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Arcade Repair Tips QA Podcast

Fix The Game, Play The Game
Arcade Repair Tips QA Podcast

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Fix The Game, Play The Game

Episodes

QA Podcast – Episode S24

Jun 9, 2018 2:28:36

Description:

This special episode of the QA podcast was broadcast live on Saturday, June 9 to discuss the Southern Fried Gaming Expo 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Erich and Rusty discussed the games that they played at the Southern Fried Gaming Expo and interviewed several people in the arcade and pinball industry. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Jeremy Smith (Reboot Retrocade & Bar) - http://www.rebootmacon.com/
Hal Hawkins (Retro World Series) - http://www.retroworldseries.com/
Mark Shields (RcadeRadio) - http://rcaderadio.com/
Daniel Spolar (Project Pinball) - http://projectpinball.org/
Brent Griffith (Brokentoken Podcast) - http://www.brokentoken.com/
Billy Mitchell - Video Game Player of the Century
Southern Fried Gaming Expo 2018 - http://www.southernfriedgameroomexpo.com/

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Payne and John Williams for composing the great arcade-style music that we use in our podcast and Jeff Martin for providing the excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 69

May 30, 2018 1:40:58

Description:

This is the May 2018 episode of the QA Podcast with Erich and Rusty. For more information on the podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave comments for the guys. On this episode, Erich and Rusty answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

A Golden Tee 2004 where everything works fine except it only has a green screen
A Golden Tee Complete that has a white screen with a hint of blue on one side
A Jr. Pac-Man where the controls work but the screen shakes back and forth
A Smash TV cabinet with a screen that gets blurry when a 619-in-1 board is hooked up in it
A World Class Bowling with a screen that looks good at first then turns blue with lines
A Galaga with a screen that shuts off once it's been on a while
A Fast and the Furious with a monitor that just keeps flickering
An Atari Hard Drivin' with a screen that wobbles back and forth during gameplay
and a Electrohome G07 monitor with a possible heater cathode short

Along with answering these questions, Erich and Rusty also discuss various gameroom topics including the power, cooling, and space issues that can occur when running multiple arcade games. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact them by email at podcast@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling the voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Payne and John Williams for composing the great arcade-style music that we use in our podcast and Jeff Martin for providing the excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode S23

Mar 18, 2018 1:42:51

Description:

This special episode of the QA podcast was broadcast live on Saturday, March 17 to discuss the Texas Pinball Festival 2018 in Frisco, Texas. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Erich and Rusty discussed the games that they got to play at Texas Pinball Festival and interviewed several people in the arcade and pinball industry. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle from Spooky Pinball (Charlie Emery) - http://www.spookypinball.com/games-swag/
Atari Pong Project (Hope) - https://www.tablepongproject.com/
Game Refuge (Brian F. Colin) - http://gamerefuge.com/
Pinside (Robin van Mourik) - http://www.pinside.com/
Texas Pinball Festival 2018 - http://www.texaspinball.com/

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Payne and John Williams for composing the great arcade-style music that we use in our podcast and Jeff Martin for providing the excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 68

Mar 1, 2018 2:05:07

Description:

This is the February 2018 episode of the QA Podcast with Erich and Rusty. For more information on the podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave comments for the guys. On this episode, Erich and Rusty answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

An Asteroids that needs a board installed in it
A Centipede with a blurry monitor that has streaks in the picture
A Donkey Kong that starts up fine then after about a minute plays blind
A Ms. Pac Man that's been converted to a 60-in-1 and only displays a blue screen
A Street Fighter II Champion Edition that just has a blue screen
A Kung-Fu Master that has a complete scrambled image with no gameplay and no audio
A Neo Geo 2-Slot MVS that's having trouble changing games
A Ms. Pac Man/Galaga combo unit that shows larger images on one side of the screen than the other
and a Ms. Pac Man that has big green lines on the monitor that cover the black background

Along with answering these questions, Erich and Rusty also discuss how to transport arcade games and interview Ed Vanderveen about the upcoming Texas Pinball Festival. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact them by email at podcast@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling the voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Payne and John Williams for composing the great arcade-style music that we use in our podcast and Jeff Martin for providing the excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 67

Jan 19, 2018 2:22:54

Description:

This is the January 2018 episode of the QA Podcast with Erich and Rusty. For more information on the podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave comments for the guys. On this episode, Erich and Rusty answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

An Atari Star Wars machine with a red, green, and blue dot in the middle of the screen
A Police Trainer 2 that needs a new chassis board
A Cruis'n Exotica with a scrambled screen with horizontal lines
A 60-in-1 cabinet with a monitor that intermittently turns itself off
A Nanao MS8-26SU that turns on and then back off quickly when powered on
A Lost World: Jurassic Park where the guns just don't work
A Multigame cabinet where half the screen is not the same color as the other half
An Ikari III: The Rescue game where the whole screen tends to rotate up all the time
and a Ms. Pac Man that plays but has no picture on the screen

Along with answering these questions, Erich and Rusty also discuss what tools you need to work on games and interview Ken Graham on what it was like working for Williams in the 80's. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact them by email at podcast@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling the voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Payne and John Williams for composing the great arcade-style music that we use in our podcast and Jeff Martin for providing the excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 66

Dec 1, 2017 2:13:44

Description:

This is the November 2017 episode of the QA Podcast with Erich and Rusty. For more information on the podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave comments for the guys. On this episode, Erich and Rusty answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

A Centipede that just has white lines vertically on the screen
A Galaxian that doesn't show the whole picture on the screen
A Wells Gardner K7400 monitor that is turning itself on and off very rapidly
A NFL Blitz/NBA Showtime with buttons and joysticks that aren't working and plays in all red
A Centipede where some colors are not displayed on the screen
A Tekken Tag Tournament that won't show the color red on the monitor
and a 1978 Playboy pinball machine that's not longer on free play after putting a coin in it

Along with answering these questions, Erich introduces his new co-host Rusty to the Q&A Podcast audience and discuss how he got into arcade collecting. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact them by email at podcast@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling the voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Payne and John Williams for composing the great arcade-style music that we use in our podcast and Jeff Martin for providing the excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 65

Jul 22, 2017 2:45:44

Description:

This is the July 2017 episode of the QA Podcast with Erich and Chris. For more information on the podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave comments for the guys. On this episode, Erich and Chris answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

A Ms. Pac-Man cocktail cabinet with power issues
Consequences from improperly grounding a push button
A Big Buck Hunter: Sportsman's Paradise game with washed out colors
Skipping terminals on a daisy-chain of ground wires
Recommendations for adjustable coin mechs that don't jam
A Ms. Pac-Man cocktail cabinet low voltage problems
A Ms. Pac-Man with flickering thing vertical lines on the screen
A Terra Force cocktail cabinet 60-in-1 conversion
A Golden Axe: Revenge Of Death Adder board with no picture or sound
A NBA Jam where the top, bottom and sides of the screen are smooshed in
A Ms. Pac-Man with lights and monitor but no game
Testing and replacing video chips on an arcade board
An Invasion (Space Invaders clone) with black & white monitor problems
A Phoenix with a screen that changes color and position during play
A Nintendo Playchoice with an overlapping image on the monitor
A Die Hard Arcade with a solid colored screen
and an Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 with no video

Along with answering these questions, Erich has an interview with Rich and Kendra from This Old Game (recorded at the Southern Fried Gameroom Expo) and Chris gives a tech talk on logic gates. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact them by email at podcast@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling the voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Payne and John Williams for composing the great arcade-style music that we use in our podcast and Jeff Martin for providing the excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 64

May 23, 2017 2:09:42

Description:

This is the May 2017 episode of the QA Podcast with Erich and Chris. For more information on the podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave comments for the guys. On this episode, Erich and Chris answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

A Space Invaders that's a garbled, inconsistent mess
A Space Invaders Deluxe that no longer works after a power outage
Using the rank light system board in a Gorf cabinet with a MAME computer setup
A Pole Position with a monitor that's totally green
A Ms. Pac Man cocktail with incorrect colors when the cabinet is closed
A Zaxxon with 3 white horizontal lines at the bottom and several dark areas on the screen
A Top Gunner that gives a bad ram message
A Dig Dug that blows a 20 amp fuse and does not turn on
A Donkey Kong Jr. cocktail with a 1" edge of the screen that's skewed after 10 minutes
A Crude Buster with a pink background on the screen
A Mortal Kombat 2 with a horizontal size problem
A Hurricane pinball machine that needs a new A-14709 ramp
An arcade cabinet with a incorrectly aligned screen when using a different JAMMA board
A Wei-Ya / Makvision 21" arcade monitor with a vertical wavy line
A Sega Turbo with a regulator board issue
A Tron with video artifacts on the screen
An arcade monitor that's missing a lot of pins on the neck of the tube
A Golden Tee 2003 that needs a new black bezel
A Galaga (converted to a 60-in-1) with a joystick that no longer auto-centers
and a discussion on the Atari AR sense mod

Along with answering these questions, Erich and Chris also answer some of the emails they have received since their last episode. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact them by email at podcast@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling the voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Payne and John Williams for composing the great arcade-style music that we use in our podcast and Jeff Martin for providing the excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode S22

Mar 28, 2017 1:12:46

Description:

This special episode of the QA podcast was broadcast live on Saturday, March 25 to discuss the Texas Pinball Festival 2017 in Frisco, Texas. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim, Erich, Chris and I discussed the games that we got to play at Texas Pinball Festival and give our opinions one which new games we liked the best. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Batman 66 Pinball from Stern Pinball Inc. - http://www.sternpinball.com/games/batman-66/premium
Aerosmith Pinball from Stern Pinball Inc. - http://www.sternpinball.com/games/aerosmith/pro
Dialed In from Jersey Jack Pinball - http://www.jerseyjackpinball.com/games/
P3 Pinball Platform from Multimorphic Inc. - http://www.multimorphic.com/
Alien from Heighway Pinball - http://www.heighwaypinball.com/alien/
The Jetsons from Spooky Pinball - http://www.spookypinball.com/games-swag/
Texas Pinball Festival 2017 - http://www.texaspinball.com/

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Payne and John Williams for composing the great arcade-style music that we use in our podcast and Jeff Martin for providing the excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 63

Mar 11, 2017 2:34:34

Description:

This is the February 2017 episode of the QA Podcast with Erich and Chris. For more information on the podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave comments for the guys. On this episode, Erich and Chris answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

Enabling the faster variation of Ms. Pac Man
Selecting a multigame board for a upright horizontal cabinet
Finding a six point security screw bit
A Galaga with a white screen that has dark specks running vertically
Drilling holes in a control panel for arcade buttons
A Ms. Pac Man with buttons and joysticks that don't work during play
A Robotron with a screen that's too wide
Identifying horizontal collapse issues
A cocktail cabinet that gives a mala error
A Galaga that only lights up the marquee when plugged in
A Suzuka 8 Hour with intermittent game issues
A Space Invaders with fire button problems
Opening a multicade cocktail cabinet with a key
A Street Fighter II Turbo with sound issues
A multicade with a shaky screen
A Daytona USA with power supply problems
An Armor Attack cocktail that won't open up
A Ms. Pac Man cocktail with a black screen with white static lines
A Combatribes with a monitor that doesn't switch on
A Galaga with continuity on both AC outputs of the isolation transformer
Converting an old TV into an arcade monitor
A Pac Man(?) board with several issues
and a Omega Race with multiple problems

Along with answering these questions, Erich and Chris also answer some of the emails they have received since their last episode. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact them by email at podcast@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling the voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Payne and John Williams for composing the great arcade-style music that we use in our podcast and Jeff Martin for providing the excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 62

Jan 28, 2017 2:22:44

Description:

This is the January 2017 episode of the QA Podcast with Erich and Chris. For more information on the podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave comments for the guys. On this episode, Erich and Chris answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

An Area 51 with no power to the screen and no background noise
A Cybersled with joystick issues
A 412-in-1 board that won't go into test mode
Wiring a 60-in-1 board to a Midway coin door
A MAME project cabinet with 4-5 narrow versions displayed on the screen
An arcade cabinet fan installation project
Using a LCD monitor in a Roadblasters cabinet
A Ms. Pac Man cabaret with no picture
A slot machine with a hopper that goes off all the time
Connecting a Neotec monitor chassis to a tube with a broken pin
A 412-in-1 cabinet with only two buttons per player
A Ridge Racer 2 with nothing on the display
A Vanguard with a completely white screen
A Ms. Pac Man that blows the breaker when it comes on
A Twister pinball machine that needs a new power cord
Removing the anode cup by hand after discharging
An Omega Race with a horizontal positioning issue
Issues after trying to adjust the convergence rings
A dip switch that causes a game to pause or stop
A Donkey Kong Jr. with a wavy monitor image
Adjusting a Peter Chou power supply with a H dial
and advice on entering the adjustment menu of an arcade monitor

Along with answering these questions, Erich and Chris also answer some of the emails they have received since their last episode. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact them by email at podcast@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling the voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Payne and John Williams for composing the great arcade-style music that we use in our podcast and Jeff Martin for providing the excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 61

Oct 27, 2016 2:27:16

Description:

This is the October 2016 episode of the QA Podcast with Erich and Chris. For more information on the podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave comments for the guys. On this episode, Erich and Chris answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

A Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition that's stuck on turbo mode
Some general tips when dealing with RAM issues
Using a standard arcade light gun with a computer
An arcade monitor with a blue neck
Using a tube rejuvenator on a CRT televison
A WWF Superstars / Wrestlefest with no picture or sound
A Golden Tee 99 with a monitor that intermittently turns on
A Street Fighter 2 Turbo with a display problem
A Mortal Kombat 2 with a monitor that goes dark after a few minutes
A Nintendo Playchoice with a blue screen and no games
A Vapor TRX that randomly resets itself
A Special Criminal Investigation that has no sound
A MAME 69-in-1 machine with start buttons that don't work
A Super Mario Bros with faint lines going through the screen
An Ultimate Arcade 2 where only 50% of the games work
A WWF Wrestlefest / Superstars with some picture color issues
A Mortal Kombat 2 that works when it sits for a while
A Hantarex Polo 25" monitor that's missing the red color
A Street Fighter 2 that will not come on at all
An arcade monitor with the picture too far to the right
A 2100-in-1 that's having issues with the sound
and a Guitar Freaks V3 to V7 upgrade that caused some problems

Along with answering these questions, Erich and Chris also answer some of the emails they have received since their last episode. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact them by email at podcast@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling the voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Payne and John Williams for composing the great arcade-style music that we use in our podcast and Jeff Martin for providing the excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 60

Oct 1, 2016 1:38:41

Description:

This is the first episode of the NEW QA Podcast with Erich and Chris. For more information on the podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave comments for the guys. On this episode, Erich and Chris answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

A Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix with monitor issues
The process of clear-coating a pinball playfield
An arcade machine with sweeping monitor interference and sporadically resets
A Pac Man 60-in-1 with screen flickers that reset or lock up the game
A Space Duel that produces a soft hum with no picture or sound
A Donkey Kong with a scrambled screen after 15-20 minutes of play
A Golden Tee Complete with a blue shadow on objects in the picture
A 60-in-1 Multicade with a horizontal line on the screen
A Mr. Do with board issues
Replacing a plug on an arcade machine and value
A Gauntlet Legends with brightness issues
An arcade monitor with some horizontal pincushioning
A Ms. Pac Man that won't power on
General tips for first time arcade buyers
A Pac Man and a Galaga that power on but that's about all
A Super Sprint with steering wheel issues
Tips for using a tube rejuvenator and writing your own ROM chips
Using LED strips in arcade cabinets
A Cabal with a non-working marquee light
A Street Fighter 2 Champion Edition with no picture on the screen
and an Invasion the Abductor that loses sound randomly

Along with answering these questions, Erich and Chris also give a brief introduction of themselves to the Q&A Podcast audience. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact them by email at podcast@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling the voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Payne and John Williams for composing the great arcade-style music that we use in our podcast and Jeff Martin for providing the excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 59

Aug 31, 2016 2:34:57

Description:

This final, regular episode of the QA Podcast with Tim and Jonathan was recorded on Friday, August 26, 2016. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

A Maximum Force that is stuck in the test mode
A Lethal Enforcers that's missing the "bad guys"
A Lethal Enforcers with a water logged power supply
Techniques for drilling holes in plexiglass
Working with the neck board without discharging the monitor
Discharging a monitor without a frame
A Crystal Castles with a horizontal width issue
An Extreme Hunting with a gun trigger problem
A Centipede with no power that was working 8 years ago
A California Speed with no sound, no lights, nothing
A 1500-in-1 Multicade with game loading issues
Selling a Tempest cabinet to the right buyer for a good price
and tips for refurbishing a Skee Ball cabinet

We also talk a little about the history of the Q&A Podcast with Tim and Jonathan, discuss some of the details about the new hosts Erich and Chris, and share our parting thoughts with the Q&A Podcast audience. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Chuck E. Cheeses Dropping Tokens In Favor of RFID Technology (Intergame) – http://intergameonline.com/coin-op/news/16518/semnox-deal-with-chuck-e.-cheese
Arcade Bodyshop (Jeff) - http://www.arcadebodyshop.com/
Maximum Force Dedicated Manual (KLOV) - http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-videogames/M/Maximum_Force.pdf
Suzo/Happ Arcade Parts Locator - https://na.suzohapp.com/parts/arcade_parts/
Horizontal Width Kits (Bob Roberts) – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/width.html
Atari A/R Repair Kits (Bob Roberts) - http://www.therealbobroberts.net/parts.html#atari
Arcade Collectors World-Wide (Facebook) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/arcadecollectorsworldwide/
KLOV Coin-op Videogame, Pinball, Slot Machine, and EM Machine Forums – http://forums.arcade-museum.com/
CoinOp - Coin operated amusement devices (Reddit) - https://www.reddit.com/r/coinop/
Baytek Games - (920) 322-3951 – http://www.baytekgames.com/
Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo (HAAG) 2016 – http://www.arcadecenter.com/

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Special Announcement

Jun 16, 2016 9:52

Description:

In our Southern Fried Gameroom Expo 2016 seminar entitled "HELP! My Arcade Game Sounds Like a Tattoo Gun!" (which you can watch on YouTube), we made the announcement that Tim Peterson and Jonathan Leung will no longer be hosting the Q&A Podcast on a regular basis. The Q&A Podcast is going to continue with two new hosts: Erich Stinson and Chris Brooks. Tim and Jonathan will continue to participate in the live broadcasts from arcade/pinball shows and will focus their efforts on delivering more content for the Arcade Repair Tips YouTube Channel.

Tim and Jonathan will be hosting one more episode of the Q&A Podcast (Episode 59) that will contain some questions but will mostly be a retrospective on the podcast up to this point. Please send your favorite questions, segments and comments from previous episodes to our email address at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or leave a comment on this page so we can include them in this special episode.

Erich and Chris will start hosting the show starting with Episode 60 which should premiere one month after Episode 59. We will also be setting up a special email address soon so that those of you who want to contact Erich and Chris directly will be able to do so. We will be releasing more information about the transition as we work out the details.

We would like to thank all of the listeners who have enjoyed the Q&A Podcast over the years and we hope that you are as excited about this transition as we are. Of course, please continue to send your arcade, pinball and general coin-operated repair questions to questions@arcaderepairtips.com and we will continue to help you fix the game and play the game.

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QA Podcast – Episode 58

Apr 21, 2016 2:25:46

Description:

This episode of the QA Podcast was recorded on Sunday, April 17, 2016. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

A Tekken 3 with a grey wire hanging from the flyback
A Ms. Pac Man to 60-in-1 upgrade with control issues
A Super Mario Bros. with no power
A Tempest with vertical collapse
Problems adjusting the horizontal width coil on a monitor
Isolation transformers, sync rates, batteries and more
A Pole Position that's stuck in free play mode
A Golden Tee Fore 2005 with a screen that flickers from bright to normal
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with no sound
A Super Mario Bros. that nothing happens when it's turned on
A Pac Man cocktail that starts up to a screen that says samurai
A Cruis'n World that has a thin line horizontally on the monitor
A Buster Bros with a suicide battery
A NBA Jam that powers on but shows no gameplay
A Super Pac Man cocktail with a messed up screen
A Golden Tee Fore 2005 that keeps freezing up during gameplay
A Ms. Pac Man/Galaga combo that gets a fuzzy screen after an hour or two
A Ms. Pac Man cocktail with some black lines through the screen
A Time Pilot to 60-in-1 upgrade with a fire button that doesn't work
A Golden Tee Complete 2005 with a no signal message on the monitor
Dealing with screen burn by replacing the tube
A Police Trainer with one gun that just shoots but has no aiming
And how many connectors can you put on one terminal on a power supply

We also talk about the possibility of Coleco reviving their mini-arcade cabinets and discuss some arcade cabinets that were found in the tunnels of Northland mall, an abandoned mall in Detroit, MI. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Flying Tickets (Adrenaline Amusements) – http://adrenalineamusements.com/flying_tickets.html
Texas Pinball Festival 2016 videos (YouTube) - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLreI2qlrvp9UzkPfw8g0Os6V3rXkFxOqJ
INTERVIEW: ArcadeRepairTips.com - Arcades, Gaming & Pinball (SilentFan85) - https://youtu.be/WvphTmm9MJ0
Arcade Repair Tips - Tim Campaign Spot #1 (YouTube) – https://youtu.be/BowBTL87LkE
NTE Electronics – http://www.nteinc.com/
Transformers Information (Bob Roberts) - http://www.therealbobroberts.net/xformer.html
HobbyRoms Programming Services - http://www.hobbyroms.com/
TMNT sound problem: possible solution and fix (KLOV) – http://forums.arcade-museum.com/archive/index.php/t-271120.html
Arcade Components (Raymond) - http://www.arcadecomponents.com/
Arcade Parts - Midway NBA Jam (Suzo/Happ) – https://na.suzohapp.com/parts/arcade_parts/midway/nba_jam/
Incredible Technologies, Inc. - http://www.itsgames.com/
Gatorcade (Golden Tee Information) – http://www.gatorcade.com/
Donor TVs for Arcade Monitor Picture Tubes – http://junknet.net/donor-tvs
Holders of Coleco brand name ask for public opinion on mini-arcade revival (Examiner) – http://www.examiner.com/article/holders-of-coleco-brand-name-ask-for-public-opinion-on-mini-arcade-revival
Northland mall tunnels reveal their secrets (Detroit Free Press) – http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2016/02/29/days-numbered-northland-mall-underground-tunnels/80518504/
Pinfest 2016 – http://www.pinfestival.com‎/

QA Podcast – Episode S21

Mar 31, 2016 1:34:25

Description:

This special episode of the QA podcast was broadcast live on Saturday, March 19 to discuss the Texas Pinball Festival 2016 in Frisco, Texas. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim, Mark, Joe and I discussed the games that we got to play at Texas Pinball Festival, give our opinions one which new games are the best value and share our picks for Best New In Show. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Ghostbusters Pinball from Stern Pinball Inc. - http://www.sternpinball.com/games/ghostbusters/pro
The Hobbit from Jersey Jack Pinball - http://www.jerseyjackpinball.com/the-hobbit/
Rob Zombie's Spookshow International from Spooky Pinball - http://www.spookypinball.com/games-swag/
P3 Pinball Platform from Multimorphic Inc. - http://www.multimorphic.com/
Full Throttle from Heighway Pinball - http://heighwaypinball.com/fullthrottle/
The Big Lebowski from Dutch Pinball - http://www.thebiglebowskipinball.com/
Texas Pinball Festival 2016 - http://www.texaspinball.com/

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 57

Mar 1, 2016 2:17:30

Description:

This episode of the QA Podcast was recorded on Sunday, February 28, 2016. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

An arcade monitor that has a bend in the picture
Using SCART cables with a JAMMA harness
Using a TV as an arcade monitor
A cocktail table where the high score numbers are hidden under the black guard
A Silver Strike 2009 that needs a new CPU
A Ms. Pac Man with a damaged power cord connector inside the cabinet
An arcade monitor that's saturated with the color blue
An arcade board that shows 2 images of a playfield on the screen
A Neo Geo 1 Slot that needs power connected to the arcade monitor
A Kortek KT-2901M that's missing the schematics
A Williams Aztec EM pinball machine that needs to be cleaned and restored
Wiring ground wires on a JAMMA harness
A Bubble Bobble with several wiring issues
A Satan's Hollow with battery and power problems
A Raiden 2 with a stretched picture on the right side
And a Golden Tee that's playing blind

We also talk about some games that were damaged at a bus station in Amarillo, TX, discuss some arcade games that never got ported to home consoles and interview Gerry Stellenberg from Multimorphic about their recent announcement concerning the P3 Pinball Platform. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

G07 Sync Upgrade (Bob Roberts) – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/g07notes.html
How To Make A SCART Adapter (Gameland.gr) - http://www.gameland.gr/geoanas/realarcade.htm
Saturn2JAMMA SCART Wiring (PC2JAMMA) - http://pc2jamma.mameworld.info/arc_sat4.html
Video Converter Board CGA/EGA/YUV to VGA – http://www.hollandcomputers.com/store/pc/Arcade-Game-RGB-CGA-EGA-YUV-to-VGA-Arcade-HD-Converter-PCB-GBS-8220-Converts-older-arcade-systems-to-LCD-monitors-2917p6337.htm?idaffiliate=38
Incredible Technologies, Inc. - http://www.itsgames.com/
The Real Bob Roberts – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/
Twisted Quarter – http://www.twistedquarter.com/
MikesArcade.com – http://www.mikesarcade.com/
AC Wiring Diagram (Bob Roberts) – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/basic-ac.gif
Arcade Cup (Chad) - http://www.arcadecup.com/
Betson Enterprises - http://www.betson.com/
Suzo/Happ – http://www.suzohapp.com/
CasinoTech Casino Electronics (Kortek Monitors) – http://www.casinotech.com/kortek/monitors/monitors.html
Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum – http://www.marvin3m.com/
Pinside (Pinball Forum) – http://www.pinside.com/
Internet Pinball Database - http://www.ipdb.org/
Pinball Backglass Restoration Repair - http://www.bgresto.com/
Police: Man charged with damaging arcade games at bus station (Amarillo Globe-News) – http://amarillo.com/news/latest-news/2016-02-05/police-man-charged-damaging-arcade-games-bus-station
9 Great Arcade Games That Never Got Ported (NowGamer) – http://www.nowgamer.com/9-great-arcade-games-that-never-got-ported/
Gerry Stellenberg from Multimorphic (Interview) – http://www.multimorphic.com/
Ohio Pinball & Gameroom Festival 2016 – http://www.ohiopinballshow.com‎/
Louisville Arcade Expo 2016 – http://www.louisvillearcade.com/
Texas Pinball Festival 2016 – http://www.texaspinball.com/
Southern Fried Gameroom Expo 2016 – http://www.

QA Podcast – Episode 56

Jan 30, 2016 2:41:21

Description:

This episode of the QA Podcast was recorded on Thursday, January 28, 2016. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

A Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters with light gun issues
A monitor that's only showing half the picture
An arcade cabinet with a blown 259 coin slot bulb
Replacing a CRT with an LCD on a cherry master/joker poker arcade game
Laminating a cabinet using spray adhesive that's made of bare MDF
A Golden Axe with no sound
An arcade game with a rolling picture
A Galaga with a cracked horizontal width coil on the monitor chassis
A Wonderboy with lines through the sprites when you move the joystick forward
An emulator-based cabinet with paint on one side and a vinyl sticker on the other
Adding a front nudge action to a control panel for playing virtual pinball
A Punk Shot game that randomly shuts down
A Street Fighter 2 that's currently playing blind
A NBA Jam that's missing the color red after being moved
A Frogger where the top 2 inches of the picture is chopped off
A Japanese Candy Super Neo 29 cabinet with monitor power issues
A Donkey Kong Jr. joystick that won't move down
A King of Fighters 97 Neo Geo cabinet that is adding the wrong amount of credits
Laminating over laminate that is already installed on a cabinet
A Silkworm that's missing the helicopter and the tank graphics
A Tekken 2 with a rotating picture
Checking whether an isolation transformer is good or bad
And Big Buck Hunter: Shooter's Challenge with a screen that fades to white

We also talk about how Chuck E. Cheese's plans to win you back and discuss the latest pinball machine release from Stern Pinball, Ultimate Spider-Man Vault Edition. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Suzo/Happ – http://www.suzohapp.com/
Pinball Life (Pinball Parts) - http://www.pinballlife.com/
Wells Gardner Electronics – http://www.wellsgardner.com/
What's My Monitor page from Bob Roberts - http://www.therealbobroberts.net/monitor.html
Atari Video Pinball (KLOV) – http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=10313
Neo Geo MV1 Manual (Crazy Kong) – http://www.crazykong.com/manuals/NeoGeoMV1.man.pdf
Arcade Components (Raymond) - http://www.arcadecomponents.com/
Transformers page from Bob Roberts - http://www.therealbobroberts.net/xformer.html
How Chuck E. Cheese's plans to win you back (CNBC) – http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/02/chuck-e-cheeses-plan-to-convince-america-its-not-stale.html
Ultimate Spider-Man-Themed Pinball Machine Announced by Stern (IGN) – http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/01/04/ultimate-spider-man-themed-pinball-machine-announced-by-stern
Ohio Pinball & Gameroom Festival 2016 – http://www.ohiopinballshow.com‎/
Louisville Arcade Expo 2016 – http://www.louisvillearcade.com/
Texas Pinball Festival 2016 – http://www.texaspinball.com/
Southern Fried Gameroom Expo 2016 – http://www.southernfriedgameroomexpo.com/

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 55

Dec 22, 2015 2:38:41

Description:

This episode of the QA Podcast was recorded on Friday, December 18, 2015. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

A uWink Gaming System won't boot up after changing some settings
A Top Speed with a new power supply and board but nothing on the screen
A Space Invaders that used to work but just stopped one day
A Road Kings pinball machine that has all the lights working but won't play
A Playchoice 10 where both monitors were plugged into a regular extension cord
A Special Forces Elite Training where everything on the screen is red
A NBA Showtime: NBA On NBC with no picture and no sound
A Super Contra that shows a bunch of checkered boxes and pink designs on the screen
A lot of 5 Neo Geo MVS cabinets all with various monitor issues
A Final Fight that displays either a scrolling screen or just half of the picture
A Rastan with a bunch of white, wavy, skewed rasters at the bottom of the screen
An Asteroids where the vectors are becoming increasingly wavy
A WWF wrestling game that is playing blind
A Donkey Kong that only displays in red
A F-Zero AX that has a no signal to monitor error
A Main Event Wrestling where the audio is fine but the video went out
A Dance Dance Revolution machine that's missing the Bemani PC
An arcade monitor with a blinking green light
And tips on how to buy an arcade machine

We also talk about a lawsuit filed by former Donkey Kong world record holder Billy Mitchell against Cartoon Network and discuss the one arcade game IGN thinks you should play if you only play one game in your life. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

uWink (Wikipedia) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UWink
California Extreme – http://www.caextreme.org/
Captain's Auction Warehouse - http://www.captainsauctionwarehouse.com/
Space Invaders Page (Brent Radio) – http://www.brentradio.com/SpaceInvaders.htm
Elektron Forge Video Game Repair - http://www.elektronforge.com/
anyPin NVRAM Battery Eliminator (lockwhenlit.com) – http://lockwhenlit.com/anyPin.htm
Arcade Cup (Chad) - http://www.arcadecup.com/
Mouser Electronics - http://www.mouser.com/
Digi-Key Corporation – http://www.digikey.com/
The Real Bob Roberts – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/
Namco America - http://www.namcoamerica.com/
Moss Distributing - http://www.mossdist.com/
Suzo/Happ – http://www.suzohapp.com/
Play It Amusements (Formerly Sega Amusements) - http://store.playitamusements.com/ / (847) 364-9787
Judge Throws Out Former Donkey Kong Record Holder's Lawsuit Against Cartoon Network (Gawker) – http://gawker.com/judge-throws-out-former-donkey-kong-record-holders-laws-1744324598
If you play one arcade game in your life, it should be Marvel vs. Capcom 2 - the pinnacle of mainstream fighting games. (IGN) – https://www.facebook.com/ArcadeRepairTips/posts/10153402757802961
Arcade Expo 2.0 – http://www.arcadeexpo.com/
Ohio Pinball & Gameroom Festival 2015 – http://www.ohiopinballshow.com‎/
Louisville Arcade Expo 2015 – http://www.louisvillearcade.com/
Texas Pinball Festival 2015 – http://www.texaspinball.com/

Aftershow Links:

Donkey Kong T-Shirt (80sTees.com) – https://www.80stees.com/products/donkey-kong-t-shirt

QA Podcast – Episode S20

Nov 15, 2015 1:53:03

Description:

This special episode of the podcast was broadcast live on Saturday, November 14 to discuss the Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo 2015 in Houston, Texas. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, the Arcade Repair Tips staff (along with our live studio audience) discussed some of the games we played as well as the seminars that were presented on the first day of the expo. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Game of Thrones Pinball (Stern Pinball) - http://www.sternpinball.com/games/game-of-thrones/pro
Gerry Stellenberg (Multimorphic / P3 pinball platform) - http://www.multimorphic.com/
Josh Neels (Arcade Collectors World-Wide) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/arcadecollectorsworldwide/
Shawn Christian (DFW Pinball & Arcade Club) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/dfwpinballclub/
MAN vs SNAKE: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (Documentary) - http://manvssnake.com/
Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo 2015 - http://www.arcadecenter.com/

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode S19

Nov 14, 2015 1:33:38

Description:

This special episode of the podcast was broadcast live on Friday, November 13 to discuss the Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo 2015 in Houston, Texas. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, the Arcade Repair Tips staff (along with our live studio audience) discussed some of the games we played as well as the seminars that were presented on the first day of the expo. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Game of Thrones Pinball (Stern Pinball) - http://www.sternpinball.com/games/game-of-thrones/pro
Josh Neels (Arcade Collectors World-Wide) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/arcadecollectorsworldwide/
Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo 2015 - http://www.arcadecenter.com/

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 54

Oct 29, 2015 2:23:12

Description:

This episode of the QA Podcast was recorded on Friday, October 23, 2015 and is brought to you by Mighty Marquee. Get yours today by visiting mightymarquee.com.

For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

A reconditioned arcade monitor with a green screen
An Arch Rivals with all the characters stuck on one side of the screen
A Ms. Pac Man with "herringbone" snowy interference after installing a multicade kit
Converting a fast Ms. Pac Man board back to slow
A Big Buck Hunter 2 that's playing blind after replacing the flyback, diodes and caps
Using a Mario Bros PCB in a JAMMMA cabinet with an adapter
A NBA Jam that made a weird hiss-pop sound, a buzzing sound and now doesn't work
A Ghosts'n Goblins with a picture that's scrolling from top to bottom on power up
An arcade monitor that doesn't seem to show the entire picture on the horizontal
A Super Major League Baseball with no sound, no game and is blowing a 3 amp fuse
Finding the HOT (Horizontal Output Transistor) on an 18 Wheeler that's playing blind
A Cruis'n USA that occasionally won't come on and will reset to factory settings
A Space Invaders with a jumpy image on the screen that gradually fades to black
A WWF Wrestlemania that has no sound during gameplay
Removing the coin return buttons from a Pac Man cabinet
Securing the bottom of the back door of an arcade cabinet
Moving a Silver Line 26 cabinet (with a Street Fighter board inside) upstairs
Switching a Die Hard Arcade from free play to coin play
And a World Rally Championship with a dead gas pedal

We also talk about an innovation that Tim discovered on the new Jurassic Park arcade game, give our thoughts on Stern Pinball's new expanded partnership with FarSight Studios and discuss the passing of JAMMABoards.com founder Tim Hensel. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Ryobi Forstner Bit Set (Home Depot) – http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-Forstner-Bit-Set-8-Piece-A9FS8R1/202078676
Ms. Pac Man Standard Speed Chip (MikesArcade.com) – https://www.mikesarcade.com/cgi-bin/store.pl?sku=PACSTD
Pac Man Speed Ups (Lawnmowerman's Pac-man Website) - http://lawnmowerman.rotheblog.com/#speedUpsOver
Wells Gardner Electronics – http://www.wellsgardner.com/
Weller SP40NKUS Soldering Iron Kit (Amazon.com) – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B3SG7F0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00B3SG7F0&linkCode=as2&tag=arcaderepair-20&linkId=IWAQW4RR3WACIPDD
Horizontal Width by Bob Roberts - http://www.therealbobroberts.net/width.html
Flippers.com (John) – http://www.flippers.com/
Bally Midway Monitor Troubleshooting Guide (Part 1) (KLOV) – http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-monitors/Bally%20Midways%20Trouble%20Shooting%20Monitors%20Part%201.pdf
Suzo/Happ – http://www.suzohapp.com/
Mouser Electronics - http://www.mouser.com/
Digi-Key Corporation – http://www.digikey.com/
Jurassic Park Arcade (Raw Thrills) – http://rawthrills.com/games/jurassic-park-arcade/
Stern Pinball Announces New Expanded Partnership with FarSight Studios (Facebook) – https://www.facebook.com/sternpinball/photos/a.386178974243.167508.136972659243/10153614747494244/?type=3
JammaBoards.com currently closed; proprietor Tim Hensel has apparently...

QA Podcast – Episode 53

Sep 26, 2015 2:14:31

Description:

This episode of the QA Podcast was recorded on Friday, September 18, 2015. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

A Centipede with a picture that is squished and "rolled up" around the edges
A Punk Shot with faint vertical bars on the left side of the screen
A Nintendo Playchoice 10 bartop with a non-working monitor
A Space Invaders with a rolling wave that travels across the screen
A Rally X with a picture that keeps getting smaller and smaller
A Nintendo Vs./Joust/Robocop with power and wiring issues
Working on monitors that have sync issues
Adding additional buttons to a JAMMA cabinet
A Die Hard Arcade/Just Another Pandora's Box 2 with monitor clarity issues
A Williams monitor that's missing a horizontal position adjustment
Adjusting the horizontal width of an arcade monitor
An arcade monitor with blue tint flickering ever so often
A Mario Bros. with a white background instead of black
A Ms. Pac Man/30-in-1 that won't come out of test mode
A Makvision Tri-Mode monitor with an image that slightly bounces
A Neo Geo MVS that has a buzzing sound and the smell of electric burning coming from it
Issues with a twist type fuse holder
Problems powering more than one arcade game at a time
A Chicago Gaming Arcade Legends 2 with a bad monitor
And a Baby Pac Man with monitor color issues

We also talk about what it's like to run an arcade in 2015, give our thoughts on Stern Pinball's upcoming Game of Thrones pinball machine and discuss ticket kings/advantage players who can earn up to $50 an hour playing redemption games. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Line-X Sprayon Bedliners – http://www.linex.com/
G07 Sync Upgrade by Bob Roberts – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/g07notes.html
Space Invaders Arcade wavy monitor help (YouTube) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEtuSiNwMMc
Asahi Seiko USA – http://www.www.asahiseikousa.com/
EMV Sync (YouTube) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFunhIWtaaY
In Car TV (CRT, yes CRT) Help. (Reddit) – https://www.reddit.com/r/AskElectronics/comments/272ad8/in_car_tv_crt_yes_crt_help/
What's My Monitor by Bob Roberts - http://www.therealbobroberts.net/monitor.html
Non-Conductive Alignment Tool Set, 5 Pc. (Amazon) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006C4BXLS/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B006C4BXLS&linkCode=as2&tag=arcaderepair-20
Suzo/Happ – http://www.suzohapp.com/
Wells Gardner Electronics – http://www.wellsgardner.com/
What it's like running an arcade in 2015 (Polygon) – http://www.polygon.com/features/2015/9/7/9251753/running-an-arcade-2015
HBO Teases ‘Game of Thrones’ Pinball (Wall Street Journal) – http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/09/04/hbo-teases-game-of-thrones-pinball/
The Ticket Kings Who Make $50 an Hour Playing Arcade Games (Wired) – http://www.wired.com/2015/09/dave-busters-advantage-players/
White Rose Gameroom Show 2015 – http://www.theyorkshow.com‎/
Pinball Expo 2015 – http://www.pinballexpo.net/
Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) Expo 2015 – http://www.arcadecenter.com/

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excelle...

QA Podcast – Episode 52

Aug 29, 2015 2:25:00

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

A Defender that doesn't power up
A San Francisco Rush: The Rock that shows "no signal" on the monitor
Discharging other high voltage components with a discharging tool
Adjusting the temperature on your soldering iron for the correct job
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with no red on the screen
A Space Invaders 2 cocktail table with a burned out capacitor
A Mouse Trap with a picture that randomly collapses
A Sega Turbo with raster lines on the monitor but no picture
A Millipede where only the spider character can kill you
A Xybots that doesn't save the horizontal and vertical adjustments
A Space Invaders Pinball with non-working solenoids
Dealing with a frozen horizontal width coil on a monitor chassis
Adjusting the horizontal width coil using the correct tool
A Pac Man with a broken sound wire on the harness
A Street Fighter 2 that's missing the character sprites
Hooking up the white connector on a PC to JAMMA adapter
Using a Neo Geo board in a X-Men Vs. Street Fighter cabinet
Installing a 60-in-1 conversion kit in a Pac Man cocktail table
Adjusting various settings on a multigame board
Recommending the best arcade monitor for different projects
Installing a fan in an Atari arcade cabinet
Discharging a monitor before you remove it
An arcade monitor that will power off after a couple of hours
Working on an arcade monitor that's missing the control/adjustment board
A Silent Scope with a bad graphics card
And a Juno First where the coin switches and controls are not working

We also talk about the use of PC-based arcade cabinets that use emulation in a commercial setting at The Game Is Afoot Arcade in Pennsylvania (including an interview with Louie from our Facebook community), explore Craigslist post involving a School Bus Arcade and discuss a list of 11 old-school arcade games that stole your youtbe. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

What's My Monitor by Bob Roberts - http://www.therealbobroberts.net/monitor.html
Digi-Key Corporation – http://www.digikey.com/
Mouser Electronics - http://www.mouser.com/
Newark element14 – http://www.newark.com/
Zanen Electronics (BYOAC Information Page) – http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/wiki/Zanen_Electronics
Syracuse Semiconductor - http://stores.ebay.com/Syracuse-Semiconductors / (603) 249-5524
Sega Turbo Monitor Problems (YouTube) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjeL6TbjMEM
Adjusting Width Coils by Bob Roberts - http://www.therealbobroberts.net/wc.html
Non-Conductive Alignment Tool Set, 5 Pc. (Amazon) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006C4BXLS/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B006C4BXLS&linkCode=as2&tag=arcaderepair-20
HobbyRoms Programming Services - http://www.hobbyroms.com/
JAMMA Boards – http://www.jammaboards.com/
Cajun Arcade – http://www.cajunarcade.com/
Pac Man/Ms. Pac Man Upright Cabinet 60-in-1 Upgrade Complete Kit (JAMMA Boards) – http://www.jammaboards.com/store/pacman-ms-pacman-upright-cabinet-60-in-1-upgrade-complete-kit.html
Suzo/Happ – http://www.suzohapp.com/

QA Podcast – Episode 51

Jul 25, 2015 2:56:16

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

Compatibility issues between a Philips tube and a Kumo chassis
An arcade monitor with visible vertical lines in the picture
A Marvel Vs. Capcom with random jumping issue with the screen
A list of common capacitors used in arcade games
A Street Fighter 2 with a start button that doesn't react when pressed
Replacement Parts from TwoBits.com
A MAME cabinet with a joystick that doesn't always detect left
A Neo Geo cabinet that's missing the board that runs the monitor and connects to the yolk
A Golden Tee 99 that doesn't start up
A 412-in-1 board with aiming device issues
Using JAMMA boards in a Zaxxon cabinet
Grounding issues with a JAMMA harness
A Frogger PCB that needs to be stored properly
A Sega Super GT 96 with power and monitor issues
A Cruis'n USA that plays great for a while then the screen turns black
An arcade racing game with a monitor that fades out to black after 10 minutes
A Killer Instinct with a monitor that's missing the color blue
A 1940-in-1 system with several buttons that don't seem to do anything
A Ms. Pac Man cocktail table with a rolling screen
A Contra cabinet with very dim coin door lights
A Pop N Music that's had several monitor issues
A 1942 that comes on for a second then fades to black
A Millipede with monitor flyback issues
A Mania Challenge with some power supply problems
A Space Invaders Deluxe cabinet restoration project
A Time Crisis 2 that has a white screen
An arcade monitor chassis with a bleeding/blown colors issue
And a question about shipping our products to Ghana

We also talk about the possibility of a TV series based on The Last Starfighter, explore a new Kickstarter involving a documentary about Midway Games in the 90s and discuss the possibility of pinball machines at Dave & Busters based on the recent comments from Kevin Bachus (Senior Vice President of Entertainment & Game Strategy). Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Junior's Revenge Monitor Cap Kit Listings - http://www.juniorsrevenge.com/MonitorCaps.html
Syracuse Semiconductor - http://stores.ebay.com/Syracuse-Semiconductors / (603) 249-5524
The Real Bob Roberts – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/
Twisted Quarter – http://www.twistedquarter.com/
Suzo/Happ – http://www.suzohapp.com/
Zanen Electronics (BYOAC Information Page) – http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/wiki/Zanen_Electronics
Street Fighter II Video Arcade control issues (YouTube) – http://youtu.be/TJ7txrSPchg
TwoBits.com – http://www.twobits.com/
Neo geo MVS MV-1FZS arcade cabinet video and coin mech problems (YouTube) – http://youtu.be/7NfY9AbECUg
Video Converter Board CGA/EGA/YUV to VGA – http://www.hollandcomputers.com/store/pc/Arcade-Game-RGB-CGA-EGA-YUV-to-VGA-Arcade-HD-Converter-PCB-GBS-8220-Converts-older-arcade-systems-to-LCD-monitors-2917p6337.htm?idaffiliate=38
19" Universal Replacement Arcade Monitor Chassis (eBay) – http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Replacement-Arcade-Monitor-chassis-19-CRT-10-Pin-Neck-Board-/110934177453
25" 27" 29" Universal Replacement Arcade Monitor Chassis (eBay) – http://www.ebay.

QA Podcast – Episode 50

Jul 1, 2015 3:12:48

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Friday, June 26, 2015. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your arcade repair questions regarding...

The best power supply to use for a work bench setup
A pinball machine where every time a coil fires it blows a fuse
Using a Min Dong 16 amp power supply with a Pac Man to JAMMA adapter
Different methods for making a connection between two wires
A Displaytech monitor that was working but now shows 3 images after a cap kit
A Galaga 3 that plays blind
Connecting wires to a 60-in-1 board
An arcade machine that plays blind
Using a vertical JAMMA board in a cabinet with a horizontally mounted monitor
An arcade cabinet that has been operated by a swimming pool and is currently broken
A JAMMA cabinet where the bottom of the screen has lots of black and some lines of color
Removing an arcade monitor from a cabinet without discharging it
An Atomic Punk cabinet that's playing blind
A Mechanized Attack with a display that has disappeared
A Out Run mini with a green horizontal line on the monitor
A Missile Command with a thin horizontal line on the screen
Connecting a JAMMA board to a standard TV screen
Replacing a flyback on a monitor chassis
An arcade cabinet with a small image that gets bigger after a few minutes
A Cruis'n USA with blown bulbs inside the rectangular view push buttons
An arcade cabinet that needs a new bulb
An arcade cabinet that's playing blind bus the fuse is OK
An arcade cabinet that doesn't register a credit when the coin door is closed
Changing out the harness/boards in a Virtua Striker 2 arcade cabinet
Using a Tekken board in a Marvel vs. Capcom arcade cabinet
A Cherry Master 8-liner game with a solid white screen
A Space Invaders that needs a new power supply
A Space Invaders with water damaged sides
A Street Fighter 2 that's missing the screen adjustments
An arcade game that's struggling to get 5 VDC from the power supply
And a Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition with sounds issues

We also talk about some bad caps that we found while working on projects, explore the recent issues with Magic Girl pinball from Zidware/John Popadiuk, take an 80s video game quiz that we found online and discuss the history of Arcade Repair Tips. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Wipe-Out Gelled Anti-Static Surface Cleaner (Amazon.com) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X08BAUI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00X08BAUI&linkCode=as2&tag=arcaderepair-20&linkId=7VFR6V3DEFXSANTU
Video Converter Board CGA/EGA/YUV to VGA – http://www.hollandcomputers.com/store/pc/Arcade-Game-RGB-CGA-EGA-YUV-to-VGA-Arcade-HD-Converter-PCB-GBS-8220-Converts-older-arcade-systems-to-LCD-monitors-2917p6337.htm?idaffiliate=38
Space Invaders Power Supply Conversion Kit (Elektron Forge) – http://www.elektronforge.com/products.htm
Space Invaders Power Supply Conversion Kit (Arcade Shop) – http://www.arcadeshop.com/parts.htm#Power
Karl Kuhlenschmidt - HAAG 2012 - Classic Cabinet Restoration - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d18QZB_odiw
Richie Knucklez (Space Invaders Expert) – http://www.richieknucklez.com/
Southern Arcade and Pinball Enthusiasts post on Magic Girl pinball (Facebook) – h...

QA Podcast – Episode 49

May 30, 2015 2:18:48

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your questions regarding...

An X-Men: Children Of The Atom with a white line going horizontally across the monitor
A Spy Hunter with power supply issues
A Primal Rage with a fuzzy screen
Changing the amount of quarters it takes to start a game
Tools you can use to crimp quick disconnect connectors
An arcade machine with isolation transformer wiring issues
A Phoenix cocktail with monitor adjustment problems
A Shinobi with a monitor that has burn-in and a burned up adjustment board
A Galaga where the screen has been compressed into a thin vertical line
Using a standard computer power supply with a 60-in-1 board
Moving tips for a KISS pinball machine
A PS2 King Of Fighters 2001 fight stick with joystick issues
Places we recommend for buying arcade parts
Converting a Dig Dug to a 60-in-1 multicade
Two Maximum Force cabinets with power supply wiring issues
Tips for adjusting the convergence rings
Places we recommend for buying arcade artwork
A Space Invaders with a floating image and horizontal wave on the monitor
An X-Men Vs. Street Fighter with contrast adjustment problems
Building a cheap, countertop cabinet using a 60-in-1 board
Using ground protection when handling circuit boards
An arcade cabinet with faded colors and a soft wave on the monitor
Tips for converting an arcade cabinet to a Hyperspin MAME setup
Adjusting potentiometers without a knob or that are missing the knob
A Sanwa PM1723C monitor with B+ voltage issues
And a Beast Busters Second Nightmare with wiring problems

We also talk about the upcoming KISS pinball machine from Stern Pinball and discuss the 15 nominees for the video game hall of fame according to CBS News. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

IRWIN Tools VISE-GRIP Multi Tool Stripper, Cutter and Crimper (Amazon.com) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JNNWQ2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000JNNWQ2&linkCode=as2&tag=arcaderepair-20&linkId=I6Z7QQC5YLCEO7HK
D-Sub Pin Crimper (Radio Shack) – http://comingsoon.radioshack.com/d-sub-pin-crimper/2761595.html#.VWh2k03bK70
Isolation Transformer (UL Listed) (Twisted Quarter) – http://www.twistedquarter.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_40&products_id=70
LCD Replacement Monitors (Twisted Quarter) – http://www.twistedquarter.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=200_202
Paradise Arcade Shop - http://www.paradisearcadeshop.com/
Monitor Convergence Tips (Build Your Own Arcade Controls) – http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/wiki/Monitor_convergence_tutorial
Phoenix Arcade - http://www.phoenixarcade.com/
Game On Grafix (formerly Mame Marquees) - http://www.gameongrafix.com/
Pinball Artwork Installation (Stern Pinball) – https://www.facebook.com/sternpinball/videos/10153316475089244/‎
Flippers.com (John) – http://www.flippers.com/
Rosewill Anti-Static Wrist Strap (Amazon.com) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004N8ZQKY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B004N8ZQKY&linkCode=as2&tag=arcaderepair-20&linkId=LXR4COZT5OCE2LTC
American Recorder Anti-Static Gloves (Amazon.com) - http://www.amazon.

QA Podcast – Episode 48

May 2, 2015 2:27:35

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Thursday, April 30, 2015. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your questions regarding...

A Police 911 2 that resets randomly and the screen stays blank
A former Soul Edge machine with red lines running top to bottom on the screen
A joystick with Cherry switch issues
A Space Invaders with fading sound while playing
Using old TV monitors in arcade cabinets
A Golden Tee 2K that's smoking from the back of the cabinet
A Ms. Pac Man with a Electrohome G07 monitor that's playing blind
An arcade monitor that loses the color red after being on a couple of minutes
A Vs. Super Mario Bros with vertical hold and position issues
A Wells Gardner 19K4600 monitor that isn't showing the color green
A 60-in-1 board that has trouble with the games freezing
An arcade CRT monitor that shows some discoloration when placed against a wall
A X-Men Vs. Street Fighter with a blue tint on the screen
A Space Invaders with overly bright neck glow
Testing a monitor tube without a game board
A Daytona USA that's playing blind
A Double Dragon with graphics issues
Adjusting the yoke to fix convergence issues
Identifying and testing the HOT on an arcade monitor
A Moon Cresta with distorted letters and numbers on the screen
Using the original power supply with the Pac Man Multicade Upgrade Kit
Troubleshooting 2 games with power issues
A Street Fighter 2 with a screen that will light up but the game won't play
A Donkey Kong Junior with two lines running from the top to the bottom on the screen
A slow moving thick dark line that moves across a Wells Gardner monitor
Using Windex (or similar glass cleaner) to apply artwork to a control panel
And adjusting coin mechs for kiddie rides

We also talk about Skit-B and their Predator Pinball licensing fiasco, a violent event at a Chuck E. Cheese in Ohio involving a non-working photo booth and announce the winners of our Facebook contest from last episode. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

EDITORIAL: The Target Audience For The Growth Of Pinball (Gameroom Junkies) - http://gameroomjunkies.com/index.php/2015/04/22/target-audience-for-the-growth-of-pinball/
Suzo/Happ Controls – http://www.suzohapp.com/
Donor TVs for Arcade Monitor Picture Tubes – http://junknet.net/donor-tvs
Nintendo Sharp Monitor Troubleshooting Guide (John's Arcade) – http://www.johnsarcade.com/vs_downloads/monitors/sharp_troubleshooting.pdf.zip
Flippers.com (John) – http://www.flippers.com/
Monitor Convergence Tips (James Dinndorf) – http://www.arcaderepairtips.com/2014/02/28/monitor-convergence-tips/
Lawnmowerman’s Pacman Page – http://lawnmowerman.rotheblog.com/‎
Predator Pinball: The Search For The Truth (Pinball News) – http://www.pinballnews.com/comment/predatorpinball.html
Parents, punches & pizza: Kids show restraint while adults brawl at Chuck E. Cheese (WOIO News) – http://www.19actionnews.com/story/28298659/parents-punches-pizza-kids-show-restraint-while-adults-brawl-at-chuck-e-cheese
Veteran Game Developer Says Atari's Trying To Screw Him Over (Kotaku) – http://kotaku.com/veteran-game-developer-says-ataris-trying-to-screw-him-1692157157
Arcade Repair Tips Facebook Contest Responses – https://www.

QA Podcast – Episode S18

Mar 30, 2015 1:06:34

Description:

This special episode of the podcast was broadcast live on Sunday, March 29 to discuss the Texas Pinball Festival 2015 in Frisco, Texas. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and I discussed about some of the games that we got to play at Texas Pinball Festival and talked about the seminars that took place on Saturday, March 28. Enjoy!

Show Links:

X-Pin Products (Brett Davis) - http://www.xpinpinball.com/
Multimorphic Inc. (Gerry Stellenberg) - http://www.multimorphic.com/
Stern Pinball Inc. (John Trudeau) - http://www.sternpinball.com/
Whizbang Pinball (Greg Freres and Dennis Nordman) - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whizbang-Pinball/103211373044997
Jersey Jack Pinball (Jack Guarnieri) - http://www.jerseyjackpinball.com/
Spooky Pinball (Charlie Emery and Ben Heck) - http://www.spookypinball.com/
Texas Pinball Festival 2015 - http://www.texaspinball.com/

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode S17

Mar 29, 2015 2:00:13

Description:

This special episode of the podcast was broadcast live on Saturday, March 28 to discuss the Texas Pinball Festival 2015 in Frisco, Texas. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and I (along with our live studio audience) discussed about some of the games that we got to play at Texas Pinball Festival and talked with special guests Gerry Stellenberg from Multimorphic Inc. and Jack Guarnieri from Jersey Jack Pinball. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Multimorphic Inc. (Gerry Stellenberg) - http://www.multimorphic.com/
Jersey Jack Pinball (Jack Guarnieri) - http://www.jerseyjackpinball.com/
Texas Pinball Festival 2015 - http://www.texaspinball.com/

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode S16

Mar 28, 2015 1:23:33

Description:

This special episode of the podcast was broadcast live on Friday, March 27 to discuss the Texas Pinball Festival 2015 in Frisco, Texas. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and I (along with our live studio audience) talked about some of the games that we got to play at Texas Pinball Festival and discussed the seminars that were presented on Friday night. Enjoy!

Show Links:

PinGame Journal (Jim Schelberg) - http://www.pingamejournal.com/
Stern Pinball Inc. (Gary Stern and Steve Ritchie) - http://www.sternpinball.com/
Texas Pinball Festival 2015 - http://www.texaspinball.com/

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode S15

Mar 28, 2015 34:25

Description:

This special episode of the podcast was broadcast live on Friday, March 27 to discuss the Texas Pinball Festival 2015 in Frisco, Texas. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and I talked about some of the games that we saw during the Texas Pinball Festival show setup process. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Texas Pinball Festival 2015 - http://www.texaspinball.com/

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 47

Feb 27, 2015 2:19:42

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Saturday, February 21, 2015. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your questions regarding...

A Gauntlet Legends with vertical collapse issues
An Operation Wolf with monitor problems
A Galaga with board issues
A Space Invaders with fading sound while playing
A Centipede with no picture on the monitor
A 25" Visual Displays monitor that beeps on power up
A Mechanized Attack with no force feedback on the guns
A Flip 2 Win redemption game with motor trouble
A Donkey Kong with a vertical line on the screen going from top to bottom
An arcade monitor with lines on the screen
A Centipede with a picture that pumps and wobbles
A Vendetta that's producing a loud humming noise
A Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition with a monitor that fades to black
A Wells Gardner K7500 with diode issues
An arcade game that's having trouble registering coin drops
A Street Fighter 2 where the color blue will drop out randomly
A Ms. Pac Man with no lights or sound and a faint buzz coming from the monitor
A 1066-in-1 cabinet where the screen flickers after an hour of play
A Golden Tee 2005 where the monitor will intermittently go blank
A Centipede with a vertical sync problem
A Donkey Kong that's missing the power cord
A Ms. Pac Man multicade conversion question
A Gorf that does not come on at all
A JVC 32" CRT Television with a distorted picture on side scrolling games
And a request for a video on converting classic power supplies to modern ones

We also talk about Radio Shack going out of business, ASCAP going after arcade operators for royalties on music games and announce a new Facebook contest to win a Texas Pinball Festival 2015 t-shirt. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Arcade Cup (Chad) - http://www.arcadecup.com/
What's My Monitor by Bob Roberts - http://www.therealbobroberts.net/monitor.html
Mouser Electronics – http://www.mouser.com/
Digi-Key Corporation – http://www.digikey.com/
Newark element14 – http://www.newark.com/
Tanner Electronics – http://www.tannerelectronics.com/
MCM Electronics – http://www.mcmelectronics.com/
Allied Electronics – http://www.alliedelec.com/
Arcadeshop Galaga Repair Info - http://www.arcadeshop.com/galaga/galaga.htm
Space Invaders Fixing Sounds Problems – http://www.brentradio.com/SpaceInvadersSoundRepair.htm
Suzo/Happ Controls – http://www.suzohapp.com/
Stern Pinball – http://www.sternpinball.com/
Grainger Industrial Supply - http://www.grainger.com
MikesArcade.com – http://www.mikesarcade.com/
G07 Sync Upgrade by Bob Roberts – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/g07notes.html
MikesArcade.com Black 18/3 Power Cable (6 Ft) - http://www.mikesarcade.com/cgi-bin/store.pl?sku=LINECORD6
Sharp Image Repair (Elvis) – (702) 586-4200 / sharpimagerepair@yahoo.com
The end is reportedly near for RadioShack (Engadget) – http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/02/radioshack-sprint-buyout/
ASCAP Renews Targeting of Arcade Venues (Arcade Heroes) – http://arcadeheroes.com/2015/02/03/elaut-usa-jersey-jack-pinball-court-ascap-targeting-arcade-venues/‎
Ohio Pinball & Gameroom Festival 2015 – http://www.ohiopinballshow.com/

QA Podcast – Episode 46

Dec 18, 2014 2:45:45

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Saturday, December 13, 2014. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your questions regarding...

A Golden Tee Complete cabinet project
A NBA Showtime control panel plexiglass replacement
An Outrun Mini with a squished and blooming picture
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with sounds issues
A Joust that is missing an FG connection on the power supply
A Cruis'n World that's playing blind after being in the cold
An isolation transformer not putting out the correct voltage
A Revolution X with a continuous clicking from the monitor board
An Area 51 with hard drive issues
A Missile Command with no screen or sound
An arcade game with black lines and blotchy pixels on the screen
Wiring side pinball buttons on a MAME control panel
A Wells Gardner 25K7151 monitor with a bad horizontal width coil
An Ikari Warriors with some character fragments and random sprites on the screen
A Return Of The Jedi with a monitor that went up in smoke
A Tempest with monitor collapse issues when the free play setting is turned on
A Centipede that needs to be taken apart to be moved
A Neotec s600 Monitor chassis that doesn't work
An Atari Arcade Football with a broken coin counter
A Vs Super Mario Bros with a monitor that won't come on
A X-Men with sound, control panel and other issues
A Wells Gardner 13k4706 arcade monitor that has a vertical collapse issue
A Cyberball 2072 with various board and monitor issues
And a Stargate/Defender with a black monitor

We also talk about the new game announcements that were made at the IAAPA 2014, discuss some details about the Texas Pinball Festival 2015 and announce our giving back charity contest. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Arcade Repair Tips Online Store - Special Sale – http://www.arcaderepairtips.com/store/sale/
Project Pinball – http://www.projectpinball.org/
Boys & Girls Clubs – http://www.bgca.org/
Video Converter Board CGA/EGA/YUV to VGA – http://www.hollandcomputers.com/store/pc/Arcade-Game-RGB-CGA-EGA-YUV-to-VGA-Arcade-HD-Converter-PCB-GBS-8220-Converts-older-arcade-systems-to-LCD-monitors-2917p6337.htm?idaffiliate=38
ABC Plastics – http://www.abcplastics.com/
Suzo/Happ Controls – http://www.suzohapp.com/
Betson Enterprises - http://www.betson.com/
G07 Sync Upgrade by Bob Roberts – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/g07notes.html
The ULTIMATE Guide to Repairing Your X-Men 054544 Sound Chip (KLOV Forums) - http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=310629
Solderless Tap Splice Clips (5-Pack) – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FPDHBE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000FPDHBE&linkCode=as2&tag=arcaderepair-20&linkId=RKCD4MDMEV5CKANA
Isolation Transfomers by Bob Roberts – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/xformer.html
Wells Gardner Electronics – http://www.wellsgardner.com/
Arcade Cup (Chad) - http://www.arcadecup.com/
Sharp Image Repair (Elvis) – (702) 586-4200 / sharpimagerepair@yahoo.com
Ken Graham (YellowDog on KLOV Forums) – http://forums.arcade-museum.com/member.php?u=38753
IAAPA 2014 Mega Post (Arcade Heroes) – http://arcadeheroes.com/2014/12/04/iaapa-2014-mega-post-latest-arcade-games-coming-west/‎

QA Podcast – Episode S14

Nov 13, 2014 2:13:53

Description:

This special episode of the podcast was broadcast live on Saturday, November 8 to discuss the Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) Expo 2014 in Houston, Texas. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, the Arcade Repair Tips staff (along with our live studio audience) discussed some of the games we played as well as the seminars that were presented on the second day of the expo. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Ed Vanderveen and Paul McKinney (Texas Pinball Festival 2015) - http://www.texaspinball.com/
Gerry Stellenberg (Multimorphic / P3 pinball platform) - http://www.multimorphic.com/
The Walking Dead Pinball (Stern Pinball) - http://www.sternpinball.com/games/the-walking-dead/pro
Oculus Rift Development Kit Demo - http://www.oculus.com/
Ken Graham (YellowDog on KLOV Forums) - http://forums.arcade-museum.com/member.php?u=38753
John Costa (Costa on HAAG Forums) - http://www.arcadecenter.com/haagmsgboard/pop_profile.asp?mode=display&id=305
Ken Graham, Joe Reyna and Joe Crookham (The Game Preserve) - http://www.gamepreservehouston.com/
Josh Neels (Arcade Collectors World-Wide) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/arcadecollectorsworldwide/
Shawn Christian (DFW Pinball & Arcade Club) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/dfwpinballclub/
Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) Expo 2014 - http://www.arcadecenter.com/

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode S13

Nov 13, 2014 1:29:21

Description:

This special episode of the podcast was broadcast live on Friday, November 7 to discuss the Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) Expo 2014 in Houston, Texas. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, the Arcade Repair Tips staff (along with our live studio audience) discussed some of the games we played as well as the seminars that were presented on the first day of the expo. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Gerry Stellenberg (Multimorphic / P3 pinball platform) - http://www.multimorphic.com/
Oculus Rift Development Kit Demo - http://www.oculus.com/
Joe Reyna (The Game Preserve) - http://www.gamepreservehouston.com/
Karl Kuhlenschmidt (Third Dimension Concepts) - (832) 293-1176 / kuhlenschmidt@sbcglobal.net
Dan Ferguson (Lone Star Pinball Museum) - http://www.lspinball.com/
Bouncer: The Missing Arcade Game + Ninja 3 Footage (720 Zone) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tJYwkO39Vc
Dedicated Mystic Marathon (Duramold.com Mirror) - http://duramold.rotheblog.com/
Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) Expo 2014 - http://www.arcadecenter.com/

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 45

Oct 24, 2014 2:01:19

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Sunday, October 19, 2014. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your questions regarding...

A Ms. Pac Man to 60-in-1 conversion issue
A Golden Tee Golf with power supply and wiring problems
A Spy Hunter with steering wheel and monitor issues
A Cart Fury with a monitor that fades from color to black and white
A House Of The Dead 2 with intermittent sound
A Primal Rage board with a 5v low LED constantly lit
A Toei monitor chassis with vertical width issues
A Wonder Boy with graphics problems
A Defender with nothing on the screen
A Time Crisis with light gun issues
A Ms. Pac Man cocktail with one side of the screen darker than the other
A Ms. Pac Man that plays fast without the speed up chip installed
A Multicade cocktail with one control panel not working
Adjusting a Duncan parking meter to take different coins
A Hantarex arcade monitor where the screen jumps randomly
An Ultimate Arcade 2 with horizontal lines and geometry issues with the monitor
A Sega Turbo where the cars are too tall on the screen
An Electrohome G07-CBO monitor that has problems with a 138-in-1 board
A Ms. Pac Man with a 3 dimensional screen
A Battlezone with a bright dot in the center of the screen
A Sports Shooting USA with a coin error message on the screen
A Space Invaders that is playing blind
And a Xevious with a dead control and utility panel

We also talk about a recent issue Jonathan had while wiring up a switching power supply, discuss our thoughts on Chuck E Cheese's parent company acquiring Peter Piper Pizza and talk about Stern Pinball's decision to sell mods/accessories for their recently released The Walking Dead pinball machine. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Adding Credits To An Arcade Game (And Setting Up Free Play) – http://www.arcaderepairtips.com/2014/10/08/adding-credits-to-an-arcade-game-and-setting-up-free-play/
Wells Gardner Electronics – http://www.wellsgardner.com/
Ken Graham (YellowDog on KLOV Forums) – http://forums.arcade-museum.com/member.php?u=38753
What's My Monitor by Bob Roberts - http://www.therealbobroberts.net/monitor.html
Lawnmowerman’s Pacman Page – http://lawnmowerman.rotheblog.com/‎
Arcade Cup (Chad) - http://www.arcadecup.com/
G07 Sync Upgrade by Bob Roberts – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/g07notes.html
Flippers.com (John) – http://www.flippers.com/
Chuck E. Cheese's parent company acquires Peter Piper Pizza (Dallas Business Journal) - http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/10/16/chuck-e-cheeses-parent-company-acquires-peter.html
Stern Launching Official The Walking Dead Pinball Accessory Kits (Arcade Heroes) – http://arcadeheroes.com/2014/10/15/stern-launching-official-walking-dead-pinball-accessory-kits/
Free Play Florida – http://www.freeplayflorida.com/
Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) Expo – http://www.arcadecenter.com/

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 44

Oct 1, 2014 2:25:12

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Sunday, September 28, 2014. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your questions regarding...

A Defender/Stargate no game play and a flashing monitor
A Crime Fighters where the screen turned off in the middle of a game
A Roadblasters with a dirty display shield and bezel
A Double Dragon that won't power up and has no sound
Safety precautions to use when working with power supplies, monitors and PCBs
A Selti monitor with hot components and adjustments that do not work
A Smash TV with a monitor that turns off and makes a very high pitch noise
Tips on getting the best picture out of your monitor
An arcade monitor with a dark bluish color tint
A Pac Man cabinet that's been converted to Ms. Pac Man with issues
A Neo Geo 4 Slot with a monitor that will randomly turn a tint of blue
A Mortal Kombat 2 with a broken monitor control board
A Lucky & Wild with some monitor interference/sync issues
A WWF Superstars with a broken power cord
A Megatouch countertop game with monitor issues
A Double Dragon 2: The Revenge with a bad power supply
An arcade monitor with arching issues
A Silent Scope with no activity whatsoever
Tips for building a test bench to troubleshoot pre-JAMMA era boards
A Virtua Fighter 2 with no sound
And a Hantarex Polo monitor missing about 4" of picture on each side

We also talk about some games that haven't been emulated properly (yet), discuss our thoughts on The Walking Dead pinball machine from Stern and talk about a Chuck E Cheese based survival horror game called Five Nights at Freddy's. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Troubleshooting Light Gun Issues – http://www.arcaderepairtips.com/2014/09/05/troubleshooting-light-gun-issues/
Gameroom Junkies Podcast (Preston & Patrick) – http://www.gameroomjunkies.com/‎
Cajun Arcade (SD Card Upgrades) – http://www.shop.cajunarcade.com/XXX-in-1-Games-Family-SD-Card-Upgrade-SDCard.htm
Roadblasters Manual (Games Database) – http://gamesdbase.com/Media/SYSTEM/Arcade//Manual/formated/Road_Blasters_-_1987_-_Atari.pdf
American Recorder Anti-Static Gloves (Amazon.com) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WKPH4W/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000WKPH4W&linkCode=as2&tag=arcaderepair-20&linkId=O25OB6O252M2EHJ7
Nieman Displays – http://www.niemandisplays.com/
Zanen Electronics (BYOAC Information Page) – http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/wiki/Zanen_Electronics
NTE Electronics – http://www.nteinc.com/
Suzo-Happ Power Pro – http://na.suzohapp.com/all_catalogs/power_supplies/80-0064-00
Arcade Cup - Flybacks (Chad) - http://www.arcadecup.com/#flybacks
Five Nights at Freddy's – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Nights_at_Freddy's
White Rose Gameroom Show – http://www.theyorkshow.com‎/
Pinball Expo – http://www.pinballexpo.net/
Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) Expo – http://www.www.arcadecenter.com/

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 43

Aug 21, 2014 2:28:52

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Saturday, August 16, 2014. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your questions regarding...

Getting an American Ms. Pac Man arcade machine to take U.K. currency
A Victory Road with some scrambled/distorted objects on the screen
Getting a Skee Ball machine to take American and Canadian quarters
Maintenance tips on an Chicago Coin Tournament Ball Bowling machine
Replacing the CRT with a LCD in a Tron arcade cabinet
A Defender with no picture and no game sounds
A Spy Hunter with a hissing noise coming out of the speakers
A Super Pac Man with no visible sprites on the screen
A Sanwa monitor chassis with issues
A Blue Elf cabinet that makes a loud pop on start up
A Golden Axe that's playing blind
Two arcade racing cabinets with steering motor and monitor issues
A California Speed with some of the numbers cut off of the screen
Two Arctic Thunder cabinets with linking issues
A Rampage with sprite ghosting issues
A Super Hang-On with bars on the left side of the screen
A MAME cabinet with monitor hold issues
A JAMMA cabinet without a board inside of it
How to determine if a cabinet is in good condition
Using a computer to build your own slot machine
And what kind of degree/fields of study would be best for repairing arcade games

We also talk about our first Jeopardy Facebook post along with some of the responses from the community, discuss our thoughts on the "pin" located below the flippers on a pinball machine (i.e. the stopper) and give our thoughts on what we like to listen to when we are playing arcade games and pinball machines. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Southern Fried Gameroom Expo 2014 – http://www.southernfriedgameroomexpo.com/‎
Gameroom Junkies Podcast (Preston & Patrick) – http://www.gameroomjunkies.com/‎
Brokentoken Classic Arcade & Pinball Podcast (Brent & Whitney) – http://www.brokentoken.com/‎
Suzo/Happ Controls – http://www.suzohapp.com/
HobbyRoms Programming Services - http://www.hobbyroms.com/
Coin Mechanisms Inc. - http://www.coinmech.com/
Imonex Services Inc. - http://www.imonex.com/
Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum – http://www.marvin3m.com/
Pinball Repair – http://www.pinrepair.com/
HAAG Arcade Expo 2013 Seminars (Williams Diagnostics Guide) – http://www.arcaderepairtips.com/2013/11/10/haag-arcade-expo-2013-seminars/
MCR Switching Power Supply Adapter (See Addendum on last page) – http://www.arcadeshop.com/mcr/mcr-kit-instructions.pdf
Lawnmowerman’s Pacman Page – http://lawnmowerman.rotheblog.com/‎
Monitor Repair Manuals – http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals/manuals_monitors.php
Donor TVs for Arcade Monitor Picture Tubes – http://junknet.net/donor-tvs
Asahi Seiko USA – http://www.www.asahiseikousa.com/
Randy Fromm's Arcade School - http://www.randyfromm.com/
American Amusement Auctions (David & Shawn) – http://www.americanamusementauctions.com‎/
Auction Game Sales – http://www.auctiongamesales.com‎/
Summer Pinball Tournament Series – http://www.buffalopinball.com‎/
White Rose Gameroom Show – http://www.theyorkshow.com‎/
Pinball Expo – http://www.pinballexpo.net/
Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) Expo – http://www.www.

QA Podcast – Episode 42

Jul 17, 2014 2:47:29

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Friday, July 11, 2014. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your questions regarding...

A Bally slot machine with coin acceptor issues
A Virtua Tennis with voltage issues
A Bad Dudes with coin mech and sound problems
A Kick Man that lost it's picture
A Virtua Fighter with a monitor that won't light up
A Ms. Pac Man/Galaga with a screen that's pushed together on the left side
An arcade game with a monitor that shuts down every 45 seconds
A Rolling Thunder with a broken neck board and other issues
A Frogger with motherboard/daughterboard issues
A Silver Strike Bowling with a greenish hue on the monitor
An Area 51 with some sound problems
A Tekken 2 with green lines across the screen
A Golden Tee with monitor issues
A Golden Tee Classic with no sound and no picture
Converting an arcade cabinet to a multicade
Replacing coin door lights and control panel wiring
A Gauntlet Legends with no signal on the screen
A Ms. Pac Man with coin door light issues
An arcade monitor that went out overnight
A Carnival King Big Tom with no signal displayed on the screen
And a Space Invaders cocktail with some general issues

We also give an update on Chuck E. Cheese's using the Oculus Rift in some of their stores and discuss a story out of Australia involving guns being stored in a pinball machine. In the interview section, we talk to Erich Stinson about the Southern Fried Gameroom Expo which took place June 20-22 in Atlanta, GA. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

What’s My Monitor by Bob Roberts – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/monitor.html
Donor TVs for Arcade Monitor Picture Tubes – http://junknet.net/donor-tvs
Video Converter Board CGA/EGA/YUV to VGA – http://www.hollandcomputers.com/store/pc/Arcade-Game-RGB-CGA-EGA-YUV-to-VGA-Arcade-HD-Converter-PCB-GBS-8220-Converts-older-arcade-systems-to-LCD-monitors-2917p6337.htm?idaffiliate=38
Monitor Tech Information from 8liners.com – https://web.archive.org/web/20080705201439/http://www.8liners.com/datatech/monitor.html
Flippers.com (John) – http://www.flippers.com/
Oculus Rift coming to Chuck E. Cheese's (GameSpot) – http://www.gamespot.com/articles/oculus-rift-coming-to-chuck-e-cheese-s/1100-6419752/
Guns, pipe bomb, crossbow, found inside pinball machine at Conder home (ABC) – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-07/pipe-bomb-shotguns-uncovered-by-police-at-home-in-conder/5576714
Southern Fried Gameroom Expo 2014 – http://www.southernfriedgameroomexpo.com/‎
Gameroom Junkies Podcast (Preston & Patrick) – http://www.gameroomjunkies.com/‎
Brokentoken Classic Arcade & Pinball Podcast (Brent & Whitney) – http://www.brokentoken.com/‎
Arcade Legends Panel At The Southern Fried Gameroom Expo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWlTLuFHji8‎
Barry Oursler - The Internet Pinball Machine Database – http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?searchtype=advanced&ppl=Barry%20Oursler
The King Of Arcades Movie – http://www.thekingofarcades.com/
VIP Party Video (Nate from the Coast2Coast Pinball Podcast) – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=736394299757587&fref=nf
Southern Fried Gameroom Expo Flickr Page (Juan) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/117416433@N05/sets/72157644912631699/

QA Podcast – Episode 41

May 23, 2014 2:27:19

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com or our Stitcher page at http://stitcher.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found at these locations along with review sections where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your questions regarding...

An iCade 60-in-1 board with a double image issue
An ICEBall machine with an RV 16 message
A MAME machine with an extremely faded picture
An Ultracade machine with player 2 control issues
A Capcom CPS-2 arcade machine with reflective paper in the cabinet
An Ikari Warriors with joystick issues
A 450-in-1 arcade machine with a really faint picture
An Aero Fighters with a bunch of lines on the screen
An Operation Wolf with sound issues
A Jr. Pac Man cocktail that's difficult to open up
A Marvel Super Heroes with a bad power supply
A Pac Man with a blurry screen at start up
A Rodotron chassis with geometry issues
An Atari LeMans cabinet with a bad monitor
Converting classic power supplies to switching power supplies
A Kiss pinball machine with some bad sockets on a lamp assembly
A Jr. Pac Man with grounding issues
A Pentranic CH-288 chassis that makes a loud pop when turned off
A Centipede that's playing blind
And some general questions about the iCade 60-in-1 boards

We also talk about our local operator's warehouse sale and discuss the latest news about Chuck E. Cheese's using the Oculus Rift in some of their stores. In the interview section, we talk to Gerry Stellenberg of Multimorphic about his company and their upcoming P3 pinball platform. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Inexpensive Tools For Working On Arcade Games
Weller SP40NKUS 40 Watt Soldering Iron Kit (Amazon) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B3SG7F0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00B3SG7F0&linkCode=as2&tag=arcaderepair-20&linkId=OXUEFBEM4XU3OOOW
Pit Bull CHIGH0012 Electric Heat Gun (Amazon) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QWTU94/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000QWTU94&linkCode=as2&tag=arcaderepair-20&linkId=GXWDL4GMU2TOWJDQ
Alpha Fry AT-31604 60-40 Rosin Core Solder (Amazon) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00030AP48/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00030AP48&linkCode=as2&tag=arcaderepair-20&linkId=KFLYSD2QJQBFBVAA

Innovative Concepts in Entertainment, Inc. (ICE) - http://www.icegames.com/ / 716-759-0360
Video Converter Board CGA/EGA/YUV to VGA – http://www.hollandcomputers.com/store/pc/Arcade-Game-RGB-CGA-EGA-YUV-to-VGA-Arcade-HD-Converter-PCB-GBS-8220-Converts-older-arcade-systems-to-LCD-monitors-2917p6337.htm?idaffiliate=38
3D/GMD Arcade Machine – http://www.virtual-assault.com/
MCM Electronics – http://www.mcmelectronics.com/
The Real Bob Roberts – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/
Happ Video Brightener – http://www.happcontrols.com/monitors/49081500.htm
Rodotron CH-M988 Chassis – http://www.rodotron.com.tw/CH-M988-Chassis.htm
Arcade Shop (Power Supply Conversion Kits) – http://www.arcadeshop.com/
Twobits Pac Man Switching Power Supply Instructions – http://www.twobits.com/DCpac.gif
Cliffy's Pinball Innovations – http://www.passionforpinball.com/
Oculus Rift coming to Chuck E. Cheese's (GameSpot) – http://www.gamespot.com/articles/oculus-rift-coming-to-chuck-e-cheese-s/1100-6419752/
Multimorphic Seminar (Texas Pinball Festival 2014) – http...

QA Podcast – Episode 40

Apr 17, 2014 2:19:02

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Saturday, April 12, 2014. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your questions regarding...

A Kramer Krane with some coin light voltage issues
An United Advance Bowling Alley with issues
A Daytona USA with some graphics glitches and RAM errors
A X-Men vs. Street Fighter with a screen that goes on and off
A Centipede with only a yellow screen with some parts of characters
ESR meters to use when troubleshooting arcade monitors
A Neotec 2702 arcade monitor with no width adjustment
A Captain America And The Avengers with no sound
A Space Invaders monitor that flickers high brightness intermittently
A Centipede that beeps continuously when turned on
A Flash pinball machine with sound board issues
A Zaxxon with a bad switching power supply
An arcade monitor with color separation around the outside of the picture
Upgrading a PVG Gameroom Classics counter top game with a Gamebox board
A Sega Turbo with a white line in the center going up and down
A Sega Swing that sparks on start up
A Sega Turbo with a non-working gas pedal
A NFL Blitz 2000 with a resetting issue
A Jambo Safari with slowdown issues and a non-working coin slot
And tips on repairing cracked or broken solder joints

We also talk about our thoughts on screen burn-in and discuss the FREE arcade machine we picked up in San Antonio since the last podcast. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) Expo – http://www.www.arcadecenter.com/
The Game Preserve – http://www.gamepreservehouston.com/
Play It! Amusements (Sega) – http://www.playitamusements.com/
Advanced Repair Center (Ken) – http://www.irepairsega.com/
Suzo/Happ Controls – http://www.suzohapp.com/
Isolation Transfomers by Bob Roberts – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/xformer.html
Anatek Capacitor Wizard – http://shop.anatekcorp.com/products/component-analyzers/capacitor-wizard/?back=products
Anatek Blue ESR Kit – http://shop.anatekcorp.com/products/component-analyzers/blue-esr-kit/?back=products
Flippers.com (John) – http://www.flippers.com/
Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum – http://www.marvin3m.com/
Video Game Screen Burn-In Is Damage, But Also Art (Kotaku) – http://kotaku.com/video-game-screen-burn-in-is-damage-but-also-art-1534784581
Monitor Convergence Tips (James Dinndorf Interview) – http://www.arcaderepairtips.com/2014/02/28/monitor-convergence-tips/
American Amusement Auctions (David & Shawn) – http://www.americanamusementauctions.com‎/
Pinball At The Zoo 2014– http://www.pinballatthezoo.com/‎
Pinfest 2014 – http://www.pinfestival.com/‎
Northwest Pinball And Arcade Show 2014 – http://www.nwpinballshow.com/‎
Southern Fried Gameroom Expo 2014 – http://www.southernfriedgameroomexpo.com/‎
All You Can Arcade – http://www.allyoucanarcade.com/‎

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode S12

Apr 3, 2014 1:26:55

Description:

This special episode of the podcast was broadcast live on Saturday, March 29 to discuss the Texas Pinball Festival 2014 in Frisco, Texas. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim, Erich and I (along with our studio audience) discussed the games that were at the festival as well as the seminars given by Roger Sharpe, Gerry Stellenberg (from Multimorphic), Gary Stern (from Stern Pinball), Jim Schelberg (from Pingame Journal), Rick Bartlett (from Planetary Pinball), Paul Faris and Jack Guarnieri (from Jersey Jack Pinball). We also give you our thoughts on the pinball auction and take some questions from the live internet audience. Enjoy!

Show Links:

AC/DC Helen Kit - http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/acdc-new-original-translite-meet-helen
Mezel Mods - http://mezelmods.com/
Pinball Side Mirrors - http://pinballsidemirrors.com/
Roger Sharpe (Pinball Wiki) - http://pinball.wikia.com/wiki/Roger_Sharpe
Multimorphic P3 Pinball Platform (Gerry) - http://www.multimorphic.com/
Stern Pinball (Gary) - http://www.sternpinball.com/
Pingame Journal (Jim) - http://www.pingamejournal.com/
Planetary Pinball (Rick) - http://www.planetarypinball.com/
Paul Faris (Pinside Archive) - https://pinside.com/pinball/archive/paul-faris
Jersey Jack Pinball (Jack) - http://www.jerseyjackpinball.com/
World's Greatest Pinball Auction - http://www.auctionpinball.com/
Texas Pinball Festival 2014 - http://www.texaspinball.com/

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode S11

Apr 3, 2014 41:55

Description:

This special episode of the podcast was broadcast live on Friday, March 28 to discuss the Texas Pinball Festival 2014 in Frisco, Texas. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim, Matt and I discussed the games that were at the festival and give you our thoughts on the new Mustang pinball machine from Stern Pinball. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Pinball Side Mirrors - http://pinballsidemirrors.com/
Multimorphic P3 Pinball Platform - http://www.multimorphic.com/
Marco Specialties - https://www.marcospecialties.com/
Mustang Pro (Stern Pinball) - http://www.sternpinball.com/Games/mustang-pro.aspx
World's Greatest Pinball Auction - http://www.auctionpinball.com/
Texas Pinball Festival 2014 - http://www.texaspinball.com/

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 39

Feb 21, 2014 2:00:58

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim, Stan and Jonathan answered your questions regarding...

A Ghosts N Goblins with color inversion issues
A Space Invaders Deluxe with a monitor that fades in and out
Converting arcade cabinets that use 220V AC to use 110V AC
Mirroring/Flipping the display on an arcade monitor using the yoke wires
An arcade monitor with a slight curl on the left side
A Wells Gardner 4951 monitor that makes a loud high pitched whining noise
A Donkey Kong that can't seem to keep the picture holding
A 25 Inch CGA/EGA Arcade Monitor with a black screen that beeps 3 times
A Centipede that's playing blind
A ST2 Electrocoin with a sparking flyback and black bars on the screen
Two Wells Gardner 25k7401 monitors with no picture and various issues
A Space Invaders Deluxe that is not playable from a normal angle
Using a 36 Inch CRT TV in a Neo Geo MVS bartop project
A Mortal Kombat 3 with various issues
Converting a Taito Phoenix cocktail to a 60-in-1 JAMMA machine
A SVC Chaos: SNK Vs Capcom project that needs a power supply
And a monitor with the neck glass cracked

We also talk about some of the different arcade cabinets we find aesthetically pleasing and discuss whether to build an arcade entertainment center using a recycled cabinet or building one from scratch. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Flippers.com (John) – http://www.flippers.com/
Bob Roberts G07 Sync Upgrade – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/g07notes.html
Mouser Electronics – http://www.mouser.com/
Digi-Key Corporation – http://www.digikey.com/
Newark element14 – http://www.newark.com/
Zanen Electronics (BYOAC Information Page) – http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/wiki/Zanen_Electronics
Monitor Cap Kit Listings (Junior's Revenge) – http://www.juniorsrevenge.com/MonitorCaps.html
Quality JAMMA Wiring Harness (Cajun Arcade) – http://www.shop.cajunarcade.com/Wiring-Harness-Quality-JAMMA-Version-Wiring-Harness-Quality-JAMMA-V.htm
Vector Labs – http://www.vector-labs.com/
Dracula Pinball In A Real Coffin – http://gameroomblog.com/stuff/dracula-real-coffin-spookiest-pinball-machine-ever
Kid Terrorizes Chuck E. Cheese Skee Ball – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiXtPS80cnU
7 Slot Cutter Set For Table Routers (Harbor Freight) – http://www.harborfreight.com/7-slot-cutter-set-for-table-routers-68876.html
Pennant Fever (IPDB.org) – http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=3335
Pennant Fever Parts (Marco Specialties) – http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/378
AnyPin NVRAM Battery Eliminator – http://lockwhenlit.com/anyPin.htm
American Amusement Auctions (David & Shawn) – http://www.americanamusementauctions.com‎/
Ohio Pinball & Gameroom Festival 2014 – http://www.ohiopinballshow.com/‎
Louisville Arcade Expo 2014 – http://www.louisvillearcade.com/‎
Texas Pinball Festival 2014 – http://www.texaspinball.com/‎

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 38

Jan 29, 2014 1:43:02

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Saturday, January 25, 2014. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your questions regarding...

A Cruis'n Exotica with some monitor issues
Converting a Midway Big Electronics cabinet to a full size arcade cabinet
A Neo Geo with a ghost image on the right side of the screen
A Cruis'n World with a progressively worse image over time
A Mappy with a flyback that has come off
A Stargate/Defender with some weird color and monitor issues
A Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting that's missing the boards and monitor
A Super Pac Man that freezes up during game play
An Operation Wolf with a screen that doesn't light up
A Cruis'n USA where the screen stretches when you press a pedal too hard
A Super Neo 29 Type II candy cabinet with monitor bezel issues
Using a different monitor chassis with a G07 tube
A Galaga that does not shoot as fast as it should
A Megatouch that's playing blind
A MAME machine with some of the buttons depressed by default
Three Indy 500 cabinets that won't link up
Two Daytona USA 2 cabinets with sound and link up issues
A Wells Gardner K4951 monitor that makes a high pitched noise
And A Wells Gardner K5515 with a cut yoke wire and chassis issues

We also talk about Megatouch, LLC going out of business, the Chuck E. Cheese's buyout including some ideas to improve their current business model and the former owner of Ultracade Technologies getting some jail time for selling upgrade packs illegally. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Happ Controls – http://www.suzohapp.com/
Video Converter Board CGA/EGA/YUV to VGA – http://www.hollandcomputers.com/store/pc/Arcade-Game-RGB-CGA-EGA-YUV-to-VGA-Arcade-HD-Converter-PCB-GBS-8220-Converts-older-arcade-systems-to-LCD-monitors-2917p6337.htm?idaffiliate=38
The Real Bob Roberts – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/
FreeCycle.org – http://www.freecycle.org/
What’s My Monitor by Bob Roberts – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/monitor.html
Ken Graham (YellowDog on KLOV Forums) – http://forums.arcade-museum.com/member.php?u=38753
Monitor Tech Information from 8liners.com – https://web.archive.org/web/20080705201439/http://www.8liners.com/datatech/monitor.html
Donor TVs for Arcade Monitor Picture Tubes – http://junknet.net/donor-tvs
Galaga Enhancement Pack – http://www.arcadeshop.com/ghssk/gep.htm
Wells Gardner Electronics – http://www.wellsgardner.com/
Megatouch Announces Closure; Operator Support to Continue – http://myemail.constantcontact.com/RePlay-News--Megatouch-Announces-Closure--Sweeps-Bill-Introduced-in-California.html?soid=1102037583727&aid=l9a1qNQ11M0
Apollo to Buy Out Chuck E. Cheese Parent for $1.3 Billion – http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/01/16/apollo-to-buy-out-chuck-e-cheese-parent-for-1-3-billion/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1
Video game tech gets 2 years in prison for secret sales – http://www.www.sfgate.com/wwrime/article/Video-game-tech-gets-2-years-in-prison-for-secret-5163963.php
American Amusement Auctions (David & Shawn) – http://www.americanamusementauctions.com‎/
Ohio Pinball & Gameroom Festival 2014 – http://www.ohiopinballshow.com/‎
Louisville Arcade Expo 2014 – http://www.louisvillearcade.com/‎
Texas Pinball Festival 2014 – http://www.texaspinball.com/‎

QA Podcast – Episode 37

Dec 24, 2013 1:46:48

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Saturday, December 21, 2013. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your questions regarding...

A Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition to 19-in-1 Multicade conversion
An Ikari Warriors with screen issues
An Asteroids monitor that's blowing fuses
An Eagle Shot Golf that doesn't register credits
A Joust with a power cord issue
A Galaga with a smoking monitor and screen centering issues
An Area 51 with a green start up screen and nothing else
A Double Dragon with a bluish green screen and no other picture
A Lucky And Wild with several different issues
And several general arcade issues

We also talk about some interesting things you might find inside of used arcade cabinets and discuss some gift ideas for that arcade or video game collector in your life. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Geeks On The Mic Podcast (Jonathan's Interview) - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/geeksonthemic/2013/12/03/jonathan-leung-from-arcade-repair-tips-and-dress-designer-rani-totman
Arcade Repair Tips Resources Page (Arcade Auction & Monitor Repair Services) - http://www.arcaderepairtips.com/resources/
80sTees.com (Video Game T-Shirts) – http://www.80stees.com/categories/video-games
Amazon.com (Video Game Shirts) – http://www.amazon.com/s/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&keywords=video%20game%20shirts&linkCode=ur2&qid=1387819714&rh=n%3A1036592%2Ck%3Avideo%20game%20shirts&rnid=2941120011&tag=arcaderepair-20
Nippy Cutter from Radio Shack – http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3932532
Donkey Kong Wall Stickers (Amazon.com) – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004AVYY8Y/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B004AVYY8Y&linkCode=as2&tag=arcaderepair-20
Arcade Sign from Classic Arcade Works – http://shop.classicarcadeworks.com/
Craftsman Tool Bag from Sears – http://www.sears.com/craftsman-13-in-tool-bag/p-00937535000P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1
Gameroom Stools from Pep Boys – http://www.pepboys.com/tools/garage/garage_stools/00781/
Craftsman Adjustable Mechanics Seat from Sears – http://www.sears.com/craftsman-adjustable-mechanics-seat/p-00951164000P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2
American Amusement Auctions (David & Shawn) – http://www.americanamusementauctions.com‎/
Ohio Pinball & Gameroom Festival 2014 – http://www.ohiopinballshow.com/‎
Louisville Arcade Expo 2014 – http://www.louisvillearcade.com/‎
Texas Pinball Festival 2014 – http://www.texaspinball.com/‎

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 36

Nov 26, 2013 1:41:05

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Friday, November 22, 2013. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your questions regarding...

A Virtua Fighter 2 with no picture on the monitor
An Asteroids with power supply issues
A Double Dragon 3 with a screen that won't turn on
A Donkey Kong with no sound or picture
A Mr. Do with a smoking power supply
A 1048-in-1 board with several issues
A 60-in-1 with a horizontal size issue
A Golden Tee Fore with power supply issues
A Wild Thing fruit machine with issues
A Pengo with a white screen
And several general monitor issues

We also talk about the time that Tim passed up on a free cocktail arcade game and discuss the best arcade driving game according to Tim. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Volume 4 DVD Reviews
Retro Gaming Roundup - RoundUp 65 (September 2013) - http://www.retrogamingroundup.com/shownotes/2013/roundup065_2013.09.htm
Gameroom Junkies (Preston & Patrick) - Episode 32 - http://gameroomjunkies.com/index.php/2013/10/31/podcast-episode-32-gameroom-evangelists-with-jared-guynes/

Ghosts ‘N Goblins – Demon World (Monty) - http://www.ghostsngoblins.com/
Atari (Asteroids) AC Power Supply Repair Kit (Bob Roberts) - http://www.therealbobroberts.net/parts.html#atari
Checking Fuses With A Multimeter Post – http://www.arcaderepairtips.com/2009/06/12/checking-fuses-with-a-multimeter/
Question Of The Week on Sound Problems – http://www.spreaker.com/user/arcaderepairtips/question_of_the_week_episode_4
How To Find Arcade Games Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shHbM5UDdx8‎
Compoko's Video from YouTube (Hula Effect) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arNvo8Ck9Us
guidwi's application fluid recipe - 8 ounces water, 2 drops of dish soap, 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol
D&B Sports Commercial (Dave & Busters) – http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7bu5/dave-and-busters-sports-bar
American Amusement Auctions (David & Shawn) – http://www.americanamusementauctions.com‎/
Ohio Pinball & Gameroom Festival 2014 – http://www.ohiopinballshow.com/‎
Louisville Arcade Expo 2014 – http://www.louisvillearcade.com/‎
Texas Pinball Festival 2014 – http://www.texaspinball.com/‎

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode S10

Nov 10, 2013 1:11:38

Description:

This special episode of the podcast was broadcast live on Saturday, November 9 to discuss the Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) Expo 2013 in Houston, Texas. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim, Mark, Joe, Joe (from Classic Arcade Works) and I discussed some of the games we played during the second night of the festival as well as the seminars that were presented on the second day of the festival. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Classic Arcade Works (Joe) - http://www.classicarcadeworks.com/
The Game Preserve - http://www.gamepreservehouston.com/
Ken Graham (YellowDog on KLOV Forums) - http://forums.arcade-museum.com/member.php?u=38753
Dan Ferguson (Lone Star Pinball Museum) - http://www.lspinball.com/
Multimorphic (The P3 pinball platform) - http://www.multimorphic.com/
John Costa (Costa on HAAG Forums) - http://www.arcadecenter.com/haagmsgboard/pop_profile.asp?mode=display&id=305
Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) Expo 2013 - http://www.arcadecenter.com/

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode S9

Nov 9, 2013 29:59

Description:

This special episode of the podcast was broadcast live on Friday, November 8 to discuss the Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) Expo 2013 in Houston, Texas. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and I discussed some of the games we played during the first night of the festival as well as the upcoming seminars for the second day of the festival. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Classic Arcade Works (Joe) - http://www.classicarcadeworks.com/
Illinois Pinball (Gene) - http://www.illinoispinball.com
Multimorphic (The P3 pinball platform) - http://www.multimorphic.com/
Dan Ferguson (Lone Star Pinball Museum) - http://www.lspinball.com/
John Costa (Costa on HAAG Forums) - http://www.arcadecenter.com/haagmsgboard/pop_profile.asp?mode=display&id=305
Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) Expo 2013 - http://www.arcadecenter.com/

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 35

Oct 16, 2013 1:17:19

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Saturday, October 12, 2013. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim and Jonathan answered your questions regarding...

A Williams Firepower pinball machine with outhole issues
A Neo Geo 1-Slot with no lights on the board
A Mortal Kombat with monitor and board issues
A Ms. Pac Man that's missing about 1" of the left side of the screen
A Sega Rally 2 DX with a blank screen
A Golden Tee 2005 that's playing blind
An Arkanoid cab where the left side of the screen is out of alignment
A SNK Vs Capcom cabinet conversion
A Silent Dragon with board issues
A Neo Geo that's having a problem accepting coins
And several general arcade repair issues

We also talk about replacing and working with 20-30 year old laminate and discuss viable replacements for old vector monitors. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Volume 4 DVD Reviews
Capane.us (Travis) - http://capane.us/post/62082667740/review-arcade-repair-tips-volume-4
Retro Review Revolution (Chris) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4HyW11CrTc
8-Bit Central (Pete) - http://www.8-bitcentral.com/reviews/dvdArcadeRepairTips4.html
Armchair Arcade (Chris) - http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/node/5592

Sega Amusements - http://www.segaarcade.com/support
Eldorado Games - http://www.eldoradogames.com
Ultimate Power Supply (Happ Controls) – http://na.suzohapp.com/all_catalogs/power_supplies/80-0072-00
Nieman Displays – http://www.niemandisplays.com/
Makita Bi-Metal Hole Saw (Amazon) – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007ZKWR4?ie=UTF8&tag=arcaderepair-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0007ZKWR4
Makita Hole Saw Arbor (Amazon) – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002RIBFW?ie=UTF8&tag=arcaderepair-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0002RIBFW
American Amusement Auctions – http://www.americanamusementauctions.com/‎
Pinball Expo in Chicago – http://www.pinballexpo.net‎/
Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) Expo – http://www.arcadecenter.com/‎

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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QA Podcast – Episode 34

Sep 19, 2013 1:33:21

Description:

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Sunday, September 15, 2013. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at http://itunes.arcaderepairtips.com. All of our past episodes can be found there as well as a review section where you can leave us a comment on how we're doing. On this episode, Tim, Jonathan and special guest Whitney Roberts from BrokenToken.com answered your questions regarding...

A Mortal Kombat with one horizontal line across the middle of the screen
A Mortal Kombat with connection issues
A Frogger with power supply problems
A Claw Machine that works off of 220 VAC instead of 110 VAC
A Ms. Pac Man cocktail with graphics issues
A Marvel Vs Capcom 2 multi-JAMMA conversion
A Thunder Blade with a bad monitor
A Golden Tee to multigame conversion
And several monitor chassis and tube issues

We also talk about Stern's next pinball machine and discuss a follow up question on the top 5-grossing arcade games we would include in an arcade-themed bar. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact us when we are off the air by email at questions@arcaderepairtips.com or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Show Links:

Broken Token (Whitney) – http://www.brokentoken.com/‎
Volume 4 DVD Commercial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC462yt3KTQ
Frogger Manual - http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/ARCADE/A-J/Frogger%20[Owner's]%20[English].pdf
Lawnmowerman’s Pacman Page – http://lawnmowerman.rotheblog.com/‎
Pac Mend Edge Connector Repair Kit – http://www.twobits.com/pacmend.htm
Donkey Kong Repair Logs – http://www.mikesarcade.com/arcade/repairs/dkong.html
What’s My Monitor by Bob Roberts – http://www.therealbobroberts.net/monitor.html
6-in-1 MultiJAMMA Switcher PCB – http://www.jammaboards.com/store/6-in-1-multijamma-switcher-pcb-pcb-6in1switcher.html‎
2-in-1 MultiJAMMA Switcher PCB – http://www.jammaboards.com/store/2-in-1-multijamma-switcher-pcb-gbs-8118-gbs-8118.html
Build Your Own Arcade Controls (BYOAC) – http://www.arcadecontrols.com/‎
American Amusement Auctions – http://www.americanamusementauctions.com/‎
Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) Expo – http://www.arcadecenter.com/‎
Pinball Expo in Chicago – http://www.pinballexpo.net‎/

Special thanks goes to David Vaughan for composing all of the great chiptunes music that we use in our content and Nathan Knight for providing our excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.

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