Subject: Re: Jensen Console Problems
To: Curt Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wilko Bulte <email@example.com>
Date: 06/19/2000 23:20:19
On Mon, Jun 19, 2000 at 12:11:50PM -0400, Curt Sampson wrote:
> New Configuration Required
> ERROR: Programming voltage bad, programming aborted : Status = a8
> Error: Firmware could not open StandardIn
> Trying to open multi()Key()keyboard()console() instead...
> Firmware could not open failsafe StandardIn!
> Contact Digital Field Service immediately!
> Any thoughts on what's gone wrong here? Is this hardware failure, a
> console that can't deal with the serial port, or what? Am I going to
That could be (not supporting serial port) but I'm more inclined to think
you have hardware problems. I don't remember if I ever ran my Jensen without
> have to load new firmware? Am I going to be able to do that without a
> floppy drive?
Not without special diagnostic f/w loader hardware I think. You can put
f/w onto a machine using the SROM port header on the mainboard. Not for the
faint of heart but it works. Once used it successfully on a Sandpiper that I
fubar-ed. But I was lucky enough to be able to borrow the 'SROM loader'
as they called it from repair engineering.
Wilko Bulte http://www.freebsd.org "Do, or do not. There is no try"
firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nlfug.nl Yoda - The Empire Strikes Back