[SunRescue] Re: Sun 3/160 trouble
Joshua D. Boyd
rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Feb 23 10:30:02 CST 2001
Is the fuse a clear cylander with a black base and two pins on one side?
If so, the fuse near the AUI port checks out. If not I'll take a closer
look for anything that might be a fuse when I get back from classes. I'm
used to fuses in computer being a small glass cylinder with metal contacts
at both ends.
On Fri, 23 Feb 2001, Michael Thompson wrote:
> >I recently acquired a Sun 3/160. I wanted a machine to run NeWS on.
> >Anyway, with the diag/norm switch set to diag, I can get the machine to
> >boot. In the test moniter, I can establish that the external ethernet
> >port isn't working. This is backup up by the fact that none of the lights
> >on my AVI CentreCOM 210T transceiver light up. This transceiver works
> >fine on my DECStation. Once I get to the > prompt, I type b sd(), and the
> >OS starts to boot, but then it hangs initializing the ethernet device.
> >Any recommendations? Should I try and get a new mother board? Is the
> >transceiver just incompatible? A seperate ethernet board? The boot log is
> >below. I don't have a moniter yet, so I'm booting to the serial port.
> I would look for a blown fuse on the CPU board. Next to the AUI port?
> >Oh, one more thing. I've found instructions for converting a type3
> >keyboard to work on a machine that expects the type4. Can I reverse the
> >procedure to use a type4 or type5 keyboard on this machine instead of the
> Type 4 keyboards work fine on Sun3 machines. Sun even sold a cable that
> had the Sun3 D-Sub connector on one end and a mini DIN on the other end.
> Michael Thompson
> E-Mail: M_Thompson at IDS.net
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