[rescue] IPX dying a slow death....

Tom Yarrish rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 19 11:27:36 CDT 2001

Hey all,
I have a Sparcstation IPX which seems to be dying a slow death.  I've been=
 using it as a mail server for the past 6-10 months or so, and lately it=
 will seem to just shut down.  By that I mean suddenly the machine is=
 unresponsive, there's nothing on the screen, and the only way to correct=
 the problem is to power off/on the system.
However, last night, the system wouldn't come back up.  I've tried letting=
 the system stay off for a while (I shut it off around 2am last night, and=
 just tried turning it back on now (11:30am).  But no joy.  I'm wondering=
 if maybe the memory modules have gone bad, I did try swapping them out (I=
 only have two simms installed).  I ordered two simms last night JIK, but=
 I'm kinda at a loss at where to look.
In terms of where it seems to stop, I power on the machine, it beeps.  The=
 keyboard goes through it's litte self test with the Caps Lock-Num Lock=
 lights.  The lights go off, I hear the drives spin up, and then nothing.=
  Normally at this point the montior would come on with the BIOS doing it's=
 memory check.

Does anyone have any ideas?  If you need more info let me know.  I don't=
 want to junk this machine, but I need to get it powered up at least once=
 to get some information off of it.

Thanks ahead of time,
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