[rescue] Unhappy MicroVAX II
ian.finder at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 11:56:44 CDT 2013
Thanks for the suggestion...
Probably should have mentioned I did reseat all boards and ribbons
before asking this, and I amputated the TOY battery first thing upon
getting the machine.
Sent via mobile. From: mc68010
Sent: 4/16/2013 9:45
To: The Rescue List
Subject: Re: [rescue] Unhappy MicroVAX II
First thing I would do is reseat all the qbus cards and ribbon cables.
Something could have come loose just hauling it around. Make sure a
mouse or something didn't get in there. Check the battery too and make
sure it didn't leak on something. I had one take out a console panel
once. I just remove them and leave them out now.
Check the ribbon cables to the console panel too.
On 4/16/2013 12:31 AM, Ian Finder wrote:
> Hi all,
> About 2 years ago I stored my MicroVAX II. It was happy and booted to the
> rom console.
> Today I got it back, and it no longer wants to do anything- there appears
> to be some gibberish on the serial lines, but that's not definitive.
> Either way, nothing shows on the LED hex display, though the lights on the
> KA630 seem to come on.
> The run light on the front panel illuminates for a few seconds, then turns
> Any ideas on how to best go about troubleshooting this thing?
> I was really looking forward to getting it running with some disks :(
> - Ian
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
More information about the rescue