Intel Premiere/PCI GX (?) dead - need a BIOS

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Rainbow
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Thu Mar 25, 2004 8:27 pm

I've got a weird computer for repair. It's in unmarked desktop case, but there's a label on bottom, saying FCC ID: EJMP5490SLX (besides other things). According to this, the complete box is from Intel. The board seems to be Premiere/PCI GX - I'm not sure because it's dead. The POST card shows some activity, but it stops at POST code F6h (undocumented). The recovery mode seems to work but I can't find the BIOS anywhere. The 1.00.06.BF0 seems to be at DreamLand BBS but it does not work, there is also 1.00.10.BF0 but I haven't found it.
There's also Sony CD-ROM CDU31A-02 with a sticker saying "2X SAMPLE" :D But there's no interface card for it (and it was connected to FDD connector on the motherboard :? )

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The AA number is 623583-209.
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Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:26 pm

Found NCR/AT&T OEM 1.00.08.BF0B:
http://www.ncr.com/support/support_driv ... brary_3356

With the jumper set to recovery and this floppy in the drive, I powered it up. The POST card showed 88h (initialize chipset), then the FDD seeked, one beep and it started to read the floppy. After a while, it produced a high beep, then read again from the floppy a while. Then it started to produce low repeating beeps with the FDD motor running (but doing nothing with the floppy). So I guess that the recovery failed (tried it several times, replacing both the floppy disk and drive).
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Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:23 pm

So it's not Premiere/PCI GX. I've tried Premiere/PCI LC BIOS - did not work. Then the Premiere/PCI LX - it produced two high beeps instead of the low ones and now it works :) :D
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Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:36 pm

There's also Sony CD-ROM CDU31A-02 with a sticker saying "2X SAMPLE" But there's no interface card for it (and it was connected to FDD connector on the motherboard )
I have a Sony CD interface on my Orchid SoundWave 32 card.... but as you can get a better CD-ROM for under 20 Euros these days, it does not seem worth the effort.
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Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:06 am

Tried installing Linux (from IDE CD-ROM) and it works nice (Slackware 9.1, no GUI). There's Pentium 90MHz CPU, 16MB RAM (8MB onboard + 8MB in two 4MB modules), 256KB cache, onboard 1MB Cirrus Logic VGA and RZ1000 PCI IDE controller. The riser card has only 5 ISA slots, no PCI.
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Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:41 am

Please post the PBAxxxxxx-xxx and AAxxxxxx-xxx codes from the top surface. I might be able to track down what board it is and if your lucky the original OEM.
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Rainbow
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Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:23 am

As the entire box is from Intel (according to the FCC ID), the board should not be OEM.
PBA 620517-209
AA 623583-209
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