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Repairing Broken, Cut, Or Damaged Wires

If you’ve worked on arcade cabinets for any length of time, you’ve probably found one or more exposed bare wires just floating around inside of a game. It seems like the wires inside arcade

Methods For Stripping A Wire

With the amount of wiring found in arcade cabinets, the chances are good that you will need to strip the end of a wire at some point during your time repairing arcade games. There

Replacing A Marquee Light (With An LED Light Bar)

A well lit marquee is one of the best forms of advertisement for any arcade game. While the marquee artwork itself can be compelling, the addition of a back light to this area of

Installing A 412-in-1 Multigame Board (In A JAMMA Cabinet)

JAMMA wired cabinets have been a staple in the coin-op industry ever since the standard was created. The main benefit that JAMMA brought to the arcade landscape was the ability to switch in and

Troubleshooting Games With Sound Issues

Sound has been an integral part of the arcade experience since the beginning. Sounds like the waka waka waka from Pac Man and the background music from Space Invaders have become staples in our

Installing A Multicade Upgrade Kit (For Pac Man Cabinets)

Multicade boards have become quite popular over the last few years. Many of you have probably even thought about installing a multicade board in an arcade cabinet you currently own. Unfortunately, installing a multicade

Replacing A Power Cord

While replacing a plug on a power cord can fix some issues, there might be times when you find that the cord itself is causing problems. Frayed and exposed cords can lead to inconsistent

Working With Nintendo Arcade Games

While most standard arcade games run 120 VAC to the various parts inside the cabinet, Nintendo arcade games are somewhat different. Nintendo is a Japanese company and as such uses the Japanese AC voltage

Checking A Classic Power Supply

While switching power supplies are the standard in newer arcade games, classics such as Ms. Pac Man and Centipede originally had non-switching, linear power supplies that can be quite intimidating at first glance. These

Getting Familiar With The JAMMA Standard

Back when arcade games first came out every game had a different wiring scheme which made trying to swap a board from one game to another a very difficult task. This problem compelled the