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Video Game Repair/Final Fight P1 won't move up


Hi Brian,

I just purchased a Final fight video game and it was in perfect working order when I bought it but now after moving it and setting it up I have found that the player one joystick does not respond when you move it in the up direction. Thanks in advance for your help.


Hi Eric-

It's incredibly likely that a ground has come off of the underside of the joystick. Open the control panel and look at the switches of the joystick. Move the stick up and look at the one that would be activated. There should be two wires on that switch- one colored and one black. Make sure there's a wire on each one! If not, connect the loose wire to the switch and game on!

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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