My boyfriend has been having some trouble with his Neo Geo MVS. The sound fades away entirely after two minutes, so he has been doing some tinkering to see if he can fix it. After trying a capacitor replacement with no luck, he was fiddling around with the BIOS chip for fun and decided to remove it. Well, he found a little something underneath it that he wasn’t expecting.
Here’s some photos of the board with the – gasp! – pentagram…
A pentagram, eh? I wonder why on earth that would be there. I’ve searched online and can only find one other photo from a retro website of the same thing on another Neo Geo board with no explanation at all. Any search I’ve made about pentagrams and electronics has only let me to satanic-based sites, so I’m done filling up my Google search memory with that topic! I’m genuinely curious as to whether or not the people at the factory were super into metal music or whether there’s something else at play there. For the time being, I’m hoping (maybe praying?) that the floor beneath me doesn’t open up to the fiery pits of Hell.
Does anyone have any ideas about this? It’s clearly not just a one-off thing and was printed on the board with the other labels. It’s not as if the BIOS chip is something that is normally removed, so why put there at all? So interesting!
As always, thanks for reading!