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MEGATOUCH ION Aurora EVO Motherboard Asus K8N-VM/S Board Merit NOS New Unused For Sale
MEGATOUCH ION Aurora EVO Motherboard Asus K8N-VM/S Board Merit NOS New Unused:
MEGATOUCH Motherboard Asus K8N-VM/S Rev 1.02G Socket 754 NOS for Merit Bar Touchscreen Trivia/Quiz/Skill/Memory/Erotic Coin-Op Video Game.This is an authentic OEM board manufactured for and originally shipped to the manufacturer of Megatouch games for distribution to game owners.
This is the one and only perfect Megatouch ION/Aurora motherboard for anyone who wants the option of both IDE and SATA drive connections along with the ability to play ANY game year from the first ION to the last, 2006 all the way to 2014! Old-school Megatouch fans know that some favorite games were removed after 2007.5, but the green Intel motherboard can only run 2009.5 or newer, and the older purple ECS motherboard is less reliable and doesn't have SATA ports. NOTE: If game software was originally installed onto a hard-drive connected to the 40-pin IDE port, you may have to reinstall the software to switch to using the SATA port. Recommended since getting rid of the wide IDE ribbon cable does help a bit with air circulation and crowded wiring, plus you won't need to squeeze-in a SATA to IDE adapter if updating to a SATA drive.
The green Intel motherboard may have a quieter fan, but it's an inexpensive disposable made cheap for industrial use. The Asus is obviously the higher quality more versatile desktop PC type board. The CPU chip is socketed and replaceable if it goes bad or for upgrades (the Intel's is not), the BIOS CMOS chip is socketed and replaceable (Intel not), there's a second back-up RAM slot (Intel not), and again, it runs all ION software editions (Intel not.) Don't pay more for less! Commercial gaming in public for profit is the hardest life a motherboard can face and if you've seen failing Asus boards, that's the reason. In the comfort of your home, a never before used or abused Asus might just last forever. We have all three ION motherboards (and more) on the shelf here, and the only one I choose for my own gameroom is Asus.
IF YOU HAVE LITTLE OR NO EXPERIENCE BUILDING OR REPAIRING COMPUTERS, PLEASE DON'T PURCHASE THIS ITEM UNLESS YOU HAVE A REPUTABLE PC TECHNICIAN TO PERFORM THE INSTALLATION.NO RETURNS NOR REFUNDS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. No returns nor refunds even if you find that this item doesn't function properly. Experienced technicians, especially those who have purchased from us before, know what to expect and know what to do with this rare pristine NOS item. This new-old-stockK8N-VM/Smotherboard has been untouched and is still waiting safely in the original factory packing carton until the day we gently remove and pack it securely for shipping to you. Zero hours of use, zero overheating, zero swollen capacitors, zero hack solder joints, clean and pristine, just waiting for you to transplant the RAM and CPU chip/heatsink/fan from your old dead or quirky K8N-VM motherboard to this one. (If needed, CPU & RAM sold separately.)
USED game boards were subject to countless hours of use and abuse, especially overheating from dirt and grime-clogged heatsinks and fans. Clean your machine well, replace slow or noisy fans, and start fresh with this new motherboard that should last nearly forever with typical limited at-home use. We have many other Megatouch parts not necessarily listed on . Please don't hesitate tocontact us with questions!
The pictures here are representative of several identical brand-new-old-stock boards available and are not necessarily the actual board you will receive. New-old-stock, but no warrantee. CPU chip/heatsink/fan, RAM, battery, and other accessories are NOT included. These items are more durable and in many cases can be removed from your non-working K8N-VM motherboard and re-used in this new board. If needed, we do offer CPU, RAM, user manual, drivers CD, PC backplate, and cables for sale separately. Please protect all computer electronics from static discharges (even those too small for anyone to feel) by grounding yourself immediately before and preferably during the touching of components. No returns, no refunds, but generous technical support available indefinitely. We cannot even begin to consider returns from nor offer refunds to anyone who is not an experienced and competent PC technician. We're happy to advise novices, but there are far too many failure points outside of the motherboard and especially in terms of handling and installation that we cannot possibly guard against or take responsibility for. If you have any questions, please inquire before buying.Thank you for your interest! Best of luck!
Megatouch Tips!: Keep EVO heat sinks and airways clean and all fans spinning at top speed! (Aim lowest fans to blow upward, top fans to blow out. If any doubt at all, replace fans with new ones.) Renew CPU heatsink compound if you're handy with that sort of thing. Be meticulous about layout of internal wiring and connectors so when you close the monitor cabinet, the electronics aren't being crushed nor interfering with fans. Replace CPU fan if self-test speed reports less than 3500rpm. Confirmthat power supply voltages are correct, and if the power supply gets very hot, replace with one rated for 250 to 300Watts or more, which runs cooler and helps all components last longer. Watch for bulging tops on failing can-shaped electrolytic capacitors, but don't replace them yourself unless you have significant soldering experience. If game does nothing at all when switched on, possibly just dead button cell CMOS battery on motherboard. Read about jumper-starting ATX power supplies (or write me), gently replace battery, connect a keyboard to the game's motherboard, startup with delete button pressed,set Fail-Safe Defaults, then set Optimized Defaults,set BIOS date and time, set ATAPI CD and HDD as first boot devices, set to Power-On after power failure. Exit saving changes. On Midway Infinity, no jumper-startup needed, just replace CMOS battery, press F1 or F2 at start-up, set time & date, set to Power-On after power failure, disable floppy A drive and set IDE as first boot device. Exit saving changes.