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Hello there, I'm currently repairing a very nice 486 computer housed in a keyboard (!). It's really cool and I'd like it to become my main 486 battlestation. The only thing it lacks due to space constraints is expansion. It got only one ISA port where I'll hook a soundcard. I was wondering if it was …

Re: So embarrassing..what's the default bios password for this PC Chips Cheetah 486 board v1.7 motherboard?

FWIW I've got an Award BIOS socket 3 board which has no CMOS battery (just a connector for an external one) and it too requires a password to get into the BIOS if you don't connect up a battery. Luckily being Award, AWARD_SW works. I can't recall now though whether you need to put in the password …

Re: So embarrassing..what's the default bios password for this PC Chips Cheetah 486 board v1.7 motherboard?

The old site seems to be accessible but the BIOS files are password protected on their FTP: https://web.archive.org/web/19970626045321/http://www.pcchips.com/bios.html Another set of passwords to try, they're space separated (source: internet) ALFAROME ALLy aLLy aLLY ALLY aPAf _award AWARD_SW AWARD? …

Re: Fixing a Roland SB-55 floppy MIDI player

Ok I think the issue resides into bad capacitors. I replaced C7 capacitor (it's an ugly soldering job since I don't have tools for SMT) and I gained back some functionnality! The midi file load and plays for a few seconds but stop after that and I got a "dEr" message meaning that my floppy is bad. …

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