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Artifacts on screen  

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Unit turned on  
Hi Brian,

Attached is the screenshot of the artifacts onscreen with the plug n play unit.

Thanks for the assistance.

Interesting- that looks different than what I expected. I can rule out the cables, but I still think it could be the batteries- especially since it worked until you changed them.

What I would suggest that you do is gently open the unit (i'd assume they're phillips-head screws?) and gently press on the board with your fingers. There MAY be a chip that isn't making good contact. Also, be sure to look at the leads that come from the battery compartment and make sure that they are making good contact to the pads they are soldered to.

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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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