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  1. MAGIK

    Bell Fruit closing

    Bellfruit scorpion 4 , especially the later smiley 2 stuff is handy for the operators because theres a ton of spares around. They are everywhere! But from a collectors point of view the golden age is the late 80s early 90s, lots of absolutely iconic system 85 and scorpion machines still knocking around to this day.
  2. MAGIK

    Bell Fruit closing

    someone needs to get a hold of the tech docs out the office while they clear out! Sad news to hear BFM closing but not surprising, the internet is destroying all other walks of life so this is no different.
  3. MAGIK

    BWB Line Up

    Now that will be a bit of rareness - they must have made a 2p kit for the seafronts! I wonder how it plays when compared to the 10p ROM.
  4. MAGIK

    M1 help

    thats a lovely machine, bloddy tall cabinet tho I had one a few years back tricky to get into the living room!
  5. MAGIK

    M1 help

    funny you should mention that.... maygaytest.BIN
  6. MAGIK

    Bags of cash

    Thats a nice crystal MPU4 that one. wouldnt mind seeing a gameplay video!
  7. MAGIK

    M1 help

    key to maygay is test the RAM pins with a logic probe while there is no card in. They should all be floating (not HI or LO) . If any are showing a signal theres a shorted IC on the databus. Second key is a magic number - 20C0. In nearly al M1 games the very first instruction in ROM ( at 2800h) loads a register with 1. The next instruction after that writes the value in the register to location 20C0. That happens to be pin 4 of U11 on 1A and 1B which sets IOenable to HI , ie turns it off. That in turn sets RAM enable at the PAL chip ON. If you cant do that, you cant peform a RAM test. just in case it helps , on maygay RAM sits at 0000-1FFF, the IO sits 2000-27FF and the ROM fills the address space after that (2800 and up)
  8. MAGIK

    MPU types, a long list!

    Your possibly a little off on your MPU release dates crest , stop the clock was released in 1984 was it not?
  9. MAGIK

    MPU types, a long list!

    nice to see this thread revived!
  10. MAGIK

    club seven

    itll be a dipswitch setting for the price of play on that. Small bank of switches on the mpu.
  11. MAGIK

    Scorpion 2 issue

    someone beat me to it lol, but thats the same fix .
  12. MAGIK

    Scorpion 2 issue

    have you checked the tracks that run under the battery area for volume up, down, OVL and most importantly SPC0/1? theres a chip select line to tell the sound circuit to use the sound ROMs high address lines and if it gets cut your samples all play in the wrong places! Watch my doctor who repair video ,shows you how to find and fix.
  13. Hi Magik,


    I fiddle around with a Summit Coin "Target Slot" fruit machine from 1982 or 1984. It has suffered battery damage and arcing on the CPU card. I read the Proms, and now I like to ckeck wether the files have been corrupted.

    It is a three reel machine with electromechanical reels, a soundboard and a lever on the right side.


    Maybe you can check the files?




  14. MAGIK

    Castle Big Fifty Repair

    nice strong traces on the board. Lots of vapour corrosion from the nicad but it looks like its only surface rot, you got lucky!
  15. MAGIK

    P.C.P Sunday Sport (aka take two?)

    Yep the serial communication ICs are probably dead. IC25 and 26 form the serial transiever. Pin 12 and 13 on IC26 tie back to IC4 CB1 and PB7 , pin 8 IC25 feeds back to CA2 IC5. I would guess that IC26, the input or receiver side is the likely culprit, verify you have -12v at pin 1of that first, then just replace it as the sound board will likely have data about sound playing or busy etc coming back on the dataport. I would do 25 as well as they are still fairly cheap and youve got scrap boards I think with them on anyway.