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This is the first time I have got anything other than all PASS or just a black screen. The SNES works but has graphical glitches. Can somebody whittle it down to a specific part/trace from the OBJ L OVER FAIL!
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I have read through this page before and it has a lot of useful info, but there is nothing about the OBJ L OVER Fail.

I'm thinking it could be the PPU2 chip. I have some spares so I can replace it, but I wanted to narrow it down so I don't have to remove and replace too many chips.
 

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I wish I had this information before I started removing chips. I replaced PPU2 first, which obviously did not fix it, but at least I know that the original PPU2 chip is working and could be used as a replacement in future.
Replacing PPU1 did fix the problem.

I wonder why the PPU1 chip didn't undergo any revisions like the CPU and PPU2 chips? Even the S-WRAM has a revision B. The DogP page that was linked mentions several PPU1 failures.
 

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Glad it is fixed now. As to why there's no other revisions. No idea, but my guess is they wanted to save costs before producing the 1-CHIP SNES perhaps? I still prefer the original 3-CHIP version (PPU1, PPU2, CPU) to be honest as it has better compatibility compared to 1-CHIP and is more stable. The only downside is the video quality.
 
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