[rescue] Dead octane?

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Tue Dec 30 20:23:39 CST 2008

It's likely the psu.

The symptoms you describe are not those of a defective connection to  
the HEART ASIC. The system should power on and redlight or throw  
something to video or serial if that were the problem. Do you hear a  
relay click when plugging the psu in? And is the psu Lucent (silver  
handle) or Cherokee (black)? You can check the frontplane(look at the  
diag LEDs behind the front panel) and compression connectors but my  
money is on the psu.


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On Dec 30, 2008, at 8:19 PM, Scott Newell <newell at cei.net> wrote:

> My old octane hasn't been powered up in a year or so, and now it  
> seems as though it doesn't want to come back to life.  I get  
> *nothing* when I apply ac and hit the power and/or reset buttons.   
> No light bar, no fan blip, no diagnostic leds, zilch.
> I've pulled the motherboard and pressed (hard) on the center  
> heatsink, thinking that it might be that darn ASIC again.  No help.   
> (I don't recall what the symptoms were like on the affected mobos,  
> but I've had to do this before.)
> Anything else that I should try?  The machine has been carried  
> across the room a few times, but other than that it did boot last  
> time I powered it up.
> thanks!
> newell  N5TNL
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