[SunHELP] New To Sun Hardware Need help with Sun Blade 1000 POST issue

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Tue Oct 16 02:12:35 CDT 2012

Hi Derek

Couple of questions.

1) Has it ever worked in its current configuration?

2) If not, then what is the speed/part nos of the CPU (501 number)? (May 
be the POST version is too low rev for the CPU)

3) You say you have hooked up a terminal, I assume serial. Are you 100% 
it is the correct pinout and speed setting?

4) Is the CPU in slot 0?

The most common error on the 1000 was faulty memory, which will stop 
getting to the graphics screen, but will be reported at the serial console.


On 16/10/2012 06:39, Derek Brewer wrote:
> Hello All,
> Newbie to Sun gear, managed to get a hold of a sun blade 1000 workstation
> however I'm having troubles getting it to boot. When I power it up the sun
> logo illuminates per normal, then the green power indicator comes on solid,
> but dose not flash to allow for nvram reset. Then the fans come up and it
> hangs in this state indefinitely never passing information to terminal or
> the monitor. I cannot seem to find what may be causing this behavior, no
> beep codes, the ram is installed in a group of 4 every other slot starting
> at the top. I removed the processor card and did not find any bent pins or
> seating issues. Any further advice would be appreciated, at this point I'm
> wondering if my motherboard it toast.
> Thanks,
> Derek
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