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I bought a dead battery CPS2 B board and installed an infinikey to revive it. However, it only boots to scrambled graphics then cycles the coin counter over and over for around 1-2 minutes, then stops.

I've tried pushing down on all major chips while it was running and I made sure the connection is solid so I am wondering if there's still a way to save this bad boy. Any ideas
 

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I also have a suicided board that does this. :( Would love to know if this can be solved!
 

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Do you have raz's cps2 suicide detection rom? Maybe check to see if the key programming is working correctly? Which revision of the rom board is it? -7?
 

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Its a -6 Board and I do not have the rom but I was told it booted to a Yellow screen before I bought it. I don't think its the key since I talked to Undamned Directly and his chip shouldn't do anything like this.
 

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You can put mismatched program and data roms on a board and it will boot to a scrambled graphics version of the program roms. Since it doesn't sound like your game is booting up, it sounds like it has a static garbled graphics? I would suspect the program roms now. I would also always go back to the basics and make sure your voltage is right.

do you have an eprom burner/reader? I would try reading in the program roms and see if they are good. I would take a look at all of the sockets to see if there is visible corrosion.
 

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I swapped the MSH program roms with an old board I had from a previous Darksoft CPS2 kit but still same thing. So I was thinking the board was just freakin' dead so I started to press on chips while the board booted and I actually saw the game semi-boot with the Name and Date of rom printing popping up. So I held down the 2 Capcom chips that are between the chips 1-2/11/12 & 3-10 while it booted and the game actually booted fine.

It froze a couple of times but I then got some canned air and sprayed it in-between all the legs of those 2 chips then I was able to get the game to boot consistently... No errors when I got a chance to do a rom check so I am hoping it was dirt or something trapped and the game is okay now...
 
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