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Searching for Olivetti Motherboard Info/Manual, model BA2164

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Hello, I've got an Olivetti motherboard model *BA2164* that has lost it's manual.

Here's some pictures of the board:

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I've read these other related posts and was hoping someone may be able to find some information for me or send me a pdf that applies to my BA2164:

searching manual of a Olivetti-Mobo (motherboard: BA2161)
viewtopic.php?t=39515

Searching Olivetti mobo manual, model BA2161 inside M4 464S
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=124547

Also wondering: Is there a name for this motherboard form-factor and are there any case options aside from another similar Olivetti case?

Many thanks for any help! I'd like to research it before considering any restoration job :)
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Re: Searching for Olivetti Motherboard Info/Manual, model BA

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Hi, it looks lik it has a standard AT power supply connector. As for the form factor, I believe it is called LPX and you need to get a riser card for extending the number of slots (they will stack sideways).

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Re: Searching for Olivetti Motherboard Info/Manual, model BA

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Thank you! It looks like a match to me :)

I have the riser but unfortunately I discarded the case in a move, while keeping the mobo and riser for later analysis. The case was in pretty horrible condition but on reflection I probably could have restored it. But sadly, all I have left are these photos:

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From what I could quickly gather about LPX, it's not a very firm standard... if anyone knows, please tell me if I would have any other options for cases for this mobo aside from another similar Olivetti or a custom-built one.
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Re: Searching for Olivetti Motherboard Info/Manual, model BA

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LPX_(form_factor)
yep. loose is the word.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi ... B00PKZV8LA

$130 and no power supply yet. They start to become rare I guess...

Yuo could try your luck on eBay I guess:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-LPX-AT ... 3853270553
$80 still no power supply. First I found, there may be more...
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Re: Searching for Olivetti Motherboard Info/Manual, model BA2164

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Dear All,

I recently obtained an old Olivetti 486DX sporting the same motherboard as above, and I (too) need a manual for it. Could I please ask someone to email it to info[a]webwords.se - it would be much appreciated.

BasiI need to find a jumper to reset the BIOS as the MB does not find any hard drives, and the BIOS contains no settings reset function.

If anyone has experienced similar issues, feel free to let me know :)

Cheers / Erik
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Re: Searching for Olivetti Motherboard Info/Manual, model BA2164

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Eld wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Hello, I've got an Olivetti motherboard model *BA2164* that has lost it's manual.

Here's some pictures of the board:

Image

Image

I've read these other related posts and was hoping someone may be able to find some information for me or send me a pdf that applies to my BA2164:

searching manual of a Olivetti-Mobo (motherboard: BA2161)
viewtopic.php?t=39515

Searching Olivetti mobo manual, model BA2161 inside M4 464S
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=124547

Also wondering: Is there a name for this motherboard form-factor and are there any case options aside from another similar Olivetti case?

Many thanks for any help! I'd like to research it before considering any restoration job :)
Hello Eld, would it be possible to ask You to forward the above manual to me, as I own the same MB and am experiencing prbolems with it?

Sincerely,
Erik Iancovici
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Re: Searching for Olivetti Motherboard Info/Manual, model BA2164

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Hello,

I have an old Olivetti computer sporting the same MB and need a manual for it.

If possible, kindly send it to me as well, it would be much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Erik Iancovici
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