouble with my ST-V board.

      I bought a like new ST-V board from a collector and he only opens the box to test it. all indicates to be really like new even the jamma connector didn't have any scrap or mark.

      Before Darksoft cart arrive I first test it with an original game. First boot and black screen. No signal. I tried a couple of times and it worked. In that time I was thinking about the slot (no use for some time, dirt, etc).

      When Darksoft cart arrived I installed it and have some trouble again but it worked after all and I turn it on a few times testing darksoft cart in a period of one month.

      Today I turned it on again and worked. But now (latter) the board refuses to work! I didn't change anything. I getting black screen with darsoft, with original game and even without game (I saw a video that without game the board boot to a ST-V logo).

      The power led is working and the crystal are working. But not pulse in the video out. Just a black screen as nothing was turned on, as processor is dead! (normally you can see a small change in screen brightness when its working but couldn't show video for some reason, but this one is a black screen without any hint of video signal).

      I read this thead and tried to press sh2 (both chips together) but no result.

      Anything else I could look for to get my board working again? Resoldeing both SH2 could lead to a solution?

      SOLVED! :D

      I take off the fixed battery and the board boot. I resolded the same battery and everything was fine. I think I made some sort of reset. :thumbup:


      Since I'm talking about it, can you please tell me what configuration this fixed battery holds? And the coin battery?

      Thanks!
    • Hello

      My multi STV doesn't work properly.

      I have "cartridge error" on most games.
      The only games that work normally are :
      batman forever (no sound obviously),
      cotton 2,
      cotton boomerang,
      danchi de hanafuda,
      touryuu densetsu elan doree
      gardian force
      groove on fight
      hanagumi taisen columns: sakura wars
      othello shiyouyo
      princess kurara daisakusen
      radiant silvergun
      shanghai: the great wall
      shienryu

      I used a 32GB SD card (san disk brand new).
      I tried the latest archive with same result.

      I tried another mother board from a friend with same result.

      I tried with a very small SD card (2GB),
      with only games 1 to 5.
      Only the game 3 and 5 work, most others give "cartridge error" (some don't show that error, but don't start).

      Any idea ?

      Thank you
    • arc11 wrote:

      Hello

      My multi STV doesn't work properly.

      I have "cartridge error" on most games.
      The only games that work normally are :
      batman forever (no sound obviously),
      cotton 2,
      cotton boomerang,
      danchi de hanafuda,
      touryuu densetsu elan doree
      gardian force
      groove on fight
      hanagumi taisen columns: sakura wars
      othello shiyouyo
      princess kurara daisakusen
      radiant silvergun
      shanghai: the great wall
      shienryu

      I used a 32GB SD card (san disk brand new).
      I tried the latest archive with same result.

      I tried another mother board from a friend with same result.

      I tried with a very small SD card (2GB),
      with only games 1 to 5.
      Only the game 3 and 5 work, most others give "cartridge error" (some don't show that error, but don't start).

      Any idea ?

      Thank you
      change the cabinet setting and see if that works.