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roddy_boy
21-03-2007, 12:25 PM
Hi,

I have recently purchased an IBM motherboard, and identified it as a Netvista A40 Type 6830/6831

Mobo manual is here:
ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/netvista_pdf/22p2896.pdf

However, the problem is that instead of having labelled connectors for the front panel connections (Power switch/led, hdd led etc), it has one block, that is obviously designed for a standard IBM connection of sorts. I am just wondering if anyone knows the layout of these pins, so I can connect the appropriate pins to the connectors. It's a block of 20 pins, 2 rows of 10.

Thanks in advance!

Roddy

Speedy Gonzales
21-03-2007, 01:05 PM
Well the manual is pretty much hopeless.

It doesnt have anything in it, to tell u what goes where. It doesnt even mention the front panel connector.

10 are most probably for the power/power/hdd LED, reset, and the other 10 for the mic/audio in if the front of this case has input for either.

SolMiester
21-03-2007, 01:29 PM
Page 44 lists the layout!

KatiMike
21-03-2007, 01:29 PM
The motherboard could be an Intel 815 ATX board . Does it have any markings on it that help identify the model number? The Intel site has a good seach facility for finding mobo manuals

roddy_boy
21-03-2007, 01:30 PM
Ok so I got that completely wrong. On page 35 of the manual, it has a board layout. The connectors are marked as #5, called "Power LED connectors". There's 8 pins in the block. I found out that 7 and 8 are the power switch pins, so have connected that switch up, and that's working fine.

My problem now is that I can't get into the bios to set the boot order - Windows keeps trying to boot from HDD, which isn't working due to a recent hardware change (namely the new motherboard). On boot it gives my gfx card info, then goes to a blue IBM logo, then changes to the windows error.

Can anyone lend some advice as to where to go from here?

roddy_boy
21-03-2007, 01:32 PM
Page 44 lists the layout!

That's for the PSU connection

roddy_boy
21-03-2007, 01:33 PM
The motherboard could be an Intel 815 ATX board . Does it have any markings on it that help identify the model number? The Intel site has a good seach facility for finding mobo manuals

Intel 815 Chipset
IBM FRU 09K9982

Speedy Gonzales
21-03-2007, 01:47 PM
OK this looks (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Motherboards/photos/a-92096418/p-25630294.htm) like your mobo. Its got the same FRU u posted. Its socket 370.

Terry Porritt
21-03-2007, 01:49 PM
To get into IBM BIOS keep the F1 key pressed down whilst powering up. It can be awkward sometimes.

roddy_boy
21-03-2007, 02:04 PM
I took a pxt.

It's kinda outta focus, it's showing the top right hand corner of the mobo if you're looking with the I/O ports on the left (same orientation as the manual diagram). I have connected the power switch as you can (kinda) see.

Attached file: Image032.jpg (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Image032.jpg) (134 KB)

roddy_boy
21-03-2007, 02:05 PM
Thanks Terry.

I set the boot sequence to CD -> HDD0, but it doesn't seem to boot from the CD first :-/ I have a WinXP CD in there.

Edit: Ignore that, seems it was just having a spaz about something else. It's on its way to re-installing windows now :-)

roddy_boy
21-03-2007, 02:10 PM
OK this looks (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Motherboards/photos/a-92096418/p-25630294.htm) like your mobo. Its got the same FRU u posted. Its socket 370.

Yes, well, this (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=91695287) one, to be precise :p

SolMiester
21-03-2007, 02:44 PM
That's for the PSU connection

Oops, quite right!