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Can't Find Mobo Name Etc.

By ryan_english
Mar 19, 2006
  1. I have a Compaq P3 board here that I bought off a friend, But I can't find the full name of the board to look up the manuel. 'Cause I can't hook up the power switch, HDD LED, etc the board does not say which one goes where.

    I know normally you can find the name by checking out the outer edge of the board, but this one does not have any name of any kind on it
    just
    SP#, DG#, AS#, Board # 010835-001 that turned up nothing searching through many different websites.
    it also has a small sticker on it saying its a 855 rev of s26 possibly a 526 (since it is half scratched out)

    If anyone can help me, it would be greatly appreciated. :)
    Thanks.

    -Ryan
     
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

    Much like other proprietary machines, they deliberately
    do not silk screen any useful info on the MoBo's.
    I had similar trouble with an e-machunker(machine)
    They work only with original cases. The pinout a a small circut board
    behind the front panel and the pin are in single on the MoBo.
    I was not succeful with the e-chunker and havn't found anything
    about Com(crap)paq P3 boards.
    Can you tell I hate proprietary stuff? puke:
    My recomendation give it back get your cash,
    if you need a p3 MoBo I have some sources for you.
    PM me....
    G'Luck
     
  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    ah well i have a different story for ya.

    I have three p3 machines that i use for linux. (hosting vent, etc)

    Ones a dell, and the other two are compaqs, and i have them wired ok.

    Just look the the header, and see if they have some text. I know the Dell board has PW SWITCH in small letters.

    I just use trial and error.
     
  4. ryan_english

    ryan_english TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you both for getting back to me.

    alright i'll try to remember how the board was laid out.

    if i was to number the pins id say it was like this

    00= open

    20-19
    (space)
    18-17w
    16-15s
    00-13
    12-11r
    10-09e
    08-07w
    06-05o
    04-03P
    02-01*

    but i have tried hooking them up various ways, and none help.
    i know it rund 'cause first time i plugged it in fan spun a little bit.

    ***also if i hooked up JUST the power switch and plugged in the computer, it would not start, but unplugging it, clicking the reset CMOS option and then plugging it in would seem to give it a boost, and boot the computer.
     
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