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23:35 CST :: 2/01/2013

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I also have a question about maintenance on a machine. I'll be getting an SX v1 in a month or so, and the only problem with it is that sometimes the speakers on the marquee cut out leaving only the sub woofer. Is this most likely a problem with the speakers themselves, the wiring of the audio, or the audio control box itself?

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OK so I was in the movie theater and these two 5 year old kids come running out of Texas Chainsaw Massacure: The Begining and the mom comes out yelling "No come back its not real its just pretend. ?Come back!" ?Only in New Orleans.

16:07 CST :: 2/02/2013

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Quote (GreatWhiteHope @ 23:35 CST :: 2/01/2013)
I also have a question about maintenance on a machine. I'll be getting an SX v1 in a month or so, and the only problem with it is that sometimes the speakers on the marquee cut out leaving only the sub woofer. Is this most likely a problem with the speakers themselves, the wiring of the audio, or the audio control box itself?

Its hard to say honestly.

Keep in mind that the audio comes from the MK3/5/6/7/9 itself and goes to the Pre-Amp where the volume controls are and from the Pre-Amp, it then goes to the Amp itself.  

Its possible that you have bad wiring or a short somewhere, its possible that the connectors on the Pre-Amp or Amp itself are dirty and not receiving a good clean connection.  It could be a power supply issue where you aren't receiving clean power all the time which causes distortion or no audio at all.  Could be bad speakers though if they work fine and then suddenly don't work, I would have to assume it is an issue before it gets to the speaker itself.  It could even be that the Audio port on the motherboard itself is defective and all of the wiring, speakers, amps, pre-amps, etc is perfectly fine.

Once you have it and you can test things with a multi-meter to ensure that you are getting a solid signal then it will be much easier to troubleshoot otherwise I could be shooting in the dark for a million possibilities.  I've seen before where the Mini-> RCA cable from the MK to the Pre-Amp had a short in it causing all kinds of audio issues.  Cheap replacement and all was fixed.

Always start with the source of the Audio and test each piece from there.  Plug in a pair of headphones to the MK and see if you get varying sound.  If its good then plug your ipod or cell phone in via the mini cable that comes from the Pre-Amp.  If that seems ok then just keep moving down the line.

That should give you some ideas at least of where to start.

22:27 CST :: 2/24/2013

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Quote (Hellacious @ 13:30 CST :: 1/28/2013)
MK6 -  There were different revisions of this board.  V1 originally shipped with Exceed 2 GX machines and is compatible with all versions Exceed 2 and up through Fiesta 2/Infinity with a ram upgrade to a minimum of 512mb (1gb preferred). V1 was a Gigabyte GA-8IG1000MK Rev 2.X.  Version 2 board came later around the NX time period and has different on-board audio.  A MK6 V2 board will play Exceed 2 and Zero however it doesn't support the audio drivers found on those Hard Drives so you get no sound.  MK6 V2 Motherboard was also a Gigabyte GA-8I865GME-775-RH Rev 1.X.

Wait, what? Could you expound on the V2 thing? What did you mean by "MK6 V2 Motherboard was also a Gigabyte GA-8I865GME-775-RH Rev 1.X." Wouldn't that be more like a V3 board?

Regardless, I can attest that a GA-8I865GME-775-RH board most definitely plays Exceed 2 with sound.

11:26 CST :: 2/25/2013

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I found the source of the audio problems. It's on the AMP box on the connector for the marquee speakers labeled "FLVV SP". It seems as if they tried to hot glue it because of some problem. The woofer connection right next to it actually works fine. Since I'm currently running an MK3, there's no audio jack that I can run straight out of the CPU. What would be the best thing to do? I don't want to have to replace the whole AMP box...
Here's some pictures of the faulty connector
http://imgur.com/a/v7pGX


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OK a guy who worked in a hospital had a very large black woman came in complaining of chest pains. ?When they removed her clothes to examine her they found a popeyes biscut under one of her breasts. ?When asked about it she said that she was keeping it warm to eat latter!!! Only in New Orleans.
OK so I was in the movie theater and these two 5 year old kids come running out of Texas Chainsaw Massacure: The Begining and the mom comes out yelling "No come back its not real its just pretend. ?Come back!" ?Only in New Orleans.

01:39 CST :: 12/22/2015

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I managed to get my hands on 2 cabinets, an sx and a gx, last year.  neither have their computers.  should I go about rebuilding them, or should I try to get a new or used one from andamiro?  im also familiar with stepmania, but not enough to know if it can be redone for the piu format. thoughts?

02:20 CST :: 12/22/2015

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MK9 rev3. could be built fairly easy.
You need:
ASRock G41M-S3 MoBo
Any LGA 775 processor. Intel celeron 430 in stock config.
GeForce 210
1 gb DDR3 (IMPORTANT: you need RAM with no more than 128mb per chip on it)

F2 and Prime work on this spec.

Or if you need a machine for older software, you need MK6 then.
https://gamerepair.info/hardware/20_andamiro_mk6

With any LGA775 processor that this MoBo supports.

And you need this http://www.arcadespareparts.com/arcade_....86.html
(dunno if USB cable from PIUIO to front USB ports to dongle is included or not)
and this http://www.arcadespareparts.com/arcade_....89.html
for pads to work.

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im also familiar with stepmania, but not enough to know if it can be redone for the piu format. thoughts?

Nirvash already did that. For mk6 and for mk9, just search

18:16 CST :: 12/29/2015

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Speaking of purchasing machines, where would one purchase just a pad? I'd love to have an arcade pad to mod for Stepmania.

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