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FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE:

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR

For a list of distributors, visit the Merit Entertainment Web site

www.meritgames.com

Megatouch Wallette

and Megatouch Entertainer

Installation & Owner’s Manual

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Site Preparation ............................. p. 1

Game Description .......................... p. 1

CPU Section ............................... p. 1

Cash Door ................................. p. 1

Game Diagrams ................................. p. 2

General Care
and Maintenance ........................... p.  3-4

Screen Calibration ..................... p. 3

Monitor Adjustment
Procedures ................................ p. 3

General Circuit Board
Handling Information .................. p. 4

Cleaning the Cabinet ................. p. 4

Cleaning the Touchscreen
Monitor ....................................... p. 4

Cleaning the Fans and
Vents ......................................... p. 4

Watchdog Timer ........................ p. 4

Mounting the Game on a Wall ..... p. 5-6

Setting up your
Megatouch Game .......................... p.  7-8

AMI Music Setup ............................ p. 9-13

Connecting your Own
Speakers and/or Amplifier .......... p. 14

Megatouch ION Software

Game Name and Score
Needed for Initial Replay .............. p. 15

Operator Setup Screens
Flowchart ......................................... p. 16

Main Menu ....................................... p. 17-18

Credits/Pricing Menu ................... p. 19-22

Quick Price Setup ...................... p. 19

Coin-In Menu .............................. p. 20

Coinless Coin Op Menu ............. p. 21-22

Rental Mode ............................... p. 22

Games Menu .................................. p. 23

Game Setup ............................... p.  23

Hi Scores Menu .............................. p. 24

View/Clear Hi Scores ............... p. 24

Books Menu .................................... p. 24-26

Books Display ............................ p. 24-25

Cash Settlement ........................ p. 25-26

System Menu ................................. p. 27

Diagnostics Menu .......................... p. 28-29

Hard Drive Self Diagnostics ...... p. 29

Presentation Menu ....................... p. 30

Operator Ad Screens ................ p. 30

Promotion Menu ............................ p. 30-31

My Merit ..................................... p.  30-31

Merit Money ............................... p. 31

Promo Credits ............................ p.  31

Megatouch Player and
Operator Keys ................................ p. 32

Wireless Linking ........................... p. 33

Local Tournament Mode .............. p. 34-38

Megatouch Hardware

DIP Switch Settings
in ION Games .................................. p. 39

Troubleshooting ............................ p. 40-42

MegaNet® Troubleshooting ........ p. 43-44

Replacement Parts List ............... p. 45

Connection Diagrams ................... p. 46-48

Warranty and Software License
Agreements

Warranty ............................................ p. 49

Software License Agreements ......... p. 50-55

Table of Contents

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Megatouch Entertainer, Megatouch Wallette, Ion 2009, Mega-Lease, Mega-Link, MegaNet, MegaWeb, TournaMAXX 

and

TournaCHAMP

 are registered trademarks of Merit Entertainment.  MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer

IIS and Thomson.

Reproduction of this manual, in any form or by any means, is strictly forbidden without the written permission of Merit Entertainment.

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Site Preparation

In determining the location for your game,

consideration must be given to a suitable,

grounded electrical outlet.  The outlet shall

be installed near the equipment and shall be

easily accessible.  Since the game is a com-

puterized device, it should have a separate

circuit, if at all possible.  If a separate circuit

is not available, care should be taken to pro-

vide a clean and constant voltage.  As a

basic guideline, never connect the unit to a

circuit that also supplies power to freezers,

coolers or other high power consuming and

electrical noise generating equipment.  Place

the unit in a location where nothing will in-

terfere with proper ventilation.  The unit

should not be exposed to any dripping or

splashing liquids.  Objects filled with liquid

should not be placed on the unit.

NOTE:  The unit is not designed to func-

tion in an ambient temperature in ex-

cess of 95ºF or 35ºC.

Game Description

The unit has 2 key-locked compartments:

the CPU section door and the cash door.  It

comes equipped with a coin mech and/or bill

acceptor.  This model also has couplers in-

stalled in the cash section of the game (see

Figure 5).  These are used for broadband

Internet connections and future hardware

upgrades, including linking capabilities.  Each

game comes equipped with a wireless USB

adapter which can be used to wirelessly

link two Ion games together by simply turn-

ing the games on.  With the addition of a

wireless router, up to four games can be

linked and the game(s) can also connect to

the Internet.  The Linksys 802.11B router is

recommended.  For more information, see

Wireless Linking

.

There is also a rubber grommet included in

the plastic bag with the keys.  This must be

installed in the hole in the back plate (see

Figure 3) if you are running the power cord

or other cables through the hole (i.e. if the

game is being flush mounted or mounted

using the Mega-Bracket).  To install, route

the power cord through the grommet and

then secure the grommet on the hole in the

back plate.

The Wallette and Entertainer also offer sev-

eral optional kits.  A Mega-Bracket Mounting

Kit is available for fastening the game to a

table or bar top.  There is also a Premium

Sound System Upgrade Kit available (KAV-

109-113-01) for higher quality sound if your

application requires it.  Contact your distribu-

tor to check the availability of these kits.

CPU Section

The CPU section is accessible from the front

of the game.  The CPU section houses the

LCD monitor, motherboard, I/O board, power

supply, hard drive, and the main harness.

Located on the control board (found inside

the CPU section near the hinge of the CPU

section door) are two internal switches,

SETUP

 and 

CALIBRATE

 (see Figure 1).

Pressing the SETUP button will bring you to

the Megatouch Setup Screen.  See the 

Gen-

eral Care and Maintenance

 section for

calibration instructions.

Cash Door

The coin mech/coin box/bill acceptor are ac-

cessible from the rear of the game by un-

locking the cash door.  Also located inside

this compartment is a metal bracket which

houses speaker terminals and an amplifier

jack to connect your own speakers or am-

plifier, if desired.  The cash access section

is key-locked for security purposes.  See

Figure 2.

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FIGURE 1 - WALLETTE / ENTERTAINER WITH CPU SECTION OPEN

FIGURE 2 - FRONT AND REAR VIEWS OF WALLETTE / ENTERTAINER

Megatouch Wallette and Entertainer Diagrams

SECURITY
KEY

DETAIL VIEW OF 

CONTROL BOARD

TOUCHSCREEN
CONTROLLER

CALIBRATE

SETUP

STANDOFF SECURING
COVER PLATE ON
BACK OF CPU SECTION

MONITOR
CONTROLS

MOTHERBOARD

CPU SECTION

LOCK

WIRELESS

ADAPTER

HARD DRIVE

POWER
SUPPLY

I/O BOARD

ES KEY

(WALLETTE ONLY)

COVER PLATE

SECURED BY STANDOFF

INSIDE CPU SECTION

WIRELESS ADAPTER

CENTRONICS

UPGRADE

CONNECTOR

USB PORT

CASH DOOR
LOCK

PLAYER / OPERATOR KEY SOCKET
(available on some models)

FRONT VIEW

REAR VIEW

CPU SECTION SLID TO THE LEFT

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General  Care and Maintenance

NOTE: THIS GAME MUST ONLY BE SER-
VICED BY QUALIFIED SERVICE  PERSON-
NEL.

CAUTION:

 

THERE ARE HIGH VOLTAGE

PARTS IN THIS GAME. BE CAREFUL
WHEN SERVICING THE INSIDE OF THE
GAME.  THE GAME SHOULD ALWAYS BE
UNPLUGGED BEFORE SERVICING

.

Touchscreen Calibration

How To Calibrate your Touchscreen:

Find the CALIBRATE button on the con-

trol board inside the CPU section, and

press it to enter screen calibration

mode.

Touch the center of the first cross that

appears.  Once you release your fin-

ger, a second cross will appear.

NOTE: You must hold your finger on
the cross for approximately 2 seconds

for the calibration to be recognized.

Touch the center of the second cross

that appears on the screen.

Once the second cross is touched and

released, another cross will appear on

the screen.  To test the calibration of

the screen, touch the cross with your

finger and slowly drag your finger

around the screen.  The cross should

follow your movement.

Touch the 

EXIT

 button.

If high resolution is enabled, the game will

prompt you to go through the same steps

again for high resolution mode.

Monitor Adjustment Procedure

For adjusting the settings on our monitors,

we suggest following the procedures de-

scribed below.

 

 The vertical/horizontal con-

trols and brightness/contrast controls are

located on the control board, inside the CPU

section near the hinge of the door.  Pressing

the button labeled

 Menu

 on the control board

will show the on-screen display on the moni-

tor.  Use the 

Left and Right

 buttons to move

through the menu.  Touch Menu again to

select the option you want to change.  Use

the Left and Right buttons to change the

option.  Then select Menu again to deselect

the option.  Auto will automatically adjust the

size and brightness.  Touch the 

Exit 

button

to exit.  Adjust the monitor controls until the

screens look as suggested in the following

steps.

1.

Set the game to the Checkerz game

screen.

2.

Adjust the vertical and horizontal size

and vertical and horizontal position to

make sure that the game screen fills

the monitor screen and that the game

screen is centered.

3.

Adjust the brightness and contrast con-

trols until the top sets of checkers are

a rich red and the bottom set are a dark

gray.  The feet on the 

“Checkerz”

character should be white.  (Adjusting

the brightness and contrast can also

correct for a lack of sharpness.)

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General Circuit Board Handling

Information

Before handling any boards, observe the

following procedures:

Prevent Electro-Static Discharge by:

1. Storing the boards in the anti-

static bags in which they are

shipped.

2. Removing any static charge

from your body before handling

the boards.

3. Using a ground strap when

handling the boards.

When plugging in connectors to the

board, make sure the connector is

inserted straight onto the header and

that the connector covers all header

pins.

Do not connect any peripheral device

to the board, if the power is still

connected to the peripheral or if power

is already applied to the board.

CAUTION

:  Be extremely careful when re-

placing the lithium battery on the mother-
board.  There is a danger of explosion if the
battery on the motherboard is incorrectly
replaced.  Only replace the battery with the
same type recommended by the manufac-
turer.  Dispose of used batteries according
to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Cleaning the Cabinet

The cabinet should be cleaned with a

damp cloth and mild detergent.  Always

apply the cleaner to the cloth and not

directly on the game.  Liquids could

enter the cabinet and damage electron-

ics inside.

Cleaning the Touchscreen Monitor

The touchscreen glass should be

cleaned with a damp cloth and isopro-

pyl alcohol or a 

non-ammonia

 cleanser.

Do not use any abrasive or vinegar-

based cleansers, as they will damage

the touchscreen glass

.

NOTE:  DO NOT USE ANY ABRASIVE
SOLVENTS, ACID OR VINEGAR-BASED
CLEANSERS ON THE MONITOR OR
SIDE DECALS.  OVER TIME, SUCH
CLEANSERS COULD HARM THE
TOUCHSCREEN AND ERASE THE DE-
CALS.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO USE COM-
MERCIAL CLEANERS CONTAINING
ANY OF THESE SUBSTANCES.

Cleaning the Fans and Vents

The fans and vents should be cleaned

of any dust and grime on a regular

basis to ensure proper ventilation of

the game.

To ensure proper operation of the

game, it is important that all fans are

operating correctly and that the airflow

is unobstructed.  Make sure nothing is

placed inside the cabinet or next to the

fan vents that would inhibit the flow of

air.  Also, if any fans are not operating,

it is important that they be replaced.

Watchdog Timer

This game has been equipped with a fea-

ture that allows it to automatically reboot if it

encounters a problem.  When the watchdog

timer is enabled, it will reboot the machine

within 5 minutes after a failure,  allowing the

game to automatically reset itself if a prob-

lem 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.

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1.

Make sure the game is turned off and

unplugged.

2.

Choose a suitable area to mount the

game, then install an appropriate

screw in the wall to secure the center

of the back plate on the back of the

unit.  The screw will go through the

keyhole slot (.400” diameter) in the plate

(see Figure 3).  It is recommended you

use screws 2” in length when

mounting the game.

Framed drywall surfaces only:

Keep in mind that at a wall stud must

be used during installation when

mounting the game on a drywall

surface, although it is not necessary

to fasten the center of the game on a

stud.  Use wall anchors when

mounting any part of the plate to drywall

only.

NOTE:  Be sure to leave enough room
between the head of the screw and the
wall for the thickness of the back plate.

Mounting the Game on a Wall

NOTE:  THIS INSTALLATION SHOULD ONLY BE PERFORMED BY A QUALIFIED
SERVICE TECHNICIAN.

3.

Attach the game to the wall by placing

the keyhole slot over the screw.

4.

Unlock the cash door in order to

access the back plate from the inside,

then level the game before tightening

the screw.

5.

Continue fastening the game to the wall

with at least 6 more screws through

selected mounting holes (.250”

diameter), spacing them as evenly as

possible.

Framed drywall surfaces only:

    If

you are mounting the center of the

game to a wall stud, use the 6 remaining

holes down the center of the back plate

to fasten the game.  If you are

mounting one side of the game to a

wall stud, use wall anchors when

fastening the other side.

6.

Proceed with 

Setting up your

Megatouch Game

.

CAUTION:  The wall must not be a structural, or load-bearing wall.  Fol-

low all appropriate precautions while performing this installation.

To mount the unit on a wall, follow the instructions below.  If you are connecting Ethernet

or phone cables or connecting your own speakers or amplifier, and wish to route the

wires through the hole in the back of the back plate, connect these cables prior to installing

the game on the wall.

NOTE:  The unit can be mounted on either a framed drywall surface using a wall
stud, or on a solid wall surface.  Use hardware suitable for supporting 200 lbs. or
greater.  Failure to properly support the game could result in personal injury or
damage to the unit.  Check with local building and safety codes prior to instal-
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FIGURE 3 - INSIDE VIEW OF MEGATOUCH WALLETTE / ENTERTAINER BACK PLATE

KEYHOLE
SLOT

POWER CORD
ROUTING OPTION
FOR FLUSH WALL AND
MEGA-BRACKET INSTALLATIONS
(SUPPLIED RUBBER GROMMET
MUST BE INSTALLED IF ROUTING
CABLE THROUGH HOLE)

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FIGURE 4 - WALLETTE / ENTERTAINER FROM THE LEFT

WITH THE CPU SECTION SLID TO THE RIGHT

Setting up your Megatouch Game

1.

After installing the game, make sure the

power cord is either routed through one

of the openings at the bottom of the

base (see Figure 5), or routed through

the hole in the back plate (see Figure

3).  Plug the game into a standard AC

outlet, then close and lock the cash

door.

2.

Install the security key(s) following the

instructions provided with the key(s).

3.

Slide the CPU section to the right to turn

on the power switch mounted to the

back section of the game (see Figure

4) and wait for it to go through its boot-

up sequence.  The game will display

the 

Player Menu Screen

.

4.

The machine has been preset at the

factory and therefore should not need

to be adjusted, however it is recom-

mended that the screen be calibrated

(see 

Screen Calibration

) and the coin

or bill acceptor(s) be tested.

5.

Follow the instructions under 

AMI

Music Setup

 to configure the music

settings.

6.

There are many custom settings avail-

able for the game.  To customize the

settings, follow the software instruc-

tions in this manual.

POWER

SWITCH

LOCATION

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FIGURE 5 - BACK OF WALLETTE / ENTERTAINER- CASH DOOR OPEN

OPENINGS AT 
BOTTOM OF BASE 
FOR ROUTING WIRES 
(BOTH SIDES)

 

PHONE 
COUPLER

 

ETHERNET 
COUPLET

 

METER 

SPEAKER TERMINALS 
(if using your own speakers) 

AMPLIFIER JACK 
(if using you own amplifier) 

HOLE USED TO 
TIE WRAP AMPLIFIER 
& SPEAKER WIRES 

BILL ACCEPTOR

 

COIN MECH

 

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AMI Music Setup

In order to set up your Entertainer to play

music directly or to set up your Wallette or

Entertainer to link to an AMI jukebox (allow-

ing customers to view and select jukebox

selections from the game) follow the in-

structions below.

To enable this feature, you will need a

broadband Internet connection, a router

(The Linksys 802.11B router is recom-

mended) and Ethernet cable(s) (if you aren’t

using wireless).  It is recommended that

you set up and configure your router prior

to connecting the unit.  Once the router is

set up, follow the instructions below.

Entertainer Units Only: In order to continue

with music setup, your Operator Agreement

must be filled out and received by Merit.

Hardware:

1.

Wired connections:

  Turn off and

unplug the unit and connect an Ethernet

cable to the Ethernet coupler inside

the cash door (see Figure 5). Connect

the other end of the cable to the exter-

nal router.  Plug in and turn on the unit.

If you are linking the unit to an AMI

jukebox, turn off the jukebox and con-

nect an additional Ethernet cable from

the jukebox’s interior router to the ex-

ternal router.

2.

Wireless connections: 

 Plug in and

turn on the unit.

NOTE:  When you first turn on an En-
tertainer unit, it will display a mes-
sage indicating it is out of service.
Your game must call into the server in
order for it to function.

Software:

3.

Press the SETUP button.

4.

Touch the 

System

 button, and then

touch 

AMI Setup

, followed by

 Op-

tions

.

NOTE:

 A pop up box may appear informing

you that a broadband Internet connection
is required.  If it does, press, 

Okay

.

5.

If you want to play music on the Enter-

tainer, make sure that the box next to

Function as Entertainer

 is checked.

If you want to link the unit to an AMI

jukebox, make sure that there is not a

check in the box next to the option.

Touch the 

MAIN MENU

 button to re-

turn to the Main Menu.

6.

Touch the 

Network

 button on the Main

Menu.  See Figure 6.

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FIGURE 6 - MAIN MENU SCREEN

7.

Next to 

Internet Connection

, select

the 

LAN

 option.  See Figure 7.  For

wired connections, continue with step

8, for wireless, continue with step 11.

 FIGURE 7 - NETWORK MENU SCREEN

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