QA Podcast – Episode 43

QA Podcast - Episode 43

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Saturday, August 16, 2014. For more information on our podcast, please visit our iTunes page at or our Stitcher page at 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 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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