[rescue] Time to give up?
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Wed Jun 13 10:37:54 CDT 2001
On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, John Eo wrote:
> machine and then booting, with no success. It appears that the
> reason he has not been able to bring up OpenBoot is, well, because
> it might lack OpenBoot in the firmware. He told me that when he
> turns it on with HDD removed, he gets something like "Initializing
> FBV 2.1..." and then it gets stuck there. I've never seen
> selling its organs in the Black Market? I don't suppose the
> firmware can be reprogrammed without a decent mad-scientist lab (I
> don't got one)? This is a major disappointment because I've
> already commited my lunch money for this month to memory, HDD, and
My guess would be that dropping a PROM from a working SS5, or programming
a new prom, would get it going. If you can pick up a dead SS5 mainboard to
steal the prom from then it's worth a shot. There are probably people on
this list who can program proms ..
I theory I can write an SS5 prom, but I'd have to buy or build an adaptor
to take the type of chip that the SS5 uses and, I'm in the UK.
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