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WTB: A31p system board

#1 Post by grangerroad » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:19 am

After experiencing some severe health issues over the past couple years (re: previous posts) I'm back in the market for components for a couple of the machines I have in my "working museum." Most in need of a system board for an A31p - I currently possess two that are somewhat functional, although one has the dreaded GPU unseating issue and the other has some kind of short that causes it to melt power cables. I'm also in possession of a good amount of salvaged components for these machines (and a few others) from the past 15 years of fixing/repairing them with which I may be willing to part, if anyone is in need.

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Re: WTB: A31p system board

#2 Post by kfzhu1229 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:16 am

You have a A31p board that's shorted? Like is it the kind that's shorted and shows no signs of life or semi-shorted, powers on but overloads the power supply?
Interestingly enough I have a parts A31p motherboard sitting around, presumably with a defective clock generator because last time I run that board it overclocks my CPU to 5Ghz and of course unstable as hell!
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Re: WTB: A31p system board

#3 Post by grangerroad » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:11 pm

Using that board, it will power up and run normally, except that after about 10-15 minutes the power port gets very hot and starts melting anything attached to it. When docked, batteries don't charge, but are drained by about 1 percent per day until they fail. Strangest behavior I've had with one of these.

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You have a A31p board that's shorted? Like is it the kind that's shorted and shows no signs of life or semi-shorted, powers on but overloads the power supply?
Interestingly enough I have a parts A31p motherboard sitting around, presumably with a defective clock generator because last time I run that board it overclocks my CPU to 5Ghz and of course unstable as hell!
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