Author Topic: Sending a PGM board (DOJ) back to IGS/CAVE ?  (Read 1314 times)

Offline kernow

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Sending a PGM board (DOJ) back to IGS/CAVE ?
« on: July 09, 2009, 12:49:52 PM »
Well I have some kind of RAM error on my DOJ board, its been fine without a battery for 3 or 4 months, I played it last about a month ago, it has been in the metal case with the fan connected all the time I've owned it.

I connect it to my cab yesterday and turn it on, and the screen is garbled and it has a memory error, it alternates between that, a completely garbled screen, and a black screen. Sourdiesel on shmups has had a similar problem and mentioned sending it back to IGS who would look at it for $65 (+more if needed). I was wondering if anyone had any ideas here, or has had any experience sending boards back to IGS/Cave for fixing, and if theres any kind of middleman service anyone provides?

Someone did say that fujita provides a middleman service but I can only imagine its expensive.

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Re: Sending a PGM board (DOJ) back to IGS/CAVE ?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 01:10:07 PM »
www.tops-game.jp

They are the best middleman service if you want to send it to CAVE. It'll cost about $300 for the fix, including all shipping (to/from you, and internal shipping in Japan).
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Re: Sending a PGM board (DOJ) back to IGS/CAVE ?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 01:15:51 PM »
$300 all in to fix a $400 PCB

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I might get it looked at over here first by someone who knows a bit about PCB repair, a couple have offered already.

Thanks for the information though. :)

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Re: Sending a PGM board (DOJ) back to IGS/CAVE ?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009, 01:17:43 PM »
Yeah, it's not cheap. If you can find someone to fix it without sending it to Japan, that'll definitely be cheaper.
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Re: Sending a PGM board (DOJ) back to IGS/CAVE ?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 09:27:13 PM »
Not *too* much cheaper I would think.  I had a fried SH3 board replaced and it was like 25,000 yen.  It's more or less the time they charge which I can't imagine being under 20,000 yen.