How To Become Better With Arcade Game In 15 Minutes

When we first started All You Can Arcade, it was a little on faith. We were confident that people would want to rent arcade games by the month, but truth be told, we had no clue how to operate on them. Before we knew that our launch was a month off and we had managed to collect about 100 matches, but only 10 of those worked!
All our screens would exhibit a scrambled picture on the monitor. It was super frustrating because we had no idea how to fix it. We nearly missed our launching, but we eventually clued in on what was causing our probablem once we discovered about monitor sync 101 and realized that they sometimes have to get hooked up differently depending on the game. On this day, we must have turned on at least 20 matches, that we had already put a lot of hard work into, but had been missing this final piece of the puzzle so as to have the to play them. This very small chunk of understanding, gave us the games we had to get started and was sufficient to keep us motivated to keep learning how to correct problems.
Five years later, I spend more time researching arcade fix, I spent researching in college and the education proceeds to pay off.
For the last couple of years, we've had an average bug that's crept into our fleet.
To fix the symptom, we would raise the power source to operate hot which would be helpful for the following 3 to six weeks until the electricity supplies would burn . After running into this puzzle a few times, we began to put the games into deep storage until we could find out why they all kept failing. Because we presumed, it had been caused by bad circuit boards hoping to draw too much power, we missed something much more evident.
After cleansing the chips, it might sometimes assist, but this insect has managed to brick at least 20 of our games. Well now , our Mortal Kombat 2 began to display exactly the same symptoms and quite frankly if we pull that one from the fleet, our clients will riot, so that I sat down to get into the origin of the event of the drop in voltage.
To do this I took my voltage meter, measured the electricity in the power source and then started tracing the 5V line and measuring where I could touch wire. When I measured the power before it went into the edge connector, I noticed that the voltage had already dropped. I now suspected the connector between the cable and the power source. As soon as I crimped on the end of the line to place on a new one, I instantly saw what my problem was.
We love getting a good deal and I'd be willing to bet you a quarter, so that you cannot find a better deal on the jamma harnesses that we purchase. Unfortunately, it seems like we may have gotten what we paid for them.
From the exterior, the harness looks like it uses a thick 18 gauge cable to conduct the power to the board. That is a lot of metal to run a small quantity of voltage. It's part of why I suspected that it was our offender.
Once you start this up though, you can see that from the outside it looks 18 gauge, but on the inside it is short quite a lot of metal. The solution was simple, run a thicker wire from the power supply to the harness and Voila!
While this simple bug ought to have been seen earlier and has caused us a great deal of headaches, it is also extremely exciting to figure out the origin of our problem and to understand that with very little work, we've got another 20 awesome games back on our site . Learning to fix arcade games has never been simple and your schooling never really ends, but each time you solve a mystery, the following game gets easier and easier to repair.
Hopefully, other men and women who've run into similar trouble, can save the exact same headache by A.) double checking the wire you are using when you can not get your voltage to travel cleanly from your power supply into a circuit boards and indoor playground ( B.) paying only slightly more better quality jamma harnesses.