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 Last Updated: Sunday December 28, 2008

 

   
 

Item Name: Motherboard Diagnostics Card Version 3.2 Advanced.

Item Number: Ver 3.2

PC Motherboard Diagnostics Card Version 3.2 ADVANCED
 

Click Here to Download = POST CODE MANUAL for the Version 3.2 Card

Click Here to Download = Supplement for Ver 3.2

 

 

 

Click Here to Download = AWARD SPECIFIC POST CODES (by Phoenix)
Click Here to Download =
PHOENIX SPECIFIC POST CODES
Click Here to Download = AMI SPECIFIC POST CODES

If our manuals do not have your code, visit bioscentral.com for a complete list broken down by version number.
Bios manufactures update bios codes based on revision numbers.

Here is a short list:
BiosCentral AMI Bios Codes
BiosCentral Award Bios Codes
BiosCentral Dell Bios Codes
BiosCentral
Compaq Bios Codes

Kit Includes:
1 - PCI and ISA Test Card
1 - Printed Booklet w/POST Codes
1 - Additional LED
1 - External Speaker Cable

Updated Card May 2005
Some new features:

High Quality Surface Mount Wave Soldered!
DUAL LED, mount card permanent not for the PC TECH anymore, for everyone!
Internal Onboard Speaker, and External Speaker attachment
NEW COMPAQ, CHIPS & TECH, DELL, ACER, AST Added!

Upgrades since version 3.1

1. This advance card can now read from HEX address 80 and 300!
2. Tons more LED status.
3. Remembers POST codes. You can press the S1 or S2 button to REVIEW codes.
4. Self Check feature.


How does it work?

Power down your motherboard, insert the card into the slot you want to use either ISA or PCI.
Power up the PC. The first thing to look at is the LEDS across the TOP.
If you have VOLTAGE from your power supply, all 12V and 5V LEDs should be LIT UP, except -5VOLTS if your card is plugged into PCI. If your card is plugged into the ISA slot, then all LEDs should be LIT UP.
If you have a CLK LED on, then your motherboard clock gen is running ok.
Use the manual to lookup problem CODES! It's that simple!

 

LED Meanings:

CLK
Bus clock
Lights when the power is applied to the empty board (even without CPU ) , or else there is no message.

BIOS
Base input/output read
LED turns on and off when the board is powered on, as CPU is reading the BIOS.

IRDY
Manager is ready
LED turns on and off when there is a message from the manager.

OSC
Oscillation
Lights when the board is powered on. If not, the crystal oscillation circuit is broken, and has no OSC message.

FRAME
Frame periods
Lights all the time. Turns on and off only when there is a circular frame message.

RST
Reset
Lights only for half-second when you slide the power switch or the reset switch. If it is lit all the time, check the following: make sure that the reset pin is plugged properly, or the reset circuit is broken.

SYS
Bus pulse
If the LED blinks, the main board bus is running. If the bus is not running, the LED is off.

Data
Data Transfer
This signal shows that a device has been selected for data transfer. If no blink, the bus controller could be faulty.

IOW
I/O write Light when the BIOS writes to device and provides the same troubleshooting clues as the I/O READ.

12V
Power
Lights once the board is powered up. Otherwise, short circuit occurs on motherboard, or voltage is not 12V.

-12V
Power
The same as"12V"

5V
Power
The same as "12V"

-5V
Power
The same as "12V" (-5V is output only for ISA slot.)

Operations:
This card is use to troubleshoot your motherboard problems. Sometimes your computer will not boot. Use this diagnostic card to see the POST (power on self test) codes that the BIOS commands the motherboard to perform. Each motherboard has a BIOS which the device that initializes all hardware components on the motherboard such as CPU, Memory, Video card. During the boot up sequence, your BIOS will also generate what is called POST80 codes. Each code can be referenced in a manual supplied to help determines the problem with the motherboard.

In most cases, where the LAST POST CODE is displayed on the POST card is generally the problem area. For example: If you have an Award Bios on your motherboard, and you install this card. Turn on the power to your computer. Your computer stops booting, but the POST CARD shows a code of "01". This could mean you have a faulty CPU on your motherboard because the BIOS told the CPU to start, but the CPU did not respond. If a piece of hardware does not respond during a boot sequence, then the motherboard will not finish POSTing.

ONE YEAR WARRANTY


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