[vcf-midatlantic] 286 troubleshooting BIOS?

Ethan O'Toole telmnstr at 757.org
Sun Feb 10 18:20:32 EST 2019

Dean, that seems ideal but there isn't a normal ISA slot on this computer. 
IT's a portable/laptop. There is a connector that maps to ISA but I 
haven't figured out exectly what it would be called or who makes it. So 
finding a mating connector doesn't seem easy. I was trying to avoid 
soldering the 14 or so wires needed to use a post code board. But if it 
comes to that...


Thanks for the info on that, though!

> Try this:
> Kingwin PC Computer Motherboard Analyzer Kit [Digital PCI & ISA PC SDRAM NA
> Motherboard]. 4 Digit PCI & ISA PC Tester, Diagnostic Debug Post Card
> External Display (CMBA-4)
> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KPZMNOU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Ae5xCb30NQ7T1
> On Sat, Feb 9, 2019 at 7:59 PM Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> For the Amiga, there is a troubleshooting Kickstart replacement that uses
>> the serial port to spit out diagnostic information. RAM tests and other
>> functions.
>> Does anyone know if something like that exists for PC 286 era computers?
>> Still troubleshooting a Yamaha C1 and there are issues and it's kicking my
>> butt. Seems like the CPU might not be reading the keyboard controller
>> properly or something.
>> The amiga chip will do ram tests and other things and just spit it out
>> serial.
>>                         - Ethan

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