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Hi Brian-

I've had this machine for about 5 years.  It has been sitting in a friends garage for the past 18 months.  I picked it back up today and when I got it to my office and plugged it in, i get the following message "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device".  It just hangs there and I don't have any way to interface with the software.  Any ideas?  Thanks in advance!!

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It sounds like the system is not looking for the right boot device (in this case the hard drive). This can be caused by a few different things:

1) The hard drive is bad and the system doesn't see it. Open the top of the case and look at the hard drive. Is it spinning? Are all cables connected? If you answered yes, follow the cables to the main board. Are those connected? If yes, continue.

2) The BIOS is not seeing the hard drive. Connect a keyboard to the computer and press F8 on bootup to get it into the BIOS screen. Make sure it's seeing the hard drive. You may need to replaced the CR2032 battery on the main board.

My guess is that it's the first one. Give it a shot and see what you find out. Let me know how it goes.

Brian

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Brian Penzone

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I can answer questions regarding coin-operated arcade game questions down to the logic board. Error codes, erratic operation, dead boards, I can help with them all. I can help with video monitors on a very limited and basic level only.

Experience

I have spent nearly 20 years as an avid arcade collector, and spent nearly 10 of those years as the lead tech for a large arcade operator, doing work for manufacturers and other coin-operated amusement companies around the globe. I maintain a good sized collection of arcade games, as well as a large inventory of spare parts for a wide range of arcade machines.

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BA from The Ohio State University, Associates from DeVry University

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