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Arcade Repair Tips – Opening An Arcade Cabinet

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Welcome to the Arcade Repair Tips Video Series! In this video, Tim Peterson talks about how to open up an arcade cabinet so that you can gain access to the parts inside. For more information, please visit our website at and please watch for more videos in the Arcade Repair Tips Video Series! Thanks for watching!


  1. So I bought an arcade game from the coinopstore back in 2016. Apparently now they are being charged with selling fake games. Anyways, the game worked great, has over 64 games and I really enjoyed it. Last week, I moved it from 1 room to another and now nothing displays on the monitor. The games start up and you can hear the noise of the game, but cannot see anything on the monitor. Any suggestions.?

  2. Another helpful video. Speaking as a new arcade owner your repair tip video series are invaluable. Keep up the good work.

  3. 19kfox,

    We agree with MrAnimeGuru. The JAMMA pinouts and kick harness are the same between CPS-2 games. This means that it's pretty much a plug-and-play swap of the A board to get it working.

    We have also featured your question on episode 6 of our Q&A podcast. Please listen to it for more of our thoughts on your question. Thank you for your question and stay tuned for more videos and podcasts.

  4. nowwwwwwwww in high deaf lol ,,,,,,,that how the chines got to usa in arcade cabints that why there so big on a boot and a pound of rice 10 gal water

  5. @xavius000 Some arcade cabinets cannot be opened from the back. The top part that you popped off is there so you can gain access to the monitor. Cabinets like this usually have the parts mounted to a shelf that's attached to the control panel. If you open up the control panel, you might see some latches on either side holding the shelf in place. Undo those latches to pull the shelf out so you can work on the game. Please listen to episode 21 of our podcast for more thoughts on your question.

  6. I have an " Astro Blaster " 1981 Gremlin/Sega, The fire button works most of the time , but will not fire later in the game, at around five minutes. Is this a malfunction of the game play or is it something else? I am not even a novice when it comes to classic arcade games, so I need a lot of helpful hints and instruction on this matter. Please help me if you can. Thank you. Matt

  7. Have you ever done this before and had someone put the back on to scare someone when you pop out? 4:35

  8. I have an arcade system and it's locked I lost the keys how do u unlock it?

  9. do you have a video showing how to use a power switch? I'm wanting to build a MAME machine, so it isn't connecting to a normal game motherboard, but perhaps a way to trigger the PC to power on with an outside switch? Thanks

  10. You need a new game board or possibly new roms. I would just replace the board.

  11. Hi, do you have a little guide for starters? I just picked up some 90ies cabinet with a not working Jamma Platine and want to transform it to a Hyper Spin MAME cabinet. Need little tips and tricks what to do and what parts to change etc.

  12. Question for any of you, id like to go about purchasing my first arcade cabinet, perhaps even a broken one to fix up myself.
    Now….I know of a machine close by, that is certainly broken. Its at a hotel where they have put the poor thing in next to the pool for hell knows how long. Its very humid in the room and it certainly may have been splashed over the years. When you plug it in, it turns on, but its only static. Does this sound fixable? or is it probably beyond hope?

  13. your videos are very helpful for noobs just joining the standup arcade collecting movement.  any vids on red cathode monitor repair, or "deadspot" screen light gun game repair? thanks! 

  14. HI,
    I have a pacman cabinet and i want to ask you about the coin door, i wanted to replace the 2 metal coin return buttons, is that easy? some games u have to push the 25 cent but this has to buttons below them.

  15. How does the bottom of the back door stay one if only secured from the top?

  16. Where can I find some schematics for my cabinet? Just to let you know it's need for speed gt leader

  17. hi I bought a silver line 26 cabinet with jamma street fighter inside and the cab won't fit up the stairs , i think i need to dismantle the cab , do you or anyone else have any ideas  thanks

  18. Hello. I just got my first "Die Hard Arcade" machine. I'm new to this, how can I switch the free play to coin play?

  19. Hola Tengo una street fighter 2 original el mueble con forma de a y no se como se abre porq atrás viene sellada y me falta un cable de conexión.agradezco ayuda

  20. Hello I have the ue13 error message for NBA JAM Tournament Edition, I've replace the cmos battery once and it went away, but now it's back and with a new battery still there and screen is hazy, please I need help

  21. hi guys… maybe someone can help me with a question i have …. i bought a old used arcade cabinet from a guy…. he somehow done this…… he has somehow managed to bend most the pins completely off . im talk I g about the pins on the neck tube that connect to the neck board. can anyone help me with a fix for this or am i stuck buying a completely new monitor . thanks for the help

  22. "and I could hide in there" lol but seriously thanks for the help man

  23. About to start work as a game tech at D&B. Soild principles even for newer games, thank you.

  24. Hey there, can you please do a video or assembly and take down of Sega Super GT Twin/Scud. I took mine down 6 months ago an then got super busy now I’m not so sure about all connectors and screws. Thank you!!!

  25. Dude where is the video for that test button ?..?

  26. Just bought Raiden and I'm having trouble getting it to turn on. Looked for power switch and can not find one. There is nothing on the top of the game where some of the older game have it. The person would bought it from turned it on. We drove 20 miles and are having troubles. Any hints, possible the extension cord is the wrong kind, going to buy a voltage tester today to see if there is voltage going through. Thank you

  27. you are my most favourite youtuber i love your videos

  28. Thank you for the info I have Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition trying to learn about the board and joysticks

  29. My pac man is not working the screen is glitcing need help

  30. Hey I have a tetris arcade machine, is there an audio on/off control? My audio does not work but appears to be hooked up propertly.

  31. Hi im in bham england and built monarch automatics video masters for years. Also converted all sorts of video games to new programs. So if you need help contact me.

  32. "Today we play, Psp's"
    Damn, time flies by. This was recorded 10 years ago.
    I'm 18 and I am getting so interested on arcade machines. I wanna build my own one day

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