Firebox X500 hardware



  • hello all,

    here is some interessing information about firebox series X

    i just tried to add a keyboard to enter setup.

    The keyboard is a small commector below the cable of the front panel board. This is a 8 pins shape connector with only 6 pins installed

    Here is the pinout of the PS/2 connector: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:MiniDIN-6_Connector_Pinout.svg

    here is the configuration of the firebox connector that i found after some trials:

    7            1
      –------------
      ! o            o !
      ! o  o  o  o !
      --------------
        8  6  4  2

    pins 3 and 5 doesn't exist!

    here is the wiring between firebox and PS/2:

    Firebox        PS/2

    1 : CLK –--- 5
    2 : GND
    4 : DATA-----1
    6 : nc
    7 : GND------3
    8 : +5VDC---4

    Now you can plug a pci video card and connect a keyboard, you can enter bios if you wish !

    Enjoy  :)

    Jean Jacques


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