QA Podcast – Episode 63

QA Podcast - Episode 63

This is the February 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…

  • Enabling the faster variation of Ms. Pac Man
  • Selecting a multigame board for a upright horizontal cabinet
  • Finding a six point security screw bit
  • A Galaga with a white screen that has dark specks running vertically
  • Drilling holes in a control panel for arcade buttons
  • A Ms. Pac Man with buttons and joysticks that don’t work during play
  • A Robotron with a screen that’s too wide
  • Identifying horizontal collapse issues
  • A cocktail cabinet that gives a mala error
  • A Galaga that only lights up the marquee when plugged in
  • A Suzuka 8 Hour with intermittent game issues
  • A Space Invaders with fire button problems
  • Opening a multicade cocktail cabinet with a key
  • A Street Fighter II Turbo with sound issues
  • A multicade with a shaky screen
  • A Daytona USA with power supply problems
  • An Armor Attack cocktail that won’t open up
  • A Ms. Pac Man cocktail with a black screen with white static lines
  • A Combatribes with a monitor that doesn’t switch on
  • A Galaga with continuity on both AC outputs of the isolation transformer
  • Converting an old TV into an arcade monitor
  • A Pac Man(?) board with several issues
  • and a Omega Race with multiple problems

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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