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uncleseth
November 23rd, 2013, 11:14 AM
My newest eb*y treasure is an Octek 286 motherboard. I've been trying to find a manual for this and all that I'm referred to is the Micro286 manual on Octek's website. It's close but not exactly. I'm sure I can blunder my way through and make educated guesses on how to configure things but it would be neat to have a manual. I've had several successful builds over the last 30 years and some are still going strong today. Is this all there is or does someone know of a more correct manual for this board?

Thanks,

Uncle

p.s. Go to e*ay and type in 370838524003 to see the item

Chuck(G)
November 23rd, 2013, 11:49 AM
Have you looked at the 286 FOX series?

ftp://ftp.octek.com.au/MAINBOARD/286/FOX

Note that the coin-cell battery holder has been removed (in the auction photo), so you'll need to either replace it (and a battery) or furnish an external battery pack to connect to the connector to the rear of the coin-cell holder area.

uncleseth
November 23rd, 2013, 01:24 PM
I've been there before. For some reason I can't access the FTP site. I went to the support section and downloaded all the FOXII and FOXIII manuals and also the Micro286 manual. The board layouts are different but the info might be close enough to decipher. Is there just a FOX manual somewhere or does that link you gave me go to what I already have?

Thanks,

Uncle

p.s. I do have an external battery and I also have a replacement CMOS/real time clock chip just in case.

Chuck(G)
November 23rd, 2013, 03:07 PM
The trick with the ftp link is that the (Windows-based) server doesn't understand passive ftp mode. I had to go to an "other side of the firewall" machine to get the content. Here's what they have (not much) on the Fox files. The Micro286 has only the single file.



-r-xr-xr-x 1 owner group 20147 Feb 26 1999 OCTEK_FOX_286_MANUAL.ZIP
-r-xr-xr-x 1 owner group 360061 Feb 26 1999 OCTEK_FOX_II__MANUAL.ZIP
-r-xr-xr-x 1 owner group 77326 Feb 26 1999 OCTEK_FOX_III_MANUAL.ZIP
-r-xr-xr-x 1 owner group 247341 Feb 26 1999 OCTEK_FOX_M_MANUAL.ZIP