Need jumper manual for ASI MB-4DPG (486DX4 PCI)

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Need jumper manual for ASI MB-4DPG (486DX4 PCI)

Postby 8bitbubsy » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:14 pm

I have an ASI (Aquarius Systems, Inc) MB-4DPG motherboard that has had all its jumpers removed by me several years ago, it won't POST because of this. I desperately need the manual or a jumper manual for this specific motherboard, but I can't for the life of me find it anywhere on the Internet. I can find other ASI mobos, but not MB-4DPG. There's no jumper tables printed anywhere on the motherboard, this is a hard one... If you have this mobo, please let me know where the jumpers are set.

The motherboard sports 2x PCI and 2x ISA slots when the ISA/PCI daughterboard is installed (not installed on the picture).

Here's a picture of my motherboard: http://16-bits.org/i/MB-4DPG__big.jpg
Here's the BIOS that I dumped: http://16-bits.org/etc/4DPG-DX4-BIOS.BIN
It was used in a Cinet PC HI-200 (shipped with a DX2 66MHz config by default, but mine had a DX4 100MHz when I got it).

Here's some of the chips used on the mobo, if any help:
S3 Vision864 86C864-P GAEG2 (9508 F10437)
S3 SDAC 86C716-MG HAAK2 (9504 B29180)
OPTi 82C822 (9502BM)
OPTi 82C802G (9522IE)
OPTi 82C602 (9515TE)
SMC FDC37C665GT (B9522-D347-AIC 6H75823-2)
VIA VT82C42N (9505CF)
APPIAN ADI/2 (9508 BASS BHA01801)
MX MX8315PC (MDZC24303 E9520)

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Postby evasive » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:24 am

Did you already contact Komplett?

The bios ID I still have:
11/16/94-OPTI-802G-822-2A4UKA31-00
4DPG BIOS VER:3.2

And I sent an email to a fellow Norwegian that owned one of these systems at one time, let's hope the email still works and the system is still there...
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Postby 8bitbubsy » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:00 am

No I didn't contact Komplett, they're a hardware store now, they're very big in Norway. They're just a bunch of hardware-knowing geeks that sell computer parts, I'm almost certain that they don't have any information on this old 1994 Cinet machine. I might send an email today just to try. It would be hard to get in touch with the right person... If he's still there.

Also, I did actually send a PM to that guy over at diskusjon.no, he replied saying that he doesn't have the PC anymore.

After some research I found a more recent email of this Erik guy that you talked about, I'll send him an email now.

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Postby evasive » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:35 am

Oh ok. At least not all of the lines I found are dead yet...
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Postby 8bitbubsy » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:36 am

Contacted Erik, he doesn't have the machine anymore. :( :(
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Postby evasive » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:37 am

Do I already have a detailed picture of your board? Is there a remote possibility you can see where the jumpers were due to some areas being less dusty than others?
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Postby 8bitbubsy » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:11 am

I don't have any better picture, sorry... My cameras are not very good, nor are my lighting conditions.

Anyways, there's not a single jumper map printed on the board... And after some toying around, it seems that J35 and higher are connectors, while J1..J34 are jumpers. 35 being a random guess, it's somewhere around 30-40, J4x are connectors (I figured that out the hard way, magic smoke, woops trace burnt, but got it rewired with kynar wire).
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Postby evasive » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:42 am

8bitbubsy wrote:(I figured that out the hard way, magic smoke, woops trace burnt, but got it rewired with kynar wire).


:mb_rofl1:: the joy of recognition... ok I am going to try and match a board with J1 until J3x and with an OPTi chipset to this one.
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Postby evasive » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:44 am

There's no jumper tables printed anywhere on the motherboard, this is a hard one...
so nothing on the back either?
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Postby 8bitbubsy » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:59 am

Nope...
The motherboard was mounted on top of a big metal plate.. In my desperation and frustration, I thought .. "Hey wait, maybe they printed the jumper manual under it... Please... Let's see... ARGH!!". Of course not :x
Same with the underside of the PCB, no text there.
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