QA Podcast – Episode 65

QA Podcast - Episode 65

This is the July 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…

  • A Ms. Pac-Man cocktail cabinet with power issues
  • Consequences from improperly grounding a push button
  • A Big Buck Hunter: Sportsman’s Paradise game with washed out colors
  • Skipping terminals on a daisy-chain of ground wires
  • Recommendations for adjustable coin mechs that don’t jam
  • A Ms. Pac-Man cocktail cabinet low voltage problems
  • A Ms. Pac-Man with flickering thing vertical lines on the screen
  • A Terra Force cocktail cabinet 60-in-1 conversion
  • A Golden Axe: Revenge Of Death Adder board with no picture or sound
  • A NBA Jam where the top, bottom and sides of the screen are smooshed in
  • A Ms. Pac-Man with lights and monitor but no game
  • Testing and replacing video chips on an arcade board
  • An Invasion (Space Invaders clone) with black & white monitor problems
  • A Phoenix with a screen that changes color and position during play
  • A Nintendo Playchoice with an overlapping image on the monitor
  • A Die Hard Arcade with a solid colored screen
  • and an Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 with no video

Along with answering these questions, Erich has an interview with Rich and Kendra from This Old Game (recorded at the Southern Fried Gameroom Expo) and Chris gives a tech talk on logic gates. 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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