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hi, I recently purchased a used joust standup arcade game. It appears to work fine. But when player one's game is over, you cannot enter your initials. Nothing happens when you move the joystick from side to side. But with Player two, everything works ok, when player two's game is over, he can put his initials in. Any idea what the problem might be? thanks for a reply.

This is certainly an interesting issue! I would first remove the batteries from the main board. Hopefully there is no corrosion, but if there is, clean it with white vinegar. After that's done, make sure that you turn the game on with the batteries out of the game. Play a game and try to enter your high scores. This should fix it. After that, install brand new batteries and you should be good to go!

Hope this helps,

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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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