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my joust works fine most of the time,i have installed a new power supply,but often i get a solid red screen and game sounds when i try to play,i just turn off and on once and it will work for a while again,any help would be great,thx brian

If you're getting a red screen but can still hear the game, it sounds like you've got a malfunctioning monitor. If you tap on the cabinet, does the red go away or flicker? It may something as simple as a loose connection or bad solder joint.

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Brian Penzone


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.


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.

BA from The Ohio State University, Associates from DeVry University

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