QA Podcast – Episode 55

QA Podcast - Episode 55

This episode of the QA Podcast was recorded on Friday, December 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 uWink Gaming System won’t boot up after changing some settings
  • A Top Speed with a new power supply and board but nothing on the screen
  • A Space Invaders that used to work but just stopped one day
  • A Road Kings pinball machine that has all the lights working but won’t play
  • A Playchoice 10 where both monitors were plugged into a regular extension cord
  • A Special Forces Elite Training where everything on the screen is red
  • A NBA Showtime: NBA On NBC with no picture and no sound
  • A Super Contra that shows a bunch of checkered boxes and pink designs on the screen
  • A lot of 5 Neo Geo MVS cabinets all with various monitor issues
  • A Final Fight that displays either a scrolling screen or just half of the picture
  • A Rastan with a bunch of white, wavy, skewed rasters at the bottom of the screen
  • An Asteroids where the vectors are becoming increasingly wavy
  • A WWF wrestling game that is playing blind
  • A Donkey Kong that only displays in red
  • A F-Zero AX that has a no signal to monitor error
  • A Main Event Wrestling where the audio is fine but the video went out
  • A Dance Dance Revolution machine that’s missing the Bemani PC
  • An arcade monitor with a blinking green light
  • And tips on how to buy an arcade machine

We also talk about a lawsuit filed by former Donkey Kong world record holder Billy Mitchell against Cartoon Network and discuss the one arcade game IGN thinks you should play if you only play one game in your life. 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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    I always enjoy listening to the tips and the discussions about arcade games you guys have! I was just watching this documentary on youtube and it reminded me of Tim when he was answering the question to the kid about wanting to get his first arcade game in his room and said “You could tell your parents you could be doing drugs but you’d rather be playing pacman” lol Anyways keep doing what you guys are doing, it inspired me to buy a Ms Pacman Cocktail table myself to repair and successfully at that!

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