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No coil space on motherboard for silmic 2200uf cap
 

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Let me start by prefacing that I have a Great Dane and she bumped into my multi cart on my AES. The mini SD card broke but my problem is that it seems there is a crack in the holder thing in the cart that locks the mini sd card in place. So I’m wondering if there is someone who can help me but maybe fixing my cart. The sd card shouldn’t lock in so it’s pretty much worthless now. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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it's hard to see but the little grey plastic piece inside seems to have a crack in it, not allowing the micro sd card to lock in.
 

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Hey there guys, I have a Darksoft AES cart and I'm really loving it. I recently read through these posts because I was having some repeatable graphical glitches and occasional sound dropouts. I decided to replace my caps since they looked stock and I plan on keeping my AES forever and although I'm glad that's done now, it didn't do the trick. Some contact cleaner in the cartridge slots helped some but only temporarily. So now I have a few questions considering what some others have posted over time. My system is an AES 3-5, new caps, unibios 4.0 and a Triad power supply.

1. Is the bridging of the pins on the cartridge still recommended and if so does it have any downside at all for any AES revision, or did a firmware update make that fix obsolete?

2. Do you think the high end 2200 capacitor mentioned above would make a positive difference compared to a newly installed one bought from Console 5?

3. Do the per game dip settings actually do anything? I haven't been able to get them to work and didn't know if that was still a planned firmware thing or I was just doing something wrong.

My firmware revision is 0x0491
firmware build is 0xa512
top file build is 0x50e0
menu build date Nov 22, 2019 <-- Are all those still the latest / a combo that should work well together?

Attached is a picture of one of the graphical issues. It's repeatable in certain sections of certain games. Little lines appearing in various places of the screen continuously. In this moment it's right below his hair. Honestly I could probably play forever like it is but since the first couple things I tried didn't fix it, now I'm just curious and figured it might be helpful to someone else too.

Thanks for any info!


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I've also experienced this error that's repeatable for me. Whenever I try to load Super Dodgeball it makes it past the Neo Geo splash screen and then this comes up:

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My console's in USA AES mode by the way. I forgot to mention I've also checked the voltage with the cart running using the method described above and I got a steady 5.12 volts. That's normal right?
 

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1. Is the bridging of the pins on the cartridge still recommended and if so does it have any downside at all for any AES revision, or did a firmware update make that fix obsolete?

Yes, it's mandatory for consoles model NEO-AES

2. Do you think the high end 2200 capacitor mentioned above would make a positive difference compared to a newly installed one bought from Console 5?

If it's only what you said, I don't think so.

3. Do the per game dip settings actually do anything? I haven't been able to get them to work and didn't know if that was still a planned firmware thing or I was just doing something wrong.

They do only for the MVS multi cart as these settings are stored in BackupRAM and the AES has no BackupRAM. We have no plans to add them.

My firmware revision is 0x0491
firmware build is 0xa512
top file build is 0x50e0
menu build date Nov 22, 2019 <-- Are all those still the latest / a combo that should work well together?

Yes, that should be the latest. For future references the newest one will be here: https://www.arcade-projects.com/thr...s-latest-firmware-menu-and-instructions.8450/


Attached is a picture of one of the graphical issues. It's repeatable in certain sections of certain games. Little lines appearing in various places of the screen continuously. In this moment it's right below his hair. Honestly I could probably play forever like it is but since the first couple things I tried didn't fix it, now I'm just curious and figured it might be helpful to someone else too.

That is happening also with other carts as there is some code injection. We will try in the future to fine tune the FPGA code which we believe is the source of the problem.
 

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My console's in USA AES mode by the way. I forgot to mention I've also checked the voltage with the cart running using the method described above and I got a steady 5.12 volts. That's normal right?

This is a problem with the cart and UNIBIOS, If I'm not mistaken. Changing it for a Stock BIOS should fix the issue. If not, we'll try to have a look in future releases. The best I can offer you now is to roll back to previous FW.
 

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This is a problem with the cart and UNIBIOS, If I'm not mistaken. Changing it for a Stock BIOS should fix the issue. If not, we'll try to have a look in future releases. The best I can offer you now is to roll back to previous FW.
Excellent, thanks for all the answers. I'll solder those pins tomorrow and then just get back to playing games. Like I said, I'm really enjoying it and the issues are minor to me. I just wanted to make sure I had my system set up for the best possible outcome.
 
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