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Hi there, we recently moved.  Before the move, our golden tee was working fine.  After the move, when we plugged it in, the screen was very dark. It's too dark to play but the audio is fine.  I've seennonnother sites it could be the power supply, but I read on one of your forums it could be as simple as turning up the brightness. Not sure if you need this or not but the model number is 9700.

Thank you for your help!
Michelle

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Hi Michelle!

You're right- this is likely a very easy fix, and one that has nothing to do with the power supply. First, there should be a small board that is mounted somewhere that has various monitor controls on it. Look for a ribbon cable that comes from the monitor and goes to a small 3x2 board. Look for a brightness control on that. If you do not see one, don't worry.

On the back of the monitor itself, there's a board mounted to the metal frame. On that board will be a high voltage transformer (it looks like a small soda can with a thick red wire coming out of the top). On that, there will be two knobs- one for focus and one for brightness. It's likely the brightness control needs to be turned up. Be *VERY* careful when handling these knobs!

If that doesn't fix the problem, there will be other knobs on the board on the monitor. Look for either brightness or contrast, and one of them will fix your problem!

Hope this helps (and saves you some money!)

Brian

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Brian Penzone

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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.

Experience

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.

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BA from The Ohio State University, Associates from DeVry University

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