Subject: RE: Multia diagnostic translation needed
To: 'Andrew Gillham' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Woyciesjes <DAW@yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
Date: 06/08/2000 15:52:30
Yeah, I'll try the fail safe when I get home... The code for mine is
one long, one short, one long, one short, etc... Yours was 1 long, then 11
(or so?) short tones ( then repeated ) ?
Hopefully it's not cache. Then I'd have to find out the specs, then
find a cache stick. Or maybe that might be better, compared to getting my
brother to resolder flash memory chips onto the board....
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> From: Andrew Gillham
> Sent: Thursday, June 8, 2000 3:38 PM
> To: David Woyciesjes
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> Subject: Re: Multia diagnostic translation needed
> David Woyciesjes writes:
> > I have a Multia, VX42B-F2 ( 233 MHz) ...
> > I try to start it ( no drives connected, 64 MB RAM installed ) the
> > diagnostic light comes on and flashes a repeating pattern of long, then
> > short. It also comes out of the speaker with alternating high/low tomes,
> > alongside the flashing light... The manual says it's a hex code, but I
> > know how to translate it... Previous owner says this means it's "bad
> > memory"... If so, I would assume that the group of chips under the
> > drive that have "Flash (some other info)" are the flash memory chips?
> You should be able to use the "fail safe loader" feature to load the
> firmware from floppy. It should be covered in the Multia user guide.
> (which you can find on the net in pdf format)
> You might also be suffering the heat death problem. The user guide
> should list the diagnostic code that the LED is flashing. On my 166
> Multia (when it died) the code flashed was one long, n (11?) short which
> I looked up in the guide. It was a memory or cache error.
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