Video Game Repair/golden tee


QUESTION: I have a 2005 golden tee arcade, we were playing it and it froze. I unplugged it and let it sit for 10 minutes. After plugging it back in, the game came on but now it is asking for 75 cents. This arcade does not have a coin mechanism so there is no way to put money in it. I'm guessing that this is a software issue but I'm hoping there's a easy fix.

ANSWER: Hello!

On SW-51, turn switch 1 OFF. This will take you into operator mode, where you can change the settings to your liking. Once done, flip the switch back and exit the menu and you should be all set!

Hope this helps!

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QUESTION: What you said to do worked but I think there is still another issue. After putting it on free play I was able to play a round, but when I finished the game it frooze. After about 5 minutes it restarted itself and once again it forgot all the settings.

It sounds like there are multiple problems- the first one would be that the hard drive needs tobe replaced. On top of that, you should replace the battery that is on the board. If your board does not have a battery, replacing the hard drive should take care of the problem.

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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