[SunHELP] Ultra 60 and dead battery

Cory Smelosky b4 at gewt.net
Sat Oct 12 13:20:36 CDT 2013

yOn Sat, 12 Oct 2013, Cory Smelosky wrote:

> On Sat, 12 Oct 2013, Cory Smelosky wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> THe Ultra 60 arrived yesterday and passes all diagnostics now.  (Hsd to 
>> swap SIMMs around until the errors went away...so idea what the problem was 
>> there)
>> However, it does not progress past "IDProm contents are invalid".  Would 
>> that mean an actual IDProm is missing?  I'm curious as my netra t1 doesn't 
>> even remotely care about the dead battery.  It just continues to work fine.
>> Also, apparently either my monitor cable isn't correct, or my monitor can't 
>> do SOG. ;)
> Aaaaaaaand now it's repeatedly saying "WWaattcchhddoogg rreesseett". WTF?

Oops.  I had put the nvram in backwards.

Now, upon closer inspection I found why the seller couldn't power it on: 
the power connector for the SCSI bay snapped off.  (Reattaching it without 
solder only brings up the 5V for logic, no 12V for the motor.  If I had 
solder or a spare connector like this I'd fix it myself)

Cory Smelosky
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