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My machine will not go on. Is there a fuse that might have blown out, or could there be another problem. Machine is from the 1970s. Is there a place in Chicago that I can call?

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Hi Joe,

There are a couple of things that could cause this- on the bottom of the machine, there is a power switch. If you've tried this and it doesn't work, there is also a line fuse. If you open the machine up and follow the cord that plugs into the wall into the machine, you'll see it goes to a fuse. Check this fuse to see if it is blown. If that is also fine, continue following the wiring. There will be a bank of 5 (?) fuses that could possibly have problems.

I would also suggest pulling each of the fuses and "squeezing" the holding fingers together just so that they make tighter connections with the fuses.

Hope this helps!
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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