On Thursday, November 28, 2002, at 11:07 PM, Gregg C Levine wrote:
Hello from Gregg C Levine You are thinking of that square gizmo, with the blurry label on it? And above the Disk On Chip device? It might be, I've seen AWARD BIOS units jammed into PLCC type flash devices before, but its rather rare.
That is the device. It says on it: AWARD copy 1998 PCI/PNP 586 230085332
I really don't think it is anything but the BIOS chip. It is in a square "socket" ( I use the term loosely) with 9 pins on the top and bottom, 7 on the left and right.
Oh and what is a PLCC flash device?? I'll google but perhaps you can point me in the right direction...
That because EPROM, both flash, and the others exist in many styles. If it's wearing that label, then you've found it. See if you can identify the chip type as well, so you can replace it with a matching device. By the way, what was stored on the DOC, to begin with?
I think the DoC originally had just a basic DOS install (sys C:) type thing. The business I purchased it from wanted to show that the DoC was functional.
And of course my favorite question of the week, "Where did you get this unit from?".
A local place here in Calgary. The part is a PIA-671, PMMX 233 with pretty much everything you can imagine. CRT/flat panel, USB, key mouse, 3d AGP card,serial parallel etc... Manufacturer is Arbor, based in California I think.