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Vampire Savior CPS2 board with a melted battery
« on: June 01, 2019, 01:54:30 pm »
Hi, I'm trying to restore a CPS2 arcade cabinet I found. After some researching I opened up the CPS2 cart to find the battery rolling around inside and red dust in the shell. From what it looks like the battery melted at some point and was just left to sit. Thankfully because of the machine orientation it just kind of spilled off the side except the board corner. I ordered an infinikey after some research but after starting to try and clean the board I'm getting cold feet. Can someone take a look at this and offer any advice. I would say my soldering skills are medium. Ive installed modchips and what not but I'm concerned this might need a capacitor replaced in that hole in the corner? I'm assuming thats battery acid? I should use maybe alcohol to clean it off? Otherwise the board looks in pretty good shaped? I really don't much about this stuff. If anyone can even point me at a solid repair service that would be wicked. :P

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Re: Vampire Savior CPS2 board with a melted battery
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2019, 05:00:49 pm »
Well, aside from possible acid damage on the traces, thatís the suicide battery. Meaning, even if you repaired the damage, you still have a suicided board. There are key re-encryption methods to desuicide it, but this all might be a bit advanced for you to do.

I would make an account at the arcade-projects or klov forums and ask there. There are guys there that specialize at CPS2 repair/restoration.

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Re: Vampire Savior CPS2 board with a melted battery
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 11:17:11 am »
Just wanted to report in that we fixed it! Cleaned all the acid off and installed infinikey and got it up and running yesterday. The Capacitor next to the battery had to be replaced as well. :)

Now I gotta fix the monitor :(

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Re: Vampire Savior CPS2 board with a melted battery
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 11:28:15 am »
Very nice. Another PCB resurrected.

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Re: Vampire Savior CPS2 board with a melted battery
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 05:21:02 pm »
I would hope you neutralized that damage with baking soda first before you put that together.

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Re: Vampire Savior CPS2 board with a melted battery
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2019, 05:43:51 pm »
It's not a car battery, Jennifer.  You'd use vinegar.   :whap

Or just clean it off and move on with life.

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Re: Vampire Savior CPS2 board with a melted battery
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2019, 06:28:21 pm »
Now I gotta fix the monitor :(
Probably could use a cap kit.  What model is it?

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Re: Vampire Savior CPS2 board with a melted battery
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2019, 07:17:29 pm »
It's not a car battery, Jennifer.  You'd use vinegar.   :whap

Or just clean it off and move on with life.
A base is a base one would assume, I have always used b/soda ,distilled water, a soft nylon brush, with a alcohol rinse, (50 % as 90% seems kinda harsh) it kills it effectively...Moving on, by cutting corners? Over A five minute job non the less? That sounds more like kicking the can down the road...Or perhaps just strait up LAZY.
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Re: Vampire Savior CPS2 board with a melted battery
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2019, 09:10:26 pm »
Now I gotta fix the monitor :(
Probably could use a cap kit.  What model is it?

Cap kits fix geometry issues.  He needs to adjust the brightness on his flyback.


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Re: Vampire Savior CPS2 board with a melted battery
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2019, 11:30:21 pm »
Now I gotta fix the monitor :(
Probably could use a cap kit.  What model is it?

Cap kits fix geometry issues.  He needs to adjust the brightness on his flyback.

Caps can also fix things like:
- won't power up
- won't sync
- won't lock the holds
- colors faded
- vertical collapse

From his photo it looks like thereís a slight vertical collapse. The noise lines could be cap related as well. The B+ might be low too.
I mean, Iíd definitely start with putting high quality caps on there first and go from there.