Subject: Re: alphastation 600 powers down unexpectedly
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/29/2002 17:00:58
On Fri, Nov 29, 2002 at 04:44:37PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> Hi,
> I've rescued from trash (among others) an alphastation 600 5/266.
> When I powered it it started fine, and I've been able to install NetBSD
> from CD. But after reboot from disk, the machine powered down without
> apparent reasons. switching off/on, it starts for a few seconds and powers
> down again.
> Is there some temperature protection on these machines ?
> If so, where should I look at first ? has anyone else seen this ?
> The fans seems to work, at last they do the noise one could expect. But as
> it won't power up with the box open, I can't check all the fans which are
> in the box.

After some investigation (I finally found the switch which prevents power
up when the case is open) I found that the PS fan doesn't work.
Now to find how to extract it from the case ...

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
     NetBSD: 23 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference