Subject: RE: Two dead AXPpxi33 boards?
To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' <email@example.com>
From: David Woyciesjes <DAW@yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
Date: 10/18/2001 09:56:26
! .... The power supply is good as far as I know...
! I have two 8 meg SIMMs in the lower two slots; the SIMMs were taken
! out of my AS 200 4/233 where they've been working fine since 1996.
! No video card I have works, including the PCI card out of my working
! AS 200. I can't test the serial ports until I get some adaptors, so
! I'm ordering some next week.
Now, this doesn't sound right, but do you get anything on the screen? If so,
try giving it the M$ Salute... [CTRL][ALT][DEL]
! Hooking up a keyboard doesn't do anything to affect the video card. A
! keyboard (PS/2-style) that I hooked up had all three lights
! (num,caps,scroll) on, and no key affected their status.
Are you sure it's in the KB port (away from the power connectors), and not
the mouse port?
! A speaker connected to the board does nothing.
Try reversing polarity?
! My case happens to have a power led with wires to two 1-pin cables, so
! I'm able to test the diagnostic connector (J6, not the manufacturing
! one). It appears the pins are 1-16 with 1 being the lowest
! and farthest back, and it appears that the pins zig zag.
Zig zag? Huh?
! Having said that, connecting the LED's white wire to pin 15
! and the green
! wire to pin 1 results in a LED shining waaaaay too bright
! (pin 1 is +5V).
! Moving the green wire to what I'm pretty sure is pin 7 or pin
! 9 results
! in a normally shining LED (7 and 9 are LED enable and clock). None of
! the lines D0-D7 ever do anything. In particular, D7 should light up
! while any test is running, but it doesn't. I get nothing. So,
! it appears
! the board doesn't even try to self-test.
! Now, I have a working AXPpci33 sitting here running, and I figured I'd
! drop that processor on these two problem boards. Problem is that the
! running board's processor is too hot to touch for some period of time
! after power-down, and I don't like having the machine down for very
! long (it's my secondary DNS server, a test MySQL server, and
! the primary
! Kerberos server). So, I don't know if the boards are dead or the
! processor is dead (I have two boards to test but only one processor).
Well, if you have a pair of Channel-Lock, or other big enough
pliers, you could try swapping the spare processor into the working machine
that way, and try the good processor in the two boards. BTW, I assume it's
the same kind of processor as is in the working AXPpci33...
Wait a minute, how about a pair of oven mitts?
! Now, provided the processor works fine then are these boards dead?
! Or have I missed something? I've got two deadweights, right?
! You know, I hate to throw out a good board if I've missed something
! important. I need a working board. What do PC64 or 164LX boards go for
! Thanks for any assistance.
! Kevin P. Neal
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