[rescue] Sun Blade 1000 help/problems

Curious George jorge234q at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 21 12:47:41 CDT 2008

--- On Thu, 6/19/08, Jonathan C. Patschke <jp at celestrion.net> wrote:

> >> Be sure and roll the memory with your other set
> just to verify but,
> >> in my experience, when the B1k/2k/280 starts
> spitting those corrected
> >> ecc errors before it's even started to POST,
> it's usually the
> >> motherboard.  It use to be a common enough
> occurrence that around
> >> here we would just swap the motherboard no
> questions and deal with it
> >> back at the shop.
> >
> > I had a pair of 280s at one point that had everything
> but the chassis
> > metal and power supplies replaced (e.g., the memory
> had been replaced,
> > the CPUs had been replaced, and the motherboard had
> been replaced),
> > and they were STILL unstable (the power supplies were
> tested good
> > multiple times).
> It's a mechanical design flaw.  Lots of fragile
> connectors with
> insufficient support and lots of room to flex.  The SB1000
> was nearly
> the worst piece of Sun kit I ever saw, in terms of
> reliability.  The sad
> thing is that it didn't have to be that way.  Guide
> pins aren't
> expensive, neither are nylon supports under the board, and
> a $10k
> computer could afford to come with real tools instead of
> wire loops for
> tightening parts.

Hmmm... I've a Tutung SB1000.  How much of the design
and manufacturing was "identical" on these?

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