QA Podcast – Episode 48

QA Podcast - Episode 48

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!

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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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