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Blue Elf 2 installed but no controls
« on: August 21, 2010, 06:57:54 PM »
I got English's Blue Elf 2 board today and was all psyched to play it. Board is perfect, shipped great, no flaws (thanks again Mick!), but I don't have any controls once I fire it up. It plays great, has the entire catalog of games, plays all the sound, video etc -- basically the board is fine -- I just don't have any reaction with any buttons.

I haven't installed the kick harness pins into the Jamma yet, but I have yanked the ground wires in 27 based on some forum posts I read -- still no effect. Evidently this is pretty common. I've found a bunch of people saying they had the same problem but haven't read about a resolution. Hopefully someone here has knowledge on a fix.

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Re: Blue Elf 2 installed but no controls
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2010, 07:14:35 PM »
Sadly, no. I had read that thread before posting. There's another user with the same issue on page 2 and the answer is "well, yeah, basically it should work."

Whatever I have done to gain the ire of the gaming gods must have been colossal.
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Re: Blue Elf 2 installed but no controls
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2010, 07:15:49 PM »
Murfee has/had one of these as well, PM him or best bet is get the guy on KLOV to make the adapter or send you/me the schematics and can make one
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Re: Blue Elf 2 installed but no controls
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010, 09:40:53 PM »
Yippee! I figured it out all on my own like a big boy. Problem was that you don't just pull the 2nd to last ground wires in 27, you plug them in to 28 with the other ground wires. Now everything is working great. Just had a great game of Punisher.
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Re: Blue Elf 2 installed but no controls
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2010, 10:53:07 PM »
i just saw this post, yeah, if the two wires you pulled provided grounds to your CP, you need to re-ground them.
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