Hello again from Gregg C Levine A PLCC device in simple terms is a square device, which contains pretty much the same thing, as the DIP packaged variant, sometimes there are a few extra pins on it. In that case, unless otherwise noted on that data sheet, they'd be Not Connected and noted as such. Typically this happens in the Intel market, that is parts made by them, or a second source from them, as with the processor market. For example if the part is a 27C512 EPROM, then its pinouts would be the same on both. Of course since you are certain that it is a flash device, as is ninety-percent of all BIOS devices out there, it would be a 28512 for example, if that part number exists. I'm just citing examples here, your own efforts such as using Google will be much more rewarding. I also urge you to obtain the data sheets for everything on that board, that is not wearing custom part numbers. If you really want to know, it will make this port that much more easier. Ron, if you are reading this, that is a good suggestion to insert into the revised FAQ, that will emerge RSN. I trust you will find this information rewarding, and exactly what you are in need of. ------------------- Gregg C Levine firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------------------------------------ "The Force will be with you...Always." Obi-Wan Kenobi "Use the Force, Luke." Obi-Wan Kenobi (This company dedicates this E-Mail to General Obi-Wan Kenobi ) (This company dedicates this E-Mail to Master Yoda )
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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?
above the Disk On Chip device? It might be, I've seen AWARD BIOS
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
wearing that label, then you've found it. See if you can identify
chip type as well, so you can replace it with a matching device. By
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
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
3d AGP card,serial parallel etc... Manufacturer is Arbor, based in California I think.
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