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Repairing Broken, Cut, Or Damaged Wires

If you’ve worked on arcade cabinets for any length of time, you’ve probably found one or more exposed bare wires just floating around inside of a game. It seems like the wires inside arcade

Methods For Stripping A Wire

With the amount of wiring found in arcade cabinets, the chances are good that you will need to strip the end of a wire at some point during your time repairing arcade games. There

Assembling A Cocktail Cabinet Kit (With JAMMA Wiring Harness)

We’ve heard from many of you over the years who would like to own an arcade cabinet but can’t find any in your area. Unfortunately, the amount of cabinets in circulation has dwindled quite

Replacing A Marquee Light (With An LED Light Bar)

A well lit marquee is one of the best forms of advertisement for any arcade game. While the marquee artwork itself can be compelling, the addition of a back light to this area of

Installing A High Score Save Kit (In A Donkey Kong Cabinet)

When arcade cabinets first arrived on the scene, players would pump tons of money into their favorite machines to see if they could get the high score. Unfortunately, many of the arcade cabinets at

Cutting And Scoring Plexiglass

While most early arcade machines used regular glass during their initial construction, plexiglass has become the standard used in most arcade cabinets since the 90s. Plexiglass is a solid transparent plastic that can be

Adding Credits To An Arcade Game (And Setting Up Free Play)

In order to play most arcade games, you must either have a way to add credits to the machine or set the free play setting on the board. While most newer games offer a

Troubleshooting Light Gun Issues

While joysticks and buttons are the most common form of player controls on arcade games, many different types of controls have gained popularity over the years. One of the more recent innovations in video

Replacing A Control Panel Overlay

Of the many parts of an arcade cabinet, control panels definitely take the most abuse. Gamers mashing on buttons, kids randomly pulling on joysticks and the general passage of time are just some of

Repairing Joystick Switch Issues

Nothing can be more frustrating to someone trying to play an arcade game than the joystick not working properly. Whether it’s a classic arcade game like Pac Man or a fighting game like Soul