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need mobo ID/manual

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Award BIOS string:

01/17/96-UMC-881/886A-2A4X5V3JC-00

on motherboard:

35-8216-11-00
702725B
C0064-10

on 2 large UMC chips:

UM8886BF
9607-CYA
MA26E5

UM8881F
9544-ETO
133600


I've manged to find out that the board is a VTech/PcPartner board, but I haven't been able to ID the model and find the manual. I need the manual to unlock the keyboard: the keyboard lock wires don't work, I'm suspecting that a jumper is misplaced or the wires are misconnected. But the board is 9 years old :?

Any help appreciated.
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M486-UPI

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DOH. Already put it online here:
http://www.elhvb.com/mboards/vtech/486.html
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I wish I could say thanks a million, but my mobo looks a lot different from that in the manual. :?
website wrote:Award 04/18/95-UMC-881-886A-2A4X5V31-00
My BIOS code ends 5V3JC-00 instead of 5V31-00 and the board code is 702725 35-8216-11-00 instead of 702710B 35-8216-01. Does that make a difference? I'm beginning to think I'm dealing with an extreemly rare board here. Thanks for the effort :D
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Yeah and I should read more carefully. I don't I'll be able to produce a manual on this one. However, first thing you should do is disconnect the keyboard lock switch, it's inactive when open. If you still get this message the CMOS battery is low or you've got a loose wire in the keyboard connector.

Can you put a picture of this board online or send one to [email protected] so I can try and find a matching settings sheet/manual?
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Manual for a PcPartner "486CV series" 35-8216-xx here:-

http://www.motherboards.org/files/manua ... 5-8216.pdf


And a full manual for the M486-UPI 702710B 35-8216-01 here:-

http://www.motherboards.org/files/manua ... 216-01.pdf


I'm not sure if either of these manuals match your board but they might be worth a look.



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Second one is not going to work, seen this happen before, the revision number at the end (11 vs 01) has to match as well in the 486 era. It might be an entirely different board, only sharing the same chipset and manufacturer. Still looking...
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Actually, the ""Manual for a PcPartner "486CV series" 35-8216-xx"" pretty much matches what I have, but contradictory to my expectations I couldn't find anything to help me unlock the keyboard. I guess I'll try replacing the CMOS battery then...
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Post by Aussie »

Did you try evasive's suggestion?
However, first thing you should do is disconnect the keyboard lock switch, it's inactive when open. If you still get this message the CMOS battery is low or you've got a loose wire in the keyboard connector.
Blown keyboard fuse maybe?


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Yeah, I tried disconnecting the kbLock switch, nothing... It's not the keyboard's fault, I've tried 2 different ones and I still get the same message. I'll try buying a new CMOS battery today...
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