[rescue] SGI Octane problem

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Mon Dec 12 14:44:32 CST 2005

On Mon, 12 Dec 2005, Bill Bradford wrote:

>> Apply firm pressure to the heatsink the middle of the board for as
>> long as 5 minutes to see if you can't get the machine to come back
>> long enough to get all the data off it.  You probably need a new
>> IP30.
> Hrm.

And by "firm pressure", I mean "at least twenty pounds".  I've found
that leaning on the heatsink (not exactly doing push-ups, but holding
myself up), with my thumbs works well.  You'll probably get 3 to 5 more
boots out of the machine if that's the problem, but eventually the XBOW
chip's solder pad will go cold entirely.

Just search for Octane and my last name on groups.google.com to find my
thread from 2001 when I dealt with this same problem.

Jonathan Patschke  ) "Buy the best there is, because it's sorry enough."
Elgin, TX         (                                      --Henry Zuehlke

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