Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium


Help, Old Micron Millennia is DOA

Posted on 2003-03-31
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
Hi All,
Have been trying to resurrect my old Micron Millennia P-133 to use as a starter for a newbie but can't get it to POST. I don't recall there being any problems with it when I took it out of service a few years ago but I have been swapping test parts out occasionally. I've removed everything from the mobo except the vid card but it turns on and then does nothing. No screen output, no search for floppy... NADA. Swapped the RAM, vid card and power supply. Removed everthing including RAM & CPU, I tried clearing the CMOS by shorting the pins still nada. If I hook up the HDD it spins up then nothing.
I don't know what could have happened to the mobo so am pulling at straws right now. I'm stubborn about this mobo because of what I spent on the system back in 95. If I could just find an Asus P2B-B laying around the Micronics M54HI would be getting flying lessons.

Question by:lchrist

Expert Comment

ID: 8239984
Well, At form factor Slot 1 boards themselves are pretty hard to find, but I did happen to know of this one place that stocks a bunch of odd older boards, and low and behold I found what may be perfect for you (other than the obvious of having the board you have work well.)  It's an Asus 440ZX AT Slot 1 board.  The main different between the BX and the ZX chipset is the ammount of ram it'll support, where the BX supported 768 the ZX hit it's limit at 512, which is also the same limit as the Intel 810 and 815 chipsets.  This one happens to be only $22.95 + shipping too, so it's good all around. http://store.yahoo.com/justdeals/asp2in44chip.html

Author Comment

ID: 8240160
Found the problem...
Swapped out the CPU with a 75mhz and she started right up.
Thanks for the thoughts

Accepted Solution

amp072397 earned 0 total points
ID: 10528895
PAQed, with points refunded (125)

Community Support Moderator amp~at~experts-exchange.com

Featured Post

Get expert help—faster!

Need expert help—fast? Use the Help Bell for personalized assistance getting answers to your important questions.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many people don't really know what the difference is between memory and storage. And most regular users don't understand the relationship between any of those fancy words printed on the front of their new computer. Of course, it's perfectly fine -- …
How do you create a user-centered user experience on your website? And what are some things you should consider in the process?
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month11 days, 16 hours left to enroll

564 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question