[rescue] Help with Sun 3's
mike.spooner.ux at gmail.com
Mon Dec 24 14:59:00 CST 2018
Useful reference: Sun 3/60 on-board serial-port pinout:
On Mon, 24 Dec 2018 at 18:06, Peter Stokes <peter at ashlyn.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi Daniel
> As far as the serial port is concerned, I think mouse has it covered,
> always a
> pain unless you have a known working cable.
> Not sure if the old handbook with all the docs for the Sun 3s and diag info
> for the lights is available online. I know the 3s were deleted from the
> handbook at some point. If you need any scans of them, I could do it, but
> hoping some are already online (anyone know?).
> Sent from my iPad
> > On 24 Dec 2018, at 14:30, Daniel Salive <two32 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Hey guys! New here. Recently acquired a few sun 3's (mostly 3/60's, but
> > 3/50's and a 3/110) and can't get any of them to boot.
> > I've tried both with a monitor and with a serial terminal using a 25 pin
> > pin null modem cable and then a 9 to 25 adapter so I had 25 on both
> > I have many to pick from, and most of them were known to be working when
> > out of service, though that was likely 20 years ago. I've opened them up
> > looked inside and the majority of them have no obvious internal problems.
> > I have never used a sun 3 before, and rarely used other UNIX stuff, so
> > this is new to me.
> > Most of them have all the red LED lights light up on the back, though a
> > only light up 3 (which 3 I forget, though I can look into it more when I
> > again). But no output to either the monitor or the serial terminal.
> > I waited a long time to see if systems would come up, but still nothing.
> > Any ideas what could be wrong here?
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