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What is this cable?
« on: March 22, 2022, 07:53:19 pm »
Thankfully, and with the help of others I am getting close with the repair to my Megatouch ION Evo.  This includes an Intel Little Falls upgrade, too.

I got just one wire left over???

This was connected from the IO Board to the front panel pin section on the purple ECS motherboard. 

EC0154-01 Watchdog Timer Cable.

Does this have a home on the Intel MB?
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Re: What is this cable?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2022, 09:05:13 am »
I got it.  The single wire on the socket goes to Pin7 of F_Panel on the motherboard.

Watchdog Timer - This game has been equipped with a feature that allows it to automatically reboot if it encounters a problem. When the watchdog timer is enabled, it will reboot the machine within 2 minutes after a failure, allowing the game to automatically reset itself if a problem arises without needing a technician present.  If you want to disable the watchdog timer, set DIP switch 3 on the I/O board to the open position and reboot the game.

Hope this helps somebody else..
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Re: What is this cable?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2022, 11:56:20 am »
Of the 100's of units in the last 14 some odd years i've had run past my bench, that are setup with watchdog circuits, i've never had a unit watchdog reboot a computer when it's supposed to. JVL, Megatouch, big buck hunter pros... not a one. they all crash and freeze and that's it. i don't get why they keep trying.

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Re: What is this cable?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2022, 12:04:56 pm »
HA. I defer to your experience!

I was only interested for completeness.

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Re: What is this cable?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2022, 03:45:15 pm »
yeah, I mean if it's there, I plug it in, but if i've somehow lost it or got it stuck under the board when assembling it back together, I don't even bother.

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