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:> :Try to remove all internals HD... It could be an hd controler failure
:> :that shortcut the main power supply. I've experienced this some
:> months:ago in my SS20 with a 4,5 Gb Seagate drive.
:> :Hope this will help :)
:> :@+ Yann Marigo
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:> for the following reasons, i do not believe it is the power supply:
:> i reported the crash a few days ago. i now have the maintenance
:> manual, and it confirms that the power supply is fine: both test
:> criteria are satisfied: the led on front of the case lights up, and
:> the keyboard emits its desired aqueak.
:> however, there is no output either to the monitor or to serial port A
:> when i power on while holding down stop-d. the heyboard LEDs go on and
:> off twice, and then i am left with the cap locks led on permanently,
:> and no other signs of life.
:> this leads me to think that the boot PROM is fried. would a fried boot
:> prom cause a crash in mid-operation? a fried boot PROM would fail in a
:> manner similar to what i have described.
:Perhaps, but i think it could be a bruned hd controler. Do you try to
:remove them ?
:@+ Yann Marigo
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i picked up a functioning ss10 for $20. it lacked a hard drive.
i moved the old machine's hard drive to the new machine and it booted
just fine. i put the drive back in the old machine and switched, one
at a time, the mbus/cpu and the frame buffer. no change. i can't
work it the other way (putting things into the new machine) because
the the new machine has the 2.12 prom, the old one has a hypersparc
and the 2.25R prom.
tonight i will perform a complete transplant, including the 2.25R prom
to the new machine and give up on the old one. the odds seem to favor
a mainboard defect.
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