P.O.S.T. Probe PCI
The Universal P.O.S.T Probe PCI is a post reader card for diagnosing any ‘dead’ PC that won’t boot up. Just plug the card into an empty slot of the ISA, EISA or PCI bus, turn on the system and in seconds receive a diagnostic code to pinpoint the exact cause of system failure, derived from the PC’s own Power-On Self Test or POST.Although other vendors give you a choice of either a PCI card or ISA card, Micro2000’s P.O.S.T Probe is the only one to combine a PCI card and ISA POST card on the same card to diagnose a dead computer whether it’s ISA or PCI, with a single tool.The Post-Probe PCI includes a manual with complete tables for the POST diagnostic codes of approximately 40 BIOS versions, which includes all common PC BIOS manufacturers and many of the uncommon ones. Each POST code listing also contains a reference to a diagnostics chapter that explains the particular hardware function causing the error. A section on beep codes is included. Post-Probe PCI is available separately but is usually combined with Micro2000’s Micro-Scope PC diagnostics software in a product called the ‘Universal Diagnostic Toolkit’. This is the complete PC diagnostics solution, for troubleshooting any PC, dead or alive. Micro2000 products can be purchased from Micro2000 directly or from registered resellers world wide. Contact us at 1-800-764-0032 to locate a reseller for details on the latest product specifications and pricing in your part of the world.
When the card is inserted in the PCI bus, we capture all of the POST codes, even before the PCI bus has been initialized and tested by the BIOS.
Lights monitor advanced PCI and ISA signals including Clock, Frame, Initiator Ready, Target Ready, Device Select, I/O Read, I/O Write, Reset, Clock, Memory Read/Write, Address Latch Enable, and Oscillator functions.
The card’s excellent design allows viewing of the lights and numeric display from either side of the card no matter how its inserted into the computer.
Advanced monitoring lights for both PCI and ISA functions. If the system is so dead that it isn’t even posting, these lights will lead you in the right direction.
Voltage tips accurately designed to clip Volt Meter leads to while monitoring voltage to the system board including +5vdc -5vdc +12vdc -12vdc and an additional monitor for 3.3V on the PCI BUS.
PRE-P.O.S.T. TESTS – Two LEDs monitor clock signals and oscillator signals, making it easy to determine synchronous operation. Additionally, the LEDs are on separate circuits, making it easier to spot the difference between clock chip and crystal failures.
One LED monitors the Reset signal. This allows a reset to be seen during POST, and may indicate a short.
POST Step button allows you to cycle through all displayed POST codes one at a time up to the point of failure.
Compact design makes it less bulky than other PCI/ISA combo POST cards, and helps to prevent the ISA portion from being plugged in backwards
Two LEDs monitor I/O read and I/O write, distinguishing between read and write failures. Also monitored are Memory read/write to distinguished between address line failures and memory chip failures. This feature is especially beneficial when working with older BIOS’s that don’t emit P.O.S.T. codes such as DTKs and older XTs. An ALE LED monitor ensures proper CPU/DMA operation.