Konami (2000-2001)

A semi-standard stack used to run a multitude of rhythm games from Konami. These are notoriously finicky and most of the time the parts cannot be shared between games due to slightly different board layouts.


Known Games🔗

beatmania III

  • Beatmania III (GQ972)
  • Beatmania III Append 6thMix (GCA21)
  • Beatmania III Append 7thMix (GCB07)
  • Beatmania III Append Core Remix (GCA05)
  • Beatmania III The Final (GCC01)

Keyboard Mania

  • Keyboard Heaven (GU974-KA)
  • Keyboard Mania 1st Mix (GQ974)
  • Keyboard Mania 2nd Mix (GCA01)
  • Keyboard Mania 3rd Mix (GCA12)

Para Para Paradise

  • Para Para Dancing (GQ977)
  • Para Para Paradise (GQ977)
  • Para Para Paradise 1st Mix Plus (GQA11)
  • Para Para Paradise v. 1.1 (GQ977)

pop'n music

  • Pop'n Music 4 (GQ986)
  • Pop'n Music 5 (G_A04)
  • Pop'n Music 6 (G_A16)
  • Pop'n Music 7 (GCB00)
  • Pop'n Music 8 (G_B30)
  • Pop'n Music Animelo (GQ987)
  • Pop'n Music Animelo 2 (GCA02/GEA02)
  • Pop'n Music Mickey Tunes (GQ976)

Known Parts🔗

Images and Diagrams🔗

Composite Firebeat mainboard image. The base image is from Keyboard Mania. The other boards that have unique chips have that information highlighted and annotated.

Repair Manuals🔗

No manuals currently added.

Repair Tips🔗

Missing lights/inconsistent 12v output from the I/O harness? 🔗

Missing lights may be related to the idec NRPS11-6A PCB-mount circuit breaker (, located near the I/O harness connector, directly below the RTC. Replacing this with a new circuit breaker allowed the lights to function normally.