[rescue] Sun Blade 100: no video, no beep on poweron

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Fri Sep 15 09:07:30 CDT 2006

>From: Micah R Ledbetter <vlack-lists at vlack.com>
>Date: 2006/09/15 Fri AM 01:30:28 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Sun Blade 100: no video, no beep on poweron

>On Sep 14, 2006, at 21:05, Bryan Gurney wrote:
>> I thought that Suns only beep when powered on with a keyboard  
>> connected
>> (the speaker that beeps is inside the keyboard; the box itself doesn't
>> have a buzzer, aside from the soundcard).  Then again, the newest  
>> thing
>> that I have is an Ultra 60, but I remember when I got it, the  
>> seller said
>> that he didn't know if it was working.  It turned out that it was
>> configured to only accept input and display output through ttya:
>That's honestly what I was hoping for :).
>I didn't think that the beepage would be disabled when the machine  
>was configured for console-mode access. Good to know.

Have you considered the internal jumpers on the MB? Are they all set properly? The machine could have been cast aside in the midst of someone performing some bizzare upgrade. The OPENBOOT settings would be another intersting place to look for issues.

Did the machine have all the PCI slot covers intalled? If not, there may have been an I/O device that had all input/output directed to it...

When you have a USB keyboard attached, does it light up on power up? Is there any subsequent activity on the keyboard LEDs after the initial power-on (that would indicate the system is interacting with the keyboard, meaning it has recognized it)?


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