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Re: [vox-tech] HELP!! (happy now Peter? :P)
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Re: [vox-tech] HELP!! (happy now Peter? :P)

cool, i'll try it out tomorrw, cause it sounds like it'll take some time.

----- Original Message -----
From: "ME" <dugan@passwall.com>
To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 6:26 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] HELP!! (happy now Peter? :P)

> On Tue, 15 May 2001, Gage_006 wrote:
> > well i plugged in into onboard and got the 1 beep but the screen stayed
> > black (no out of range, error) *sigh*  always 1 step away
> A methodical test-set might include:
> Pull out a voltmeter and check the battery on your motherboard to make
> sure it is not dead. If it is dead, replace it.
> Then test your machine by starting it again. Fails? Go on:
> Yank all of the:
>  *all* cards
>  *all* memory boards.
>  ribbon connectors for FDD(s) and HDD(s) and CDROM(s)
>   (You should note orientation of ribon cable connectors and the zero pin
>    to make sure you reconnect them properly later.)
> Re-seat the memory SIMMs/DIMMs
> Make sure keyboard/mouse are properly conected
> Connect a monitor that you know works on other machines up to the built-in
> video port
> Power up the machine, and watch the tests. Do you see a BIOS and POST
> test screen?
> If so, it will probably complain about a missing HDD or "Primary boot
> Fail" or something about a missing HDD of FDD and inability to boot.
> If you see this, then power off the machine without making any changes.
> Connect up the HDD with the ribbon orientation for the zero pin on the
> proper side. (Usually, the zero pin is on the red-colored side of the
> ribbon cable and the "zero" pin is shown with a "0" inscribed on the
> device and card/board.
> Re-power on. Does it come up with a primary FDD failure? If so:
> Shut down the machine without making changes.
> Reconnect the floppy drive ribbon connector making sure the zero pin is
> also in the right orientation on the controll/board and the drive(s)
> Repeart boot, if so-far, so-good, then power down, and reconnect CD-ROM.
> Repeat boot procedure test.
> Continue this for each piece of hardware in card format until all of your
> cards are reconnected and no no longer notice problems *or* your system
> starts showing symptoms like what you have experienced before. If you
> start experiencing problems again, you may have found the card causing
> problems.
> How does this work for you?
> -ME

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