Help identify unknown PC Partner (?) board

The place to post if you are having trouble identifying your motherboard.

Moderator: The Mod Squad

Help identify unknown PC Partner (?) board

Postby unmei220 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:36 pm

Hello, this is my first post here, but it's not the first time I come to this forum searching for information on certain mobos.

I have what I think is a Socket 370 PC Partner board, I'm not really sure because there's not too much written on the board to help ID it.
Board won't POST, so I can't get the ID string, and the cause why it doesn't I suspect is because of a corrupt BIOS or a defective BIOS chip, as I can't seem to be able to read the contents from it.

I have an spare BIOS chip that I can put into this mobo, problem is, as I don't know exactly what board is, I don't know what to flash in there.

More details:
- Socket 370.
- 2 DIMM slots.
- Integrated video.
- 5 PCI slots, 1 ISA, 1 AGP, 1 AMR.
- 686A south bridge (don't know the north bridge because there's a heatsink glued over it).
- Seems to have 4 COM ports using a connector I'm not familiar with (1 external connector next to the VGA connector, and the other 3 are internal, using a connector which has 14 pins each one).
- Has a sticker glued onto the last ISA slot which says "A21 53AGD".
- Has a sticker on AGP port that says "6444108374".
- Another sticker on PCB says : "JAE MADE IN CHINA 97753020920".
- PCB number is: 35-7753-00-05.

Board seems similar to PC Partner PM605AS3-913C, but it's just not the same. Some components are in different places, PCB color is green, and it includes 4 COM ports. Maybe I can use the BIOS of that board in this one ?

Thanks for any help, and sorry if my english is not correct, it's not my primary language.
unmei220
Pilgrim
Pilgrim
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:29 pm

Postby unmei220 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:56 pm

OK, the board now works. Problem was a shorted MOSFET. And why I couldn't read the BIOS chip in another board was maybe because the BIOS of that board didn't recognized the BIOS chip of this one.

The board booted showing an standard award v6 splash screen.
BIOS message is: P753-LCD ver 0.01a

Is that the motherboad name ? I couldn't find any info of it.

BIOS String ID is:
10/19/2000-8605-686A-6A6LLPR9C-00

Does anyone knows anything about this board ? Now I want to know if there's an updated BIOS for it.

Thanks.
unmei220
Pilgrim
Pilgrim
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:29 pm

Postby fussnfeathers » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:20 pm

Evasive will be along shortly.....this stuff is his specialty.
Faster than the speed of snot

Two wrongs don't make it right, but I sleep pretty good at night
fussnfeathers
Mobo-fu Master
Mobo-fu Master
 
Posts: 3147
Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:25 pm
Location: Right behind you

Postby Toby B. » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:21 pm

BIOS String ID is:
10/19/2000-8605-686A-6A6LLPR9C-00


When you boot up at the top left, BIOS-2M (2K001019) as name.
Unten steht 8605-686A-6A6LLPR9C-00. Below is 8605-686A-6A6LLPR9C-00.
Es ist ein Mainboard aus der Siemens gehäuse. It is a mainboard from Siemens housing.
Bios ist AWARD,und auf dem ISA slot steht MADE IN CHINA. Bios is AWARD, and on the ISA slot is MADE IN CHINA.
ES ist ein PGA370 Socket,5/1/1 PCI/ISA/AGP,1AMR,Sound onboard, THERE is a PGA370 socket 5/1/1 PCI / ISA / AGP, 1AMR, onboard sound,
Video onboard(SIS530 oder 630(2 bis32MB shared)) usw,usw.Auf dem SIEMENS homepage war ich bis jetzt zirca 12 stunden,aber nichts gefunden. Onboard video (SIS530 or 630 (2 bis32MB shared)), etc., usw.Auf the SIEMENS homepage I was up for hours now zirca 12, but found nothing.
Drinn war einPIII600E,jetzt habe ich Cel.700 und den erkennt er nicht.Die CPU core ist 1.72V statt 1.65V ,Temperatur ist 0C/32F.Ich brauche neuen BIOS,aber ich weiss es nicht was für ein Board ist das und es steht sonst keine andere Bezeich. EinPIII600E was splashing around, now I have Cel.700 and he recognizes the CPU core 1.72V instead of 1.65V is nicht.Die, temperature is 0C/32F.Ich need new BIOS, but I do not know what a board and that it otherwise is no other designation. auf dem.Board ist grün,hat 2 SDRAMDIMM,2ATA UDMA66,und  4xCOM anschlüsse(3 onboard mit kabel +1 front).HILFE!!!!! on dem.Board is green, has two SDRAMDIMM, 2ATA UDMA66, connections and 4xCOM (3 front with onboard wireless +1). HELP !!!!!


It's an OEM board of some sort..
Toby B.
Lead Mobo-fu Master
Lead Mobo-fu Master
 
Posts: 14277
Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2001 1:01 am
Location: Maine

Postby boheemee » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:29 am

Taking a lead from the info Toby B. provided I came across this board. It seems to match up pretty well. I can't seem to find any info as far as specs (chipset, etc.) Seems this board is used in ATM machines. Look anything like it?

http://www.mpt-service.ru/image_show.ph ... 32c865993e

Wincor Nixdorf (Siemens Nixdorf) 1750031813 - PCB, P753 Banking Motherboard
Image
Image
boheemee
Black Belt
Black Belt
 
Posts: 673
Joined: Sat May 11, 2002 7:28 pm
Location: Tacoma,WA

Postby unmei220 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:19 am

Yes, that's the one!

The chipset used is a VIA PM-133 (8605 + 686A).

Too bad you (neither I) couldn't find any manual nor BIOS update.
There are 4 jumpers around the COM ports which I don't know what they do. No, they don't disable the COM ports, I can do that from BIOS.
The only problem I have with it so far is it locks at random at the POST screen. Once it passes it, it works OK.

I'll try later to flash the PC Partner PM605AS3-913C BIOS into this one, as they look near the same board, except for some small changes (like the extra COM ports). Will post later how it went.
unmei220
Pilgrim
Pilgrim
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:29 pm

Postby evasive » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:33 am

What is the S26351-xxx or something similar sticker code? Usually Siemens components are marked with such a code, can give you a lead to what system it was from.
We hate rut, but we fear change.
********************************
System error, strike any user to continue...
evasive
Mobo-fu Master
Mobo-fu Master
 
Posts: 37389
Joined: Sun May 06, 2001 12:01 am
Location: Netherlands

Postby evasive » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:51 am

The PcPartner part name is most likely P753 indeed (they have a P757, that's why) and it is an OEM-only board. Flashing the retail bios is at your own risk. Make a backup of the original, that way you can recover it if the retail PcPartner variant isn't working. Will try and dig up the newer Siemens bios for you. No guarantee though.
We hate rut, but we fear change.
********************************
System error, strike any user to continue...
evasive
Mobo-fu Master
Mobo-fu Master
 
Posts: 37389
Joined: Sun May 06, 2001 12:01 am
Location: Netherlands

Postby unmei220 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:23 am

I don't know from where the board comes. It was on a box full of computer parts I bought randomly here in Argentina.

There's no "S26351-xxx" or similar code anywhere. The only stickers with markings are the ones I mention on the first post, and are visible in the picture you linked. The one on the last ISA slot. The one at the upper left of the IDE ports, and one more on the AGP slot, which is not on the linked photo.

Thanks for the warnings about the BIOS flash, but don't worry, it's not the first time I'm doing it. I already made a backup of the current BIOS. Let's see what happens when I flash the PC Partner one.
unmei220
Pilgrim
Pilgrim
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:29 pm

Postby unmei220 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:05 am

I flashed the board with the PC Partner 913 BIOS and the board booted and worked fine. Installed XP on it and all devices were working perfectly.
I lost the ability to configure/enable/disable the COM3 and COM4, but that's understandable since the PC Partner 913 only came with 2 COM ports.
I also gained some kind of stability in the meaning of the mobo no more locks up randomly at the POST screen, like I previously mentioned.
The PC Parner BIOS is from 02/27/2001, whereas the original BIOS was from 10/19/2000.
Even so, I think I'm going to put back the original BIOS, as I don't like to be using a BIOS which doesn't make full use of all the board functions (COM ports). It would be cool if there was an official more recent BIOS for this one.

evasive, did you had any luck finding a more recent BIOS ?

Thanks.
unmei220
Pilgrim
Pilgrim
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:29 pm

Next

Return to Motherboard Identification Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron