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Dual Mini Card PCI-E/Mini PCI Card VER 1.0

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Product Features

This product troubleshoots laptop style motherboards through the Mini Card PCI-E (1/2 slot) or Mini PCI (full slot).

EVOLUTION - Dual Mini Card PCI Express and Mini PCI Slot

In laptop machines, the Mini Card PCI Express (PCI-E) replaces the Mini PCI card standard slot design, which is a small internal card functionally identical to standard desktop computer PCI cards. Mini Card PCI-E and Mini PCI cards are used mainly to add communications functions to portable laptop computers that are built- or customized-to-order. The Mini Card PCI Express is half the size of the Mini PCI cards. This allows system designers to include one or two cards, depending on the size constraints of a particular portable computer. Our Diagnostic Card has BOTH SLOT TYPES to allow for this technology transition.

  • Works with Laptop Only Motherboards
  • Troubleshoot your dead motherboard.
  • External display to easily view POST codes.
  • Order Number: minicard_10

Post Code Manuals

> Manualpdf

> AMI Codespdf

> Award Codes pdf

> Phoenix Codes pdf

How to Use

Use this card to troubleshoot your motherboard problems. Sometimes your computer will not boot. Use this diagnostic card to see the POST (power on self test) codes that the BIOS commands the motherboard to perform. Each motherboard has a BIOS chip which is a device that initializes all hardware components on the motherboard such as CPU, memory, video card, etc. During the boot up sequence, your BIOS will also generate what is called POST80 code. Each code can be referenced in a manual supplied to help determine the problem with the motherboard. If your code is NOT LISTED in our manual, chances are you have a newer motherboard. Visit the manufacture of your BIOS and download the manual of your BIOS direct. In most cases, where the last post code is displayed on the POST card is generally the problem area. For example: If you have an Award Bios on your motherboard, and you install this card. Turn on the power to your computer. Your computer stops booting, but the POST card shows a code of “01″. This could mean you have a faulty CPU on your motherboard because the BIOS told the CPU to start, but the CPU did not respond. If a piece of hardware does not respond during a boot sequence, then the motherboard will not finish POSTing.