Subject: Re: 2100: selftest failure?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Lord Isildur <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 01/12/2005 15:48:14
hmm, maybe try swapping some memory out? see if any of it is really bad? 

On Wed, 22 Dec 2004, der Mouse wrote:

> I have a 2100 that I had doing some compiles.  Then power went out.
> Knowing that it's usually not losing power that fries electronics but
> regaining it at the same time as everything else on that branch circuit
> is starting up, producing really dirty power for a second or two, I
> turned off the machine room at the breaker box.  Something like half an
> hour after power came back, I turned it back on.
> Now, the 2100 produces nothing on its serial console, and the LEDs stop
> at 11101111, which according to one past message google found for me
> has something to do with memory.  I've waited way longer than its
> selftest ever took before.
> Neither break nor ^C at the serial console do anything.  Pressing the
> reset switch (next to the BNC Ethernet) makes the LEDs go all-on; upon
> releasing it, they promptly return to 11101111.
> Is this normal for any sort of RAM failure (and thus it may be as
> simple as reseating the RAM), or does it mean something more
> fundamental is wrong, like a toasted RAM controller, or is it
> impossible to tell, or what?
> Is there any way to get an more informative diagnostics out of it?
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