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Question from Frank: I know that you sell DVDs on arcade repair but I’m looking for a complete package on how to restore them and what not. What do I need to purchase to do what I need to do on my machine? Also, do you have any books as well? Many thanks, Frank
Response from Jonathan: Frank,
Unfortunately, we don’t know of a complete package that will teach you everything you need to know about arcade repair and restoration mainly because the topic is just so vast. With that said, we recommend checking out the resources on our website starting with our post on the Basic Troubleshooting Of An Arcade Game and then working your way through the rest of our website by skill level. Every post and video on our website has been assigned a skill level on our scale that goes from beginner to expert. You can view the posts by skill level by clicking the one that you would like to view under the Skill Level heading on the right sidebar. Reading our posts and viewing our videos should give you a pretty good understanding of the topic as a whole. We also highly recommend buying our DVDs from our online store as they have some additional information that’s not included on our website.
Another resource that we recommend is called The Book by Atari. The Book was specifically written to teach people who had bought their arcade games in the 70s and 80s how to repair them as most arcade owners had little to no electronics experience at that time. It is for this reason that it’s such a great resource for beginners. You can find a link to The Book in our post on Recommended Books For Electronics Repair. If you’re looking for more on the technical side of arcade game repair, you might check out Randy Fromm and his books and videos. He has more of a classroom teaching style than our videos but he definitely knows his stuff.
Of course, please let us know if you have any specific questions about arcade repair and we’ll try to help you out. Thank you for your question and good luck with your future repairs.
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