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how to test a Mother Board step by step with Black screen and no Beep

Hi every body,
we had a joint project with a Teacher Motherboard with the GeodeGX1
Can sombody help me I'm lost it is to much
we got the prototype  on a 10Layer PCB Power, Clock and Reset all ok but some how don't boot we got one working unit of our teacher but he died in a car crash
It looks there is a special thing missing for the first boot  we changed the
Winbond, M-systems and 93C46
from one board to the other same result
Component:
 1)Geode GX1
 2)Geode CS5530A
 3)WinBond W29C020C P90B (BIOS)
 4)M-System MD-2810-008 (OS) Linux based
 5)PC97317-ICL/VUL
 6)DP83815DVNG with 93C46
 7)PCI1510
this are the main components
would be great if somebody could help me some how I'm sure for experts like you it is a small job
hope fore your reply
              John Patrick Gyles rickgyles@yahoo.co.uk
If you need Schematik
everything is in Protell 99SE
It is a Study project and we Stuck
nobody seem to be able to help us or want to help
ofcause if needed we Pay for it as we want to get it done
is over a Year now since the Teacher died and we don't get any where
would help to know exactly how to start the Testing
Screen is Black, no Beep conected
Basicly need a guide for Dummi like me
Thanks
      Rick
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You've posted your question to the wrong board and to the wrong site. This board is for help with National Instruments DAQ boards and the site in general is for a variety of National Instruments products. You have no DAQ board or any NI product at all.
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SORRY BUT THERE ARE TOOLS HERE I CAN CHECK IT WITH OR NOT?

I'M WILLING TO BUY THE TOOLS HERE IF THEY HELP ME TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM AND ONE OF THE MAIN PARTS IS NATIONAL I/O ASWELL.

I JUST WAS THINKING HERE ARE A LOT OF SMART PEOPLE WHO MIGHT BE ABLE TO LET ME KNOW HOW TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. HOPE I DIDN'T GIVE ANYBODY HEADAGE

FOR ANY ADVICE OPEN

                         THANKS RICK

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Perhaps you have confused National Instruments with National Semiconductor?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geode_(processor)

You mention PCI1510, but that is not a valid National Instruments part number, rather Texas Instruments:

http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/pci1510.html

Thus combining National Semiconductor with Texas Instruments, you can arrive at National Instrument(s).happy smiley

Sorry you are having difficulties, but as Dennis stated, I think you have come to the wrong place. Try Googling Geode GX1 for support.

 

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Hi yes you are right,Smiley Surprised sorry but still I need the right tools to get it done I did what you said no reply from them everybody just want to help the big guys with lots of money.
I send 250mails to tech. support 3 reply's and only sorry we can't help you.
So looks like nobody want to help me here aswellSmiley Indifferent It is hard if you can't get answers from any body.
But thanks any way
                         Rick
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Rick
 
We really like to help people out on this Board, the majority of us are volunteers, not National Instruments employees.
But I highly doubt anyone here has any experience with your hardware.
It's not that we don't want to help, but rather that we just can't help without any knowledge on your topic.
 
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Ok so that means nobody here know what kind of tools I need and how to use them step by step to check a standart motherboard what have a problem to boot?

                 Ok then thanks anyway

                                           Best regards

                                                         Rick

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So might be that this Forum still can help,

As I find out from a diff forum I need t read the L1 CHACH of 16KB in the Geode GX1 via JTAG and programm it on the New Geode GX1

is there any tool here from NI I can use for that?

and let me know how.

thanks

         Rick

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Hi,

Like I said in a other response (where you also ask this) Boundary Scan Technology (JTAG as you called it) is a very good method for testing digital boards. And you can use this also to 'look inside' a board to test eg. a cache module.

JTAG technologies and NI are partners. There are tools from NI for BST testing. But if you have to begin from scratch and do it for only one board you have a long and expensive way to walk.

Can you post the schematics (in PDF) and other information you have ? I can't promise you anything my time is also limited, but I will look at it if there is enough information.

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Thanks a lot KC
here is the Schematic it is a Protel 99SE file.
Thanks for trying.
                         Rick
 


Message Edited by rickgyles on 12-17-2007 03:36 AM
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