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    black screen

    Ok I pulled the GROMs. No change I haven't been hugely successful at desoldering in the past. Especially when the board is the thing I'd like to salvage (as opposed to the component itself). Also, are the SRAMs the 4164s, 4116s or the MCM6810Ps ? Thanks!
  2. jon

    black screen

    nope no speech synthesizer.
  3. jon

    black screen

    ok so I was able to get it hooked up to my TV. I've got the same black screen and a loud incessant noise/tone.
  4. jon

    black screen

    Unfortunately, I don't have access to any other displays. I am using this av2hdmi upscaler device to display the signal on my hdmi computer monitor. Sound is another issue. The upscaler device combines the audio (RCA red/white) with the HDMI signal, but the display doesn't have speakers. I'm thinking I'll have to hack a pair of headphones and see if I can listen in that way. I'll report back on what if any sounds the 99/4a is making.
  5. Hi All, I recently obtained a 99/4a. After purchasing a power supply and video cable (thanks arcade shopper) I attempted to boot the device. The HDMI monitor detects a signal, but the screen is completely black (there are perhaps some evenly spaced but very faint vertical bars?). fwiw the video cable does work with my C64. the output voltages on the internal PSU appear to be correct based on what I read here on atariage, I purchased a replacement 9918 on ebay. this did not solve the issue. based on another post, I then removed the sound chip (SN94624) and tried both 9918s. this did not help. my next attempt was going to be to replace the ROM CD2156NL based solely on a blog post (at nightfallcrew.com). does this make sense as the next step? are there better ways to identify the source of the issue? thanks! --jon
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