QA Podcast – Episode 44

QA Podcast - Episode 44

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Sunday, September 28, 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…

  • 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 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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