DESPRATLY WTB SF3: 3RD Strike CPS3 Cartage only


#1

I Recently purchased a CPS3 System with 3rd Strike of Ebay. The cartage’s plastic covering had been cut off around the area where the battery is. I purchased a new battery and put it in but the game will not boot up. I know it’s not the CPS3 itself because it also came with Jojo’s Venture and it booted fine. I realize that most 3rd Strike cart’s are sold with the system as it generates a better profit, but I only require a cartage. I would be willing to pay a little more then the cart’s worth if necessary, so please respond with any info you think would help in my situation.


#2

You were supposed to replace the battery while the game was running, if the cartridge loses power for even a microsecond it will die as you’ve already found out the hard way. The cartridge is the most valuable piece of a SF3.3 kit and I wouldn’t expect to find any on the loose, except maybe the sucky Asian version. For your own sake do some research before performing maintenance on expensive arcade gear in the future.


#3

that actually sounds easier than what these guys say to do

http://cps2shock.retrogames.com/cps3/index.html


#4

Well, it is only easy because someone (most likely MeanBean contracted by the kit’s original owner) had already gone to the trouble of fitting a battery holder to the cartridge. If one has to install the battery by way of soldering the method with a helper battery seems to be the most reliable, or at least so I’ve been told by people who perform these swaps regularly.


#5

Dude… You pulled the battery without power going to it?:rolleyes: You just lost about $300-$500. There are a million kits with dead carts out there. No one is going to sell you just a cart unless you wanna shell out a small fortune. Sorry man. CPS3 is very sensitive and the carts (besides the Asian version) are hard to find.

Edit: Although on a positive note I think some cracked the CPS3 code so you may be able to your cart revived if you find the right person… Not sure though


#6

looks like your gonna have to put it in a box until someone can finally revive it. otherwise, i’ll buy that lovely paperweight off your hands for $20.


#7

There was some guy a while back who claimed that he could revive dead CPS3 cartridges…