Hello All, ill get right to it
I have met someone nearby who is selling there MVS NEO GEO cabinet. The mother board is either a MV-1F PCB or a MV-1FS PCB.
The joysticks and buttons work really good. Comes with 4 games, metal slug X, samurai showdown, last blade (JP), KOF 2003.
The door in the back is broken off, so he had to use duct tape to keep the wight safety switch pressed in which is usually pressed when u close the back door. There was also quite a bit of dust inside the cabinet.
Here is the real issue, when he switched game cartridges, most of the time the board wouldnt read the game and would go to the neo geo bios mode. He told me that the reason the board doesnt read the cartridge most of the time is because if the board gets contact with the metal behind it, it would get finicky and wouldnt read the cartridge. His temporary solution was to put cardboard behind the motherboard so it would rest on the cardboard instead of the metal.
His motherboard was basically resting on the metal behind it on a angle, He never got around to bolting it in place, sitting on top of another small brown chip in the size of a rectangle like a nes controller. He said a solution to this is to get plastic nails with rubber washers, and bolt the board into place like its supposed to be, with the rubber washers between the metal and the board.
Now is this true? is this the reason the cartridges wouldnt read and instead go make neo geo go into bios mode instead? He would try about 10 times turning the switch to the cabinet off, inserting cartridge, turning cabinet on, seeing bios mode, turning off, and repeating. after about 10 tries the game would work everytime he would turn the system on and off. Once he switched cartridges the problem persisted.
He wants 300$ for it, canadian currency. Here are pics of the system and games
Here is the pics of the cabinet and games
I need your opinion guys, is this price good, should i pay less? and what about the problem of reading cartridges? is he telling me the truth?