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Repair on arcade machine... need help.

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Chaos Master, Feb 3, 2004.

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  1. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    I am back to work after some vacation and am trying to repair an arcade machine.

    Machine: crusin' exotica (made by Midway (sp?)) - the one with the numeric
    keyboard where you can enter an PIN ID.

    Problem: "Crashes" when tries to get record times. Causes a reboot and makes the
    machine go into self test. When the machine does not crash I get sh*t data [1] at
    high score tables.

    I've never worked at those machines but I guess they're like a video game machine
    or computer + monitor. It looks like a RAM problem. Has anyone here info on repair
    of arcade machines?

    [1] It looks like this:

    1 XXXXXX 00:00:00
    2 000000 00:00:00

    Thanks.
     
  2. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Post on rec.games.video.arcade.collecting
     
  3. Roger

    Roger Guest

    Could be that record times are kept in one of those little serial
    EEPROMS, and the problem is there. Should not be hard to find if it is.
     
  4. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    Roger[] iscrivinhated/wrotou na
    I will take a look at this. Thanks.
     
  5. Chris Oates

    Chris Oates Guest

    a lot of Midway games are hard drive based & if so you may have bad sectors

    set the drive as a slave, put it in your PC and run 'chkdisk'
     
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