[rescue] Time to give up?

Mike Nicewonger rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 13 11:09:48 CDT 2001

I have a 70 MHz system board you can have. Just pay the postage. Save the

Mike N
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Eo" <johneo at mail.ev1.net>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 10:56 AM
Subject: [rescue] Time to give up?

> Okay, first of all, thanks for all the suggestions on fixing up my
> SS5 in Kodak Digital Processor disguise.
> Unfortunately, my coworker has tried unplugging EVERYTHING in his
> 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
> OpenBoot prompt (I did say I was new at this), but I'm guessing
> that ain't it.
> So, if my machine has indeed been brainwashed by our friends at
> Kodak, do I have any option left other than chucking the board and
> 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
> input devices.
> I suppose I could buy a SS5 motherboard, but if I hadn't spent the
> money already maybe I could've waited and saved up for an Ultra 1.
> So is it time to give up?
> John
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