Work in Progress!
NOTE: I am not a programmer, electrical engineer, or any sort of a trained technician. All this info has been available off the manufacturer's web sites at one point or the other. There is no disassembled code here, and I do not deal in Warez.
WARNING! If you are dealing with a medical (life support or patient's records), factory automation, or business applications, there is no guarantee that any of the files or information on this page will be suitable for your application, installed components, or network equipment (routers, gateways, etc).
DISCLAIMER: If you need mission critical technical support, contact the hardware (I assume IBM, if not Lenovo) or software manufacturer.
For those of you willing to accept the possibility of incompatible drivers, erroneous references, and out-and-out just wrong information, please continue. Since this material is presented as-is, you get what you pay for.
qb3a9y00.pdf N2800e Thin Client Express Reference Sep 2000
qb3aru01.pdf Setting Up IBM Network Station Hardware - Type 8364 (Exx, Txx) Jul 99
QB3ARV01.pdf IBM Network Station Service Information Type 8364 (Exx, Txx) Sept 99
FW82371EB PCI-TO-ISA/IDE Xcelerator,(PIIX4E) Preliminary Draft
FW82371EB-Update PCI-TO-ISA/IDE Xcelerator,(PIIX4E) Specification Update
FW82439TX System Controller (MTXC) Preliminary Datasheet
PC87309 Super I/O Plug and Play Compatible Chip
ADM211 0.1 μF, 5 V Powered CMOS RS-232 Drivers/Receivers
Windows 98 on the IBM NetVista 8364 a How-To Guide By William Walsh
IBM NetVista 2800 Hacking by Kevin Bowling
E13Z45US IBM S3 TRIO 86C365 W98SE Drivers
E18Z29UZ IBM S3 TRIO 86C365 NT driver
E11T24A IBM S3 TRIO 86C365 OS/2 driver.
e59z17us.exe S3 video driver for Win 95, 98, and Me 11/17/2004
NOTE: Because the Trio3D is an AGP device, OEM Service Release 2.1 or later for Windows 95 must be installed on your system for the device drivers to work properly.
Cirrus Logic Legacy Driver Support:
Intel Drivers for 8255x Family
Intel will change this download page eventually. All drivers below are on another server.
PRO2K.exe Intel Drivers for Windows* 2000, Final Release Ver 14.0
PRO98M.EXE Win98 and SE Network Adapter Base Drivers Ver 10.3
PROOS2.EXE Network Adapter Drivers for OS/2 Ver 10.0
PRO95.EXE Windows* 95 Driver Release Ver 6.2
e100-3.5.17.tar.gz 10/100 Base Driver for Linux* with 2.4.19 to 2.6.x kernels Ver 3.5.17
e100-2.1.15.tar.gz 10/100 Base Driver for Linux* with 2.2.x kernels Ver 2.1.15
VISW98 Search for the file visualswindows98patch.zip and extract VISW98.COM
UNATA APSoft DOS Point Enabler for ATA Cards
The IBM NetVista Thin Client models N2200 and N2800 ship from manufacturing with firmware (also called NS Boot version or boot prom). Depending on the manufacturing date of the thin client you have, the firmware level may be 07/17/00, 01/12/01, 07/16/01 or 12/06/01. To use the NetVista Thin Client with Turbolinux 7 on model N2200 and N2800 thin clients, the firmware level (12/06/01 or later) must be installed on these clients.
8364 External Connectors
NOTE: The Mouse goes into the connector NEXT to the frame!
NOTE: Default password is IBMNCD.
Base - 41L4940
Power up the 8364. Then press the F1 key during the IBM Network Station's logo display, and after the keyboard LEDs flash.
Note: Pressing F1 during the system's keyboard test causes a false 301 Keyboard Error will display, and you will be prompted for the administrator password.
Display the OS Diagnostic Messages for OS/2 Systems
To display the OS diagnostic messages during start up, press Alt+F2 after the white block and IBM logo appear in the upper left corner of the screen.
J11 Hardfile Power connector Molex 43045, mates with a Molex
U8, 9 SGRAM
Planar is marked Lite On 20V0. FRU 41L5339 and P/N 41L5342
U3 intel GD82559 - Intel PRO/100+ Management Adapter.
64MB SDRAM DIMM (OPT P/N 22p0848) (01K1147) 22P0884
64MB SDRAM DIMM Kingston KTM1136/64
128MB SDRAM DIMM (OPT P/N 22p0851) (01K1148) 22P0885
128MB SDRAM DIMM Kingston KTM1136/128 45L0255 16Mx64 3.3V
This section is focused on the W98 drivers, other O/S may be different. YMMV. The 8364 uses the S3 Trio3D 86C365 chip with 4MB of video RAM on-planar.
S3 Trio3d stuff, via Internet archive HERE
NOTE: Set display to "STANDARD DISPLAY ADAPTER (VGA)" before applying this updated driver. The system will have used the default "PCI VGA Display Adapter" which does not work with the S3 Trio 3D drivers.
Colors Resolution Refresh
Open 8364 Case
1. Turn off the power supply switch A.
2. Disconnect all cables from the thin client.
3. Hold the 8364 cover assembly, lift latch B, and pull the logic unit C out.
NOTE: If the logic unit does not want to slide out, you can pull up on the latch and push in on the white button, forcing the logic unit out. Or you can hold the 8364 with the logic unit towards the ground, and then pull up on the latch, letting gravity help.
4. Carefully lay the logic unit down with the internal components facing up.
Close the 8364 Case
1. To reassemble the thin client, carefully slide the logic unit C into the cover assembly while depressing the slide stop D. NOTE: The slide stop will keep the cover from closing...
2. Slide the logic unit completely into the cover assembly, until the latch B is engaged.
To lay the unit flat, remove the foot or pedestal. In
this orientation, the system can support a monitor
weighing up to 90 pounds with the minimum footprint.
The 8364 Network Station provides a hardware security "lock-down" point at the back/bottom of the machine. Obtain a suitable locking cable (usually consisting of woven metal fibers with a lock on one end). Thread it through the lock-down point (or hole) and then lock it to a suitable place (such as a table or other piece of furniture). When this feature is in use, the system cannot be opened (preventing theft of internal components) and it cannot be removed from the table to which it is connected (depending on the length of the securing cable).
19K1523 IBM NETVISTA 24X CD-ROM SLIM DRIVE
The PCB connecting the ports is a Foxcon 6B-010B-A030.
The drive is a TEAC CD-224E, it pulls 1.5A, +5v.
The good thing is all of the IDE and power connectors are attached. When the proper terminals arrive, I hope to use this as a simple CD Rom drive to install an O/S with.
Power Connector for IDE Device
Aron Eisenpress chimes up with:
The connector in the 8364 and the 43025-0400 are both 4 pin connectors and they mate. Just looked them up in the Mouser catalog and they are still available there too. NOTE: If you do order the connector, you have to order the pins separately!
43025-0400 Molex Micro-Fit 3.0 Connectors RECEPTACLE 4P DUAL ROW In Digi-Key and Mouser.
Micro-Fit 3.0 Terminal -
Female terminals 20-24 AWG and 26-30AWG
Micro-Fit 3.0 Terminal -
Male terminals 20-24 AWG and 26-30AWG
Salvaging an Existing 43025
I finally got a 24P0621 / 24P0622 cable,
and Kevin Bowling had already alerted folks to the swap
of the connectors. Here is how the cable is mis-wired.
Note that in the planar connector, RED and YLW are on
the same side, while on the cable, RED and YLW are on a
diagonal... Best I can determine, the 24P0621 uses AWG
NOTE: I had trouble
inserting the female terminal into the 43025. Upon
looking at the orientation of the female terminals into
the 43025, I noticed that the female connector resembles
a "U", with the open top towards the clip on the 43025.
By simply turning the female terminal so the "U" was
towards the clip, they clicked into place without
P.P.S. The service manual is in the EPRM . It'll tell you most of what you want to know.
Maximum Drive Size
I am using a Hitachi 4GB MicroDrive. The full
capacity is reported by the BIOS, and it is selectable
as a Boot device.
Each IDE device can have independent timings. The IDE
interface supports PIO IDE transfers up to 14 Mbytes/sec
and Bus Master IDE transfers up to 33 Mbytes/sec. It
does not consume any ISA DMA resources. The IDE
interface integrates 16x32-bit buffers for optimal
P/N 31L5143 CF Card support
Additions to the PIIX4E USB interface beyond UHCI,
revision 1.1 include support for over-current detection
on USB ports 0 and 1. If an over-current condition is
detected on a USB port, that port will be disabled
8364 BIOS Settings for Hard Drive Boot (and CF)
Once into the BIOS, look for:
Change NS Boot to WSOD. This works in the H4011201 (01/12/01) firmware.
Boot. Eventually, you can hit F5 or any key to
WSOD allows system to boot to all BIOS based OSs, ex. WSOD, OS/2, and DOS.
Mounting a Microdrive in the CF Slot
I bought a Hitachi 4GB CF MicroDrive (MD4GB-BP), Model HMS360604D5CF00. Now things slowed to a full stop. The CF slot in an 8364 is for Type I cards. The MicroDrive is a Type II, which is thicker. It did not fit. After long meditation, I figured out a way to get around the width problem. Simply cut the side out.
Armed with a small Swiss Army knife, I
carefully slit the REARWARD side of the CF slot. The
slot is made of thermoplastic, so it's stiff. Once I
slit the slot to the base on both sides, I simply pushed
the detached web towards the rear of the system and it
snapped. It took some wiggling, but the web broke off. Leave the ends alone, for
they have the retaining slots that keep things tight. A
bit of trimming with a box cutter, and the MD fully
Thoughts on the FB82371EB PCI-TO-ISA/IDE
Wake on LAN
You can enable or disable the Network Station’s Wake on LAN feature by entering the setup utility. For more information, refer to the BIOS screen summary for “Power management”
Clear Administrator Password and CMOS
There are two different possibilities, WorkSpace On-Demand (WSOD) and Network Station (NS) Boot. With WSOD, all configuration settings are cleared from the BIOS. On NS Boot:, only the administrator password is cleared.
Step #1 Move the
jumpers into configuration -2-
Step #2 Power
on the 8364 and wait a few moments. (reconnect power
cable to 8364).
Step #3 Power off
the system and move the jumpers back into the default
Create Recovery CompactFash (CF) Card
NOTE: BOOTBLK: This creates a copy of the Network Station firmware (flash image). The flash image that is stored on the CF card includes both NS Boot and BIOS images. You need a CF card to complete this procedure (256MB max).
This creates a copy of the 8364 firmware (flash image) on a CF card.
Note: Once a recovery CF card is created for an 8364, it can only be used to re-flash an 8364.
1. Open the Case
2. Insert CF card into connector.
3. Move jumpers into configuration 2.
Note: All systems ship with jumpers installed in configuration 1.
4. Power on the 8364. (reconnect the power cable to the logic unit!)
5. Wait for the system LED to flash green.
Note: If system LED flashes amber, the image was not created. Repeat procedure, or see “Resolving hardware problems” on page 31 for problem determination.
6. Power off the 8364.
7. Remove the CF card and store in a safe place.
8. Move the jumpers back into the default configuration 1.
Note: If jumpers are not moved back into configuration 1, your 8364 may not function
Change AC Voltage
Slide chassis out of case. Unscrew the two #2 Phillips below the AC receptacle. Remove the PCI Riser bracket and the PCI riser. Flip the chassis around and remove the single phillips through the planar that is above the AC receptacle. Unplug the planar power connector just below the IDE and CF connectors by squeezing the latch and rocking the plug while pulling it out. Now slide the PSU towards the front of the case. When the AC receptacle end of the PSU clears the back of the chassis, push the PSU out of the chassis. Be careful of the power connector, I rolled the PSU along the length after removing it about half way so the power connector is rotated towards the inside. This gave me clearance to remove the PSU.
Although they have 3
wires, there is no 3rd wire monitoring of the fan's
RPM tachometer speed. It is for a locked rotor alarm
only. Also has over current shut down. Motor winding
impedance will protect fan with locked rotor from
catching fire for up to 96 hours at rated voltage (up
to 13.8v DC)