[rescue] Peoblem with U30...

Dan Williams dan_williams at ntlworld.com
Fri Jan 2 17:49:07 CST 2004

Lionel Peterson wrote:

>Hello - I'm having a problem with an Ultra 30 that was recently pulled
>out of storage - it won't power up (fully)...  What I mean is, I plug
>it in to the wall, connect a known good keyboard & mouse, and power the
>unit up. The power light above the power switch does not light up, but
>the HDs & CD seem to power up fine. I checked the U30 service manual,
>and it speaks of either a MB faliure or power supply failure, the first
>being detected by no output (on the framebuffer) and the latter by a
>lack of light flashing/noise from the keyboard. When I power up the
>lights on the keyboard light briefly, then fade out, and do not come on
>again (waited 30 minutes). I plan to remove and reseat everything, and
>connect a serial terminal to it to see what (if anything) is going on
>inside... Any other ideas on what might be wrong/things to consider... Thanks!
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Have you tried taking everything out and putting it back together, this 
normally works for me when I know it worked before I put it away.


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