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I ended up pulling my unit apart tonight... finally got fed up of the wobbly power socket, so I thought I'd take a look.
 
I ended up pulling my unit apart tonight... finally got fed up of the wobbly power socket, so I thought I'd take a look.
 
The power socket was fixed very easy... The solder connections were worn... in fact, I suspect a manufacturing fault.  Not to worry though, a quick jab with a soldering iron soon fixed up what the ravages of time had slowly worn away.
 
The power socket was fixed very easy... The solder connections were worn... in fact, I suspect a manufacturing fault.  Not to worry though, a quick jab with a soldering iron soon fixed up what the ravages of time had slowly worn away.
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== Motherboard: Top surface ==
  
 
Pulling up the keyboard, you'll see the top surface of the motherboard... shown in [http://dev.gentoo.org/~redhatter/mips/hpc/sharp_mp_pv5000a/motherboard_topside.jpg this] photo.
 
Pulling up the keyboard, you'll see the top surface of the motherboard... shown in [http://dev.gentoo.org/~redhatter/mips/hpc/sharp_mp_pv5000a/motherboard_topside.jpg this] photo.
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Some of the ICs shown in the photo:
 
Some of the ICs shown in the photo:
  
   TOSHIBA  B10415         TOSHIBA  K97466  TOSHIBA
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<table>
     9839KBD             JAPAN  9838HAK   TC6345AF
+
<tr>
      JAPAN               TC58FVB400FT-05    9833FAI
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<td>
  TC5165165FTS-50                            JAPAN
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   TOSHIBA  B10415
                         
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     9839KBD    
     EPSON               JAPAN  F01Z
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      JAPAN    
   SED1354F0A             0018    SNN      SEC KOREA 837
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   TC5165165FTS-50
   F98350199             5165165FLTT6      JK416V1004CT-L5
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</td>
 +
<td>
 +
Unknown
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
<tr>
 +
<td>
 +
   TOSHIBA  K97466
 +
  JAPAN   9838HAK
 +
  TC58FVB400FT-05
 +
</td>
 +
<td>
 +
Unknown
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
<tr>
 +
<td>
 +
   TOSHIBA
 +
  TC6345AF
 +
    9833FAI
 +
    JAPAN
 +
</td>
 +
<td>
 +
Unknown
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
<tr>
 +
<td>
 +
     EPSON
 +
   SED1354F0A
 +
   F98350199
 
     JAPAN
 
     JAPAN
 +
</td>
 +
<td>
 +
LCD Controller ?
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
<tr>
 +
<td>
 +
  JAPAN  F01Z
 +
  0018    SNN
 +
  5165165FLTT6
 +
</td>
 +
<td>
 +
Unknown
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
<tr>
 +
<td>
 +
  SEC KOREA 837
 +
  JK416V1004CT-L5
 +
</td>
 +
<td>
 +
Unknown
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
</table>
  
 
[http://dev.gentoo.org/~redhatter/mips/hpc/sharp_mp_pv5000a/mainboard_underside.jpg Flipping the board over], we reveal more ICs, including the CPU:
 
[http://dev.gentoo.org/~redhatter/mips/hpc/sharp_mp_pv5000a/mainboard_underside.jpg Flipping the board over], we reveal more ICs, including the CPU:
  
    (CPU Chip)                 
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<table>
     TOSHIBA     JAPAN   F01Z  TOSHIBA  B10415
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<tr>
     TMPR3922U     0018    SNN      9839KBD
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<td>
   JAPAN 9842YAK   5165165FLTT6        JAPAN
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     TOSHIBA   
     19468##                     TC5165165FTS-50
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     TMPR3922U
       
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   JAPAN 9842YAK
   SC 12307-0J     TOSHIBA      NEC JAPAN        LCX
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     19468##  
     836 137      TC35143AF       D4722GS         244
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</td>
                                9833P301         8 23
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<td>
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CPU.  TX3922 129MHz MIPS1
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
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<tr>
 +
<td>
 +
  JAPAN  F01Z
 +
  5165165FLTT6
 +
  0018    SNN
 +
</td>
 +
<td>
 +
Unknown
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
<tr>
 +
<td>
 +
  TOSHIBA  B10415
 +
        JAPAN
 +
      9839KBD
 +
  TC5165165FTS-50
 +
</td>
 +
<td>
 +
Unknown
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
<tr>
 +
<td>
 +
   SC 12307-0J
 +
     836 137
 +
</td>
 +
<td>
 +
Unknown
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
<tr>
 +
<td>
 +
     TOSHIBA
 +
    TC35143AF
 +
</td>
 +
<td>
 +
Unknown
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
<tr>
 +
<td>
 +
    NEC JAPAN
 +
    D4722GS
 +
    9833P301
 +
</td>
 +
<td>
 +
Unknown
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
</table>
  
 
The only IC I've identified thus far is the CPU... although I'll be pestering Google for info on the others shortly.
 
The only IC I've identified thus far is the CPU... although I'll be pestering Google for info on the others shortly.

Revision as of 07:30, 8 August 2005

System Specifications

  • CPU: Toshiba TX3922 129MHz MIPS 1. Little Endian.
  • RAM: 32MB
  • ROM: Unknown size, has Windows CE and numerous applications burned in.
  • Framebuffer: 640x480 12-bit colour. Unknown chipset.

I/O Peripherals:

  • LCD Touch Screen & keypad
  • 1x RS-232 serial port
  • 1x IRDA serial port
  • 1x PCMCIA socket

Operating System Support

Natively, they run Windows CE 2.11 H/PC PRO 3.0. There is some resources on the net to suggest NetBSD potentially runs, but I have not succeeded in this endeavour. I'm looking into the feasability of porting Linux onto these devices.

A look inside

I ended up pulling my unit apart tonight... finally got fed up of the wobbly power socket, so I thought I'd take a look. The power socket was fixed very easy... The solder connections were worn... in fact, I suspect a manufacturing fault. Not to worry though, a quick jab with a soldering iron soon fixed up what the ravages of time had slowly worn away.

Motherboard: Top surface

Pulling up the keyboard, you'll see the top surface of the motherboard... shown in this photo.

Some of the ICs shown in the photo:

 TOSHIBA  B10415
    9839KBD     
     JAPAN      
 TC5165165FTS-50

Unknown

 TOSHIBA  K97466
 JAPAN   9838HAK
 TC58FVB400FT-05

Unknown

  TOSHIBA
  TC6345AF
   9833FAI
   JAPAN

Unknown

    EPSON  
 SED1354F0A
  F98350199
    JAPAN

LCD Controller ?

 JAPAN   F01Z
 0018     SNN
 5165165FLTT6

Unknown

 SEC KOREA 837
 JK416V1004CT-L5

Unknown

Flipping the board over, we reveal more ICs, including the CPU:

    TOSHIBA   
   TMPR3922U  
 JAPAN 9842YAK
    19468##   

CPU. TX3922 129MHz MIPS1

  JAPAN   F01Z
  5165165FLTT6
  0018     SNN

Unknown

  TOSHIBA  B10415
       JAPAN
      9839KBD
  TC5165165FTS-50

Unknown

  SC 12307-0J
    836 137  

Unknown

    TOSHIBA
   TC35143AF

Unknown

   NEC JAPAN
    D4722GS
    9833P301

Unknown

The only IC I've identified thus far is the CPU... although I'll be pestering Google for info on the others shortly.