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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

Pros:
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.
Cons:
Included manual is not very good. Recommend downloading and printing out one of the ones linked on the forum to use as your reference.
Other:
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.
Bottomline:
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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