Help, Old Micron Millennia is DOA

Posted on 2003-03-31
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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.

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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

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

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