QA Podcast – Episode 54

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This episode of the QA Podcast was recorded on Friday, October 23, 2015 and is brought to you by Mighty Marquee. Get yours today by visiting

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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 reconditioned arcade monitor with a green screen
  • An Arch Rivals with all the characters stuck on one side of the screen
  • A Ms. Pac Man with “herringbone” snowy interference after installing a multicade kit
  • Converting a fast Ms. Pac Man board back to slow
  • A Big Buck Hunter 2 that’s playing blind after replacing the flyback, diodes and caps
  • Using a Mario Bros PCB in a JAMMMA cabinet with an adapter
  • A NBA Jam that made a weird hiss-pop sound, a buzzing sound and now doesn’t work
  • A Ghosts’n Goblins with a picture that’s scrolling from top to bottom on power up
  • An arcade monitor that doesn’t seem to show the entire picture on the horizontal
  • A Super Major League Baseball with no sound, no game and is blowing a 3 amp fuse
  • Finding the HOT (Horizontal Output Transistor) on an 18 Wheeler that’s playing blind
  • A Cruis’n USA that occasionally won’t come on and will reset to factory settings
  • A Space Invaders with a jumpy image on the screen that gradually fades to black
  • A WWF Wrestlemania that has no sound during gameplay
  • Removing the coin return buttons from a Pac Man cabinet
  • Securing the bottom of the back door of an arcade cabinet
  • Moving a Silver Line 26 cabinet (with a Street Fighter board inside) upstairs
  • Switching a Die Hard Arcade from free play to coin play
  • And a World Rally Championship with a dead gas pedal

We also talk about an innovation that Tim discovered on the new Jurassic Park arcade game, give our thoughts on Stern Pinball’s new expanded partnership with FarSight Studios and discuss the passing of founder Tim Hensel. 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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    Hi guys all the way from Ireland,

    Great podcast again.
    Just thought I would give you some feedback and acknowledgement that your podcast is helping people worldwide. Very informative and some good humour as well.

    Keep up the awesome work.


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