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I have a pac man cocktail table game from the the late 70's early 80's  You can no longer see the game though you can hear it playing.  I feel there is a bulb out, but can not figure out how to open it up.  I also have the game board for Ms. Pac Man so I know you should be able to open up the top, but I can not get it done, and I'm usually pretty good with this kind of stuff.
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When you open the coin door, on the left and right inside are two latches- they hold the tabletop down. Undo these latches and the game will open up.

It sounds like your monitor has died and will need to be repaired or replaced. Unless you're a professional, I would suggest not touching the monitor, as it hold lethal voltages.

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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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