QA Podcast – Episode 62

QA Podcast - Episode 62

This is the January 2017 episode of the QA Podcast with Erich and Chris. For more information on the 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 comments for the guys. On this episode, Erich and Chris answered your arcade repair questions regarding…

  • An Area 51 with no power to the screen and no background noise
  • A Cybersled with joystick issues
  • A 412-in-1 board that won’t go into test mode
  • Wiring a 60-in-1 board to a Midway coin door
  • A MAME project cabinet with 4-5 narrow versions displayed on the screen
  • An arcade cabinet fan installation project
  • Using a LCD monitor in a Roadblasters cabinet
  • A Ms. Pac Man cabaret with no picture
  • A slot machine with a hopper that goes off all the time
  • Connecting a Neotec monitor chassis to a tube with a broken pin
  • A 412-in-1 cabinet with only two buttons per player
  • A Ridge Racer 2 with nothing on the display
  • A Vanguard with a completely white screen
  • A Ms. Pac Man that blows the breaker when it comes on
  • A Twister pinball machine that needs a new power cord
  • Removing the anode cup by hand after discharging
  • An Omega Race with a horizontal positioning issue
  • Issues after trying to adjust the convergence rings
  • A dip switch that causes a game to pause or stop
  • A Donkey Kong Jr. with a wavy monitor image
  • Adjusting a Peter Chou power supply with a H dial
  • and advice on entering the adjustment menu of an arcade monitor

Along with answering these questions, Erich and Chris also answer some of the emails they have received since their last episode. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below. As always, you can contact them by email at or by calling the voicemail line at (972) 8AR-TIPS or (972) 827-8477. Enjoy!

Special thanks goes to David Payne and John Williams for composing the great arcade-style music that we use in our podcast and Jeff Martin for providing the excellent voiceovers. Please check out their websites for information on the services they provide.


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