If anyone is seriously considering buying a Wells-Gardner monitor, you should check out this link about their many problems being experienced lately:http://www.vendoramusements.com/bbs/nph-YaBB.pl?num=1165873842
Vendor Amusements is a large Canadian game route operator.
Here is some more:
In return, I expect to see the following from Wells Gardner:
1) Some more realistic troubleshooting documents available from Wells Gardner. Charts showing waveform diagrams and voltage checks at test points. Troubleshooting flowcharts that consist of MORE than the most basic problems solved by replacing a large number of components.
Surely your techs deal with these problems everyday, and know the problem spots.
2) Above mentioned documents available sooner than years after the model has been on the market.
3) A SERIOUS effort at designing a chassis that has about 1/2 the components the current models have. Drop the on-screen-display. Use capacitors that are known for quality (i.e. Nichicon, etc) NOT what is the cheapest available.
And have the plant at whatever third world country you are getting your chassis built at FIX THEIR GODDAM SOLDER FLOW MACHINE.
In return, I won't tell our distributor NOT to ship us any equipment that has a Wells Gardner monitor in it. Imagine our next order for 50 Big Buck Hunter Pro's or Golden Tee LIVE's, but ONLY machines that don't have WG monitors in them. Might tweak the interest of someone at Raw Thrills or IT.