How To Fix Sony MBX-30 laptop board identification

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Is there anybody out there with Sony knowledge who might be able to help me id this board and the needed cpu so I can get back in business? I tried to buy a cheap replacement from ebay but by mistake I bought the wrong MBX-30 board (1-675-068-21) and the my pcg-370 450mhz cpu doesn't work in it. Sony refuses to tell me which PCG-FXXX model the 1-675-068-21 MBX-30 board is from that I bought by mistake.

Thus, I cannot buy the appropriate cpu so that I can get up and running again.

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Do 6.0 Gb/s boards use both north and south bridges? Depends on the specific board - the North part of the North/south bridge has been disappearing for a while - many of those functions are now handled directly by the CPU itself. there a newer for 6.0 Gb/s?

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As you can see, Row 1 has four pins and row two has 5 pins. This Chaintech board has an on-board USB terminal with the following arrangement:

1 2 3 4 5
* * * *
* * * * *
6 7 8 9 10

The above digits do not appear on the board; I put them there for clarity in communication.

I have a Chaintech 7JKD board here and I have the manual; but, the manual is no help as there is no diagram of the USB pins at all in the manual. The wires are marked as follows:


I need help identifying the pins on the board so I can properly connect the USB ports on the front of the case.

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So, pins 1 through 4 would be used and pins 6 through 9 would be used, with pin 10 being unused. I also have a case here with two built-in front USB ports. A pin does not exist at position 5.


If you know the system number of your computer, you can get a printout with all the info of whats inside from the makers website.
I know that this may sound like a stupid question. There's no id on the board itself. I just need to know from the manual how much I can upgrade etc.

But how do I find out what m/b I have installed? I'm on win me, 200 ish mem. You can download motherboard manual when you have the info.

I want to know coz I want to download a copy of the manual for it if I can.

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How do I identify the System Board on this AIO?  I have it mostly apart but don't see the system board part numbers yet.  I would like to price it before I go further also.  Can't find the Part Number in the documentation so I assume it needs to come off the board itself.

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mother board identification

Heres all the info i have. it has the at style keyboard plug, and at the top right-hand corner, it says M748LMRT REV:1.3C

Any info on this board would be greatly appreciated. it says it has AMI bios. it has a sticker on one of the chips that says AGP 8m, Ultra DMA 66, and PC99 connector.

It has a slot 1 and a socket 370
it has both at and atx power plugs.
3 sdram slots
1 pci
its got a gold heatsink on the board that says Xcel 2000. Its got onboard everything.

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Solved! Go to Solution.

The N500 utilizes a Conexant HD Audio controller, not Realtek. I read some information on DirectSound, and I see no reason why the N500 would not support it. Hope this helps.

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Identification of an antique Toshiba laptop

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Laptop Power Cord Identification

I have a laptop power cord and need to identify which laptops it fits. How can I do that?

Laptop recharge problem/battery identification

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