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Hello Brian,

I just got a 2005 Golden Tee Fore Complete. The previous owner couldn't solve an issue with it rebooting right before the game initialized.

The Hard drive and EEPROM have been replaced , v2.09 but the problem persists.
I have held the start button down and it runs through the video test flawlessly.
I have adjusted the voltage and been warned that it is too high.

Should I be looking at a larger Watt PS? I got the hard drive and eeprom from arcade services in the US and it is a Canadian machine, is this the issue?

Thanks for any help.

Hi Justin,

I think you may have hit the nail on the head with the US/Canadian discrepancy. When the unit was upgraded to a GT2005C originally, the security chip would have likely been programmed with with the license for Canadian operation. I do not know this for a fact, but I am making an educated guess.

The fact that it passes all tests says that the board is fine, and that the hard drive is physically fine. The power supply should be fine as well, but i'd need to see a picture of it to see if it's the correct one. Wattage shouldn't be an issue, as the power supply obviously did run it fine at one point (of course, unless it was replaced at some point, but that's out there...)

A few easy questions though- the hard drive is set up as master? Power is plugged in to the hard drive? IDE cable is secure?

Does the game simply reboot after the voltage warning screen? High voltage shouldn't be an issue causing that, but adjust it down to where you're not seeing that warning. It should be reading ~ +5.2VDC at the power connectors.

Let me know if 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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