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I have a golden tee machine that is not recognizing the trackball output. Checked for voltage at the location where it connects to board and all directions show 5 volts arriving at this point. What might correct this issue?

Hi Dan,

The first thing that I would try would be to remove the 4-pin connectors from the trackball and clean the pins with a pencil eraser. If that doesn't work, swap the two optic boards on the trackball, and see if the problem follows one of the boards (it will only read down/left). If that's the case, you simply need to replace one of the optic boards.

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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