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RE: [vox-tech] eth0 troubles
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RE: [vox-tech] eth0 troubles

I'm sure everyone is still on the edge of their seats waiting for the
conclusion of this issue :-)

After discussion, Dell basically confirmed what we as a group had surmised
from this thread, that it was a hardware issue, and sent a Unisys tech out
to replace the motherboard.  Piece O' Cake!  The board and port work just
fine. (BTW, they replaced the mobo back in August, not this week as my
delayed posting might infer.)

Another troubleshooting technique I would like to share with the group was
to simply enter BIOS setup and look for the light to come on.  That
apparently was all they needed to assess function of the gigE port.  So the
next question would be, what is the significance of the LED?  Does it simply
mean that there is power to the device, or is it a highly advanced idiot
light that comes on only when all functions are verified?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: vox-tech-bounces@lists.lugod.org
> [mailto:vox-tech-bounces@lists.lugod.org]On Behalf Of Paul
> Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 6:02 PM
> To: lugod's technical discussion forum
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] eth0 troubles
> Rod Roark wrote:
> > On Thursday 12 August 2004 03:04 pm, Karalius, Joseph wrote:
> > ...
> > 
> >>A 'close' visual inspection of the terminals and ports did 
> not reveal any
> >>bent or broken pins.
> > 
> > 
> > Then I would guess the adapter or its connector is broken
> > internally.  The lack of any LED activity seems pretty
> > conclusive to me.  Perhaps you can plug in a PCI NIC?
> > 
> > -- Rod
> >    http://www.sunsetsystems.com/
> Another $.02 worth.
> Because my background is electronics repair, I would have suspected 
> hardware much earlier. There is a level shifter chip electrically 
> between the onboard ethernet chips and the outside world that 
> could have 
> been zapped (static discharge when plugging ethernet cables) 
> that would 
> have acted just like a bad cable, connector, etc. Plugging in 
> a *known 
> good* card would (will) eliminate a lot of possible malfunctions.
> And now I'm waiting for Joseph to get back from frys. Can Joe fix the 
> problem and save the world. Wait for the next exciting installment:-)
> Paul
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