I enjoy taking in a non working Arcade game and bringing it back to life. I think it funny that people consider an Arcade game as a complex beast that requires a lot of knowledge and skill to repair. I started this as a hobby a few years ago and Iby no means know everything needed to repair a game, but I do have persistence, and that usually pays off.
When I started repairing my first game my biggest hurdle was learning how to troubleshoot a game and then where to find repair / replacement parts without getting raked over the coals. Luckily the Internet brings people together to share knowledge and help others attempting repairs on thier own. I conducted a few "Deep Dives" into the Internet to look for and find the information I needed. I usually found what I needed and I often found a few good parts suppliers. I also usually found really good sources for information. So, if you need something you cant find yourself in regards to reference material or where to go for a part, let me know. I might know where to go.
There are tons of options when it comes to fixing a game. You can gamble on a used paty you see for sale online, fix it yourslef or pay someone to fix it. If you are going to tackle fixing a game, you must have some basic electrical and carpentry skills in your toolkit. But in reality, pretty much anyone can fix an arcade game. I have found that buying replacement parts that are 30 years old because mine died (especially PCB's) was a hit and miss propsition. Some were good for a time and others did not do so well. I lean towards the multicade board sbecause they are cheap and give you mor ethan one game. Some games are not exactly like the original, but most cannot tell the difference between the original and a clone.
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