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Tech Talk N64 Banjo Tooie. PCB replament. No controller found?

Sep 27 at 7:35:38 PM
spawncalibur (6)
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I bought Banjo Tooie and it wouldnt work so I opened it and the PCB was faulty. So I found exact same board madden 97 I think it was. I changed the main chip and the CIC and the game works starts up but says no controller. I tried other games thinking it was the controller but everything works fine. Multiple controllers all offical so not sure the issue.
Does anyone know what the other chip on the pcb is for? maybe that is the issue. Curious to what that chip is regardless actually. Thanks

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Sep 27 at 7:53:30 PM
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Did you move the EEPROM to the new board? While testing Banjo Tooie on some of the repro boards I found you get that error if you set the wrong size EEPROM.

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Sep 28 at 12:32:45 AM
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^^

Yep, if the game doesn't see a 16K EEPROM then it gives that error message.

Move the EEPROM off of the donor cart and it will fix the issue. Should be called "BK 16D 9851" or similar.

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Sep 28 at 9:10:54 AM
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I remember this from the days of Dr. V64. A CD64 accessory would let you connect 2 real carts to mix/match boot+save types.

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Sep 29 at 10:50:23 AM
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I had no idea that "BK 16D 9851" was a epprom. That is the exact name for Banjo Tooie just to inform. Its the only chip I havnt switched out. Ill do that soon. Thanks for the input guys!
I was thinking the large chip was the epprom/game and the CIC chip is lockout of course but no idea what that 16k chip is or what it does exactly.
Ill report back if it works or not but this has to be the issue.

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Sep 29 at 12:51:15 PM
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the EEPROM is where the game save is stroed

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Sep 29 at 8:11:42 PM
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Originally posted by: Ichinisan

I remember this from the days of Dr. V64. A CD64 accessory would let you connect 2 real carts to mix/match boot+save types.

That accessory was called the "Protected Cartridge Decoder."