QUICK LINKS: Vending Videos  |  Micromarkets  |

VT Classifieds

|

Buy a Classified Ad

|

Editorial Calendars

|

Circulation Data

|

Downloads

|

Bookstore

|

Operators Date Book

Search:      

Bookmark this site




Issue Date: Vol. 50, No. 7, July 2010, Posted On: 7/9/2010


Namco America Issues Service Bulletin For Tank! Tank! Tank!


Nick Montano
Nick@vendingtimes.net
Namco, Namco America, Tank! Tank! Tank!, Namco service bulletin, Sam Ven, videogame, video game, arcade video game, coin-op game, coin-op news, Threadlocker PX #24250, videogame compressor, video game safety

AMI"ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL -- Operators who are running Namco America's Tank! Tank! Tank! motion-cabinet party game have been alerted to a potential mechanical problem and the procedure for avoiding it. The service update covers games with serial numbers from FC00400A00 through FC00400A48, and FC00400B38 through FC00400B99.

According to Namco America, the compressor that provides "force feedback" to the steering wheel and the seat of a game in these series may be susceptible to loosening of its motor cam setscrews. If these come loose, the compressor's fan blades can break.

Namco America product coordinator Sam Ven explained that preventive action is relatively simple: the setscrews should be removed and their threads doped with Threadlocker PX #24250 or an equivalent locking compound, then replaced and tightened to their locked position.

"This service can be completed in less than 30 minutes," Ven explained. "We strongly suggest that you check your unit's serial number, and if it is part of the group mentioned above, that you act quickly to check and update your unit."

Namco America has prepared printed instructions explaining the issue and illustrating the corrective procedure. These may be found online at the company's support pages. Operators also may contact Namco America at (847) 264-5610, or email a request to arcadeinfo@namcoamerica.com.


Topic: Music and Games Features

Articles:
  • Anthony Catanoso Dies; Former North Wildwood Mayor Was Known As Friend To Coin-Op
  • IAAPA's 2014 Attractions Expo Draws 19,400 For Biggest Show In 17 Years
  • Stern Pinball Attracts More Media Attention; Does The Hype Help Operators?
  • IAAPA Previews New Attractions And FECs Expected To Open Around The World In 2015
  • EAG International Expo Planners Gear Up For January 2015 Opening

Copyright © 2014 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570