Got everything put back together, machine lights up and appears to be working fine... except for this error:
Since I use dampers now, there's no chip seating anymore... it's all handled by this chip resetter contraption:
I've contacted the manufacturer, but it's China, there's was no instructions with this thing to begin with... I'm seriously stuck.
Besides, I'm not sure it's even a problem with the chip resetter exactly... the chip resetter WORKS, when i flick the cartridge cover switch and hit the reset button, all the red "X" disappear and it prompts me to close the cover... but then when it goes to check the carts, I get the same persistent error above.
There's only three ribbon cables to this whole mod, literally just the three small greenboards pulled from the back of the old cartridge holder and mounted to that wood... so technically, nothing has changed except the greenboards are no longer physically sitting inside the machine... and the soldering, etc... but the resetter works on ALL the carts, so I kinda doubt that's the problem.
I'm hoping someone with a bit more experience in the electronics aspect of these machines might have some ideas where it's going wrong? I really don't know how to approach this problem.
Thanks for ANY suggestions or insights, this has stopped me dead in my tracks and is kinda scaring the shit outta me! LOL!