[rescue] RS/6000 Model 590

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Mon May 24 12:59:37 CDT 2004

On Wednesday 31 December 1969 19:00, Bob Carr wrote:
> A co-worker, leaving Milwaukee for a new job, has given me an IBM 590
> server.  When I picked it up Wednesday evening, everything seemed to
> be fine.  I transported it home without any noticeable jarring, but
> having reconnected all the cables, flipping the power switch yields
> nothing.  I understand I should expect a long time for booting, but
> shouldn't I at least hear some drives and fans spinning?  The light
> adjacent the power switch never comes on.

You should immediately (within 1 second) get a power LED and something 
on the three-digit display.

I'm looking at the install/service guide right now, I don't see anything 
that looks useful.  I'd first check that all of the power cables are 
securely connected inside the machine and try again.  If that doesn't 
work, there's fuse(s) inside the power supply you could check.

Also, check that the power cable to the machine is good; I've ended up 
with bad cables before, which had a break in them.

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