[rescue] Alphaserver 300 lack of progress

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 11:37:05 CDT 2014

I assume you did the old system pre-power on dance, right? (Clean out dust
bunnies, make sure fans are free to spin, reseat ram, option cards, make sure
insides are complete - no missing drives, cables , etc)

Is there an option like Suns have to reset the system on power- up (holding
certain keys on keyboard, for example or internal reset jumpers like on a

Do you have an appropriate keyboard to plug in, if only for testing?


> On Sep 13, 2014, at 9:16 AM, William Barnett-Lewis <wlewisiii at gmail.com>
> As you may recall I recently got an Alphaserver 300.
> I got an appropriate db9 serial cable & gender mender and hooked up my
> terminal. Just as with the S3 based video, I'm seeing nothing. The LED's
> flash and change for a few seconds before settling down with (where X = on
> & O = off) XXOX OOOX Naturally this pattern is not in the list in the Users
> Guide pdf I found online.
> I'm stuck. I have replaced the NVRAM battery and no difference.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks!
> --
> Live like you will never die, love like you've never been hurt, dance
> like no-one is watching.
>                Alex White
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