CPS-2 De-Suicide Service


Not looking to get rich off of other peoples’ work, just looking to offer a service to the community.

$40 to resurrect a suicided board, assuming you are sending it with the battery replaced, it is not failed for any other reason, and original game code in place. You pay shipping both ways.

If battery replacement is needed in addition to de-suiciding - add $15. I provide the battery.

If your board has been phoenix’ed/decrypted (running without a battery, not running original code), and you wish to return it to battery/original code operation, let’s have a conversation and come to an agreement about who is providing the roms with original code and who is providing the battery.

PM me with all inquiries.

The credit for the ability to be able to offer this service goes to the Arcade Hacker team.

Video of successful de-suiciding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otYsE-ixPYc

:edit: Added a video below, detailing the best options for shipping your CPS-2 board economically, as well as best practices for packing it up for shipment.


Free bump for an awesome guy and who knows his stuff!


I’m still waiting on my led touchpad to start restoring some of my boards.

It’s is taking forever to get here.


How long have you been waiting? I ordered mine on a Sunday, and received it the following week.


I ordered it on 10/31


Just finished “de-phoenixing” a SSF2X board:

One correction to the video commentary and text information - if the CPS2 suicide test program boots, then the game is suicided. If the game has not suicided, the game will not start and the test program will not start.



pm sent


Suggestions for shipping, from within the US, along with best practices for packaging your CPS-2 board for shipment:


If shipping within the United States, the best options are either a USPS medium flat rate box or USPS large flat rate box. This video gives further details and recommendations for properly packaging and shipping your game board.

Medium Flat Rate Box - $13.45 - 13-5/8" x 11-7/8" x 3-3/8"
Large Flat Rate Box - $18.75 - 23-11/16" x 11-3/4" x 3"


Another board de-phoenix’ed and returned to native suicide battery operation. This time, Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha.



Hey. This is Nate. Was wondering if you would still be able to help me with the technical advice on desuiciding my 2 Rev 7 u.s. boards? Contact me when you get a minute. Thanks


Yeah man. What you need to know?


I ordered a Micro Usb to USB 2.0 female adapter to connect to my Arduino Uno. I recently found out that an Android phone can be used to upload to an Arduino Uno since my computer went kaputt. My problem is that I am not sure how to COMPILE n UPLOAD the SKETCH to the Arduino. I am not very TECH SAVVY but could use a SIMPLE BREAKDOWN instruction on how to do it either on a laptop, pc, or Android. Any help you can provide will be appreciated. Thanks


I believe I just opened a blank sketch, and copy and paste from arcadehackers github. Make sure theres no blank lines at the end of the sketch. Save, compile, upload. I remember trying to download the sketch from the github and using that to compile and upload, but it didnt work, and simply copy and pasting to create the sketch did. I recall it being pretty simple.


So 1.)Press Sketch 2.)Go to github and copy n paste the source code INO file 3.)Then SAVE, COMPILE, and UPLOAD to the Arduino Board? Wow, that is pretty straightforward. I would definitely HAVE TO use a pc or laptop then, right?


Here’s the sketch off of my Arduino Uno.

If you get through verify/compile without errors, you should be good to upload. I believe it is simply “Upload” that you use, but if that doesn’t work for whatever reason, then try “Upload using programmer”.

I don’t know of any way other than pc to do this.