If you look at the other side of the connector you'll see that it has an ide and a 4 pin molex power plug branching off of it. There is a cable, which is pretty much the same, that can plug into the centronics connector that has an ide and power connector on it that plugs into a cdrom. You really don't even need to use it. You can just hook a cdrom to the ide and a power plug and it will still work.
I'll just look for the other end of the cable, i'll probably make use of it if I decided to upgrade the machine
in the future.
I got some more work done on it and so far, it's nearly finished.
I found a set of replacement side panels on ebay.
I took a chance on them not knowing what condition thay would be in.
I don't have any pictures of the panels as I received them since I was excited
that I was able to finish a major part ot the cabinet.
I stripped off the old t-molding that was fairly chewed up along with the maxx ruby
decals that they came with and used carburator cleaner to remove all of the dirt and gunk
along with most of the nicotine stains.
Then I applied some dark blue t-molding that I had left over from my tetris plus project
and applied the new decals that came with the titanium 2 kit.
The only major flaw is that one of the lower corners of this panel is kind of chewed up
though the other panel is fine.
I'll just smooth it out with bondo or nail putty, that touch it up with silver paint than buff and wax it.
It will barely be noticable then.
I then assembeled the panels with the the metal top / lid; then installed the fans and fan guard.
After some minor adjustment, I attached the assembly to the machine, connected the fans to the
power harness, installed the drain tube, and attached the monitor control board to the lid with velcro.
Everything fits together nicely and the lid opens and closes smoothly.
I used a lock cylinder from an old coin door I had since the old locks didn't come with working keys,
but the lock cylinder isn't quite long enough to completely lock the door, so I have to find a better replacement.
Just a pic of the other side panel.
Pic of the side with the slightly chewed up corner.
I didn't have a lock for the cdrom drive cover and it was no longer needed anyway,
so I made a mounting plate under the monitor and used a carrage bolt and washer
to keep the cover in place. It's holding pretty strong. the only way that cover's comming
off again is to remove the monitor first.
Finally, the front of the machine.
I attached the new marquee holder that came with the kit and got a new label for the bill validator.
I looks quite nice now.
I learned quite a bit about this machine while I was working on it.
It would seem as though this machine wasn't on location for very long.
The manufacturer's plate shows that this machine was built in '98 which
leads me to belive that it was shipped from the factory as a gold since
it seems like the older xl's didn't come with bill validators.
The date sticker on the monitor shows that it was built in '99, so the original
was replaced with this one some time before 2003.
There's a sticker under the lid that says ELO touchscreen, but it came with a
microtouch controller when I got it, so I think that it was replaced along with the
This, along with the original busted side panels lead me to belive that this machine
was either vandalized or dropped causing damage to the monitor, touchscreen, and side panels.
The other things are that the bill validator firmware was never upgraded to accept the
2003 series $5.00 bills. I think that would have been in the operator's best intrest to have this done
unless the machine was off location at this time.
The machine was quite dirty when I dismantled it, but there was an amost complete
lack of cigerette tar and nicotine that seem to be quite prevailant in pictures of other
megatouch machines similar in age, especially in the types of enviroments that these
machines usually occupy.
Now that this machine's nearly finished, I can get back to figuring out why my tetris plus board
isn't saving any high scores, though I'm starting to think that it would be cool to have two megatouches
set up for head to head play.
My favorite game on this machine so far is boxxi.
I still keep trying to beat my high score of 1,441,800 points.