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Video Game Repair/Goldent Tee 2015 Error


Hi Brian, we just got a GT 2015 delivered ... set it up ... beginning boot up fine, when select # of players and hit start ... an Activation Error pop up screen comes up and the message says "This machine has an I/O Board type mismatch" ... Inside on the I/O board on the side of cabinet there is one flashing red light titled "USB up"... Any thoughts??  Thank you so much!

This is an unfortunate error! The system has been updated to 2015, but the I/O board was not. If you purchased this from Incredible Technologies, or a licensed distributor, give them a call and they can give you the correct update. If you purchased this from a private seller, it's very possible that they purposely updated the system (which costs nothing) without updating the I/O board (which costs ~$750) and sold it as a 2015. Not unheard of to happen. If that's the case, you're stuck without purchasing the upgrade.

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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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