QA Podcast – Episode 22

QA Podcast - Episode 22

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Saturday, February 12. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at 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 answered your questions regarding…

  • An Off-Road Thunder with power issues
  • A Golden Tee 2000 with a bad trackball
  • A Donkey Kong Cocktail with a monitor chassis that blows fuses
  • A Nintendo Red Tent with a monitor issue
  • A Golden Tee 2005 with no picture on the screen
  • A Galaga with some sprite/sync issues
  • A Pac Man with burned board contacts
  • A Shinobi where the game does not come on
  • A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that’s set to free play
  • A NBA Jam with a wavy picture
  • A Police Trainer with gun calibration issues
  • A Fairchild Channel F console with apparent power problems
  • A MAME Machine with lots of monitor distortion
  • A Nintendo Vs with smoke coming out of the flyback
  • An Area 51 that’s playing blind with a broken gun
  • A Cyber Commando where the screen will randomly go off
  • A Tron with a garbled screen of blocks on the monitor
  • A Final Lap 2 with monitor and linking problems
  • A Mechanized Attack with possibly a bad board
  • A Ultracade with sound but no picture on the screen
  • A Millipede with a single horizontal line on the screen
  • A Lady Bug with power issues
  • A Smash TV with intermittent power issues
  • A Ms Pac Man with 4 character sprites on the screen
  • An Arkanoid cocktail that’s lost monitor sync
  • A Mortal Kombat with sound board issues
  • A Stern Soccer Pinball Machine with switch problems
  • A Street Fighter 2 Turbo with board swapping capabilities
  • A Marvel Vs Street Fighter board with no picture
  • A Street Fighter with joystick problems
  • And our thoughts on LCD monitors in arcade cabinets.

We also go over some listener progress updates and discuss our thoughts on what to look for when hiring an arcade technician. 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 or by calling our voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

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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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