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StarTech.com PCI POST PC System Diagnostics Test Card with 2 x 7 Segment LED (PCIPOST)


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  • Identifies problems immediately, eliminating time wasted troubleshooting PC boot problems
  • Easy to use - Simply plug it into a free PCI slot and turn on the computer to display the error code
  • Supports AMI, Award, and Phoenix BIOS POST error codes
  • Includes a post code look-up table to provide a description of the problem

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: StarTech
  • Model Number: PCIPOST
  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Item Display Weight: 0.30 pounds

Product Description

This reliable PCI Post Card is the perfect diagnostics tool for pinpointing Power On Self-Test problems. A definite time saver, the PCI Post Card is easy to install and delivers simple PC diagnostics in the form of error codes on the built-on LED display. Determining the computer problem is then as simple as referring to the error code chart that's included with the PCI Post Card, eliminating unnecessary troubleshooting steps and preventing non-defective parts from being replaced. Backed by Lifetime Warranty and free lifetime technical support, StarTech.com's PCI Post card is designed and constructed to provide reliable computer diagnostics. Please Note: You may have to refer to your motherboard manufacturer's manual for motherboard specific error diagnostic codes when using the PCI Post card.

Product Details

Product Manual [386kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.6 x 5.7 inches ; 5.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00006B8EZ
  • Item model number: PCIPOST
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 21, 2002

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Customer Reviews

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Robert L. Cochran on March 6, 2006
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This PCI Post Card is barely acceptable. I bought this unit because time was very short for me. I needed to test a dead computer as quickly as possible and Amazon could get this to me quickly.

The card installs in the PCI slot so that the LCD unit mounted on it is upside down and you have to tilt the system unit backwards, hunker yourself down, and generally experience discomfort in order to view the code coming on the card. For the money one pays, it would be better to include a cable with an LCD display on the end which plugs into the card.

The worst point about this POST card is the horrible, misspelled, incomplete documentation. You might as well make sure you have several websites handy which list POST codes and explains their meaning and what action, if any, you should take. The documentation was written by an Asian person who learned English as a second language and learned it poorly at that. The vendor ought to hire a qualified technical writer fluent in English to write the manual. By this I mean a technical writer who natively speaks, reads, and writes English. Poorly done documentation should be unacceptable for technical equipment.

The manual doesn't explain what a POST code of 00 means. It does not list what corrective actions might be appropriate for a given code. I had to Google search for such information. That might be the best thing to do with this type of hardware, I don't know; I just feel that if a manual is included with the hardware it should be well written and decently comprehensive.

In summary, the biggest reason for not buying this card is the miserable documentation. Also, this card should have an LCD attached to a cable which can plug into the card body, making it easy to read the POST codes. This should come standard for the price.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By cat lover on June 26, 2007
Requires a 5 volt PCI slot, which rules out some newer systems (mine included). They should've made this a universal PCI card that could be used in either 3.3V or 5V slots.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Master_of_Disaster on September 27, 2011
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I purchased this item to add to my tech toolbox hoping it would decrease the time to diagnose hardware issues. However I find that a rarely need it. All of the info I need is usually given through the bios beep codes. The times I tried to use it, it was had to see the codes on the LCD and they didn't make make sense once I rigged up a way to view them.
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