Taito Type X troubleshooting

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i have a battle gear 4 cpu taito type x. the Hard drive has gone bad. is there anyway to clone a working hdd ? how do you copy the first 446bytes of sector 0? please help

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andygeezer wrote:
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Braintrash wrote:Thank you very much, you made my day. :mrgreen:
Hi,
Have you managed to find something with the rom dump?
The 901 error is caused only by the bad date/time from bios. I have chase hq2, king of jurassik and battle gear4 with same problem.

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901 is because the CMOS has been reset/cleared. Sadly this will render your games useless because the decryption key was also stored there.

Taito when questioned about it admitted it was a problem, but they said the cr2032 was good for 8-10years.

Amazing how many bg4s I've had to repair due to operators removing the cr2032!
So it might be a good idea to swap out the CMOS batteries in the X's and X2's..? Anything special I should consider before doing so?
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tried to clone the hdd of my battle gear 4 and it did boot up but gave me ang error 906? does anyone know what is causing this error ?

So it might be a good idea to swap out the CMOS batteries in the X's and X2's..? Anything special I should consider before doing so?
how do you removed the cmos battery with out clearing the setting? its soldered to the board

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rick101 wrote:tried to clone the hdd of my battle gear 4 and it did boot up but gave me ang error 906? does anyone know what is causing this error ?

So it might be a good idea to swap out the CMOS batteries in the X's and X2's..? Anything special I should consider before doing so?
how do you removed the cmos battery with out clearing the setting? its soldered to the board

thank you
Not sure if the X/X2 has any cap's keeping the settings alive while swapping the battery or if you need an extra battery for keeping them on life support while swapping.
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Hi guys, I'm a newbe here! I do have a question for you, hope you can help...

I do have a Battle Gear 4 faulty hard drive (after an hour of uptime or so, the system goes to BSOD (and I can't tell you error code as characters are just f***d up... I tried cloning the hard drive on a new one but I got Error 906, same as:
rick101 wrote:tried to clone the hdd of my battle gear 4 and it did boot up but gave me ang error 906? does anyone know what is causing this error ?
Do you guys have an idea how to fix this? Should HD Clone RAW image fix this? As I understand from posts on this topic I must copy MBR, isn't it? (first xxx bytes on sector 0)

Thank you in advance and have a nice day.
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Coolshark wrote:Hi guys, I'm a newbe here! I do have a question for you, hope you can help...

I do have a Battle Gear 4 faulty hard drive (after an hour of uptime or so, the system goes to BSOD (and I can't tell you error code as characters are just f***d up... I tried cloning the hard drive on a new one but I got Error 906, same as:
rick101 wrote:tried to clone the hdd of my battle gear 4 and it did boot up but gave me ang error 906? does anyone know what is causing this error ?
Do you guys have an idea how to fix this? Should HD Clone RAW image fix this? As I understand from posts on this topic I must copy MBR, isn't it? (first xxx bytes on sector 0)

Thank you in advance and have a nice day.
Sounds like a Video card issue to me, HDD normally conk out straight away on boot (either invalid boot media, or BSOD) - never really does it boot, then crash.
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andygeezer wrote:Sounds like a Video card issue to me, HDD normally conk out straight away on boot (either invalid boot media, or BSOD) - never really does it boot, then crash.
Hi Andy,

by looking at the motherboard I see 3 inflated capacitors just above the CPU socket (there's a 5x lane) so I do have to replace them all and test it again.

VGA seems to be working just fine in 3D mode, no stuttering or video artifacts, I'm gonna give it a ride on Furmark and see what happens...

I'm still looking a way to clone the drive, would you please PM me to discuss about?

Thank you very much in advance and thank you for time spend.

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hi,
can anyone help me how to solve error 901 for the battle gear 4..i try to replace the cmos bat. but the bios have a password.

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901 means that the USB dongle isn't working :( I.e. wrong or damaged.
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Error 901 on battle gear 4, means security token held in cmos area has gone.

There is no fix, unless you get a hdd replacement with the security moved to the hdd.
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andygeezer wrote:Error 901 on battle gear 4, means security token held in cmos area has gone.

There is no fix, unless you get a hdd replacement with the security moved to the hdd.
Ah true. The BG4 doesn't have a dongle :oops:
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