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When plugging in and starting my game, I get no signal on the screen.  Upon review, I noticed that the board and fan would start up for 3 secs than shut off immediately with the same no signal on The screen.  I purchased a new power supply thinking that may be the problem, hooked it up, board now stays on, fan is moving- although seems slower than before-- still says no signal on the screen?  The board has 2 green lights, one steady and one flashing... What's my next step?  I have heard the hard drives go bad and the video card?  What's your opinion? Can I buy any video card from best buy?
Unit was working fine 6 months ago-- every now and then when I started it, I would get no signal. Turn of and back on game worked... Now every time no signal.. Hope this is enough info!! Thanks Matt

It sounds like you've got a video card problem, but it's not the kind you can purchase at a store. I would suggest looking on Ebay for a red board video card- they should be relatively plentiful.

It is also possible that you've got a bad hard drive- those have outlived their life expectancy, so it would be advisable to replace it as well as the video card. Be sure that you get the same year as the one you have or it will not work!

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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