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First post, by Mattyice1994

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Hi Vogons,

This is my first post here, but I have been researching and diving into my first build: a 486 machine! Super excited. I've always been a fan of old DOS pcs.

Anyways.. I have an Aopen / Acer VI15G .

I've looked extensively for an actual PDF or images of the motherboard manual, but I cannot find anyting. There are the jumper settings and specs to be found, thankfully, but I'd love the full manual.

Anyone have it? Or can anyone help me track it down?

Thanks!
Matt

Reply 1 of 4, by Horun

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I looked but did not find a full manual. You are lucky to find jumper settings on many old 486 boards. Maybe someone else can dig deeper and find it though some of the full manuals are lost forever...

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Reply 2 of 4, by Mattyice1994

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Horun wrote on 2020-06-30, 23:43:

I looked but did not find a full manual. You are lucky to find jumper settings on many old 486 boards. Maybe someone else can dig deeper and find it though some of the full manuals are lost forever...

Thanks for checking! Yeah, I am prepared to accept that, but I figure it HAS to exist somewhere. And I know this mobo is a bit known, so hopefully someone turns up with it.

Reply 3 of 4, by Tetrium

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Mattyice1994 wrote on 2020-07-01, 00:45:
Horun wrote on 2020-06-30, 23:43:

I looked but did not find a full manual. You are lucky to find jumper settings on many old 486 boards. Maybe someone else can dig deeper and find it though some of the full manuals are lost forever...

Thanks for checking! Yeah, I am prepared to accept that, but I figure it HAS to exist somewhere. And I know this mobo is a bit known, so hopefully someone turns up with it.

I had a look but I don't seem to have it (was fairly unlikely for me to have the actual paper manual though but was worth a look 😜 )
Only thing I could find was this here:
ftp://ftp.aopen.com/pub/tech/jumper/
The site is (still) up and it has the jumper settings of the VI15G listed there as well along with many other contemporary boards.

The VI15G is kinda an oddball in a way because (afaik all of) these had gold plated SIMM sockets instead of the silvery ones that virtually all newer boards have.

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Reply 4 of 4, by Mattyice1994

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I had a look but I don't seem to have it (was fairly unlikely for me to have the actual paper manual though but was worth a look […]
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I had a look but I don't seem to have it (was fairly unlikely for me to have the actual paper manual though but was worth a look 😜 )
Only thing I could find was this here:
ftp://ftp.aopen.com/pub/tech/jumper/
The site is (still) up and it has the jumper settings of the VI15G listed there as well along with many other contemporary boards.

The VI15G is kinda an oddball in a way because (afaik all of) these had gold plated SIMM sockets instead of the silvery ones that virtually all newer boards have.

Oh man! Awesome! This is nice to have, saved the file. I'd rather see something directly from Aopen rather than another site, so that is reassuring. And, thanks a million for checking for the paper copy as well!