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Author Topic: Megatouch XL CD-ROM to Hard Drive  (Read 13930 times)

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Re: Megatouch XL CD-ROM to Hard Drive
« Reply #120 on: January 06, 2017, 04:54:48 pm »
I have patched the XL Gold file to run on a HD/Compact Flash card. If you're interested, let me know. I can send the file.
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Re: Megatouch XL CD-ROM to Hard Drive
« Reply #121 on: January 08, 2017, 07:59:38 am »
Hi all looks like going the way of the hard drive is my only option. I've posted about my troubles here http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,152843.0.html
Could someone help me with this? I really don't want to give up on this.

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Re: Megatouch XL CD-ROM to Hard Drive
« Reply #122 on: February 15, 2017, 12:17:01 pm »
Hi Tendrews, which file did you patch for the Gold version ?
I have a "hard drive shock mount failure" when the cd is in a compact flash and with the correct directory in launchit.bat.

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Re: Megatouch XL CD-ROM to Hard Drive
« Reply #123 on: November 09, 2019, 06:49:56 am »
I already was afraid of this.
You likely have a problem with your unit io card. Basically, that card combines a number of things.

1. The boot flash drive. (Which you have disabled at the moment)
2. The nvram which is memory mapped in segment C800 (If I remember correctly) (For the highscores)
3. A soundcard with buildin amplifier
4. An interface to the security dongle.
5. An interface to the coin acceptor and the test and service button. (Should be able to drive a mechanical counter as well)
6. An interface to the 16 dipswitches on the board
7. An interface to additional in and outputs that can be used to connect buttons (currently unused)
8. A serial interface that can be used to connect a pc

If you have a problem on your io board, it can affect one or more than one of it's functions.
In your case, the boot flash drive is failing, and probably the interface to the security dongle as well.
It wouldn't suprise me that none of the other functions are working either.
I have one lying in front of me with similar symptoms.
A common problem are the pcb finger contacts or the riser card finger contacts. You cleaned those already, so you are facing other issues.
I have a couple of test programs to read and write the nvram. They can be used to test it's functionallity.
You could try to find a second hand io board on Ebay if you are willing to go on with the unit.
If you are not, I am interested in buying the security dongle and it's small interface pcb (the board that connects to the 5 pin on the io board).



OK thank you. Unfortunately nobody on eBay is selling an i/o board. Just the motherboard which I don't need :(

Should I just suck it up and buy something like this? Seems ridiculously expensive:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Megatouch-XL-to-Maxx-Ruby-2-Upgrade-Update-Kit-5000-6000-Gold-Platinum-etc-/361121547775?hash=item54148585ff:m:m2_55DvZeZXmuziQoTOz4xw

Hi.
Are still looking for a I/O Board, for your Megatouch?
I am 2 .
Thnks

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Re: Megatouch XL CD-ROM to Hard Drive
« Reply #124 on: November 09, 2019, 10:13:24 pm »
Points for necropost. Extra points for off topic. Cheers bro