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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Great time saver – PCI PC Diagnostic Card Reviews

posted by frills on 04/24/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Provides quick diagnosis of a downed machine, saving a lot of troubleshooting. Works either by plugging into an internal PCI slot, or externally by hooking up to both parallel (for diagnostic signals) and usb (for power). The dual-port method also works great on laptops.
Included manual is not very good. Recommend downloading and printing out one of the ones linked on the forum to use as your reference.
Smaller than I thought it would be. It's not much larger than a credit card.
Comes with a USB cable, though not a parallel cable.
A great value for all the time saved where troubleshooting by beep codes can be inconclusive, if the bios even beeps at all.


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