[rescue] IBM RS6000 43P-140

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Mon Apr 19 21:10:08 CDT 2004

On Monday 19 April 2004 21:05, Thomas Gallaway wrote:
> Eric Webb wrote:
> >On Monday 19 April 2004 09:16 pm, Thomas Gallaway wrote:
> >>Just found a IBM RS6k 43P-140. Wont show anything on the monitor
> >> but has VGA. It has PS2 so I assume it
> >>might be set to console. Will check that later.
> >
> >RS/6000's (generally, there are some exceptions) don't do anything
> > on the serial port until after the OS is well on its way to being
> > up (that's what the LED is for).  Plug in a tube and standard PS/2
> > keyboard/mouse and you can access the SMS screens for some very
> > basic "diag" information and config. Just press (or press several
> > times) the F1 key in between the chirp sound effect and the fanfare
> > sound effect.  (Or is it F10?)
> Hmm there is no chirp sound so far. And no fanfare. It is a F22.

Is there memory installed? F22 sounds like either the machine has no 
memory or has bad memory installed.  If there is memory, try reseating 
it and see if that helps.

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