QA Podcast – Episode 58

QA Podcast - Episode 58

This episode of the QA Podcast was recorded on Sunday, April 17, 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 Tekken 3 with a grey wire hanging from the flyback
  • A Ms. Pac Man to 60-in-1 upgrade with control issues
  • A Super Mario Bros. with no power
  • A Tempest with vertical collapse
  • Problems adjusting the horizontal width coil on a monitor
  • Isolation transformers, sync rates, batteries and more
  • A Pole Position that’s stuck in free play mode
  • A Golden Tee Fore 2005 with a screen that flickers from bright to normal
  • A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with no sound
  • A Super Mario Bros. that nothing happens when it’s turned on
  • A Pac Man cocktail that starts up to a screen that says samurai
  • A Cruis’n World that has a thin line horizontally on the monitor
  • A Buster Bros with a suicide battery
  • A NBA Jam that powers on but shows no gameplay
  • A Super Pac Man cocktail with a messed up screen
  • A Golden Tee Fore 2005 that keeps freezing up during gameplay
  • A Ms. Pac Man/Galaga combo that gets a fuzzy screen after an hour or two
  • A Ms. Pac Man cocktail with some black lines through the screen
  • A Time Pilot to 60-in-1 upgrade with a fire button that doesn’t work
  • A Golden Tee Complete 2005 with a no signal message on the monitor
  • Dealing with screen burn by replacing the tube
  • A Police Trainer with one gun that just shoots but has no aiming
  • And how many connectors can you put on one terminal on a power supply

We also talk about the possibility of Coleco reviving their mini-arcade cabinets and discuss some arcade cabinets that were found in the tunnels of Northland mall, an abandoned mall in Detroit, MI. 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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