QA Podcast – Episode 56

QA Podcast - Episode 56

This episode of the QA Podcast was recorded on Thursday, January 28, 2016. 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 Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters with light gun issues
  • A monitor that’s only showing half the picture
  • An arcade cabinet with a blown 259 coin slot bulb
  • Replacing a CRT with an LCD on a cherry master/joker poker arcade game
  • Laminating a cabinet using spray adhesive that’s made of bare MDF
  • A Golden Axe with no sound
  • An arcade game with a rolling picture
  • A Galaga with a cracked horizontal width coil on the monitor chassis
  • A Wonderboy with lines through the sprites when you move the joystick forward
  • An emulator-based cabinet with paint on one side and a vinyl sticker on the other
  • Adding a front nudge action to a control panel for playing virtual pinball
  • A Punk Shot game that randomly shuts down
  • A Street Fighter 2 that’s currently playing blind
  • A NBA Jam that’s missing the color red after being moved
  • A Frogger where the top 2 inches of the picture is chopped off
  • A Japanese Candy Super Neo 29 cabinet with monitor power issues
  • A Donkey Kong Jr. joystick that won’t move down
  • A King of Fighters 97 Neo Geo cabinet that is adding the wrong amount of credits
  • Laminating over laminate that is already installed on a cabinet
  • A Silkworm that’s missing the helicopter and the tank graphics
  • A Tekken 2 with a rotating picture
  • Checking whether an isolation transformer is good or bad
  • And Big Buck Hunter: Shooter’s Challenge with a screen that fades to white

We also talk about how Chuck E. Cheese’s plans to win you back and discuss the latest pinball machine release from Stern Pinball, Ultimate Spider-Man Vault Edition. 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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