Had one of those nightmare/comedic repair days, inside a far-far-too-cramped, awkward arcade machine of my own making.
One of those days where you begin work (slash, gaming), but realise something is not working right. So I fix it, and re-assemble the machine. I then realise *idiot* I've forgotten to re-plug something trivial inside the machine. So I open it up again, plug the thing in, put it back together again. Sigh! Sigh the First, as it happens.
Then I begin work (slash, gaming) again, and immediately notice that now audio's gone. What?! Awesomely, while doing the previous fix, in this nightmare cramped machine, bent over double with my arm shoved up this cavern of arcade doom, I've accidentally pulled a connector out from deeeep in the innards. 5 parts need to come out to even *get* to the socket for replugging. This is *at least* twice as annoying as the initial fix was. Sigh the Second. His reign was not short, and also, not sweet.
But fiinally it's done. And so I game.
Hey. One button's not working. One BUTTON'S NOT #%&$*^% WORKING. Doesn't take long to realise that Fix 2, which was caused by Fix 1, has itself caused 8% of Fix 1 (that is, one pin) to come unstuck, and oooohh yes, it's time for a visit to Fun Old Aunty Take-Apart again, for the 5th time this day. Grrrrr!
This time, I thoroughly test every aspect before putting the screws back in. While glaring harshly at the machine, just daring something to not work. This repair is going to get veeerry interesting, Will Smith style, if this farce goes on any longer. But at last, I'm here, looking at the attract screen finally. All the controls are good. Picture's good. Audio works.
Just in time to go and do the house work and meal preparation! 😁