Tools needed to repair arcade games

Interesting post from the Klov arcade game forum from the week, tools for repairing arcade games.

The original post was titled ‘Which tools should be on the ultimate test bench?‘ and there were some awesome contributions for tools that are needed for diagnosing and repairing arcade games from monitors, to power supplies to PCB (game boards).

Have suggestions to add to this list?

  • Should it be broken up by section – meaning should we list the tools needed under ‘Monitors’, ‘PCBs’, etc.
  • Should it be categorized by beginner, intermediate or advanced?
  • What tools are missing?
  • Can we add links for best place to buy these tools?
  • Can we add definitions of the tools and how they’re used?

Even tools you might make yourself. Leave a comment and I’ll add your suggestions so we can fill out this list for anyone interested in trying to repair their own favorite classic arcade. (more…)