Extra button on arcade table

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  1. Nerdtendo
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    This has been bugging me for ages. My dad got an arcade table cheap from a friend who makes them and there's this one button that doesn't do anything. I've been trying to figure it out for forever. Maybe some of you guys can help. Here's a pic. It's the yellow one on the side. 15015631992381999558316.jpg
     
  2. TotalInsanity4

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    Could potentially be a player select button, or an "insert coin" button
     
  3. Nerdtendo
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    Those are the white buttons
     
  4. TotalInsanity4

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    Hmm... does it do anything at all in menus?
     
  5. Nerdtendo
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    I've tried and nope. I've tried holding it on startup and pressing all the buttons at once.
     
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    is this arcade table modified? could be a leftover button....
    kinda tought it would be a reset button of some sort..
    can't you guys ask the previous owner? or open the table up and see if it's actually connected?
     
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    As others have said, it's likely that the button USED to do something. It could be a generic cabinet or a refurbished one that used to house a different set of boards. Based on the table layout, though, and how the button is off to the side, I'd guess that it is a Game Select button that lets you cycle through the various games on it.
     
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    If it's a modified cabinet like others have suggested, perhaps at one point that button was used to toggle the service mode? A lot of arcade games have a "hidden" service menu that the owner can call up by pushing a button at any time (though they were typically kept inside the cabinet so the customers couldn't get to it).
     
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    Nothing like having the Easy Mod/FreePlay button mounted outside. XD
     
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    In this day and age of MAME cabinets, it makes sense to keep it easily accessible since most of those menus also had difficulty settings in addition to free play, yeah.
     
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  11. Nerdtendo
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    My dad's not one to bother people about a petty problem. I'll open it up later and see if it's connected. Thanks for the help guys!
     
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