Subject: RE: Multia won't boot :-{
To: NetBSD/alpha Discussion List <>
From: John Hayward <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/28/2001 22:47:42
Well, careful examination of the E215 still looks ok

Cutting the yellow wires increased the fan speed.

Replacing the battery - unfortunatly did not resolve the problem.

Since I had been on vacation I now remember occationally a clicking
or poping sound from the Multia while it was last up.

I guess it is dead :-{

Kind of sad to see it go - I have had experience on DEC's PDP-12 (dual
computer wof PDP-8 and Link computer), PDP-11s, DecSystem-20s, VAXes and a
few Alphpa's (the Multia was my very own) (I don't include the MIPs
processors with DEC name tags).

I do have several items:

o Should I be able to connect the SCSI drive up to a VAX or MIPS machine
  and mount the file system?  There are some configuration and text files
  I would like to have.

o Anyone interested in 64MB of IBM Parity Memory which I reciently
  purchased from an E-Bay auction. 

o Anyone in the Chicago area interested in the Multia-166 box?

On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Greg A. Woods

> Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 03:13:55 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Greg A. Woods <>
> Reply-To: NetBSD/alpha Discussion List <>
> To: John Hayward <>
> Cc:
> Subject: RE: Multia won't boot
> [ On Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 22:32:04 (-0500), John Hayward wrote: ]
> > Subject: RE: Multia won't boot
> >
> > The E215 chip looks fine.
> note that sometimes they show only the slightest amount of
> discolouration in the very centre of the chip when they go bad....
> >  I'll clip the yellow wires and try replacing
> > the battery.
> Doing those things certainly won't hurt!  ;-)
> -- 
> 							Greg A. Woods
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