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I can answer questions regarding coin-operated arcade game questions down to the logic board. Error codes, erratic operation, dead boards, I can help with them all. I can help with video monitors on a very limited and basic level only.

Experience in the area

I have spent nearly 20 years as an avid arcade collector, and spent nearly 10 of those years as the lead tech for a large arcade operator, doing work for manufacturers and other coin-operated amusement companies around the globe. I maintain a good sized collection of arcade games, as well as a large inventory of spare parts for a wide range of arcade machines.

Education/Credentials

BA from The Ohio State University, Associates from DeVry University

What do you like about this subject?

I grew up playing arcade games, and currently maintain a collection of over 20 classic arcade games. I was featured in an article in the Columbus Dispatch on classic arcade collecting, have contributed to Atari's 80 Greatest Hits video game, and am active in the online arcade collecting community.

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Ms. Pac Man isn't wearing pants.


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james11/23/16101010thank you very much!!
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james10/04/16101010ok, i appreciated your help!!
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Recent Answers from Brian Penzone

2016-11-23 ps4:

Hi James-    This is actually really straightforward! First, you need to purchase an HDMI to RCA converter, like this one:    http://tinyurl.com/gls6ghj    Then you plug the HDMI cable into the adapter

2016-11-22 ps 4:

Hi James-    This is actually really straightforward! First, you need to purchase an HDMI to RCA converter, like this one:    http://tinyurl.com/gls6ghj    Then you plug the HDMI cable into the adapter

2016-11-08 Original Silver Strike Bowling Trackball problems:

Clark,    I am really not thrilled to be the bearer of bad news, but that is exhibiting all of the classic symptoms of a bad I/O board. There are a few things that you can do to see if you can mitigate

2016-09-01 Head To Head Texas Hold Em - No Signal to Screen:

Hi Alex,    When the monitor shows "no signal" can you still hear the game playing? Are you able to start a game and it just plays blind? If you're not hearing anything, you've likely got a bad power supply

2016-07-01 cleaning:

That's actually a really good question!     There are several different ways to keep your games in like-new condition:    1) Sun damage- Make sure that your games and systems are kept out of long-term

 

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