QA Podcast – Episode 51

QA Podcast - Episode 51

This episode of the podcast was recorded on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. 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 arcade repair questions regarding…

  • Compatibility issues between a Philips tube and a Kumo chassis
  • An arcade monitor with visible vertical lines in the picture
  • A Marvel Vs. Capcom with random jumping issue with the screen
  • A list of common capacitors used in arcade games
  • A Street Fighter 2 with a start button that doesn’t react when pressed
  • Replacement Parts from
  • A MAME cabinet with a joystick that doesn’t always detect left
  • A Neo Geo cabinet that’s missing the board that runs the monitor and connects to the yolk
  • A Golden Tee 99 that doesn’t start up
  • A 412-in-1 board with aiming device issues
  • Using JAMMA boards in a Zaxxon cabinet
  • Grounding issues with a JAMMA harness
  • A Frogger PCB that needs to be stored properly
  • A Sega Super GT 96 with power and monitor issues
  • A Cruis’n USA that plays great for a while then the screen turns black
  • An arcade racing game with a monitor that fades out to black after 10 minutes
  • A Killer Instinct with a monitor that’s missing the color blue
  • A 1940-in-1 system with several buttons that don’t seem to do anything
  • A Ms. Pac Man cocktail table with a rolling screen
  • A Contra cabinet with very dim coin door lights
  • A Pop N Music that’s had several monitor issues
  • A 1942 that comes on for a second then fades to black
  • A Millipede with monitor flyback issues
  • A Mania Challenge with some power supply problems
  • A Space Invaders Deluxe cabinet restoration project
  • A Time Crisis 2 that has a white screen
  • An arcade monitor chassis with a bleeding/blown colors issue
  • And a question about shipping our products to Ghana

We also talk about the possibility of a TV series based on The Last Starfighter, explore a new Kickstarter involving a documentary about Midway Games in the 90s and discuss the possibility of pinball machines at Dave & Busters based on the recent comments from Kevin Bachus (Senior Vice President of Entertainment & Game Strategy). 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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