QA Podcast – Episode 53

QA Podcast - Episode 53

This episode of the QA Podcast was recorded on Friday, September 18, 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…

  • A Centipede with a picture that is squished and “rolled up” around the edges
  • A Punk Shot with faint vertical bars on the left side of the screen
  • A Nintendo Playchoice 10 bartop with a non-working monitor
  • A Space Invaders with a rolling wave that travels across the screen
  • A Rally X with a picture that keeps getting smaller and smaller
  • A Nintendo Vs./Joust/Robocop with power and wiring issues
  • Working on monitors that have sync issues
  • Adding additional buttons to a JAMMA cabinet
  • A Die Hard Arcade/Just Another Pandora’s Box 2 with monitor clarity issues
  • A Williams monitor that’s missing a horizontal position adjustment
  • Adjusting the horizontal width of an arcade monitor
  • An arcade monitor with blue tint flickering ever so often
  • A Mario Bros. with a white background instead of black
  • A Ms. Pac Man/30-in-1 that won’t come out of test mode
  • A Makvision Tri-Mode monitor with an image that slightly bounces
  • A Neo Geo MVS that has a buzzing sound and the smell of electric burning coming from it
  • Issues with a twist type fuse holder
  • Problems powering more than one arcade game at a time
  • A Chicago Gaming Arcade Legends 2 with a bad monitor
  • And a Baby Pac Man with monitor color issues

We also talk about what it’s like to run an arcade in 2015, give our thoughts on Stern Pinball’s upcoming Game of Thrones pinball machine and discuss ticket kings/advantage players who can earn up to $50 an hour playing redemption games. 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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