|I'm not sure what happened to it, but one of my IA-1's has died. It flashes it's LED's but refuses to finish booting. I'm fairly certain the problem is in the BIOS, or at least the socket. I attempted to swap ROM's, and I think I may have bent one of the leads in the socket. So, it's probably recoverable, you would simply need to replace the socket, but I already have 4 of these beasts, and it has been brought to my attention that this is more than I need :)|
So, I'd rather sell or trade this system than spend the time to replace the socket. Anyone interested? BTW - this system has been modified with a TennMax cooler, and a K6-2+ (Mobile) processor. It is permanently modded to run at 400MHz. The CF socket has been modded to supply 5V Vcc, but this can be corrected by moving the jumper wire to a 3.3V pad. (or simply using tweezers and replacing the pins to the pads beneath them. Also, the upper part of the clamshell has a regular fan grill installed for better airflow.
If you want a "stock" IA-1, I still have the original heatsink assembly, and CPU's, but some modding would be required to put the jumpers back.It's possible that this system is toast, but someone with soldering skills could revive it. If you can't, you still get a K6-2+ processor (which can use K6mult), decent little heatsink/fan, LCD panel, and power supply. The BIOS in the socket now is a hackable BIOS (from BadFlash) No keyboard or modem (in case you haven't seen my requests for one ;)