PCI ports not working
Posted 02 October 2009 - 10:14 PM
Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:28 PM
This normally points to a bad motherboard... as you might have guessed might be the response you'd get here.
The PCI bus is common, so if one goes out, I would think all of them would go out. So... given that, what I would check is that there is nothing in the blank slots that would cause a short to occur if a card is installed into the slot. You might inspect them and clean them out with compressed air. Also, if the slots were not used for a long time, the connector pins might develop oxidation disallowing proper connections. Try inserting/removing the card from the slots to sort of clean that off. On the card connector itself, you might use a pencil eraser to clean oxidation... you might be surprised how shiny the pins will get once they're clean. Be sure to ground yourself via a ground strap, or by touching a bare metal surface on the computer chassis to rid yourself of any static electricity before touching any hardware.
Lastly, I would reset bios to defaults in case the other PCI slots just happen to be disabled... although, this shouldn't cause a crash if they were.
Posted 04 October 2009 - 06:30 PM
Posted 04 October 2009 - 07:03 PM
Yes, it could be the adapter card, that's why I'm reluctant to blame the motherboard... I was actually under the impression that everything worked in that one pci slot except for being next to the vid card... but apparently not, from your last posting. You might be better off returning the adapter and just purchasing a pci wireless card... less compatibility problems.
Could it just be the pci to pcmcia card thats no good? I just bought it.
Posted 04 October 2009 - 09:01 PM
Posted 05 October 2009 - 09:52 AM
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