Feb 212017
 

Some days ago I had on the bench for a repair this pretty rare Air Raid PCB (manufactured by Seibu Kaihatsu) :

As you can see from picture above hardware use some big SIL modules which contains all tiles/sprites data (currently undumped but MAME team is working on).My board was faulty, it has sever graphics issues :

Tiles was filled with garbage :

And sprites had blank lines through:

PCB was in almost mint state, only two 2k x 8-bit static RAMs replaced.Besides, it was fully populated with Hitachi TTLs which  are very reliable.So, my suspicions fell on the remaining RAMs (more than on SIL modules) since they were all TMM2015 (like the already replaced ones, all 6116 pin to pin compatible) which means high chance of failure

Probing the two @6D and 14D revelaed unhealthy signals on data lines:

They failed when tested out-of-circuit:

Replacing them restored graphics completely.End of job.

 Posted by at 11:36 pm

  One Response to “Air Raid repair log”

  1. as always Caius awesome 🙂