Subject: RE: How to revive an old DECstation 5000/33
To: 'Robert F Schaefer' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tiago de Aviz <email@example.com>
Date: 09/16/2001 18:17:40
That's exactly my problem! I can't get the two initial blinks! =)
Well, the former motherboard was REALLY corroded. I had like, 7 or 8
tracks of the MIPS broken. It was really bad.
Tiago de Aviz
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert F Schaefer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2001 5:02 PM
> To: Tiago de Aviz
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: How to revive an old DECstation 5000/33
> On Sun, 16 Sep 2001, Tiago de Aviz wrote:
> > Hello folks!
> > I got a DECstation 5000/33 from a friend of mine, and it's
> been turned
> > off for quite a while. Well, i tried to make it run,
> reseting the BIOS
> > and all, removed RAM, and the frontal LED doesn't even blink.
> Be aware that the self-test (at least on my MAXine) takes
> over a minute to comlete, during which you will get nothing
> from her, either the power LED or serial console, after the
> original two blinks. Make sure you wait long enough! That's
> what fixed my `problem'. :)
> > Then, i got a "brand new" DECstation 5000/33 motherboard, but my
> > problem still persists. My old motherboard had some rust here, some
> > rust there, till i noticed the former motherboard was
> ruined. This one
> > i got here is 100% OK, it's not possible it isn't working.
> I have a number of PCs running with corroded motherboards, I
> can't see how a DEC would be less reliable.
> Good luck!
> > Tiago de Aviz