Question I have a golden tee 2004 that freezes at the same spot every time. When you try and make a course selection. I replaced the hard drive with a compact flash thinking it was a bad hard drive. But no luck. Same problem. Boots up fine. W ok voltage it says. Then freezes after player and course selection. Any idea what would cause this.? Thanks
Answer It's very likely that you've got a bad video card. Does it play through the attract mode without problems? Even if it does, that doesn't rule out a bad video card. It may be overheating. Replacement cards are inexpensive- it would be worth swapping them and seeing if that fixes the issue.
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