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Old 12-12-2016, 10:45 AM   #1
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Default Motherboard POST card

Are they any good on newer desktop and laptop motherboards?

Which ones are good?

My main objective is to see whether it's a faulty BIOS or something else is faulty.
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:30 AM   #2
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Hello, receive a warm greeting

A query, in your experience, it is worth buying those cards for the diagnosis of PCI-e ports.

I'm starting to repair motherboards, I still have a lot to learn and get tools for my workshop.

That's why I consult about the usefulness of these cards.

It happens to me that I have motherboards that turn on and off after a while and that disconcerts me.

Thank you and I remain attentive to your comments.
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:43 AM   #3
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i dont think they will help, for 2 reasons.
1: the numbers are sent from the bios - no bios, no numbers.
2: most problems either prevent the board starting or cause randon shit when it's running.
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Old 12-22-2018, 08:28 PM   #4
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I have a throughput of motherboards, mostly I work on Macbook products and thus don't have a lot of use for Motherboard post cards, that said a brief look through Ebay shows a substantial number of them and with prices starting at under 5.00 so why not. Your probably better off with a few pieces of test equipment and boardview packages, I have a vast libray of boardview stuff that I would not be without for testing and diagnosis.
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Old 12-26-2018, 08:11 AM   #5
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Hi. sjt and llonen

Thank you for your response, I see that it is better to invest in something else.
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Old 12-29-2018, 11:55 PM   #6
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Default Re: Motherboard POST card

In my experience, POST cards only appear to be -somewhat- useful for -older- desktop motherboards. On newer motherboards, I don't always get a POST code. And on laptops... well the type of POST card I used on laptops required a parallel port and those have been gone from laptops for a long time now. So for laptops... no, not useful.

In short, POST cards have a very limited use on my bench.

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Old 12-30-2018, 08:58 AM   #7
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laptops now post through the modem/wifi socket or an extra connector - seen it on the schematics
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Old 01-02-2019, 10:55 AM   #8
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I know that now there are POST cards that connect to the mini PCI slot where the WIFI card goes. I will review the schemes in more detail.


Thanks for your coments
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:13 AM   #9
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Well given the current price of a range of POST cards and the plethora of them about, I wold say try one if you think your going to use it. Its not like its going to be a significant investment, that said I have never had a board or Macbook in where one of these would be of the slightest use.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:32 AM   #10
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Thanks, that I wanted to know.

Here in Venezuela it is difficult to get currencies $ and locally they have a prohibitive price.

Better to invest in something else.
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:47 PM   #11
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Well, a lot of talk but I don't see any recommendations about the cards. Which cards has anyone tried? Something that works using miniPCIe, m.2 or even DDR3/DDR4 slot (apparently there is a DDR2/DDR3 post card out there but I have no idea if it even works as promised).

Only need it for laptops.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:23 PM   #12
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have abou 5 types of post cards for laptop but nearly non of them will help. works only on older laptops /ddr2/ and codes they give will not help
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Old 01-20-2019, 01:03 PM   #13
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I purchased a mini PCI-E card and it doesn't work in any laptop I have here to repair. Some DELL Inspirion N7110 didn't even boot with the card inserted.
Some Asus just shows 0 all the time
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