Tecra 8100: Advice replace please - audio card?

My 8100 Tecra faithful and beloved which is ideal for my purposes locked up the other day, in the middle of a session.

Restart windows resulted in blocking machine once Windows is running.
I started in safe mode - no problem.
I have disabled all devices useless and then through a process of elimination of selectively allowing devices and reboot.
I found that the problem was the Yamaha audio device - that turn on the machine and it would lock up, disable that and he would normally go.
It worked fine now for a day with the disabled Yamaha audio device.
I tried to uninstall/reinstall the device - no change.
I even did a fresh install of XP - no change.

I ran XP pro for over a year without problem (so far) and I consider not audio as criticism - just a nice to have.

My questions are:

Is there anything else I need to do in the way of diagnosis?

Tips for common problems?

Can anyone with experience of fixing these machines or similar notice if replacement of all of the audio card is likely to make a repair?

I seem to remember the last time that I opened it about two years ago to change the processor that the audio Assembly was on a separate panel but is that all?

Note that this is a _ancient_ machine and _not_ going to be taken to a repair shop where the Bill would be more that it is worth! I am competent to replace the sound card, more than that and I will probably continue to run without audio - I don't think that it worth replacing the motherboard just for audio...

Thank you very much in advance for any constructive suggestion.


Well, as you know these replacements are very delicate
However, I don t think you will be able to replace this sound card but it s my personal opinion.

From my experience, I know that the card (audio driver) his Yamaha is not fully compatible with Win XP SP1 and SP2. Update the audio driver is necessary.

Google for it

I searched a bit for some instructions how to remove these boards and found this page.

There you should find a link to the page how to disassemble the Tecra 8100.


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