Old 486 motherboard... want to know manufacturer and model..

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ajzchips
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Thu Apr 22, 2004 7:23 pm

Hmmm.... QDI, Zida or Pine....
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Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:22 pm

QDI and Zida, yes... but I've never heard about Pine...
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Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:16 pm

Does it look like this?
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Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:09 pm

no. :?



I can probably take a picture of it, but not now. As soon as I can borrow, my bro's digital camera I'll get one. :)
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Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:06 pm

edwin/evasive

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Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:56 pm

edwin wrote:Let's try the TK8881 FA20 then
Heh, that's the same board as my TD-4IP-UMC-AIO (manufacturer unknown, probably ECS).
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Sat Apr 24, 2004 12:44 am

edwin wrote:Let's try the TK8881 FA20 then
http://www.elhvb.com/mboards/adi/tk8881/TK8881man.html

Nope. That's not the one either... :?


Damnit, I MUST get a picture of mine...
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Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:04 pm

I think I have the same board and a picture of it too, but the stupid board
won't let me post an URL to the picture because I created this account just
a few minutes ago. "Your post looks too spamy for a new user, please remove off-site URLs."

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Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:08 am

eki, could you try again now posting your link?

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Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:02 pm

Thanks Wim! Here it is: http://i.imgur.com/FsmCn.jpg

I actually have no idea if this board works or not. Most of the cache modules are
missing, but I do have a lot of them somewhere and I just have to dig them up.
I also have quite a few 486 CPUs and a lot of memory modules which I can use
to test this board. The only thing I'm missing are the jumper settings :)

Eki
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Wed May 02, 2012 3:25 pm

Does it have ANY other marking/stickers anywhere? What is printed on the backside? I'm hoping for TK-8*** or F4DXP*** in particular...

The safest bet is a 486DX33 as that runs 5V and 33MHz on the bus, should boot if you put in 2x 4MB FPM SIMMs and an ISA video card. That way we have the bios ID string and we _might_ get a bit closer to solving this one.
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Wed May 02, 2012 7:37 pm

edwin,

The only thing that is printed on the backside of the PCB itself is:

LEI AN 1 94V-0

95 12

and a small sticker that has the manufacturing date and the text
"WARRANTY VOID IF REMOVED"

I will dig up a 486DX-33 to see if I can make it post.

Eki
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Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:23 am

Well, we have a bit more info now:
http://www.funkygoods.com/mb/mg_pci486/mg_pci486.htm

Have to find out what language that is though...
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Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:45 am

Japanese
http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl ... tm&act=url
and we have a bingo for linking MG product to the TK-****-*** series of motherboards.
TK-8880F-4N-D09A
However, the 428021 amibios ID linked to thee boards has been identified as Acer board but also as JBond. And there's one MG product identified as a relabeled PC Chips product. So into the swamp we go...
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