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Video Game Repair/04 Golden Tee


I purchased the game a year ago and it played fine, recently while playing the screen went black.  everything seems to work fine, when you turn the game on and hit the start button you have sound just a black screen. I pulled the video card out and cleaned and replaced it- same results. any suggestions?

It sounds like your monitor has bitten the dust. If you are looking to have it repaired, your best bet is going to be either calling a local arcade distributor or posting on Craigslist and asking for help. Working on a monitor is not something you should attempt unless you've been trained, as the voltages present are lethal.

If you want to buy another monitor, you can look for a cheap game and take the monitor from it, or again, post on CL that you're looking for one.

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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